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Sydney | Gadigal Country

Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, is ideally positioned near the Sydney Airport Train line, Darling Harbour, Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum.

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Byron Bay | Bundjalung Nation

Cape Byron YHA is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day in the surf. Just across the road from the beach - bike and boogie board hire is available.

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Byron Bay | Bundjalung Nation

Looking for the perfect place to relax? Byron Bay YHA is a tropical oasis - central to cafes, restaurants, local bars and Byron Beach.

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Thredbo | Ngarigo Nation

Located in the heart of the Mount Kosciuszko National Park. Hit the slopes in winter and hike up Mt Kosciuszko in summer. An award-winning hostel with stunning mountain views.

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Perth

Please be advised this property will no longer be part of the YHA network as of 16th July 2021. Fremantle Prison YHA is available for bookings.

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Please be advised this property will no longer be part of the YHA network as of 19th July 2021. Newcastle Beach YHA is available for bookings.

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Please be advised this property will no longer be part of the YHA network as of 31st August 2021. Cairns & Far North Queensland properties are available for bookings.

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Crafers - within Cleland Conservation Park

Situated in a unique, peaceful location in the Cleland Conservation Park with stunning panoramic views through the trees over the city of Adelaide.

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    The Ghan

    An icon of Australia and one of the world’s great train journeys- depart Adelaide and travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best. Includes 2 free nights for before and after your journey!

    Departing from Adelaide, travel coast to coast through the fiery red centre, experiencing Australia at its dramatic best. This 2979km all-inclusive journey will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort.

    This adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience.

    Day 1- Adelaide

    Departing Adelaide, what lies ahead is rugged, beautiful and spectacular – through the Red Centre to the tropical north of Australia. Settle into your cabin and watch the rolling pastoral lands of South Australia from your window, or meet your fellow travellers in the lounge car. Before long some of the oldest rock formations in the world, the Flinders Ranges, come into view. As darkness envelops the rugged outback, it’s time to indulge in a regionally-inspired dinner and all-inclusive fine wines and beverages.

    Day 2- Alice Springs:

    Begin with a freshly brewed coffee or juice as the day dawns at Marla, an outback outpost in the remote reaches of South Australia. It is here, deep inland, that you will enjoy a one of a kind experience, as you watch the desert come to life at sunrise. All aboard for brunch as you make your way through the MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs where a choice of Off Train Excursions awaits. Alice is an iconic Red Centre outpost. 1,500 kilometres from the nearest major city, it may be remote, but offers plenty to explore – home to doctors who fly, rivers that run dry, and a cast of colourful characters. Your time in the ‘capital out of the outback’ offers numerous opportunities to explore its historic legacy and unique environment.

    Day 3- Katherine and Darwin

    Your day dawns in the tropical north. The pristine wilderness of Katherine is stirring and powerful, and you’ll have the chance to explore it from the water or land with your choice of off train experiences. Cruise the jaw-dropping Nitmiluk Gorge, learn more about its ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people, or discover authentic outback life on a cattle station.  As evening falls, arrive in Darwin to complete your epic Australian journey.

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    The Ghan Expedition

    An icon of Australia and one of the world’s great train journeys, watch the outback pass you by on this once in a lifetime trip between Darwin and Adelaide. Includes 2 free nights for before and after your journey!

    Beginning in Darwin, this four day, three night, 2979km all-inclusive journey will take you to some of the most remote and captivating parts of Australia in style and comfort.

    This adventure through the country’s vast, varied, and captivating interior will leave you speechless. It’s the ultimate Australian outback experience.

    Day 1- Darwin- Katherine:

    • Morning departure from Darwin.
    • Mingle with fellow travellers or sample the exceptional food, wine, and service onboard.
    • Savour the regionally-inspired lunch menu accompanied by a selection of all-inclusive wines and beverages.
    • Early afternoon arrival at the Top End township of Katherine.
    • Choose between a relaxing cruise through Nitmiluk Gorge’s ancient natural wonders and exploring the region’s rich Indigenous culture, or experience a glimpse into the lives of those who call the outback home, with a fascinating day of discovery on a huge cattle station.
    • Enjoy dinner as the sun sets over the outback
    • Fall asleep as the train rolls soothingly onwards.

    Day 2- Alice Springs:

    • Be greeted by a morning view of the spectacular Red Centre. 
    • A full day of excursions awaits you in the outback town of Alice Springs.
    • Optional to add on a scenic flight to Uluru (additional cost) 
    • Enjoy a spectacular barbeque dinner under a million stars at the historic Alice Springs Telegraph Station.

    Day 3- Manguri and Coober Pedy:

    • From your morning stop at the outback outpost of Manguri, you’ll venture into the weird and wonderful opal mining township of Coober Pedy, where more than half of the residents live underground.
    • Enjoy a day of discovery, and a gourmet lunch in the most unique of locations: underground.
    • Dinner is served back on the train where you can enjoy a nightcap as your journey continues.

    Day 4- Arrive Adelaide: 

    • See a dramatic change in landscape, as the rich ochre tones of the outback make way for the green fields of South Australia.
    • Enjoy a leisurely brunch as you pass through the majestic Flinders Ranges
    • Mid- morning arrival into Adelaide
    • Extend your experience by adding on experiences to stunning wine regions, or Kangaroo Island. There is so much to see in this Southern capital.
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    Blue Mountains Canyoning Adventure

    The most epic way to spend a day in the Blue Mountains; an awesome abseiling + canyoning adventure. Full day tour. Book in Feb and save $10pp.

    Book in Feb and save $10 per person.

    A fantastic abseiling and canyoning combination, this is our top pick for the best way to spend a day in the Blue Mountains! 

    • Begin with a 5-metre-high cliff and build up to 30-metre-high cliffs during the morning.
    • Enjoy a delicious luch
    • Scenic 20-minute walk to the start of the canyon.
    • Wade into the creek that descends the slot- like canyon and within a few seconds you are jumping into a rock pool, the first of several jumps and swims. 
    • Water jumps, exhilarating swims, waterslides and fantastic scenery.
    • Finish with one of the best waterfall abseils in the Blue Mountains, clip into the rope, step back and follow the 30-metre waterfall down to the deep rock pool below.
    • Incredible photo opportunity.

    Group size: <10

    Fitness Requirement: Average

    Age Restrictions: 14+

    What to bring: Socks and shoes that can get wet, swimwear and a bottle of water.

    Total Cost: From $275 M-F | From $285 Sat + Sun.

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    Stay in Paradise - Port Douglas

    The stunning Port Douglas YHA (Coral Beach Lodge) has a relaxed home-like feel with comfortable communal areas and a crystal clear swimming pool. The lodge is beautifully located between the spectacular Coral Sea, local rainforest and easy walking distance to the centre of Port Douglas village.

    Why stay at Port Douglas YHA to kick off your new chapter in paradise? 

    The stunning Port Douglas YHA (Coral Beach Lodge) has a relaxed home-like feel with comfortable communal areas and a crystal clear swimming pool. The lodge is beautifully located between the spectacular Coral Sea, local rainforest and easy walking distance to the centre of Port Douglas village.

    Keeping busy in Port Douglas is just as easy as relaxing in Port Douglas! With hiking and biking tracks aplenty, a mecca of adventure activities close by, and of course just a moments walk down to a boat that will take you out to the unbelievable Great Barrier Reef, we can't believe you haven't moved here earlier! 

    Looking for some inspo? Check it out here! 

    Getting to the property:

    • Driving? Free parking is available onsite
    • Private bus services operate from $28 one- way and depart frequently from the Cairns CBD, Airport, and coach terminal.
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    Premium Private Rooms

    • 1 Queen bed, or 1 Queen + 1 single bed
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • High speed WiFi
    • Lockable powered storage
    • Small fridge
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Courtyard in a beautiful bush setting
    • Fully airconditioned
    • Linen and towels provided
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    Co-living Rooms

    • Bed in a 4 or 5 bed co-living room
    • Shared ensite bathroom
    • High speed WiFi
    • Fully airconditioned
    • Individual storage locker
    • Linen and towels provided
    • Weekly cleaning service

    Your new address: Corner of Port & Craven Close, Port Douglas.

    Got Questions? 

    email us: portdouglas@yha.com.au

    call us: (07) 4099 5422

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    Puffing Billy Day Tour from Melbourne

    Escape the city and take a step back in time as you ride the century old Puffing Billy steam train through the scenic Dandenong Ranges.

    Leave the city behind and explore the stunning Dandenong Ranges, just 1 hour from Melbourne.  This trip will give you a truly authentic experience as you ride the century old steam train through the lush fern gullies with the giant Mountain Ash towering above.

    • Visit The Dandenong Ranges
    • Devonshire Tea at Grants on Sherbrooke
    • Photograph Australian Native Birds
    • Ride the Historic Puffing Billy Steam Train
    • Explore the characterful town of Sassafras

    Want to see more? Upgrade to the full day tour that visits Healesville Sanctuary; a zoo that specializes in Australian wildlife and are dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction.

    • Over 3 hours to Explore Healesville Sanctuary
    • Australian animals including koalas, kangaroos, Tasmania devils, wombats, dingoes and platypus
    • Upgrade – Entry to Healesville Sanctuary

    What you need to bring: Water, hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, warm and cool weather clothing and a packed lunch if you do not wish to purchase while on tour.

    When booking please advise if your pick up is Melbourne Metro YHA or Melbourne Central YHA in comments section

    If travelling with children please send us an enquiry to arrange the best deal for you. 

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    Stay in Paradise - Mission Beach

    Scotty's Mission Beach YHA is situated just 50 meters from 14 km of untouched beach. From the awesome pool and BBQ area through to the spacious rooms, this resort style property has everything you need to set up life in paradise.

    Why stay at Scotty's Mission Beach to kick off your new chapter in paradise? 

    Scotty's Mission Beach YHA is situated just 50 meters from 14 km of untouched beach. From the awesome pool and BBQ area through to the spacious rooms, this resort style property has everything you need to set up life in paradise.

    Close to beautiful walking tracks, stunning tropical rainforest, and with adventure companies picking you up right from the front door, you will never be short of something amazing to do (or you can just chill by the glistening pool- which is also pretty great!). Looking for some inspo? Check it all out here! 

    Getting to the property:

    • Driving? Free onsite parking is available
    • Greyhound bus stops at Mission Beach- you can book here and save!
    • Flying to Cairns? It takes approximately 90 minutes to drive Cairns -> Mission beach
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    Private Room

    • 1 double or two single beds
    • Shared bathroom
    • High speed WiFi
    • Fully airconditioned
    • Individual storage locker
    • Linen and towels provided
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    Co-living Room

    • Bed in a 4 or 6 bed co-living room
    • Shared bathroom
    • High speed WiFi
    • Fully airconditioned
    • Individual storage locker
    • Linen and towels provided

    Your New Address: 76 Holland Street, Wongaling Beach, QLD, 4852

    Any Questions?

    Drop us a line -  Email us missionbeach@yha.com.au

    Call us: (+617) 4068 8676

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    Hervey Bay Whale Watch Cruise

    Book this half day whale watching cruise in Hervey Bay for a memorable cruise you won't forget! Hervey Bay is one of the best places in Australia to spot Humpback Whales on their annual migration.
    • Courtesy transfers between Hervey Bay tourist accommodation and marina
    • Expert commentary on the whales & features of Fraser Island
    • 6 viewing decks spread over 5 levels
    • Hydrophone equipped to listen to the whales song
    • Largest Underwater Viewing Rooms with windows to spy the whales underwater
    • Large Waterline Viewing Platform for that oh so close personal touch
    • Bow cameras – for dolphin surfing and whale action between the hull of the boat
    • Fast boat for maximum time spent with whales
    • Extra comfortable, luxurious and stable catamaran
    • 28 Years family owned & operated whale watching business

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    Priced from $110.00 per person

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    Brisbane Whale Watching

    Join this 4.5 hour Brisbane whale watching cruise to witness Southern Humpback Whales on their annual migration to and from Antarctica. Soak in the views whilst enjoying a delicious cold buffet lunch.

    Witness Southern Humpback Whales on their annual migration through the Moreton Bay Marine Park on a Brisbane Whale Watching cruise.

    Whale watching cruises operate daily from June to November. See whale behaviour including breaches, tail slaps and more on the purpose built whale watching vessel with 6 viewing decks and 360 degree viewing.

    • Includes gourmet picnic lunchbox including chicken, ham, garden salad, potato salad, fruit and more.
    • Pick up from Brisbane CBD is available
    • Several different experiences to choose from

    MORE INFO & CHECK AVAILABILITY

    Priced from $135.00 per person

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