Travel, for many of us, within our own states is starting to take place. It's our job here at YHA to welcome you to Covid-Safe properties that are clean, comfortable, great value, and ready for you to enjoy. Now is the time to start planning (or dreaming of) your next holiday, whether you're keen on a country getaway, or want to experience the wilderness and beautiful beaches - it's for you to choose! Here is some travel inspiration to help you decide on your next destination.
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A brief guide to responsible wildlife encounters
From koalas to kangaroos, crocs to cockatoos, Australia’s wildlife is legendary. That's why YHA has teamed with World Animal Protection to craft set of guidelines for choosing the most wildlife-friendly options across the country – helping protect animals from harm, while help connect you with more authentic wildlife experiences. Here are seven tips for your next wildlife excursion Down Under...
6 great mountains to hike in Australia
Australia might not be home to the world’s highest peaks, but we sure have an incredible variety of mountains worth hiking. Here are just six spectacular summits to bag across the country and make it back to ground level in time for dinner.
Due north: Your guide to an epic Brisbane to Cairns road trip
Home to deserted beaches, sleepy beachside towns, lush tropical rainforests and the largest reef system on the planet, this almost-1700km stretch of Queensland’s coast has memorable road trip written all over it.
Where to see Aussie animals in the wild
Australia hosts some of the planet’s most amazing wildlife. No matter where you travel in this incredible continent, you're never far away from seeing diverse Aussie animals in their natural habitats. Here's our top tips for the best places to see Australia's most iconic critters in the wild!
Western Australia & Northern Territory: First Nations food experiences
Brimming with heritage and scenic vistas, Western Australia and the Northern Territory are richly entwined with Aboriginal culture and knowledge. These are two of the most immersive areas to learn about Indigenous Australians, and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to amazing adventures unique to the region.
New South Wales: First Nations food experiences
South-Eastern Australia is home to a wealth of different Indigenous nations and cultures, each with their own knowledge of native foods and medicines. With a fine-toothed comb, we've scoured the land to bring you some of the very best bush tucker experiences across NSW and the ACT – hungry yet?
Queensland: First Nations food experiences
Queensland is a hotspot of unique and fascinating bush foods that its Traditional Custodians have known about for tens of thousands of years. Here are our picks for the most unforgettable bush tucker experiences in the Sunshine State!
Victoria: First Nations food experiences
Indigenous Australians have thrived on bush tucker for more than 80,000 years and continue to share their knowledge and expertise with those wanting to know more. Victoria offers opportunities galore to get stuck into some incredible Aboriginal food experiences – here's some of the highlights!
South Australia: First Nations food experiences
South Australia is a wonder of meandering coastline, crimson desert, bountiful lakes and craggy ranges. Thanks to the diversity of the landscape, bush food is varied and plentiful, and if you’re travelling to South Australia, these are some indigenous food experiences you won’t want to miss!
How to make a positive impact on local communities while you travel
Being mindful of our footprint on local communities when travelling has never been more important. If you're keen to leave a positive impact on your next getaway, use these tips to craft a memorable itinerary bound to benefit the local legends you meet along the way.
How to stay happy and well on your travels
Travel is already awesome but it’s even better when you’re happy and healthy during your time away. Follow these tips to stay in top physical and mental shape, from the time you leave home to the day you walk back in through the door.
West is best: The perfect Perth to Broome road trip itinerary
You’ll find wildflower-carpeted national parks, legendary dive spots, postcard-worthy coastal towns and beach after beach (after beach) on a memorable road trip from Perth to Broome.
10 food experiences you can’t miss in Australia
Travelling around Australia? Make sure to bring your appetite! From barbequed kangaroo loin and witchety grubs to world-class seafood washed down with a local brew – here are the Down Under food experiences you’ll remember long after their taste is gone from your mouth...
11 awesome adrenaline rushes around Australia
From white-knuckle bungy jumps to swimming with whale sharks, exhilarating adventures can be found all over Australia. Here are eleven of the best!
Where to find amazing First Nations experiences in Australia
Imagine the tales you could tell if you had at least 65,000 years of ancestral knowledge to draw from. No matter how well you think you know Australia, you're guaranteed to learn something new with these First-Nations-led experiences.
9 Aboriginal sacred places you should visit (and one you shouldn't!)
There are few peoples on Earth whose culture, psyche and way of life are more closely linked to the land than Aboriginal Australians. We've picked out nine of the most impressive and fascinating sacred places that you can visit.
From Manly to Palm Beach: Your guide to visiting Sydney's Northern Beaches
Feel like you’re on holiday without leaving Sydney on an escape to the city’s chilled-out Northern Beaches. From Manly to Palm Beach (aka Home and Away’s Summer Bay), here are just a few highlights to add to a self-guided itinerary...
Queensland by car: Road trip adventures in the Sunshine State
From the glittering cityscape of Brisbane to the dazzling natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and Tropical North Queensland, opportunities for adventures abound in the Sunshine State. Pack your bags and get ready for the ultimate Queensland road trip adventure!
Sun, surf, scuba and sea turtles: Why you should visit North Stradbroke Island
Located just off Brisbane and a mere 50-minutes by ferry from the mainland, Queensland’s North Stradbroke Island ticks all the boxes for a rejuvenating island break.