In case you didn’t already know, Australia’s a stiff competitor when it comes to the world’s best spots. You just need to be okay with the fact that they’re less-expensive to stay at and not stupidly over-crowded. If that's okay with you, we've got some good ones for ya.
Oh and did we mention that YHA is offering a sweet 15% off all multi-share and private rooms at select hostels across Australia? Just enter the promo code TAXMAN when you book your stay, up until 30 October 2018 on yha.com.au (check the website for availability). Sorted? Sorted.
Check out these Aussie alternatives.
Swap the tourist heaving beaches of Bali for the oh-so-stunning-and-spacious Mission Beach. Stay at Mission Beach YHA.
Swap the Na Pali Coast in Hawaii for the craggy coastal walks on Stradbroke Island. Stay at Stradbroke Island YHA.
Swap the sand dunes of Ica, Peru for the sand dunes of Port Stephens. Stay at Port Stephens YHA.
Swap Canada’s lakes and wilderness lodges for Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, right next to Sydney. Stay at Pittwater YHA.
Swap the New York City lights for the trendy laneways and cafes of Melbourne. Stay at Melbourne Central YHA.
Swap California's Big Sur for the Great Ocean Road. Stay at Apollo Bay Eco YHA.
Swap funky and craft beer swilling Portland for hip and whisky loving Hobart. Stay at Hobart Central YHA.
Swap the colourful canals of Utrecht for the interactive and intelligent alleys of Adelaide. Stay at Adelaide Central YHA.
Swap shark cage diving in South Africa for shark cage diving in Port Lincoln. Stay at Port Lincoln YHA.
Swap the desert and rock formations of Wadi Rum for the heartland that is the West MacDonnell Ranges, right near Alice Springs. Stay at Alice Springs YHA.
Swap camel riding amongst the pyramids in Egypt for camel riding into the sunset on Cable Beach in Broome. Stay at Broome YHA.
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