Trip inspiration & tips
Australia's Best Coastal Walks
If you’re a lover of long walks over dunes, along windswept cliffs or with the tide lapping at your ankles, you may have come to the right place. In this article, we've dug up some of the best coastal and beach walks across Australia.
Indigenous Food Experiences: WA & NT
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.
Indigenous Food Experiences in New South Wales
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?
Indigenous Food Experiences: QLD
With its incredible biodiversity, Queensland is a hotspot of unique and fascinating bush foods that its Indigenous peoples have been hunting and gathering for tens of thousands of years. There's no better way to experience a place than through the food and culture of those that know it best, so read on for our picks for the most unforgettable bush tucker experiences in the Sunshine State!
Indigenous Food Experiences: VIC
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!
Indigenous Food Experiences: SA
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!
Eco-friendly travel guide to seeing Australia's icons
Ever wanted to see Uluru, Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef, but balk at the environmental impacts your travel might have? YHA has the answer! In this article, we've researched detailed ways you can minimise your footprint while visiting the top destinations in the country.
The Best Places for Digital Nomads in Australia
Digital nomads are people who do their job remotely from wherever they want, often while travelling. With more and more Australians moving away from traditional office environments to take their career on the road, we've put together our picks for the best places in the country to go for your next workcation!
Better than a Hotel, For Less
It's no secret that affordable accommodation like a YHA sets you back less than a hotel would, but we're here to let you know that for travel lovers, they actually offer a better overall experience!
Indigenous Festivals Around Australia
Experiencing some of the ancient traditions of Australia's Indigenous peoples provides a rare and uniquely meaningful glimpse into some of the oldest practised cultures on Earth and is an absolute must for anyone exploring Australia. Read on...
7 Music Festivals Worth Travelling Interstate For
Just because the party isn’t coming to you doesn’t mean you can’t go to the party! ~’Cause you know I’d walk (but probably drive) a thousand miles if I could just see Muse tonight~
50 Free Things To Do in Melbourne
For all you backpacking bargain hunters out there, exploring wonderful Melbourne doesn't have to hurt the hip pocket. Here are 50 free things to see and do while you're in town.
Top 5 eco-friendly escapes
YHA has made it our mission to make travel as sustainable as possible, and we've gone to great lengths to kit out our properties to reduce their ecological impact. For environmentally-conscious travellers, check out these 5 sustainable YHA getaways...
Australia’s East Coast in 30 days: the ultimate guide
If you've been wondering where on earth to start your dream trip, what to see along the way and where to rest after all your adventure-filled days, YHA's got you sorted.
The Most Beautiful Places in Victoria
Known for its rugged highlands, towering forests and dramatic coastlines, the Tasman Sea-straddling state of Victoria can be simply breathtaking at times. Here's our list of the most beautiful landscapes from across Victoria!
The very best mountain biking tracks and trails in Australia
Ever wondered where to find the best mountain biking in Australia? We've broken down the best mountain bike routes, trail networks and dedicated parks in EVERY STATE, plus some beginner tips!
The Most Beautiful Places in Queensland
Queensland is Australia's very own tropical paradise. Home to stunning beaches, dense rainforests, and a staggering quotient of biodiversity, QLD is an impressive testament to our country's natural beauty. Here's our picks for the stunning pieces of nature across the Sunshine State.
Best Places to Learn to Surf in Australia
There are tons of great places in Oz where anyone can learn the fundamentals and get started on their surfing journey. However, that can also be a double-edged sword – with so many fantastic beaches and breaks for beginner surfers, it can be difficult to pick just one! Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you to find the very best places to learn to surf in Australia!
14 best beaches in Australia
As hard as it was to choose just 14, here are the beaches in our fair country you need to see before you die.
10 Best Experiences in the Northern Territory
Keen to check out the outback but don't know where to start? Here are the top ten experiences you absolutely have to discover when you're in the Northern Territory.
Meet Your Hosts at Grampians Eco YHA
BJ and Tara have uprooted their lives to follow their passion and take over Grampians Eco YHA. Though new to the business, they bring with them a deep appreciation for the area and a love for what YHA is all about. We spoke to them to hear more about their history, their travel chops and what makes them so excited to be at the helm of this special property...
10 Best Small Bars in Sydney
There’s just something about a small bar that warms the soul, and it’s not just the booze talkin’.
The Solo Traveller's Guide to Australia
When it comes to seeing the best of what Australia has to offer – you need someone to travel with, right? Nope! There is so much to be gained through solo travel, and after your first few days, you’ll only wish you’d done it sooner.