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FREE MONEY: two simple words we need to hear when our plans of jetting off to Bali or Europe have been thwarted by a less than monumental tax return from the ATO.
As hard as you’ve tried to get the best bang for your hard-earned buck, some things are just not meant to be.
But hold up – woe is not you.
Overseas jaunts aren’t all sunshine and rainbows, y’know. They’re hella expensive and you often spend more time in a plane, bus or train than out exploring your dream destination.
So let’s just hit the pause button right now on any kind of travel dreams crashing and burning, and start working with what we’ve got – a gigantic country right underneath our feet that many of us haven’t even seen a slice of.
What else? We’ve also got a huge network of hostels offering a mega discount for those of us hunkering for a trip this tax season.
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.
So, explore your backyard this year (FYI, it’s pretty AF) and save some dosh with YHA. Maybe you can finally pay your mate back for all those beers you owe them for when you were broke in Prague last year. Or you know, not. Here’s some home-grown travel inspo for ya:
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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