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YHA AUSTRALIA

2014

ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

ACCOMMODATION GUIDE 2014

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Hostel Symbols Key Hostel grading

YHA hostels meet standards to ensure that your stay is safe and comfortable. Refer to pages 10 and 13 for details.

A unique Australian bush experience. Refer to page 12 for information.

Comidas disponibles Repas

Cantidad de camas Nombres de lits

Television

Overnight charges

Televisión Télévision

Tarifas por noche Prix des chambres par nuit

Swimming pool

All prices are per person, unless stated otherwise AMEX American Expess EFTPOS MC MasterCard VA Visa

About the hostel

Sobre la hospedrería Informations sur l’auberge

Food store

Tienda de comestibles Magasin

Things to see and do

Cosas para ver y hacer Activités et tourisme

Nightlife

Vida noctura Vie nocturne

Coach details

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Datos sobre autobuses Informations sur le car

Train details

Datos sobre trenes Informations sur les trains

Distance to airport

Piscina Piscine

Barbecue

Parrilla para asar al aire libre Barbecue

Bicycles

Bicicletas Bicyclettes

Boat / canoe

Embarcación / canoa Bateau / canoë

Parking

Estacionamiento Stationnement

Internet Internet Internet

Wheelchair access in some rooms

Acceso completo para personas minusválidas en algunas habitaciones Accès pour handicapés pour certaines des chambres

Distancia hasta el aeropuerto Distance de l’aéroport

Ferry details

Datos sobre transbordadors Informations sur les bacs

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Hospederías más cercanas Auberges les plus proches

Meals available

Number of beds

Payment details

Indicaciones para conducir Itinéraire

Closest hostels

Wilderness hostel

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SEE & EXPERIENCE AUSTRALIA WITH YHA

JOURNEY TIMES IN HOURS ROUTE

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Sydney – Adelaide Sydney – Canberra Sydney – Melbourne inland Canberra – Melbourne Melbourne – Adelaide Melbourne – Broken Hill Adelaide – Alice Springs Adelaide – Perth Adelaide – Brisbane

1.40 24.00 26.00 0.35 3.15 4.17 1.10 14.30 13.00 0.55 9.30 9.15 1.05 9.30 10.15 1.50 19.00 12.45 2.00 20.00 21.10 3.00 35.00 38.00 2.15 33.30 36.45

Darwin – Alice Springs Darwin – Kakadu Alice Springs – Ayers Rock Cairns – Brisbane Brisbane – Sydney Brisbane – Melbourne Melbourne – Hobart Melbourne – Devonport *Overnight stay in Sydney

1.50 19.00 23.00 – 4.30 – 0.45 6.00 – 2.05 25.00 25.00 1.15 17.00 16.00 1.55 25.00 26.55* 1.15 – – 1.05 10.00 by sea

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MAP REFERENCE LOCATION

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LOCATION

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Albury P14 30 Adelaide L14 101 Armidale R12 30 Flinders Ranges Batemans Bay Q14 31 –R  awnsley Park Station YHA L12 102 Bellingen S12 31 –W  irrabara Old Schoolhouse Blue Mountains YHA L13 103 – Katoomba Q13 33 Kangaroo Island L14 103 – Hawkesbury Heights Q13 36 Bundanoon Q14 36 Mt Lofty L14 104 Byron Bay Port Elliot / Fleurieu Peninsula L14 104 – Byron Bay YHA S11 37 Port Lincoln K14 107 – Cape Byron YHA S11 37 Canberra Q14 41 TASMANIA Coffs Harbour S12 42 Hunter Valley R13 42 Bridport P16 112 Lennox Head S11 43 Coles Bay Merimbula Q15 43 – Coles Bay Esplanade P17 113 Mount Warning / Murwillumbah S11 44 – Coles Bay Freycinet P17 113 Narooma Q14 44 Hobart Newcastle Beach R13 45 –M  ontgomery’s Private Hotel Nimbin S11 45 Port Macquarie R13 47 & YHA P17 115 Port Stephens R13 47 Strahan N17 116 Sydney – Sydney Harbour YHA R13 51 VICTORIA – Sydney Central YHA R13 53 – Railway Square YHA R13 55 Apollo Bay M15 123 – Glebe Point YHA R13 56 Ballarat N15 123 – Bondi Beachouse YHA R13 58 Foster P15 124 – Sydney Beachouse YHA R13 59 Halls Gap /Grampians N15 125 – Cronulla Beach YHA R13 60 Melbourne ­– Pittwater YHA R13 60 – Melbourne Central YHA N15 127 Tamworth R12 62 Thredbo P14 62 – Melbourne Metro YHA N15 129 Wollongong R14 63 Mount Buller P15 130 Yamba S12 63 Port Fairy M15 131 Phillip Island N15 131 NORTHERN TERRITORY Sorrento N15 133 Alice Springs J9 68 Darwin H4 71 WESTERN AUSTRALIA Ayers Rock H9 72 Albany D14 138 Kings Canyon J9 75 Augusta /Cape Leeuwin C14 138 QUEENSLAND Broome E6 139 Bunbury C13 140 Airlie Beach /Whitsundays Q8 81 Brisbane S11 83 Denham / Shark Bay B10 140 Cairns P6 85 Denmark D14 141 Cape Tribulation P6 86 Dunsborough C14 141 Cooktown P5 87 Esperance E13 142 Gold Coast Exmouth B9 142 – Coolangatta/Kirra Beach S11 89 Kalgoorlie E12 144 – Surfers Paradise S11 89 Kalbarri B11 144 Hervey Bay S10 91 Magnetic Island Q7 91 Kununurra G5 145 Mission Beach P7 92 Lancelin C12 145 Sunshine Coast Margaret River C14 146 – Noosa Heads S10 92 Pemberton C14 146 Port Douglas P6 94 Perth Rockhampton R9 94 – Perth City C13 149 Rockhampton Region /Baralaba R9 95 Stradbroke Island S11 95 Walpole D14 150

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Remove the guesswork

Look for the T-QUAL Tick for quality tourism you can trust Planning the perfect Australian holiday just got a whole lot easier thanks to the T-QUAL Tick, Australia’s symbol of tourism quality. Whether you are looking for places to stay or things to do, the T-QUAL Tick helps you make more informed choices by identifying Australia’s quality tourism products. Remove the guesswork and look for the T-QUAL Tick before booking your next Aussie Holiday.

YHA’s owned and affiliated hostels in Australia are T-QUAL accredited.

For more information visit www.t-qual.com.au

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CONTENTS About YHA

WELCOME TO YHA AUSTRALIA MEMBERSHIP

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BOOKINGS

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STANDARDS & GRADINGS

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CUSTOMER RATINGS + WHEELCHAIR ACCESS ABOUT AUSTRALIA

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EVENTS

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HI HOSTELS + INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

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National discounts

YHA MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNTS

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Hostel listings

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NEW SOUTH WALES AND ACT

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

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QUEENSLAND

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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TASMANIA

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VICTORIA

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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EDITION 56 PUBLISHED BY YHA AUSTRALIA ©

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, recorded or stored in any retrieval system, in any form whatsoever, without the written permission of the copyright holder. While every effort has been made to ensure correct listing, information and price details, YHA Australia does not take responsibility for any errors. Some details may change during the validity of this publication. Valid from 1 October 2013 – 30 September 2014. EDITOR PUBLISHER ART DIRECTION/ DESIGN

Ted Rose Kim Richards (Advertising enquiries 02 9908 8222) Daniel Morley and Jane Hamilton MAPS Cartodraft Australia Pty Ltd All maps are subject to copyright COVER PHOTOGRAPHY Josephine Ki YHA Accommodation Guide is published for YHA by Hardie Grant Media. hardiegrant.com.au ® YHA Australia, Hostelling International and the YHA and HI house and tree logos are registered trademarks of HI Australia Incorporated – GPO Box 5276, Sydney NSW 2001, Australia

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

northern territory EXPERIENCE THE BEST OUTBACK ADVENTURES

From iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s vast Red Centre, to Darwin and World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the tropical Top End, the Northern Territory is the home of the best Australian adventures.

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WELCOME

to YHA Australia.

Discover Australia with the hostel network that delivers quality, fun and affordable accommodation all around the country.

Your stay

YHA hostels are made for travellers, so our hostels include all the things that make you feel more at home, including friendly and local staff, fully equipped kitchens, clean rooms, comfortable beds, and spotless and spacious bathroom facilities.

Good times included

All of our hostels have fun social areas, comfy lounge rooms, televisions, board games and more. Many of our hostels also include extra treats like swimming pools, social events, 24-hour reception and movie rooms.

Booking

Our staff are happy to book your next hostel. Also, you can book our hostels via yha.com.au up to nine months in advance. Because we are popular places to stay we recommend that you book in advance, as many hostels are fully booked during busy periods. Length of stay may be limited to 14 days, but can be extended at the hostel manager’s discretion.

Check-in

As no two hostels are the same, check your destination hostel’s reception opening hours in the guide. If you plan to arrive early or late, let us know in advance so we can arrange things for your arrival.

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You’ll need to provide photo ID, or if this is not available, sufficient alternative authentication of identity.

Bedtime

To make your stay easy, all YHAs provide linen, blankets and pillows free of charge (except for Wilderness Hostels). You can bring your own linen if you prefer, but sleeping bags are prohibited due to Australian health regulations. You will need to bring a towel.

Age limits

YHA welcomes solo travellers, groups and families of all ages. n If you are 16 or under you will need a parent/legal guardian aged over 21 to stay with you in a private room. n If you are 17 you can stay unaccompanied if you have a letter from your parent/legal guardian stating that they are aware you are staying at the hostel and that the hostel will not supervise your activities. n Children under two stay for free – lucky things. However, please check with the hostel before you arrive or make a booking, as a few of our hostels aren’t equipped for youngsters.

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BOOKINGS YHA Australia provides many easy ways for you to book accommodation.

Book online at yha.com.au. Contact the hostel directly by phone or email.

If you are already staying at a YHA hostel, ask our friendly staff to book your next stay for you.

Cancellation conditions

n Cancellations made more than 24 hours prior to arrival incur a 5% fee. n Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to arrival will be charged

1 night’s accommodation. n If you booked online at yha.com.au, cancellation can be made on the home page using your booking reference. If not, contact the hostel directly.

GROUP ACCOMMODATION yhagroups.com.au Excursions & events

YHA offers secure, clean, affordable and memorable environments for your group travel. Each year we love to play host to thousands of educational, cultural, sporting and social groups at YHA hostels around the country. Choose from a range of hostels, from the beach to the bush to the city. Your group can be any age and any size, from 10 to 100. YHA Group Membership Disclaimer Group membership costs $42 per year and is valid in Australia and around the world. For a complete list of terms and conditions visit our groups webpage.

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Many YHA hostels have excellent facilities for groups, including comfy common areas and self-catering kitchens. Many can also arrange catering for your group. The safety and security of your group is paramount to us. YHA staff members are fully trained in handling emergency situations. A range of accommodation options are available, from multi-share rooms to private rooms for group leaders. All offer excellent value for money.

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All YHA hostels must meet a set of basic criteria to ensure that your stay is not only great fun but comfortable and safe wherever you stay in the network. Every hostel is inspected regularly, so we can stand behind our promise of providing a laid-back experience without compromising on safety, security and comfort. Our grading system rates our hostels according to their level of facilities. You can be guaranteed that every YHA hostel in Australia: n Meets all state and local government regulations regarding fire, health and safety codes n Is clean, well-maintained and appealing n Provides a self-catering kitchen so you can cook up a storm n Has an excellent ratio of showers and toilets to guest numbers

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YHA Australia is proudly T-QUAL accredited, providing you with assurance that by selecting to stay in a YHA hostel you are getting the quality you deserve. See page 2 for further details about T-QUAL.

THE HI QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

HI-Q, Hostelling International’s Quality Management System, focuses on hostel management and operations. It takes ‘best practice’ from quality systems around the world and tailors them to the specific needs of hostels. HI-Q enables hostels to consistently improve and deliver high standards to ensure you have a great hostel experience. HI-Q is a long-term

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program that is now being implemented in HI hostels around the world. Only those hostels which successfully complete the program are certified and able to display the distinctive HI-Q logo – look out for the logo on hostels in this guide.

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YHA HOSTEL GRADING

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WILDERNESS

Wilderness hostels located in or near a National Park or bushland environment. These hostels: n Have no resident staff and can only be booked through a hostel, from where you collect the key in advance n Might only have cold water for cooking and washing n Have power for cooking and lighting n Provide basic cooking facilities n Have no more than 20 beds

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GRADE 2 Grade 2 hostels include: n A reception desk open from 8am-10am and 5pm-10pm (may vary seasonally) n Separate bathrooms and sleeping areas for men and women n A communal lounge area n Simple laundry facilities n Power for lighting, cooking and refrigeration

GRADE 3

Grade 3 hostels include well-equipped self-catering kitchens and: n A reception desk open from at least 8am-10am and 5pm-10pm (may vary seasonally) n A comfortable, well-equipped dining area n Local tour information and booking facilities n Security options for guests’ valuables n Shop facilities and public telephone within 250 metres n A resident manager

GRADE 4 Grade 4 hostels offer everything of grade 3 plus: n 24-hour reception n Some double/twin room accommodation n Credit card and EFTPOS payment facilities n Full laundry facilities n Security storage for luggage n Public phone at hostel n Parking (available in some cases)

GRADE 5 Grade 5 hostels offer everything of grade 4 plus:

n A central city location within 200 metres of public transport n Common areas, lounge rooms and TV areas n Internet access, café and/or a bar on-site n Some bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms n Lockers to take full-size backpacks in multi-share rooms

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CUSTOMER RATINGS When you make a booking at YHA you have an opportunity to rate your stay and leave comments and tips for the hostel staff and for other travellers.

Rate your stay and read other travellers reviews at yha.com.au.

Your rating will be published whether you give us good or bad marks. Each hostel’s average rating is calculated from the most recent 50 submissions to keep it as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS YHA is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and this is reflected in our hostel procedures – an increasing number of hostels are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access means that guests in wheelchairs are able to access the properties without assistance, and will also be able to enter most of the common

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areas including the dining room and kitchen. YHA hostels come in all shapes and sizes, so wheelchair access will vary. To make sure you have an enjoyable stay we recommend that you contact the hostel directly to discuss your specific requirements. To find hostels with wheelchair access, just look for this symbol, and always call ahead.

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WHAT IS RENT-A-YHA?

Rent-a-YHA gives your family, friends or group the opportunity to rent a whole building for a short break, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a family reunion, special event, or just an excuse to getaway with a group of friends.

EXCLUSIVE USE FACILITIES

The accommodation is safe, clean and comfortable. Rooms sleep between 2-10 people. Most YHAs provide linen, have a BBQ, fully-equipped kitchens and common rooms. All your group needs to bring is a towel, food and themselves.

A LOCATION FOR EVERY OCCASION

From the beach to the bush the YHAs are perfectly

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located for a group getaway. See hostel details in this guide for information and contact details.

RENT-A-YHA HOSTELS

SOUTH AUSTRALIA n Flinders Ranges Wirrabara Old Schoolhouse YHA n Mt Lofty Cottage YHA n Port Elliot Beach House YHA VICTORIA n Apollo Bay Eco YHA n Grampians Eco YHA n Sorrento YHA NEW SOUTH WALES n Bundanoon YHA n Hawkesbury Heights YHA n Hunter Valley YHA n Merimbula YHA n Pittwater YHA n Port Stephens YHA n Thredbo YHA

To book email or call the hostels directly or visit yha.com.au/groups

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SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

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YHA Australia is committed to reducing its impact on the environment and raising awareness of the benefits of low-impact travel. Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions. YHA’s Sustainable Hostel Fund assists with ecoprojects in hostels to reduce emissions and energy use. Any savings go back into the scheme to purchase or generate other renewable energy sources. There are several green YHA hostels in the Australian network, including hostels at Alice Springs, Apollo Bay, The Grampians, Port Douglas, Melbourne and the Blue Mountains.

WHAT YOU CAN DO Save energy

Water conservation

Rubbish

Water conservation is extremely important in a drought-stricken country like Australia, and we ask you to take care with our scarce resource. Take shorter showers and turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or washing dishes.

One of the easiest things you can do to help the environment is say no to plastic bags. Purchase a YHA Enviro bag at reception, if available, to use when shopping. Use biodegradable soaps and laundry powders. Take your rubbish with you, and if you’re a smoker, always bin your butts.

Respect our animals and keep at a safe distance at all times. A lot of Australia’s wildlife is at risk of extinction and all native animals are protected by law.

TOURISM AUSTRALIA

Always turn off the lights, airconditioning or heating when you leave your room, and don’t leave things charging all night. Switch off appliances when you’re finished, and wash clothes in cold water. If you’re cold, put on warm clothes. If it’s hot, open the window.

This publication is printed using a wide range of environmentally friendly material to minimise its carbon footprint.

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INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIA With more than 50,000 years of culture, traditions and beliefs, Australia’s original inhabitants offer a rich cultural experience found nowhere else on earth.

Uluru/Ayers Rock, Northern Territory Visit sites and spiritual centres with local Aboriginal guides who will tell you about the historical and cultural significance of the area’s landmarks. Kakadu, Northern Territory While enjoying the wildlife, see ancient rock engravings and paintings dating back more than 40,000 years. The Blue Mountains, New South Wales Just minutes from the Katoomba YHA you can try bark and body painting, bush tucker and bathe in billabongs with Aboriginal guides in this World Heritage wilderness. The Grampians, Victoria Visit Brambuk National Park and Cultural Centre and experience local Aboriginal culture. Adelaide, South Australia The Museum of South Australia has the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural artefacts. Free entry.

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Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia This Aboriginal sacred site contains the largest concentration of rock art in the world. Cairns, Queensland Immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park in Cairns.

Did you know?

n In Australia, there are more

than 250 language groups and over 700 dialects spoken by Aboriginal people. n The world’s oldest known rock art, dating to around 43,000 years ago, can be found in the Olary region of South Australia. n The colours of the Aboriginal flag are symbolic: the black represents the Aboriginal people; the yellow, the sun and the renewal of life; and, the red, the earth and ochre, which is used in ceremonies.

TOURISM AUSTRALIA

A few must dos

Ask your YHA hostel about Indigenous tours and cultural experiences

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NATIONAL

EVENTS From festivals to parties, sport events and even a camel race, Australia offers a vibrant and unique calendar of events.

Northern Territory New South Wales/ Australian Capital Territory Mindil Beach Markets Sydney Festival January, Sydney Sydney Mardi Gras February - March, Sydney Canberra Festival March, Canberra 19th Sydney Biennale 21 March - 9 June, Sydney Byron Bay Bluesfest 17-21 April, Byron Bay Ironman Australia 4 May, Port Macquarie Vivid Sydney May - June, Sydney

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Sydney International Film Festival June, Sydney

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April - October, Darwin Finke Desert Race June, Alice Springs

Darwin Beer Can Regatta July, Darwin Camel Cup July, Alice Springs Darwin Festival August, Darwin Henley-on-Todd Regatta August, Alice Springs Alice Desert Festival September, Alice Springs

Queensland Quicksilver Pro and Roxy Pro March, Gold Coast

Blue Mountains Winter Magic Mid June, Katoomba

Surfers Paradise Festival April, Gold Coast

Thredbo Ski Season June - October, Thredbo Canberra Floriade September - October, Canberra

Port Douglas Carnivale May, Port Douglas

Splendour in the Grass July, Byron Bay

Cairns Blues Festival May, Cairns

Good Food Month October, Sydney

Paddle out for Whales June, Hervey Bay

Sculpture by the Sea, October - November, Bondi

Mareeba Rodeo & Festival June, North Queensland

Jazz in the Vines October, Hunter Valley

Noosa Food and Wine Festival May, Sunshine Coast

Whitsunday Fantasea Reef Festival August, Whitsundays

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Cairns Festival August, Cairns Brisbane Festival September, Brisbane Armor All Gold Coast 600 October, Gold Coast Woodford Folk Festival December, Sunshine Coast

South Australia Santos Tour Down Under January, Adelaide & regional Tunarama Festival 24-27 January, Port Lincoln Adelaide Fringe Festival February - March, Adelaide Womadelaide March, Adelaide Whale migration May - October, Fleurieu Peninsula McLaren Vale Sea and Vines Festival June, McLaren Vale Adelaide Cabaret Festival June, Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival June, Adelaide South Australian Living Artists Festival August, all SA OzAsia Festival September, Adelaide Feast Festival November, Adelaide

Tasmania Salamanca Market Weekly, Hobart Sydney Hobart Yacht Race December - January, Hobart & Sydney The Taste Festival 28 December – 3 January, Hobart Falls Festival 29 December - 1 January, Marion Bay Bicheno Food and Wine Festival November, Bicheno Muesum of Old and New Art Summer, ‘Mofo’ and Winter, ‘Dark Mofo’, Hobart

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Victoria Apollo Bay Community Markets Every Saturday, Apollo Bay Australian Open Tennis 13-26 January, Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix March, Melbourne ChillOut Festival March, Labour Day weekend, 7-10 March 2014, Daylesford Melbourne International Comedy Festival 26 March - 20 April, Melbourne Ski Season June - August, Mount Buller Melbourne International Film Festival July - August, Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and Melbourne Cup September-Melbourne Cup is November Vodafone Boxing Day Test Cricket 26-30 December, Melbourne

Western Australia Lancelin Ocean Classic (wind surfing) January, Lancelin Fremantle Sardine Festival Mid-January, Fremantle Australia Day Fireworks 26 January, Perth Perth International Arts Festival February to March, Perth Avon Descent March, Avon Valley Sculpture by the Sea March, Cottesloe Perth Margaret River Wine Festival April, Margaret River Ord Valley Muster May, Kununurra Perth Royal Show September - October, Perth Kings Park and Botanic Gardens Wildflower Festival September - October, Perth

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New South WALES Cities, surf, mountains, adventure...

From Sydney Harbour to the outback – no other state combines surf beaches, rainforests, rugged bushland, snow-capped mountains, big rivers and the colours of the outback like New South Wales.

Sydney Famous for its harbour, beaches, and great city events, Sydney offers eight YHAs to choose from. Sydney Harbour YHA, in the historic Rocks area, is close to the water, Opera House and harbour. Multi-award-winning Sydney Central YHA and Railway Square YHA are in the heart of the city,

right next to the city’s transport hub – Central Station. Enjoy the vibrant village life at Glebe Point YHA, among the inner-city suburb’s trendy cafés and pubs. If you want to visit Sydney’s beaches, choose from Sydney Beachouse YHA at Collaroy on the Northern Beaches, Bondi Beachouse YHA in the east and Cronulla Beach YHA in Sydney’s south.

Short Getaways

The Blue Mountains

On the city’s northern edge, Pittwater YHA is nestled amid Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Two hours south, Bundanoon YHA has all the adventure activities of the Southern Highlands on its doorstep. For a complete getaway, check out the eco-YHA at Hawkesbury Heights, or visit Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, home to spectacular walks, abseiling, canyoning and caving. Vineyards and fancy food will tempt you to the Hunter Valley.

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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SYDNEY harbour bridge & sydney Opera House

South Coast Kickstart your south coast adventure in the vibrant uni town of Wollongong, before discovering the seafood, water sports and kangaroos of Batemans Bay. From here, it’s not far to the unspoiled beaches and marine life of Narooma and holiday favourite Merimbula.

DAN BRECKWOLD, SHUTTERSTOCK, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TOURISM

Pacific Coast Historic Newcastle is famous for its stunning surf beaches and growing backpacker scene. Get back to nature at Port Stephens, an area of endless bays, beaches and giant sand dunes. Stop off in Port Macquarie for a surf, camel ride and visit to the Koala Hospital. Further up the coast your action-packed Coffs Harbour adventure awaits. Detour inland to Bellingen, for cafés and crafts, moonlit canoeing and Dorrigo Rainforest. Yamba offers the best of ocean and river activities, plus yearround festivals. Lennox Head is a wonderful place to relax on the beach or try sailing on Lake Ainsworth. Byron Bay, Australia’s most easterly point, is known for its beaches and laid-back lifestyle.

CANBERRA FESTIVAL

Canberra & surrounds Canberra, Australia’s capital city, boasts the country’s largest number of free attractions, plus loads of entertainment and festivals. South of Canberra, Thredbo alpine village, in the Snowy Mountains, is your gateway to Australia’s highest peak. Hike Mt Kosciuszko in summer or ski in winter. Further south, you’ll find the riverside border city of Albury.

Relax at Nimbin, an alternative town with quirky shops and markets. Or, climb Mt Warning from the serene riverside town of Murwillumbah.

Country detours Visit Tamworth, Australia’s country music capital and take part in a jackaroo/ jillaroo course. Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, Armidale is known for its waterfalls, autumn colours and national parks.

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jenolan caves

TOP 10

THINGS TO DO

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Discover Aussie surf culture in Byron Bay, Australia’s most easterly point Marvel at the Blue Mountains’ iconic Three Sisters and ancient Jurassic rainforest

YHA Member Discounts Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout 0408 443 822 $10 off cash payments ANZ Stadium 02 8765 2300 20% off Explore Tour Australian School of Mountaineering 02 4782 2014 $20 off abseiling, canyoning and rock climbing trips Bellingen Canoe Adventures 02 6655 9955 30% off guided tours every Thursday Captain Cook Cruises 02 9206 1111 Concession prices on Sydney Harbour cruises including Taronga Zoo Express, Whale Watching, Venture Cruise

Dolphin Marine Magic 02 6659 1900 10% off in-water activities with seals and dolphins Featherdale Wildlife Park 02 9622 1644 15% off entry High ‘n’ Wild 02 4782 6224 $10 off full day trips & $5 off half day trips Hunter Valley Bike Hire 02 4991 3278 20% off bike hire

Jenolan Caves 02 6359 3911 10% off Wonders of the Underworld Tours and Plughole Adventure

Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk 02 4885 1010 25% off general entry plus a free coffee

Mogo Zoo 02 4474 4930 10% off normal admission price


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Sandboard the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere at Port Stephens

jenolan caves, Legendary Pacific Coast, Tourism Australia

Walk to the top of Australia, Mt Kosciuszko, from alpine adventure hub Thredbo

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Share unspoiled beaches with friendly kangaroos on the South Coast Indulge in Hunter Valley wines, beers and gourmet food in the country’s oldest wine region

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Learn to surf with the professionals on Newcastle’s famous surf breaks

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Get a taste of the country at Tamworth’s music festival and jackaroo/ jillaroo schools

Relax in alternative Bellingen and Nimbin to see which one wins ‘cruisiest town in Oz’ Visit the world’s only koala hospital in Port Macquarie for free

Moonshadow Cruises 02 4984 9388 Concession prices on all scheduled cruises

Skydive the Beach Book at YHA Travel & Tours $30 off Rockstar DVD & Photo Package

National Trust (NSW) 02 9258 0123 Concession entry to all NSW properties

Sundive Byron Bay 02 685 7755 10% off all dive and snorkel tours

*Conditions apply

Port Macquarie Camel Safaris 0437 672 080 $25 beach camel rides

Surfing Byron Bay 02 6685 7099 10% off 2-hour surf lesson, or 2 people for $40 each *Conditions apply

Port Stephens 4WD Tours 02 4984 4760 Concession prices on all scheduled tours

Surf Camp Australia 02 9262 1757 $50 off all Surf Camps and Adventures

Rose Bay Aquatic Hire 0416 123 339 $20 for 2-hour Sydney Harbour kayak hire Monday to Friday

Thredbo Summer Pass 10% off Kosciuszko Thredbo Summer activity passes

Thunder Jet 02 9299 0199 Adults at kids prices Treetop Adventure Park Newcastle, Sydney, Wyong 20% off entry Monday to Friday *Conditions apply

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Australian Capital Territory 1 Canberra New South Wales 2 Albury-Wodonga 3 Armidale 4 Batemans Bay 5 Bellingen 6 Blue Mountains Katoomba

7 Blue Mountains Hawkesbury Heights 8 Bundanoon 9 Byron Bay Byron Bay YHA Cape Byron YHA 10 Coffs Harbour 11 Hunter Valley 12 Lennox Head 13 Merimbula

14 Mount Warning Murwillumbah 15 Narooma 16 Newcastle 17 Nimbin 18 Port Macquarie 19 Port Stephens 20 Sydney Sydney Harbour YHA Sydney Central YHA Railway Square YHA

Glebe Point YHA Bondi Beachouse YHA Cronulla Beach YHA Sydney Beachouse YHA (Collaroy) 21 Sydney Pittwater YHA 22 Tamworth 24 Thredbo 25 Wollongong 26 Yamba

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Albury/Wodonga Albury Motor Village YHA 372 Wagga Road (Hume Hwy), Lavington 2641 EMAIL

albury@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6040 2999

MANAGERS

Jennie and Sophie

RECEPTION

8am-8pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS A quiet YHA where you can unwind and meet other travellers in our guest centre, or socialise in the undercover BBQ area.

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250 metres to the shopping centre. Albury/Wodonga is situated beside the Murray River and is a convenient stopover between Sydney and Melbourne. Hume Weir is a paradise for swimming and water sports. Enjoy wine-tasting, museums and galleries. Close to ski fields. Walking distance from hostel. 5 km to Central Albury nightlife. North Albury stop across the road from YHA. Serviced by Greyhound â&#x20AC;&#x201C; must be pre-booked. 4.6 km to the station. 6 km to the airport. Melbourne is 302 km SW, Canberra is 342km NE

Armidale Armidale YHA/Armidale Tourist Park 39 Waterfall Way, Armidale 2350 EMAIL

armidale@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6772 6470

MANAGERS

Chris and Sigrid Mitchell

RECEPTION

7.30am-6.30pm

AMEX MC VA EFTPOS

1800 355 578

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Well-equipped bunkhouse within a caravan park. Set in a semi-rural area on the road to New England National Park, uni and city centre. Recreation room, pool, kiosk, Wi-Fi and on-site activities.

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1 km to the nearest foodstore. Armidale is the gateway to the spectacular Waterfall Way. Hike through rainforest to breathtaking lookouts, gorges and waterfalls. A free Heritage Tour of Armidale is available. 3 km to station. Daily Tamworth/Sydney. Limited pick-up from bus/train. 2 km to stop. Daily Sydney/Brisbane. Coffs Harbour Mon/Wed/Fri. 4 km to the airport. Daily flights to the coast, twice daily Sydney and Brisbane. Tamworth is 110 km S, Bellingen is 150 km E

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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Batemans Bay Batemans Bay YHA Shady Willows Caravan Park Cnr Old Princes Hwy & South St, Batemans Bay 2536

EMAIL

batemansbay@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4472 4972

MANAGERS

Francis McLaughlin & Brent Bruen

RECEPTION

8am-9pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS The YHA is situated in a camping/caravan park surrounded by trees and gardens. Large kitchen and outside deck, swimming pool, BBQ, laundry facilities, free tea and coffee.

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900 metres to the nearest foodstore. Meet kangaroos at Pebbly Beach, hike in national parks, swim at uncrowded beaches, kayak or cruise the Clyde River, go dolphin or whale watching, visit Mogo Zoo. Walking distance to pubs and clubs. 1 km to the stop. Services to/from Sydney/ Melbourne/Canberra. 20 km to Moruya Airport. Narooma is 69 km S Canberra is 152 km W

Bellingen Bellingen YHA 2 Short Street, Bellingen 2454 EMAIL

bellingen@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6655 1116

MANAGERS Holly Williams & Joel Parkhouse RECEPTION MON-FRI 8am-7pm SAT-SUN 8am-11am, 2pm-7pm MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

A beautiful, fun and friendly YHA. Relax in a hammock, chill on the balcony overlooking the river and gardens, play music or pool, and watch bats at sunset.

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100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Bello is a groovy alternative town with arts, craft and coffee shops and a monthly market. World Heritage rainforest tours, canoeing, mountain biking, waterfalls, free river tubing. Regular live music in town. 15 km Urunga stop – Sydney/Brisbane daily. Free pick-up. 200 m to local stop. Coffs Harbour services Mon-Fri. 15 km to Urunga Station. Services daily. Free pick-up from station – contact the YHA. 39 km to Coffs Harbour Airport. Coffs Harbour is 39 km NE, Port Macquarie is 150 km SW All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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“Best value Sightseeing Tour in the Blue Mountains!”

HOP ON & HOP OFF ALL DAY ur Sightseeing to , ba om to Ka of Leura & Echo Point.

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PH: 02 4782 7999 info@trolleytours.com.au

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Blue Mountains – Katoomba

Blue Mountains YHA 207 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780 EMAIL GROUPS

bluemountains@yha.com.au bluemountains.groups@ yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4782 1416

MANAGER

Bronwen Johnston

RECEPTION

Mon-Fri 8am-9pm Sat & Sun 7am-10pm (8am-8pm Winter)

MC VA EFTPOS GROUP WING – EXCLUSIVE USE Rent the 50-bed Group Wing with separate kitchen, dining & lounge. From $1635 p/n B&B

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Late arrivals - contact ahead for security door code

Stay at this award-winning YHA in the adventure capital of NSW. Enjoy the historic building’s modern facilities and fun, friendly atmosphere. Situated in the heart of Katoomba amid the Blue Mountains World Heritage area, there’s plenty of choice for action or relaxation. Save with YHA discounts on activities, tours and attractions from the hostel. 100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Escape to the beautiful Blue Mountains, famous for its scenery and bushwalking. Explore this World Heritage area, packed with adventure and adrenaline-inducing activities. Experience the art deco ambience of the fully restored YHA. Try abseiling, canyoning or mountain biking. Take a Jenolan Caves tour, go adventure caving or 4-wheel driving. Alternatively, just enjoy the cafés, antique shops and art galleries, or relax by the fireplace at the YHA. Live music in local venues (Wed-Sun), backpacker nights and night walks. Package tours stop overnight here. 650 metres to the station. Hourly trains to/from Sydney. Blue Mtns-Hawkesbury Heights is 40 km NE Sydney is 120 km E

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Featherdale Wildlife Park Cuddle up to a Koala for FREE and hand-feed Kangaroos. Meet Tassie Devils, Reptiles, Cassowaries and more. Featherdale Wildlife Park is located inDoonside, midway between Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Open 9am-5pm every day. 02 9622 1644 www.featherdale.com.au www.facebook.com/FeatherdaleWildifePark

High n Wild High n Wild offers abseiling, canyoning, rock climbing and bush survival courses. We cater for nervous beginners through to seasoned outdoor adventurers. Give us a call and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll organise an outdoor adventure for your level of fitness and ability. 02 4782 6224 www.highandwild.com.au

Trolley tours Ride a unique replica trolley all day to 29 great attractions in Katoomba and Leura. $25pp / $20 YHA/Concession Jenolan Caves Coach Tour departs Katoomba 9:45am daily. 1800 801 577 www.trolleytours.com.au

Scenic World Scenic World provides the ultimate Blue Mountains experience with views of the Three Sisters, Katoomba Falls & Mt Solitary. Ride the Scenic Railway & Cableway into the Jamison Valley, take the Walkway through ancient rainforest or glide between cliff-tops in the Skyway. Find us on www.facebook.com/ScenicWorld 02 4780 0200 www.scenicworld.com.au

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Blue Mountains – Hawkesbury Heights Hawkesbury Heights YHA 836 Hawkesbury Rd, Hawkesbury Heights 2777 EMAIL

hawkesburyheights@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4754 5621

MANAGERS

Carolyn and John Beazley

RECEPTION

7am-10am, 5pm-9pm

Call to arrange key collection from Advise if arriving outside 840 Hawkesbury Rd. Do not disturb after 10pm. reception hours

Purpose-built YHA with great views in a bush setting. Eco-friendly, solar electricity and hot water, wood fire. Wood or gas BBQ.

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE From $375 per night

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3 km to the nearest foodstore. A great base to explore the Blue Mountains. Norman Lindsay Gallery, picnic areas and plenty of walks nearby. Restaurants/pubs at Springwood. 3 km to the stop at Coromandel Ave (Pearce’s Buses). Bus Mon-Fri during school terms to Roberts Pde from Springwood. 10 km to station. YHA pick-up available – book 24 hours ahead. If travelling west by car, turn left off the Great Western Highway via Springwood to Winmalee/Richmond. Blue Mountains-Katoomba is 40 km SW Sydney is 80 km E

Bundanoon Bundanoon YHA 115 Railway Avenue, Bundanoon 2578 EMAIL

bundanoon@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4883 6010

MANAGERS Alison Shaw and Glenn Robinson RECEPTION

8am-10am, 5pm-8.30pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Edwardian guesthouse with log fire for winter and spacious verandah for summer. Ping-pong, piano, large grounds with bike tracks and climbing wall.

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE Fri & Sat $2015 – 2 nights, max 36 beds Sun-Thurs $1905 – 2 nights, max 36 beds

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600 m to supermarket, 8.30am-7.30pm. Bushwalking, glow worms, mountain biking, climbing, kayaking, wineries and cafés. Bundanoon Hotel. Local bus stop at YHA. Priors Scenic Express from Sydney Central Station to Bowral, then train or bus to Bundanoon. 1 km to station. Regular services from Sydney and Canberra daily. Airport train to Campbelltown, change for Bundanoon, 2.5 hours travel time. Wollongong is 85 km NE, Sydney is 160 km N

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Byron Bay Cape Byron YHA Cnr Byron & Middleton Sts, Byron Bay 2481 EMAIL

capebyron@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6685 8788

MANAGER

Bob Kay

RECEPTION

6.45am-10pm

1800 652 627 Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Purpose-built hostel in centre of town, 100 m to the beach. Common areas surround large heated pool and BBQ area. Free boogie boards and bikes, surfboards available. Café, internet and Wi-Fi, on-site dive centre. All double/twin rooms have TV.

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100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Sea kayaking with dolphins, learn to surf, snorkelling and scuba diving, trapeze, mountain biking, parachuting, rainforest and Nimbin tours, horse-riding, swimming. Pubs with live music, nightclubs. 200 metres to stop. Phone for pick-up. 200 metres to the station. 34 km to Ballina Airport. 70 km to Coolangatta Airport. Lennox Head is 17 km S, Nimbin is 74 km W, Coolangatta is 70 km N,

Byron Bay Byron Bay YHA 7 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay 2481 EMAIL

byronbay@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6685 8853

MANAGER

Paul Cason

RECEPTION

8am-9pm

1800 678 195 Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Chilled out purpose-built hostel a block from the main street, shops,cafés, nightclubs. 400 m from the beach. Communal areas overlook a large heated pool. Wi-Fi throughout, travel desk, BBQ, TV room, new bathrooms, surfboard, bikes, body-boards.

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50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Unspoiled beaches, walking tracks, surfing, kayaking, dolphins and whales. Pubs with live music, nightclubs. 150 metres to the stop. Daily services from Sydney and Brisbane. 200 metres to the station. Daily XPT from Sydney and Brisbane. 34 km to Ballina Airport. 70 km to Coolangatta Airport. Lennox Head is 17 km S, Murwillumbah is 53 km N All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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TOP 10

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THINGS TO DO

Visit Parliament House, the National Gallery and the Australian War Memorial for free Flowers, fireworks, food and footy – check out Canberra’s year-round events

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Cycle, walk or canoe around Lake Burley Griffin See a Tasmanian Tiger or a T-Rex at the National or Dinosaur Museums

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Expand your horizons at Questacon, Mount Stromlo Observatory or the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

Then meet the live animals at the National Zoo

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Admire the views from Mt Ainslie Lookout Splurge on a hot air balloon flight including champagne breakfast

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Feel like a giant among the mini buildings at Cockington Green Gardens Discover Australia’s film and audio history at the interactive National Film and Sound Archive

YHA Member Discounts Greyhound Australia 10% off express (point-topoint) tickets and Greyhound passes. Book at YHA Travel & Tours Canberra City YHA 02 6248 9155 Regular packages & specials online

Cockington Green Gardens 02 6230 2273 20% off general day admission prices. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer Dawn Drifters 02 6285 4450 10% discount on hot air balloon flights

National Zoo & Aquarium 02 6287 8400 5% off entry on presentation of YHA card See yha.com.au for more discounts


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Mon to Fri 8.30 am – 5 pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 10 am – 4 pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday) Mint Coin Shop and Cafe at the Mint Denison Street, Deakin ACT 2600

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nga.gov.au Open daily 10 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm (closed Christmas day)

Parkes Place, Parkes, Canberra

Admission to the permanent collection is free. James Turrell Within without 2010 (interior), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Purchased with the support of visitors to the Masterpieces from Paris exhibition 2010 Š Turrell. are Photograph: John AllJames Prices advertised based on average YHA Gollings member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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Canberra

Canberra City YHA 7 Akuna St, Canberra City, ACT 2601 EMAIL GROUPS

canberracity@yha.com.au canberracity.groups@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6248 9155

MANAGER

Wim Hanse

RECEPTION

24 hours

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM Canberra City YHA is right in the heart of the nation’s capital, a five-minute walk from the interstate bus terminal. Facilities include an on-site café, indoor pool/spa/sauna, internet, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, rooftop BBQ area, TV and games area, underground bar and parking nearby (fees apply). Weekly activities and BBQs in summer. Walk to major attractions, shops, cafés, restaurants, nightclubs and cinemas.

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250 metres to the nearest foodstore. Centrally located, Canberra City YHA is the perfect base to explore Australia’s capital and its many free attractions. Visit the National Museum of Australia, National Gallery, Australian War Memorial, Parliament House and Questacon. Cycle, walk or picnic beside Lake Burley Griffin and enjoy the views from Telstra Tower or Mount Ainslie. Festivals include Floriade, the Multicultural Festival, Balloon Spectacular and International Film Festival. Home to four tertiary institutions, Canberra has a lively entertainment scene. The Australian National University regularly hosts a variety of bands, while nearby Garema Place and Northbourne Avenue are home to a number of pubs, clubs and cocktail bars. 800 metres to the Jolimont Centre (interstate coach terminal). Daily services to/from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. 6 km to the station. Daily services to/from Sydney. 7.5 km to Canberra Airport. Airport shuttle from $12 – book at the YHA. Bundanoon is 158 km N, Batemans Bay is 152 km E, Thredbo is 220 km S All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour YHA Backpackers Resort 51 Collingwood St, Coffs Harbour 2450 EMAIL

coffsharbour@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6652 6462

MANAGER

Rory Banwell

RECEPTION

9am-9pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS YHA located close to the jetty and beach. Spacious rooms, dining and common rooms, TV, internet and Wi-Fi, BBQ, pool area. Bikes available, free surfboards and bodyboards.

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100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Coffs Harbour is the action capital of the north coast with diving, surfing, rafting, kayaking, 4WD tours, whale watching, horse-riding, jet skiing, rock climbing and go-karting. Pubs, clubs and restaurants. 2 km to the stop. Daily services to/from Sydney/Brisbane/Tamworth. 500 metres to the station. Daily services to/ from Sydney/Brisbane. 3 km to the airport. Free pick-ups from terminals available. Bellingen is 39 km SW, Yamba is 140 km N

Hunter Valley Hunter Valley YHA 100 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba 2325 EMAIL

huntervalley@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4991 3278

MANAGER

Nigel Worton

RECEPTION

8am-12pm, 5pm-8pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

A YHA in the heart of wine country, which operates its own wine tours. Located in beautiful surroundings including its own vineyards. Pool, BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven, games room and more.

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE Fri&Sat $1500 per night Sun-Thurs $1200 per night

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400 metres to foodstore and pub. Visit wineries – enjoy our wine tour. Local zoo, breweries and Hunter Valley Gardens. Go horse riding, cycling, skydiving, hot air ballooning and more. Short walk to local pub, 2 km to Cessnock. 3 km to local stop. Daily buses Sydney/ Newcastle/Maitland. Call for pick-up at Cessnock. 30 km from Maitland Station, then bus to Cessnock. Daily trains Sydney/Newcastle. 55 km to Newcastle Airport. Newcastle is 55 km SE, Port Stephens is 80 km E

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


new south wales

Lennox Head Lennox Head Beachouse YHA 3 Ross Street, Lennox Head 2478 EMAIL

lennoxhead@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6687 7636

MANAGERS

Graeme and Anna Dicker

RECEPTION

6am-12pm, 4pm-10pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

A small family-run, purpose-built YHA, 100 metres from Seven Mile Beach and Tea Tree Lake Ainsworth. Use of boogie boards, paddle skis, bicycles, golf clubs, tennis racquets and fishing gear. Natural therapies clinic on-site.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE

PRICES FROM

29.50

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

700 metres to the nearest foodstore. Experience the village atmosphere and enjoy water sports along some of the best beaches on the east coast. Soft surfboards for hire. Explore Seven Mile Beach or have coffee or dinner in our friendly village. Pub, with live music on Fri/Sat/Sun. 800 metres to bus stop. Greyhound and Premier stop on request. Local bus from Byron Bay. 600 metres to CountryLink bus. 12 km to Ballina Airport. Byron Bay is 17 km N Yamba is 113 km S

Merimbula Merimbula YHA – Wandarrah Lodge 8 Marine Parade, Merimbula 2548 EMAIL

merimbula@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6495 3503

MANAGERS

Wayne and Betty Tuckfield

RECEPTION

8am-11am, 4pm-7pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Great location, a minute to the beach. Walk to pubs/bar, cinema. Feed lorikeets, meet possums, swim in tranquil waters with kangaroos nearby. Enjoy a BBQ, play table tennis or pool. Off-street parking.

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE $1950 – 2 nights

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY

PRICES FROM

28

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Halfway between Sydney and Melbourne. Kayaking, dolphins, whale watching (SeptNov), jazz, kite surfing and whale festivals. 400 metres to the stop. CountryLink from Canb V/Line from Melb Premier from Syd/Melb

Ph: 132 232 Ph: 136 196 Ph: 133 410

2 km to the airport. Rex air services from Sydney and Melbourne. Narooma is 110 km N, Batemans Bay is 178 km N, Canberra is 244 km NW

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Mt Warning / Murwillumbah Murwillumbah YHA 1 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah 2484 EMAIL

murwillumbah@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6672 3763

MANAGER

Tassie Duff

RECEPTION

8am-10pm

0409 221 385 Hostel not suitable for under-10-year-olds.

MC VA EFTPOS PRICES FROM

24

Homely hostel with stunning views, riverside gardens and quirky decor in a 1911 building. Great for conversation, not parties. Free ice-cream served nightly at 9pm. Bikes and kayaks available.

29

$

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

500 metres to the nearest foodstore. Climb Mt Warning inside the Southern Hemisphere’s largest extinct volcano crater. Visit rainforest, waterfalls, national parks, glow worms. Canoe tranquil creeks, swim, cycle scenic countryside. Authentic Aussie town with local art and cheap eating. 350-700 metres to buses. Daily services to/from Sydney/Byron Bay/ Brisbane/Gold Coast. 30 km to Coolangatta Airport. Daily flights to/from Sydney. Coolangatta-Gold Coast is 30 km NE, Byron Bay is 53 km S, Nimbin is 51 km SW

Narooma Narooma YHA 243 Princes Highway, Narooma 2546 EMAIL

narooma@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4476 3287

MANAGERS

Karli and Darren

RECEPTION

8am-10am, 2pm-9pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Narooma Old style

Advise if arriving outside of reception hours

PRICES FROM

35

Located on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Narooma YHA is extremely relaxed and comfortable, with all rooms featuring ensuites. Enjoy dinner on the deck, or a BBQ and beer in the garden. Courtesy van, free DVDs, parking and bike hire.

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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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Newcastle Beach Newcastle Beach YHA 30 Pacific St (cnr King St) Newcastle 2300 EMAIL

newcastle@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4925 3544

MANAGER

Damian Parkhouse

RECEPTION

7am-10.30pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Opposite Newcastle Beach, this heritage building features open fires and a ballroom with chandeliers. Internet, Wi-Fi, Skype, pool table, BBQ, DVDs, free surfboards, free bodyboards. Weekly pizza night. Free pub meals and activities weekly.

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PRICES FROM

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE FAMILY

$

32

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

150 metres to the nearest foodstore. Newcastle has some of Australia’s best surf beaches, cafés, pubs and nightlife. Daily wine tours, dolphin & whale watching, dune bike safaris. Bars, nightclubs, cafés, restaurants. 150 metres to the stop. 150 metres to the station. Hourly $8 service Sydney. Northern NSW service. 15 km to Williamtown Airport. Port Stephens is 60 km NE Hunter Valley is 55 km NW

Nimbin Nimbin Rox YHA 74 Thorburn Street, Nimbin 2480 EMAIL

nimbinrox@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6689 0022

MANAGER

Sam Lewis

RECEPTION

Summer 8.30am-9pm Winter 9am-8pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Nimbin OS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Nimbin Rox YHA is an island of tranquillity in lush tropical gardens, amid25 acres in the Nimbin Valley. Awesome views of World Heritage parks, misty mountains, and abundant native wildlife.

YHA

1 km to stop. Nimbin Shuttle Bus Co. from/to Byron Bay. Wallers Bus Co. to Lismore and Murwillumbah daily.

*YHA Shuttle does not run Mardi Grass weekend

Cinema & Nimbin Candle Factory

Church Oasis Café

Rainbow Café

Weekly activities and live music at local pub.

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Relax, rewind, recharge. Hang out in a hammock, cool off in the tropical pool, enjoy creekside strolls or take the free YHA shuttle* into town. Wallabies and possums at hostel.

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1 km to nearest foodstore.

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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Port Macquarie Port Macquarie YHA 36 Waugh Street, Port Macquarie 2444

Port Macquarie

EMAIL

portmacquarie@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6583 8133 1800 620 020

MANAGER

Richard Bock

RECEPTION

8am-10pm Advise if arriving outside reception hours

19 km to Wauchope Station. CountryLink bus to Port Macquarie.

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Bars, clubs, live music, karaoke, comedy. 900 m to stop. Daily Sydney/Brisbane services.

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$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

LORD

Don’t miss the free Koala Hospital! Bargain surf & dive lessons, kayaking, camel rides, walks, wineries, whales, jet boats and more. Free body boards and $5 bikes available at the hostel.

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480 metres to the nearest foodstore.

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Halfway between Sydney and Byron Bay, this YHA is more like a resort than a hostel. Relax by the pool or in a hammock under the palms, make friends with a BBQ, enjoy the games and TV/movie room, and hang out with our pet parrot, Cheeky. Town only 5 minutes walk.

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Port Stephens Port Stephens YHA – Samurai Beach Bungalows Frost Road, Anna Bay 2316 EMAIL

portstephens_samurai @yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4982 1921

MANAGERS

Mark & Sandy Munday

RECEPTION

8.30am-9.30pm Summer 8.30am-9pm Winter

MC VA

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

A YHA with a difference, on three acres of rainforest gardens. Four bungalows surround a saltwater pool. Wireless internet, BBQ, pool table, bikes, sandboards, campfire.

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE From $899 per night

31

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE DELUXE DBLE TRIPLE / FAMILY

PRICES FROM

$

30

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

2.5 km to the supermarket. Dolphin/whale watching, 4WD, quad biking, sand dunes, national park, wineries, wildlife. Kayak, surf, dive, horse-ride or parasail. Local bus stop next to YHA. Port Stephens coaches from Sydney. Greyhound to Newcastle. Local bus from Newcastle/Nelson Bay. 65 km to Newcastle Station. 30 km to Newcastle Airport. Newcastle is 60 km SW, Hunter Valley is 80 km W

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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SYDNEY

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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

1 3 5

Stroll across the Harbour Bridge for free or climb the Bridge Pylon Discover Sydney’s colonial past around the historic alleys of The Rocks Hang out or learn to surf on famous Bondi Beach Try Aussie tucker at The Australian Heritage Hotel Catch the multi-event Vivid, Mardi Gras or Sydney Festivals

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Ride a ferry across the harbour to Taronga Zoo or Manly Hit the shops, bars and clubs of cool Surry Hills and Oxford Street Walk the glass floor above a model of the city at Customs House Meet koalas, sharks and famous faces at Merlin Entertainments venues Enjoy great views on a harbour walk or the Bondi to Coogee coastal track

YHA Member Discounts Merlin Entertainments 15% off adult entry to Madame Tussauds, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower Eye, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo & Manly Sea life Sanctuary Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon & Lookout 02 9240 1100 Concession entry Jet Boating 25% off adult rides with Oz Jet Boating and Sydney Jet Let’s Go Surfing 02 9365 1800 $10 off Bondi Experience

LG IMAX Theatre 02 9281 3300 20% off full-price child & adult tickets Matilda Cruises 02 8270 5188 Concession prices on 24-hr Harbour Explorer Hop-On Hop-Off ferry pass Museums in Sydney 02 9298 3777 / 02 9217 0111 20% off Australian National Maritime Museum and Powerhouse Museum entry Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7250 20% off The Sydney Opera House Tour adult tickets

Sydney Living Museums Concession entry to Hyde Park Barracks Museum, Museum of Sydney, Justice & Police Museum, Susannah Place Museum, Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Bay House The Rocks Ghost Tours 02 9241 1283 $6 off adult tickets The Rocks Walking Tours 02 9247 6678 20% off full price adult tickets See yha.com.au for more discounts


new south wales

YHA HOSTELS IN SYDNEY

SYDNEY YHA

As well as four city hostels – Sydney Harbour YHA, Sydney Central YHA, Railway Square YHA and Glebe Point YHA – there are four YHAs located in picturesque areas of Sydney.

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Only a train ride from the city centre, Cronulla Beach YHA  offers a host of activities in a relaxing environment. Located within walking distance of Sydney’s most famous beach is Bondi Beachouse YHA. To Sydney’s north, Sydney Beachouse YHA in Collaroy  just metres away from the beach. Pittwater YHA is set is in idyllic surrounds accessible by water and on foot.

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Sydney – City

Sydney Harbour YHA 110 Cumberland St, The Rocks, Sydney 2000 EMAIL GROUPS

sydneyharbour@yha.com.au sydharbourgroups@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 8272 0900

MANAGER

Ross Lardner

RECEPTION

24 hours

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM The only budget accommodation in Sydney’s historic Rocks precinct, this YHA boasts amazing views of Sydney Harbour. Built above archaeological remnants of colonial Sydney, the YHA combines state-of-the-art facilities with a heritage experience. As well as spacious communal areas, large kitchen, internet, on-site grocery store, coffee bar and rooftop terrace, all rooms have ensuites and air-conditioning. Daily activities and tour desk; discount parking available at Wilson’s Clocktower Car Park.

354

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN DBLE / TWIN WITH VIEW FAMILY

PRICES FROM

$

44

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

On-site grocery store. Walking distance to the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, museums, the Botanic Gardens, Darling Harbour and Sydney Observatory. Close to BridgeClimb, The Rocks Markets, jet boating or harbour cruises. Catch a ferry to Manly from Circular Quay. Take a walking tour of The Rocks precinct or get scared witless on a Ghost Tour! Check out the numerous historic pubs within The Rocks. Experience some culture at the Opera House, Sydney Theatre Company and Dendy Cinemas or live music at The Basement. Eat at Sydney’s best restaurants or party at nearby nightclubs. 2.6 km to country and interstate coach terminal. 250 metres to 431/433 Sydney buses stop. 600 metres to Circular Quay (ferry services) and Wynyard stations. 12.6 km to airport. Take shuttle bus to YHA or train to Circular Quay or Wynyard. Sydney-Central Station is 2.6 km S Sydney-Railway Square is 2.75 km S All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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new south wales

Sydney – City

Sydney Central YHA 11 Rawson Place (opp. Central Station) Cnr Pitt St and Rawson Pl, Sydney 2000 EMAIL GROUPS

sydcentral@yha.com.au sydcentralgroups@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 9218 9000

MANAGER

Jon Hutchinson

RECEPTION

24 hours

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM Stay in style at Sydney’s premier hostel. Our heritage-listed building, opposite Central Station, in the hub of the backpacker precinct, offers backpacker accommodation at its finest. Heated pool, sauna, outdoor rooftop area with awesome city views. We have it all: two fully equipped kitchens, spacious dining and lounge areas, in-house cinema, pool table, games, TV rooms, fast internet, parking, 24-hour reception, YHA Travel Desk, licensed café, mini supermarket and our very own bar – Scubar. Activities include beach trips, pizza and cheap-eat nights, our legendary Aussie BBQs, and free Sydney intro walking tour.

556

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE/TWIN DOUBLE / TWIN ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

$

35

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

On-site café, mini supermarket next door. Short walk to Darling Harbour, Chinatown, shops, pubs, cafés and clubs. Close to major attractions like the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Rocks area and Sydney Tower. Check out Scubar, Sydney Central YHA’s own bar located in the basement. Pool comps, theme nights and the biggest backpacker night in Sydney – crab racing on Monday nights! Walk to cinemas and theatres. Cheap eats and cool bars in nearby Surry Hills. 50 m to country and interstate coach terminal. 50 m to Central Station, opposite YHA. 10 km to airport. Shuttle bus to YHA or airport train to Central Station. Sydney-Railway Square is 150 metres S Sydney-Glebe is 2.5 km W Sydney-Harbour is 2.6 km N

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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new south wales

Sydney – Railway Square, City

Railway Square YHA 8-10 Lee Street, Sydney 2000 (corner Upper Carriage Lane) EMAIL

railway@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 9281 9666

MANAGER

Dean Grasselli

RECEPTION

24 hours

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM An oasis in the heart of the city, this laidback hostel is located at Central Railway Station in an historic 1904 building. For something different sleep in one of our converted train carriages. The hostel offers contemporary urban design, spa pool, Wi-Fi, café, tour desk, 24-hour access, indoor and outdoor communal areas and self-catering kitchen. Entertainment and activities.

280

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN DBLE ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

$

34

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Walking distance to most of Sydney’s major attractions. Visit the Australian Museum, Powerhouse Museum and Museum of Sydney. Get up close to sharks at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Saunter down to the historic Rocks district and on to the Opera House. Climb the bridge and catch a ferry – see the sunset from Watsons Bay. Shop and café hop in the trendy city suburb of Surry Hills, just behind Central Railway Station. Head to Scubar at nearby Sydney Central YHA, mix it up with the locals at one of Surry Hills’ bars. Hit Oxford Street on the weekend, stroll to Chinatown, and soak up the atmosphere (and cocktails) in Darling Harbour. 150 m to country and interstate coach terminal. 50 metres to the station. Follow Railway Square signs to the YHA. 10 km to the airport. Take airport shuttle to Railway Square or train from the airport direct to Central Railway Station. Use Devonshire Street exit from the station and walk through pedestrian tunnel. Sydney-Central is 150 metres N, SydneyGlebe is 2 km W, Sydney-Harbour is 3 km N

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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new south wales

Sydney – Glebe Glebe Point YHA 262-264 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037 EMAIL

glebe@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 9692 8418

MANAGER

Craig Tester

RECEPTION

7am-11pm, peak season 8am-10pm, low season

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

The bohemian Sydney alternative. Friendly and helpful staff. Large rooftop, hammocks, BBQ area. Fast internet, Wi-Fi, cable TV, games, jobs board, tour desk. Hand basins in all rooms. Great for working holiday. 50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Café culture, international restaurants, bookshops and Saturday markets. Walk to the city, Darling Harbour, universities. Pubs, bars, restaurants, live music, trivia, comedy, poker, crab racing and more. 2.5 km to terminal. Buses 431/433 depart from George Street and Railway Square. Bus 431 stops at door. 2.5 km to Central Station. 431 bus to door, or light rail to Jubilee Park Station. 16 km. Shuttle bus to YHA or train to Central then bus. Sydney-Railway Square is 2 km E Sydney-Central is 2.5 km E

151

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE, TRIPLE

PRICES FROM

27

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


new south wales

Sydney – Bondi Beach Bondi Beachouse YHA Cnr Fletcher & Dellview St, Bondi Beach 2026 EMAIL

bondi@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 9365 2088

MANAGER

Kati Farthing

RECEPTION

8am-midnight

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Late arrivals - contact ahead for security door code

Sydney-Central is 10 km W Sydney-Railway Square is 10km W

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333, 380 Bus Stop

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Close to clubs, bars, pubs and cafès. Weekly entertainment nights at the YHA.

27

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MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

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Learn to surf, snorkel, bodyboard or hang out on famous Bondi Beach. Coast Walk, Bondi Markets, visit Coogee or Watsons Bay.

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Mini supermarket next door to hostel.

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Art deco property located at Australia’s most famous beach. Free body boards, snorkel gear, hire surfboards. Weekly activities, rooftop deck with views, internet & Wi-Fi, movie room, BBQ, tour desk, limited parking.

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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


new south wales

Sydney – Northern Beaches

Sydney Beachouse YHA 4 Collaroy Street, Collaroy Beach 2097 EMAIL

collaroy@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 9981 1177

MANAGER

James Dakin

RECEPTION

8am-8pm, Summer 8.30am-7pm, Winter Advise if arriving outside reception hours

25 metres to the nearest foodstore.

Collaroy is close to the action-packed nightlife in Manly, or take a short walk to the local pub. For something quieter, catch a movie at the cinema around the corner before grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants Collaroy has to offer. Regular hostel activities throughout the week. 50 metres to the stop. Catch the L90 or L88 bus from Railway Square or Wynyard Stations. 30 km to Sydney Airport. Direct shuttle bus service from Sydney Airport to Collaroy. Call or email to arrange a shuttle pick-up from the airport or city. Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, then catch bus 155/156 to Collaroy. Sydney-Pittwater is 10 km NW, Sydney-Harbour is 21 km S, Sydney-Central is 24 km S

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Minutes’ drive to 21 of the best surfing beaches in Sydney – lessons available. Nearby Narrabeen Lakes offers water sports such as kayaking and sailing. Local walkways around the national parks and along the beach offer spectacular coastal views. Our tour desk can assist you.

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Only 50 metres from Collaroy Beach, this hostel offers free surfboards and sports equipment, plus bike hire. Relax in the on-site café, TV lounge with cable TV, internet café, or by the pool and BBQ. 24-hour security access and free car park. Job network service, worker and student packages available.

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Sydney – Cronulla Beach Cronulla Beach YHA Level 1, 40-42 Kingsway, Cronulla 2230 EMAIL

cronulla@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 9527 7772

MANAGER

Michael Keogh

RECEPTION

8.30am-9pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Sydney’s southern beachside YHA. 24-hour security access, lockers/safes and wardrobes in dorms. TV/DVD and bar fridge in private rooms. Kitchen, TV lounge. Pool table, DVDs, games, surf boards. Jobs available.

66

MULTI-SHARE DBLE / TWIN ENSUITE FAMILY ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

$

30

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Learn to surf or dive, walk to shops, cafés and bars. Ferry to Royal National Park and explore aboriginal carvings, secluded beaches and waterfalls. Restaurants, pubs, clubs, nightclubs. 30 km to the terminal. At Central Station transfer to train. Take Illawarra line from City to Cronulla, 500 metres from station. 15 km to airport. Take train, change at Wolli Creek for Cronulla. Sydney-Central is 30 km N

Sydney – Pittwater Pittwater YHA via Halls Wharf, Morning Bay 2105 EMAIL

pittwater@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 9999 5748

MANAGERS

Michael Doherty and Sarah Polomka

RECEPTION

8am-11am, 5pm-8pm

MC VA EFTPOS

$8 per person surcharge if staying Saturday night only.

Unique YHA retreat overlooking Pittwater and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Ideal escape from the city.

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE Fri/Sat $1720 for two nights Sun-Thurs $760 per night

32

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY

PRICES FROM

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$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

Bush hostel – bring food and linen. Ferry ride to Church Point. Bushwalking, Aboriginal engravings, wildlife. Paddle, sail, swim, scenic ferry ride. 1-hour bus trip from city to Church Point, then ferry and 15-min uphill walk. No car access. Direct buses from Manly Wharf (156) and Central (E86). Or L88/L90 from Central then change to 156 at Mona Vale (155 evening). Pre-purchase bus tickets. Ferry/water taxi from Church Point to Halls Wharf. Arrivals after dark bring a torch. Follow reflective signs to YHA. Sydney-Collaroy is 10 km S, Sydney-Central is 30 km S All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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Tamworth Tamworth YHA 169 Marius Street, Tamworth 2340 EMAIL

tamworth@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6761 2600

MANAGER

Carol Hobden

RECEPTION

8am-12.30pm, 4-9.30pm Advise if arriving outside of reception hours

MC VA

The YHA has a relaxing atmosphere and a quiet, friendly, clean and safe environment, located in the centre of town. The YHA provides the best connection to Jackaroo and Jillaroo schools and farmstays.

43

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE TWIN

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$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Country Music Festival, Kamilaroi Walking Track, Golden Guitar, nightlife, Marsupial Park, Jackaroo and Jillaroo schools, farmstays, various horse events and rodeos. An abundance of nightlife from Wednesday to Saturday. 1 km to the stop. Greyhound to/from Sydney and Brisbane. 100 metres to the station. 8 km to the airport. Armidale is 110 km N, Bellingen is 265 km NE, Port Macquarie is 274 km SE

Thredbo Thredbo YHA 2 Buckwong Place, Thredbo 2625 EMAIL

thredbo@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6457 6376

MANAGER

Nadia Fadel

RECEPTION

7-10am, 4.30-9pm, Jun-Sept 8-10am, 3-8pm, Oct-May

MC VA EFTPOS

*Prices change over ski season (Jun-Oct)

Purpose-built lodge in the heart of Thredbo Village. Cosy atmosphere with fire and great views. National Park entry fees apply.

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE $1290 per night (not in ski season)

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MULTI-SHARE TWIN / ENSUITE FAMILY STUDIO (WINTER)

PRICES FROM

$

30*

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

500 metres to the nearest foodstore. Walk to the top of Mt Kosciuszko. Ski, snowboard, horse ride, swim, golf and more! Pubs, cafés and restaurants. 400 metres to the stop. Murrays and Greyhound (winter). Call YHA for summer options. 2.5-hour drive from Canberra Airport. No parking at YHA – drop-off only. Car access via Buckwong Pl. Foot access via Jack Adams Path or Alpine Way car park. Merimbula is 180 km E Canberra is 220 km N

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


new south wales

Wollongong Wollongong YHA Keiraview Accommodation 75-79 Keira Street, Wollongong 2500 EMAIL

wollongong@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 4229 1132

MANAGER

Mary Sparks

RECEPTION

8am-8pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Friendly YHA in the CBD, near shops, cafés, restaurants, entertainment and beaches. Modern facilities, twin rooms with ensuites. Internet, snack machine, TV lounge, BBQ, courtyard. Security parking. Drivers enter Keira Street from Campbell Street.

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MULTI-SHARE TWIN ENSUITE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

$

30.50

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Rainforest, botanic gardens, Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk, Nan Tien Buddhist temple, Science Centre, Jamberoo recreation park, skydiving, museums, galleries and beaches. Clubs, nightclubs, pubs, restaurants, cafés, Entertainment and Arts Centres. 100 metres to coach terminal. 1 km to Wollongong Station. 80 km to Sydney Airport. Sydney-Central is 80 km N Batemans Bay is 198 km S

Yamba Yamba YHA 26 Coldstream Street, Yamba 2464 EMAIL

yamba@yha.com.au

PHONE

02 6646 3997

MANAGERS

Shane and Justin Henwood

RECEPTION

8am-9pm

Please advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Yamba YHA is located at one of Oz’s top surf spots. Walk to beaches, pubs, clubs. Enjoy BBQs, pool, rooftop deck, TV room, café bar. Surf with the managers, and don’t miss Shane’s famous $10 tour.

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MULTI-SHARE DBLE / TWIN ENSUITE FAMILY FAMILY ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

25

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

100 metres to nearest foodstore. Surfboards, bodyboards, bikes for hire. Uncrowded beaches, cliff jumping, whale watching, river cruises, ocean or river kayaking, year-round festivals. Block Bar & Café on-site, 8am-11.30pm, live bands, karaoke and entertainment. Local pubs and clubs. 50 metres to Greyhound stop. Premier to Maclean – free pick-up/drop-off. Book ahead. 40 km to South Grafton. Bus to Yamba. 50 km to South Grafton Airport. Lennox Head is 113 km N All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY From tropical Top End to rich Red Centre.

The Northern Territory will enlighten your Australian experience with its magical mix of ancient Indigenous culture, unforgettable wildlife encounters, untamed rivers, laid-back towns and awe-inspiring scenery.

AUSTRALIA’S TOP END The Top End is home to natural attractions including Kakadu National Park, Katherine Gorge and Litchfield National Park. Darwin, capital of the Territory, is a place to soak up the relaxing and friendly tropical lifestyle and enjoy the many attractions the city has to offer. Dine on fresh seafood by the pier, enjoy the nightlife on Mitchell Street, and don’t miss Mindil Beach Sunset Market.

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK Australia’s largest National Park, World Heritage–listed Kakadu is a nature lover’s dream getaway. Easily accessible from Darwin, Kakadu is famous for its inspiring scenery, waterfalls, wildlife and Aboriginal history, including rock paintings that are over 20,000 years old.

Kakadu National Park

Yellow Water Billabong, Kakadu’s famous wetland, supports a pristine environment which hosts a truly amazing variety of wildlife, including one– third of Australia’s bird species, crocodiles and other unique Australian flora and fauna.


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Uluru (Ayers Rock)

istock, Tourism Australia

DARWIN TO ALICE SPRINGS The Northern Territory’s Stuart Highway stretches from Darwin, through a tropical region of gorges, waterfalls, wetlands and escarpments, to the Red Centre and south to Adelaide. 300 km south of Darwin is Katherine, and famous Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge). 670 km further south is Tennant Creek, Australia’s last goldrush town. Situated in the middle of the Barkly Tablelands, Tennant Creek is 100 km from the amazing balancing rock formations of the Devil’s Marbles. At the other end of the highway, another 500 km south, is Alice Springs. The town and heritage-classed Alice Springs YHA are your starting point to discover all that the Red Centre and ‘The Alice’ have to offer.

Aboriginal Culture

the Red Centre No trip to the Northern Territory is complete without a visit to Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and the spectacular Kings Canyon. The Northern Territory will leave you with visions of a land full of culture, history and scenery that will be etched in your memory long after you leave.

LITCHFIELD NATIONAL PARK

Less than two hours’ drive south of Darwin is Litchfield National Park. Expect to see cascading waterfalls, swim in crystal-clear rockholes and encounter wildlife. Litchfield is an ideal day trip from Darwin.

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NORTHERN TERRITORY TOP 10

1

THINGS TO DO

Discover Aboriginal culture on tour with free activities at Voyages, Ayers Rock Resort Try Aussie tucker at Mindil Beach Sunset Market

Eyeball a croc on a cruise Hike Kings Canyon and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas)

Watch the sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock) Be awed by Kakadu National Park

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Wander Darwin’s historic walking trails Explore the outback by 4WD, camel or quad bike

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Have a desert experience at Alice’s Desert Park Catch the quirky Beer Can Regatta or Camel Cup

YHA Member Discounts Araluen Cultural Precinct 08 8951 1120 20% off adult Precinct Pass. Show YHA card

Alice Springs Reptile Centre 08 8952 8900 $12 entry - save 14%

Alice Springs Desert Park 08 8951 8788 20% off entry. Must show YHA card

Ayers Rock Scenic Flights 08 8956 2345 10% off flights booked direct

Aussie Adventure 1300 721 365 $50 off 2-Day Kakadu   & 3-Day Top End Highlights. Quote P302

Spinifex Ballooning 1800 677 893 10% off balloon tours in Alice Springs See yha.com.au for more discounts

Darwin Day Tours 1300 721 365 $10 off full-day tours. $5 off half-day tours. Quote P302


NORTHERN TERRITORY

Tourism Australia, Lynton crabb

YHA HOSTELS IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

The Ghan Book at YHA Travel and Tours Backpacker rail fares save up to 25% Outback Quad Adventures 08 8953 0697 10% off all tours. Book direct Spectacular Jumping Crocodile Cruise 08 8978 9077 $5 off Crocodile Express Cruises & Coach Combo ex. Darwin Willis’s Walkabouts 08 8985 2134 Up to 20% off advance bookings

BOOK TOURS AT THESE YHAS Darwin 97 Mitchell Street, Darwin NT 0800 email darwin@yha.com.au Phone 08 8981 5385 Hours Daily  6am-10pm

Alice Springs Cnr Parsons Street and Leichhardt Terrace, Alice Springs NT 0870 email alicesprings@yha.com.au Phone 08 8952 8855 Hours Daily  7am-8.30pm Travel Agent licence number LTA148

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs YHA Cnr Parsons St & Leichhardt Tce, Alice Springs 0870 EMAIL

alicesprings@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8952 8855

MANAGER

Roger Wileman

RECEPTION

7am-8.30pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS This unique and friendly hostel is located within an historic picture theatre in the centre of town. Close to shops, cafés and pubs, it features an outdoor recreation area with pool, air-conditioning, BBQ, bikes, internet, movie nights and activities program. Tour and travel packages are available from the tour desk.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN TRIPLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

23

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

500 metres to the nearest foodstore. Alice Springs is the capital of Australia’s Red Centre and the stepping-off point for Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm, Glen Helen and Ormiston Gorges (West MacDonnell Ranges). Visit the Desert Park, School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service. Alice Springs is the perfect stopover before exploring Uluru (Ayers Rock). Enjoy dinner, bands and the atmosphere in a local pub or dine under the stars. All long-distance and tour coaches drop off and pick up nearby. 2 km to the station. Regular Ghan services available. Shuttle to hostel door $9pp. 15 km to the airport. Airport shuttle $12. Ayers Rock is 450 km SW Darwin is 1500 km N

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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Darwin

Darwin YHA 97 Mitchell Street, Darwin 0800 EMAIL

darwin@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8981 5385

MANAGER

David Boyce

RECEPTION

6am-10pm May-Sept 6.30am-9.30pm Oct-Apr

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Located in the heart of the NT’s tropical capital, Darwin YHA is the friendly, quieter option on Mitchell Street’s backpacker strip. Brand-new ensuite bedrooms all with air-conditioning. Internet, Wi-Fi, outdoor pool and BBQ area. The hostel can help you book tours and travel to the Top End’s Tiwi Islands, Nitmiluk, Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks and the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE ENSUITE FAMILY ENSUITE

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29

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

250 metres to the nearest foodstore. Darwin is the gateway to the stunning World Heritage Kakadu National Park, the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and Tiwi Islands. The city enjoys a warm tropical climate all year. Dry season (MayNovember) is a cooler time of year and great for activities like bushwalking, cycling and diving. Evenings in the tropics are great for nightlife, movies under the stars and spectacular sunsets at the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market. There is plenty to do after dark. Darwin YHA is within easy walking distance of the city’s entertainment and nightlife hub with bars, pubs, nightclubs, cinemas and restaurants to keep you busy until the early hours. 500 metres to the bus stop. Greyhound coaches. 25 km to the station. The Ghan train from/to Alice Springs and Adelaide. 15 km to the airport. Alice Springs is 1500 km S

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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Uluru / Ayers Rock Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge* Ayers Rock Resort, via Yulara Dr, Ayers Rock 0872 EMAIL

travel@voyages.com.au

PHONE

08 8957 7605 1300 134 044

MANAGER

Daniel Lukritz

RECEPTION

24 hours

MC VA EFTPOS

Prices valid to 31/3/2015

The lodge has air-conditioning, a pool, restaurant, kiosk, internet, laundry facilities, foreign currency exchange and car rental company on-site. Free resort shuttle.

OZABOUT & EPACKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN DOUBLE / TWIN ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

$

34.20

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

1 km to the nearest foodstore. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is 20 km and Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) is 53 km from the resort. Experience the Mala Walk guided by National Park rangers. Book tours at our tour desk. Live entertainment. Don’t miss the Outback Pioneer BBQ and bar. Interstate buses drop at reception. Complimentary airport shuttle. Kings Canyon is 305 km NE Alice Springs is 450 km NE *Enjoy an exclusive YHA members’ discount at this property, which YHA recommends but is not part of the affiliated network.

POSTCARDS FROM NORTHERN TERRITORY

Selim El Mellah, France

Best night out Camping near Uluru; lying in swaggs, looking up at the stars. Great dinner The Lucky Cow, Darwin. It’s dedicated to vegetables and cheese and of course try some crocodile or emu meat. Amazing experience The six-metre saltwater crocodile we saw in Margaret River. A scary moment but a really good souvenir. Something I didn’t know I saw thousands of termite houses in Kakadu, some up to seven meters high and 60 years old. Best way to spend $25 Go to Kakadu National Park (entry fee is $25), it’s terrific. Travel tip If you want to swim in a free thermal pool go to Mataranka or the hot springs in Katherine. Don’t miss The Rock Tour (Uluru; KataTjuta, Kings Canyon) and Kakadu.

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


dIsCoVEr uluru It’s time to discover Uluru and experience the many cultural and natural wonders of this unique part of Australia. Must do’s @ uluru Sounds of Silence - Enjoy a gourmet BBQ buffet under a sparkling outback sky. Desert Awakenings - Travel away from the crowds for a secluded breakfast and Uluru sunrise viewing. Afterwards head to Uluru for a guided base walk. Camel Tours - Ride our friendly camels to watch the sun rise over Uluru and the desert landscape. Uluru Base Walk - Circumnavigate Uluru and discover its sacred beauty and culture. Visit the Cultural Centre - Gain an insight into the local Indigenous people who call Uluru their home. outbaCk PIonEEr HotEl & lodgE • • • •

Air Conditioning Pool Restaurant Kiosk MULTi-SHAre 20 BeD DorM

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38

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per person per night

• Internet • Laundry Facilities • Foreign Currency Exchange

• Car Rental Company onsite • Free Resort Shuttle

MULTi-SHAre 4 BeD DorM

$

46

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per person per night

BookingS or enqUirieS Visit www.yha.com.au/ayersrock Call 1300 134 044 | resort 08 8957 7888 email travel@voyages.com.au * Enjoy an exclusive YHA members discount at this unique property, which YHA recommends but is not part of the affiliated network. Rates are valid until 31 March 2015.

BOOK AT YHA TRAVEL & TOURS » DETAILS ON PAGE 160 OR YHA.COM.AU


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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


northern territory

Kings Canyon Kings Canyon Holiday Park* Luritja Rd, Watarrka NP, Kings Canyon 0872 EMAIL

tradesales@dncinc.com

PHONE

08 8956 7442 1300 198 809

MANAGER

Nigel Heath

RECEPTION

7am-9pm (seasonal)

MC VA EFTPOS

Prices change 1/4/2014

Backpacker lodge with access to resort facilities including pool, bar and cafĂŠ. Other facilities include TV, fridge, tea/coffeemaking facilities, air-conditioning, heating, wardrobes or lockers, communal kitchen (utensils for hire), BBQ, tennis court and sunset viewing platform. General store with petrol station.

OZABOUT & EPACKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED

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$

39.60

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

Complimentary activities: tennis, witness spectacular sunsets, self-guided Kings Canyon Rim walk, walks through the resort gardens, nightly entertainment (seasonal). Other activities: Under a Desert Moon dining experience, helicopter flights, camel rides and quad bike adventures (charges apply). Bus stop at front door. Ayers Rock is 305 km SW *Enjoy an exclusive YHA membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; discount at this property, which YHA recommends but is not part of the affiliated network.

ADVENTURE AWAITS

Book big trips, city breaks and great escapes at your YHA or online. YHA.COM.AU

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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QUEENSLAND With endless days of sunshine, it’s no wonder Queenslanders are so friendly.

Queensland is a sensory explosion with unique adventures and spectacular sights. Enjoy beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, stunning coral reefs, unique wildlife and explore the rugged outback.

BRISBANE

FUN IN THE SUN

Providing big-city action at a holiday pace, Brisbane is the perfect place to stay and play. The city boasts trendy boutiques, museums, laneways, gigs and al fresco dining on every corner. Its subtropical climate fuels a love for outdoor activities and sports.

KAYAKING, BRISBANE RIVER

Take a break in Coolangatta with its laid-back seaside vibe and world-class surf. Spot dolphins from the headland or discover the ancient rainforests and waterfalls in the nearby hinterland. For a change of pace, the thriving nightlife in Surfers Paradise will see you partying until dawn. This energetic city by the sea is famous for its bustling beaches and lively night markets.

The Rugged Region Experience genuine cattle country on a stop-over in Rockhampton. A visit to ‘Rocky’ isn’t complete without sampling Australia’s finest steaks or experiencing the thrill of the local rodeo scene. Immerse yourself in the Aussie outback with a farmstay at Baralaba and experience true country hospitality. Herd cattle on horseback, kick up red dirt on a motorbike or share stories by the fire under a blanket of stars.


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SnorkelLing the Whitsunday islands

Head north to Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and wander through the National Park looking for koalas. Venture inland to explore the colourful Eumundi Markets and eyecatching Glass House Mountains.

TROPICAL NORTH In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef lie 74 idyllic Whitsunday Islands waiting to be discovered. Base yourself in the coastal town of Airlie Beach and make a splash in pristine waters teeming with marine life. South of Cairns is Mission Beach, a relaxed seaside village with an endless summer and home to the elusive cassowary. Cairns is a travellers’ hot spot and the gateway to the vibrant town of Port Douglas. Dive into the technicolour water world exploring coral ecosystems as you scuba dive or snorkel the reef.

TOURISM & events queensland

PaRADISE ISLANDS The world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, just off the coast of Hervey Bay, is a 4WD and nature enthusiasts’ haven. If you’re keen to go whale watching, Hervey Bay is where these incredible creatures love to hang out and play.

The Daintree rainforest

Hidden Wonders Northern Queensland is the only place where two World Heritage sites collide; the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Visit Cape Tribulation and step from the beach onto the hiking track of a magical rainforest. Journey north to Cooktown for a rare glimpse into Australia’s Indigenous and colonial history. Only a hop, skip and a jump away from Townsville is Magnetic Island. ‘Maggie’ offers unforgettable wildlife encounters and untouched bays with worldclass snorkelling. Stradbroke Island is the ultimate surfing, fishing and diving destination. It is one of the only places on earth where you can swim alongside manta rays.

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QUEENSLAND

THE great barrier reef

TOP 10

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THINGS TO DO

Do yoga and pilates along the Cairns Esplanade lagoon

Head to South Bank beach and markets, Brisbane

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See exhibitions at GoMA in Brisbane

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Spot a koala in Noosa’s National Park Surf the waves or fish on the Sunshine Coast

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Bushwalk through the Gold Coast hinterland

Turn to page 81 for YHA Member Discounts

Take a dip in Fraser Island’s freshwater lakes, off the coast of Hervey Bay Discover a secluded beach in the Whitsunday Islands

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Head north to experience Aboriginal culture in Cooktown Spy dolphins and manta rays from Gorge Walk, North Stradbroke Island

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TOurism AUSTRALIA

YHA HOSTELS IN QUEENSLAND

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CAIRNS GREAT BARRIER REEF LEARN TO DIVE + LIVEABOARD TRIPS + DAY TRIPS BOOK AT YHA TRAVEL & TOURS » DETAILS ON PAGE 160 OR YHA.COM.AU Freecall: 1800 353 213 www.prodivecairns.com


queensland

Airlie Beach Airlie Beach YHA 394 Shute Harbour Rd, Airlie Beach 4802 EMAIL

airliebeach@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4946 6312

MANAGER

Ravi Soni

RECEPTION

7am-8pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Airlie Beach YHA is located in the centre of Airlie Beach, close to the swimming lagoon, restaurants, cafés and nightlife. The hostel offers multi-share, double/twin rooms with private balconies and family rooms. All hostel rooms are air-conditioned.

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25

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

20 metres to the nearest foodstore. Airlie Beach is your gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Sail, take a day trip to the reef, snorkel, take a scenic flight or visit Whitehaven Beach. Book at reception. Bars, clubs, restaurants and cafés all within walking distance. 300 metres to coach stop. 25 km to Proserpine Train Station. 36 km to Proserpine Airport. Magnetic Island is 295 km N Rockhampton is 538 km S All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

YHA Member Discounts Billabong Sanctuary 07 4778 8344 10% off admission Birch Carroll & Coyle/ Event Cinemas (Cairns) 07 4031 1077 Present your YHA card and get a $10 movie ticket. (Excludes VMAX & 3D) Dracula’s Cabaret 07 5575 1000 Show your YHA card for a free souvenir gift

North Stradbroke Island Surf School 07 3409 8342 10% off all services Ocean Rafting 07 4946 6848 Half price lunch on tour Pancakes In Paradise Surfers Paradise 07 5592 0330 25% off total food bill. Not valid public holidays or with other offers

Hot Air Ballooning Gold Coast Quicksilver 07 4087 2100 1300 766 887 Discount when booking $10-$50 off per person Outer Barrier Reef Day Hot Air Balloon Port Cruise at YHA Travel Douglas 07 4039 9900 Reef HQ Aquarium Save $22.50 per person 07 4750 0800 Montezuma’s Surfers Paradise 07 5538 4748 25% off total food bill. Not valid public holidays or with other offers

10% off admission

Reef Magic Cruises 07 4031 1588 Free introductory scuba dive or free guided snorkel tour

RSA Courses - Ignite Education 07 5559 5077 YHA members receive a 40% discount! Use coupon code: YHAgetwork Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel 07 3409 8188 10% off Bistro/Beer Garden meals (excludes specials) Straddie Kingfisher Tours 07 3409 9502 10% discount off day tours Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park 07 4042 9999 Discount when booking at YHA Travel XXXX Ale House 07 3361 7597 10% off gift shop items (excludes sale items) See yha.com.au for more discounts

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For all your passenger transport needs in the Mackay Region book online: www.ocean-breeze-transfers.com.au Call the drivers: Michael 0425 862 994

Lyndell 0425 862 843


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Brisbane

Brisbane City YHA 392 Upper Roma Street, Brisbane 4000 EMAIL

brisbanecity@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 3236 1004

MANAGER

Peter Miller

RECEPTION

24 hours

Night bell and limited services between 11pm and 6.30am

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM This YHA is Brisbane’s newest hostel, with excellent facilities and modern multishare, twin, double and family rooms. The rooftop pool overlooks Brisbane’s CBD and river. Wi-Fi internet, indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, kitchen, laundry, TV/ games rooms and Travel Desk. Limited secure car parks available. Phone ahead to reserve. Charges apply. 200 metres to the nearest foodstore. Brisbane is a vibrant city, renowned for its outdoor lifestyle. Take a ferry ride along the river, enjoy the city views from Mt Coot-tha lookout, climb the Story Bridge or visit the South Bank Parklands and swim in the beach lagoon. Take a trip to Stradbroke or Moreton Islands, Gold Coast theme parks or tour the rainforest hinterland.

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32

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Suncorp Stadium

Licensed restaurant/café on-site. Visit some of Brisbane’s many dining and entertainment precincts, including Fortitude Valley, Caxton Street, West End and South Bank. 600 metres to Roma Street Transit Centre. Serviced by all major coach companies and trains. 17 km to the international/domestic airport. Take the shuttle bus directly to the hostel, or catch the Airtrain to Roma Street Station then walk 600 metres to the YHA. Stradbroke Island is 25 km E, Surfers Paradise is 65 km SE, Noosa is 135 km N

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Tjapukai By NighT Welcome Drink Traditional Face Painting Didgeridoo Blessing Ceremony Lakeside Ceremony Sumptuous Dinner Live Dance Performance

Open 7 days 9am-5pm 7pm-9.30pm

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queensland

Cairns

Cairns Central YHA 20-26 McLeod Street, Cairns 4870 EMAIL

cairnscentral@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4051 0772

MANAGER

Courtney Preo

RECEPTION

6.30am-11pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM Located adjacent to Cairns Central Shopping Centre, this resort-style hostel is a travellers’ oasis. The hostel includes spacious communal areas, self-catering kitchen, swimming pool, spa, games area, TV & reading rooms. All rooms are airconditioned with ensuites available.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE / FAMILY ENSUITE

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$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

50 metres to the nearest foodstore. With World Heritage-listed rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef a stone’s throw away and the outback around the corner, Cairns is the perfect base to explore North Queensland. Let us organise your diving course, rafting, bungy jump, Skyrail/scenic train to Kuranda and adventures to Cooktown. Try a kangaroo burger at the famous Green Ant, dance on a table at the backpacker hub of the Woolshed, or sip on a cocktail by the lagoon at the pier. Markets are on every night 5-11pm. 650 metres to the Greyhound bus stop. 500 metres to Premier and local bus stop. 50 metres to the station. 8 km to the airport. Airport shuttle meets flights and will pick up/drop off direct to the YHA’s door. Taxis offer 24-hour service across the road from the YHA. Port Douglas is 65 km N Cape Tribulation is 125 km N Mission Beach is 140 km S

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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CAPE TRIBULATION

& MOSSMAN GORGE INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE

DAY TOUR BEST VALUE IN CAIRNS

Includes: • Morning Tea • Daintree River Cruise • Marrdja Guided Board Walk • Delicious Lunch • Alexandra Range Lookout • Mossman Gorge • Indigenous Experience (Mossman Gorge) • Port Douglas • and More!

Ask for YHA discount

Mention this ad when booking at your YHA Travel Desk for this special offer All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

Cape Tribulation Cape Trib Beach House YHA 152 Rykers Road, Cape Tribulation 4873 EMAIL

capetribulation@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4098 0030

MANAGER

Steve Maloney

RECEPTION

7.30am-7pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Nestled deep in the Daintree Rainforest on seven acres of beachfront land, offering unique accommodation, pool, internet café, pool table and communal kitchen. 3 km to the nearest foodstore. Experience the best of the Daintree Rainforest. Take a scenic Daintree River cruise, visit the Alexandra Range Lookout or enjoy a walk along the Marrdja Boardwalk which takes you on a 350 million-year journey of plant life. Hire a kayak and explore the unique fringing reefs, take a guided horse ride or go jungle surfing. On-site restaurant and bar. Bus transfers from Cairns/Port Douglas. 20 km to Daintree airstrip. Cooktown is 95 km N Port Douglas is 85 km S

132

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

24

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN


queensland

Cooktown Pam’s Place YHA 9 Boundary Street, Cooktown 4895 EMAIL

cooktown@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4069 5166

MANAGER

Scott Orchard

RECEPTION

7am-8pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Pam’s Place YHA has a relaxed atmosphere, tropical gardens, salt-water pool, games room, bar and spacious dining/kitchen facilities. All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans and bar fridge. Ensuite rooms have a TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.

66

DOUBLE / TWIN DOUBLE / TWIN ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

27

$

DBLE/TWIN PP/PN

300 metres to the nearest foodstore. Cooktown is steeped in history. Hike to secluded beaches and mountains, or throw a line in at the wharf and catch yourself a fish. Spot a croc and learn about Indigenous Australians by taking an Aboriginal tour. Local pubs, clubs and restaurants. Daily coach services run from Cairns to Cooktown. 8 km to airport. Hinterland Aviation daily flights from Cairns. Shuttle bus to the hostel. Cape Tribulation is 95 km S Port Douglas is 180 km S, Cairns is 320 km S All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

POSTCARDS FROM QUEENSLAND

Sun Mi Jang, South Korea

Best night out Airlie Beach; a night on a yacht in the middle of the ocean. A great place to watch the sunset. Amazing Queensland experience I went to Whitehaven Beach on a really sunny day. It was so beautiful. A pleasant surprise The tours were so great and they showed me many different ways to experience Queensland. The tour information was so easy to find and book with YHA because the YHA staff are very knowledgeable. Queensland in three words Best. Travel. Ever. Don’t miss The Whitsunday Islands. Make sure you stay as long as you can to do lots of tours, and really feel the nature of the place.

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OCEAN BREEZE TRANSFERS For all your passenger transport needs in the Mackay Region Locally owned and operated Mackay Tourism member, our daily services include*:

MACKAY AIRPORT TO BOWEN (via Airlie Beach) Departing daily from Mackay Airport 12 - 1pm MACKAY TO EUNGELLA NATIONAL PARK (via Finch Hatton Gorge) Departing daily from Mackay 7- 8am MACKAY TO CAPE HILLSBOROUGH NATIONAL PARK Departing daily from Mackay 7- 8am MACKAY AIRPORT TRANSFERS to/from Mackay Airport

book online: www.ocean-breeze-transfers.com.au Like us on Facebook: Ocean-Breeze-Transfers-Mackay Call the drivers: Michael 0425 862 994

*Pre-bookings are essential

Lyndell 0425 862 843


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Coolangatta/ Kirra Beach Coolangatta /Kirra Beach YHA 230 Coolangatta Road, Bilinga 4225 EMAIL

coolangatta@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 5536 7644

MANAGER

Warren (Woza) Nicholas

RECEPTION

8am-9.30pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

AMEX MC VA EFTPOS Free shuttle to town and beaches. Free tea and coffee until 10am. Surfboard hire, internet, Wi-Fi, games room, swimming pool, 24-hour access, 24-hour buses opposite hostel.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

25

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Two of Australia’s best surf breaks, Kirra and the Snapper Rocks Superbank, are nearby. Relax by the pool, have a surf lesson, snorkel with turtles, cuddle a koala, tandem skydive or visit World Heritage–listed national parks. 4 km to bus terminal. Four courtesy pick-ups per day from Coolangatta. Phone to book. 500 metres to the airport. Surfers Paradise is 20 km N Murwillumbah is 30 km SW Byron Bay is 70 km S

Surfers Paradise/Main Beach Surfers Paradise YHA at Main Beach Mariner’s Cove, 22A/70 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach 4217 EMAIL

surfersparadise@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 5571 1776

MANAGER

Nathan McGregor

RECEPTION

8am-9pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Located at Mariner’s Cove overlooking the marina, this YHA offers the perfect base to explore Surfers Paradise. Activities include theme parks, surf lessons, rainforest tours.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN DOUBLE / FAMILY ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

26

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Jump on the thrill rides at the theme parks, ride a wave in paradise, or check out the beachfront markets. Party in paradise – join an organised pub crawl, enjoy a drink at the marina or meet fellow travellers at the hostel’s activities. 4 km to Surfers Paradise Transit Centre. Courtesy pick-ups – book in advance. 15 km to Helensvale Station. Take the No. 715 bus to within 20 m of the YHA. 20 km to Coolangatta Airport. Coolangatta is 20 km S, Brisbane is 65 km NW

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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Hervey Bay Colonial Village YHA 820 Boat Harbour Drive, Hervey Bay 4655 EMAIL

herveybay@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4125 1844 1800 818 280

MANAGERS

Jeff and Karen Huston

RECEPTION

7am-8pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS The YHA offers all the facilities and services of a resort in a relaxing environment. Surrounded by tropical gardens, this hostel has received multiple tourism awards. First-class accommodation, pool and spa, bistro, bar, internet lounge, Travel Desk and free parking.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

24

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

800 metres to the nearest foodstore. Hervey Bay is the closest mainland point to the best locations on Fraser Island. Whale watching (July-Nov), skydiving and beaches. On-site bar and eatery. 7 km to the terminal. 30 km to the station. Local bus from door. 3 km to the airport. Noosa Heads is 190 km S

Magnetic Island Bungalow Bay Koala Village YHA 40 Horseshoe Bay Road, Magnetic Island 4819 EMAIL

magneticisland@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4778 5577

MANAGER

Theresa Spence

RECEPTION

7am-7pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM On-site wildlife sanctuary with three tours daily â&#x20AC;&#x201C; hold a koala and crocodile or enjoy a champagne breakfast with the koalas. Advanced Eco-Tourism Accreditation. All the facilities of an island resort.

120

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN DOUBLE ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

25

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

400 metres to the nearest foodstore. Explore walking trails leading to 23 secluded beaches or snorkel on fringing reefs. Jet ski tours and beach activities from Horseshoe Bay. Go horse-riding or take a trip to the outer reef. Fun nightly activities, including coconut bowling, trivia and bingo. Greyhound stop at Townsville Ferry Terminal. Catch connecting taxi from Townsville Train Station to Ferry Terminal. 17 services daily from Townsville Ferry Terminal. Local bus will drop off at YHA. Airlie Beach is 295 km S Mission Beach is 260 km NW All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Mission Beach Mission Beach Retreat YHA 49 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach 4852 EMAIL

missionbeachretreat@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4088 6229

Mission Beach

MANAGERS Richard and Anthea Gilroy RECEPTION 7.30am-11.30am, 3pm-7pm Advise if arriving outside reception hours

PRICES FROM

30

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Skydive and land on the beach, white-water raft on the famous Tully River or take an island tour. Snorkel or dive on the Great Barrier Reef. Hike in the World Heritagelisted rainforests and national parks. Bars, restaurants, cafés and live music only a short stroll away.

22.50

$

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN

ion

Relaxed, friendly family-owned boutique hostel located in town, next to bars and cafes with the beach on your doorstep. Air-conditioned with two communal living areas, jungle pool and BBQ. Courtesy bus to coach terminal and shopping centre. Scooter hire available.

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Noosa Heads Halse Lodge Guesthouse YHA 2 Halse Lane, Noosa Heads 4567 EMAIL

noosaheads@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 5447 3377 1800 242 567

MANAGER

Jessica Scurrah

RECEPTION

7.30am-7.30pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM This authentic 1880s National Trust and Heritage Listed guesthouse is set on two acres of lawn and rainforest in the heart of Noosa Heads. Licensed restaurant and bar on-site. Security lockers. Free surfboards, bodyboards, table tennis, pool table.

107

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN

PRICES FROM

27

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Daily pick-ups to the iconic Fraser Island, Noosa Everglades and Australia Zoo. 100 metres to Noosa Main Beach and close to Noosa National Park, Hastings Street, shops, cafés, nightclubs and bars. 1.5 km to the stop. Courtesy pick-up during office hours, ring on arrival. 34 km to Nambour Station. 28 km to Sunshine Coast Airport. 140 km to Brisbane Airport. Brisbane is 135 km S Hervey Bay is 190 km N All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Port Douglas Port Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Call Lodge YHA Port Street, Port Douglas 4877 EMAIL

portdouglas@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4099 5422 1800 892 800

MANAGERS

Kiri Maloney and Steve Ladd

RECEPTION

7.30am-1pm, 3.30pm-6.30pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Resort-style accommodation, 4 Green Star eco-lodge with solar and wind energy. Close to town, marina and Four Mile Beach. Air-conditioned rooms, most with ensuite. Self-catered kitchen, laundry, free Wi-Fi, pool, bar, bistro and Travel Desk.

120

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

26

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

Foodstore on-site. Relax on Four Mile Beach, visit the Great Barrier Reef or sail to an island. Visit the Sunday market, Rainforest Habitat, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Bar and bistro on-site. Pubs nearby. Courtesy bus from Cairns CBD six days a week (minimum two-night stay). 60 km to Cairns Airport. Courtesy pick-up six days a week, conditions apply. Cairns is 65 km S, Cape Tribulation is 85 km N

Rockhampton Rockhampton YHA 60 MacFarlane Street, North Rockhampton 4701 EMAIL

rockhampton@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4927 5288 1800 617 194

MANAGER

Auzen Mercader

RECEPTION

7am-9pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Rockhampton YHA is a small welcoming hostel offering multi-share and double/twin rooms, some with ensuites. Fully equipped kitchen, dining room, pool and outdoor communal areas. Free Wi-Fi hot spot and laundry.

62

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN ENSUITE CABINS FAMILY

PRICES FROM

22

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

1 km to the nearest foodstore. Located halfway between Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach, Rockhampton is an ideal stop for travellers on the east coast. Watch a rodeo, visit the Capricorn Caves and Koorana Croc Farm, take a trip to Great Keppel Island or Myella Farmstay YHA (Baralaba). 2.5 km to the Greyhound terminal. Courtesy bus service 6.15am-7.45pm. 4 km to the station. 6 km to the airport. Baralaba is 125 km SW, Hervey Bay is 410 km SE

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


queensland

Rockhampton Hinterland Myella Farmstay YHA (Baralaba) 1591 Baralaba-Rannes Road, Baralaba 4702 EMAIL

baralaba@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 4998 1290

MANAGER

Lyn Eather

RECEPTION

8.30am-4.30pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

AMEX MC VA EFTPOS Myella is a genuine cattle farm where most of the milk, eggs and meat are home grown. Get close to kangaroos, Hobo our dog, the talking parrots and the farm animals. Join in with the organised activities and go bushwalking, swimming or simply relax.

39

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY

PRICES FROM

$

40

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

125 km to the nearest foodstore. Chat to the Myella locals over an open campfire under the night sky. Pick-up from Rockhampton available at a charge; must be arranged 24 hours prior to arrival by phone. Rockhampton is 125 km NE Hervey Bay is 435 km SE Airlie Beach is 570 km N

Stradbroke Island Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre 132 Dickson Way, Point Lookout 4183 EMAIL

stradbrokeisland@yha.com.au

PHONE

07 3409 8888

MANAGER

James Griffith

RECEPTION

8am-5pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Beachfront accommodation with a relaxed atmosphere. On-site PADI dive centre, outdoor BBQ and dining area, full kitchen, laundry, internet, TV/games/common room.

62

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN

PRICES FROM

28.50

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

30 metres to the nearest foodstore. Amazing year-round snorkelling and diving. See whales (Jun-Oct), manta rays (Nov-Apr), dolphins, turtles and more. Enjoy surfing, sandboarding, kayaking, scenic gorge walks. Live band Saturday nights at the pub, with pool competitions and BBQs. Take train to Cleveland. Hop on the free bus from the train station to water taxi. Catch water taxi over to the island. Hop on the island bus from Dunwich to the YHA at Point Lookout. From Cleveland, catch car ferry to island. Drive to Point Lookout and take second left. Brisbane is 25 km W, Surfers Paradise is 70 km S All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA For those who like to travel somewhere extraordinary.

Head to South Australia for an experience that’s all about contrasts: rich wine regions, long sandy white beaches and great festivals. It’s also the gateway to the reddest sands and outlandish towns of the outback.

ADELAIDE Adelaide is the capital of South Australia, home to more than 1.2 million people. It’s an attractive coastal destination with a Mediterranean climate and a cosmopolitan, outdoor lifestyle to match. With inviting sandy white beaches to one side and the picturesque Adelaide Hills on the other, the city boasts lush green parklands, busy city squares and a lively café scene. Revel in an abundance of varying arts,

Flinders Ranges

music and culinary festivals and sporting events throughout the year, including the internationally renowned Womadelaide and Adelaide Fringe festivals. Taste the fresh produce at the Adelaide Central Market and Chinatown, take in the galleries and museums, bike along the River Torrens to Glenelg Beach or see the giant pandas at the zoo.

adelaide hills & barossa valley In the Barossa Valley, a one-hour drive from Adelaide, you can visit quaint art galleries and worldclass vineyards such as Penfolds and Jacob’s Creek, while enjoying the region’s gorgeous landscape, and gourmet wining and dining. The Adelaide Hills has many wineries dotted among market gardens and orchards. Bike Mount Lofty, hike the Heysen Trail, enjoy panoramic city views from the summit, visit the German town of Hahndorf or hold a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park.


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Eyre Peninsula

Discover ancient gorges, sheltered creek beds, spectacular rocky outcrops and the towering gum trees of the Flinders Ranges. South Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest mountain range is a dramatic landscape with impressive geographical formations. A grand amphitheatre, Wilpena Pound is a vast and ancient land of startling colours and unique wildlife, with many hiking trails to follow for stunning views and sunsets.

See the Australian outback on the Eyre Peninsula. Over 2000 km of magnificent coastline makes for memorable drives and perfect ocean adventures. Swim with seals, dolphins and tuna; cage dive with great white sharks at Port Lincoln; or travel to Port Kenny on Venus Bay for huge surf, the rugged rocky cliffs of the Great Australian Bight, limestone caves, arid desert and whale watching experiences.

FLEURIEU PENINSULA & KANGAROO ISLAND

along the coast, walk the clifftop trails and swim at Horseshoe Bay. A much larger island than expected, Kangaroo Island is 150 km long. With pristine wilderness, dense forest, wetlands, sand dunes and gastronomic delights itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s truly unique. The island is a sanctuary to the pure strain Ligurian bees, so there is quality honey to try. Ferry to the island from Cape Jervis to see kangaroos, koalas, little penguins, sea-lions, black swans and echidnas. Also explore the impressive soaring cliffs, eucalypt forests, Flinders Chase National Park, Seal Bay and the famous Remarkable Rocks.

South of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula is prized for its wineries and fresh produce. Home to world-renowned McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek wine regions, there are cellar doors throughout the countryside for wine and produce tastings. Travel further south for miles of amazing coastline, beaches, ideal surfing, fishing, abundant wildlife and seasonal whale watching in the charming town of Port Elliot. Bike

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA Tour Down Under

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

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Explore Adelaide by bike

3

Cuddle a koala at Cleland Wildlife Park

Discover Adelaide and Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens

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Party through the Festival Season in Adelaide

See penguins at Granite Island Nature Park

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Hike the Heysen Trail or Waterfall Gully

5

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Walk, run or cycle the River Torrens Linear Park Trail Follow the mountain bike trails through the Wirrabara State Forest

Visit Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

YHA Member Discounts

Try tastings at the National Wine Centre of Australia

See yha.com.au for more discounts

Gorge Wildlife Park 08 8389 2206 20% discount off full priced entry

Spirit of the Coorong 1800 442 203 10% discount off Coorong National Park Cruises

Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari 0419 772 175 15% discount

Taste The Barossa 08 8357 1594 $5 off day tour

Temptation Dolphin Swim 0412 811 838 PhotoCo Camera House $5 off Dolphin Swim & 08 8231 5632 Watch Cruises 10% off developing, Cleland Wildlife Park printing and selected items 08 8339 2444 The Big Duck Boat Tours 25% off full price admission PJ O’Brien’s Adelaide 0405 125 312 08 8232 5111 Edinburgh Castle Hotel 10% off adult tickets 20% discount off food 08 8231 1435 WOMADelaide Foundation & beverage. Conditions 25% off drinks ordered womadelaide.com.au with a $10 meal (up to $25) apply Concession rate tickets Nullarbor Traveller Premier Stateliner Zoos SA: Adelaide & Monarto 1800 816 858 Coach Group 08 8534 4100 $5 discount per day for 08 8415 5555 10% off entry all tours 10% off full adult fare


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Adelaide

Adelaide Central YHA 135 Waymouth Street, Adelaide 5000 EMAIL

adlcentral@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8414 3010 1800 222 942

MANAGER

Anna Cornelisse

RECEPTION

24 hours

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM / DCC Friendly staff, great facilities and a vibrant atmosphere. This multi-award-winning accommodation has air-conditioning/ heating, modern lounge/TV rooms, spacious kitchen, dining, balcony area, games room, reading room, laundry, car park, fast internet/Wi-Fi, large backpack-sized lockers, DVD library, free luggage & bike storage, free linen, free tea & coffee, 24-hour staff and security access. Best place to stay for group facilities, with conference room available.

245

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN DOUBLE ENSUITE FAMILY ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

27

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

500 metres to the supermarket. Shop at hostel reception. Prime location, right in the centre of all the major city attractions. Adelaide Central Market, Chinatown, art galleries, museums, shopping, eclectic pubs and cafés serving great local produce. A short tram ride to the beach or bus to explore the Adelaide Hills, wine regions or free bike hire alongside the River Torrens. There are regular hostel guest activities and lots of local discounts. A short walk to Adelaide’s coolest and best night spots, dance clubs, live music, galleries, restaurants and cafés. Enjoy local beers and wines with music, from jazz to live bands and dance. 100 metres to the terminal. 2 km to Keswick Station. Take the Skylink. 5 km to the airport. Catch the JetBus, every 15 minutes to Currie Street, for a short walk to the YHA (see map). Port Elliot is 85 km SE Kangaroo Island is 127 km S

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Flinders Ranges Rawnsley Park Station YHA Wilpena Road, Wilpena 5434 EMAIL

rawnsley@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8648 0008

MANAGERS

Tony and Julie Smith

RECEPTION

8am-6pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

AMEX DC MC VA EFTPOS Rawnsley Park Station joins the Flinders Ranges National Park with walking trails to Wilpena Pound. Situated at the base of Rawnsley Bluff, the YHA nestles into the spectacular landscape of the Flinders Ranges. Quality accommodation with swimming pool on-site.

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CABINS: SINGLE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY SOME ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

50

$

PP/PN

Food store and restaurant on-site. Seven marked walking trails, ranging from half an hour to five hours return (Rawnsley Bluff). See kangaroos, emu, wallabies and other wildlife and birds. Take in the magnificent views with scenic flights over Wilpena Pound, 4WD tours to Flinders Ranges National Park and guided walks. Bus service: Genesis Tours, Adelaide – Hawker twice weekly. Car hire available from Port Augusta. Adelaide is 415 km S All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

POSTCARDS FROM SOUTH AUSTRALIA Best wildlife Kangaroo Island is a zoo with no fences. It is an incredible example of wildlife and people co-existing in a small self-contained ecosystem. You can see koalas, roos, sea lions, dolphins, and wallabies. Favourite wildlife moment Swimming with sea lions off the coast of Hopkins Island, about an hour’s boat ride from Port Lincoln. The sea lions are incredibly curious and will play with you. It is the most interactive wildlife experience I have ever had. Something I didn’t know I wasn’t aware of the diversity; salt flats on Lake Gairdner, the majesty of the Flinders Ranges, the quirky Coober Pedy, the expansive Eyre Penninsula. South Australia in three words A hidden gem. Best place for nature The Flinders Ranges. The openness, the stillness, the silence, the power.

Greg Snell, Canada


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Flinders Ranges Wirrabara Old Schoolhouse YHA Forest Road, Wirrabara Forest 5481 EMAIL

wirrabara@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8414 3000

PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL through the

yha.com.au website only

MC VA

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE* Mon-Thurs $126 p/n per group Fri-Sun $153 p/n per group

$30 surcharge per night – long weekends and public holidays $50 cash refundable key deposit

A beautifully renovated cottage built in 1880, the Wirrabara YHA is a piece of Australian rural history. Facilities include electric stove, microwave, fridge and DVD player. Perfect for families, groups and nature lovers. Guests must bring their own linen and drinking water.

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EXCLUSIVE USE

GROUP PRICES FROM

126

$

PER NIGHT

10 km to the nearest foodstore. Take your bike, ride the Mawson Trail. No bus service available. Rawnsley Park Station is 170 km N Adelaide is 250 km S

* Due to bushfire safety requirements, minimum group booking of two people. Guests must have transport and access to mobile phone and/or radio to monitor weather conditions.

Kangaroo Island Kangaroo Island YHA 33 Middle Terrace, Penneshaw 5222 EMAIL

kangarooisland@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8553 1344

MANAGER

Helen Richardson

RECEPTION

9am-12pm, 6pm-8pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Kangaroo Island offers an abundance of wildlife, amazing scenery and adventure. The newly refurbished YHA, which overlooks beautiful Hog Bay, is a great base from which to explore the island, and is just 100 metres from the beach and ferry. Relax in a hammock with sea views.

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200 metres to the nearest foodstore. Tours to Seal Bay, Flinders Chase, Little Sahara Sand Dunes, beaches, wildlife park. See penguins, koalas, wallabies, seals, kangaroos, echidnas and sea lions. 110 km from Adelaide to terminal at Cape Jervis. Twice daily coach service from Adelaide connects with ferry (no ferry service on Christmas Day). No public transport on KI. 10am shuttle to Kingscote, 5.30pm return. 60 km to Kingscote Airport. Port Elliot is 86 km E, Adelaide is 127 km N All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Mt Lofty Mt Lofty Cottage YHA Cleland Conservation Park EMAIL

mountlofty@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8414 3000

PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL through the

yha.com.au website only

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RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE* Mon-Thurs $99 p/n per group Fri-Sun $126 p/n per group

$30 surcharge per night – long weekends and public holidays $50 cash refundable key deposit

An attractive stone cottage built in 1880, just 20 minutes from the city. Facilities include electric stove, microwave, fridge and DVD player. Walking distance to Cleland Wildlife Park, the cottage is ideal for families and nature lovers. Guests must bring linen and drinking water.

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2 km to the nearest foodstore. Excellent walking trails with spectacular views of city lights at night. 400 metres from famous Mt Lofty summit lookout. No bus service available. Adelaide is 20 km E Port Elliot is 83 km S Wirrabara is 265 km N *Due to bushfire safety requirements, minimum group booking of two people. Guests must have transport and access to mobile phone and/or radio to monitor weather conditions.

Port Elliot/Fleurieu Peninsula Port Elliot Beach House YHA 13 The Strand, Port Elliot 5212 EMAIL

portelliot@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8554 1885

RECEPTION

8.30am-12.30pm, 5-8.30pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Stylish boutique budget accommodation. Relax with amazing views at a great getaway location, enjoyable in every season. Recently renovated and with shared dorms, double and family rooms and an impressive suite. Available for exclusive use for groups or that special occasion. 400 metres to the nearest foodstore. Across the road from stunning beaches, walking trails and lookouts: swimming, surfing, fishing, beach walking, whale watching (seasonal) and bike riding are all on our doorstep. Nearby towns, Victor Harbor, Goolwa, Middleton. Close to wineries, bars and restaurants, and other tour activities such as skydiving and boat cruises. Great pubs and restaurants nearby. Short drive or taxi ride to Victor Harbor nightlife. 400 metres to the bus stop. Premier Stateliner buses daily from Adelaide. Kangaroo Island is 86 km W, Adelaide is 85 km N

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE Price on application

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Port Lincoln Port Lincoln YHA 26 London Street, Port Lincoln 5606 EMAIL

portlincoln@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 8682 3605

MANAGER

Debi & Robert Forster

RECEPTION

8am-8pm

Port Lincoln

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An amazing experience Exploring the McLaren Vale wineries; eating huge platters of locally sourced food, sipping the wines, in the most gorgeous scenery. Something I didn’t know South Australia has the most amazing seafood. Try Coffin Bay oysters at Del Giorno’s in Port Lincoln. South Australia in three words Beautiful. Tasty. Exciting. Travel tip After a long day exploring, stay in a YHA hostel; it’s a real treat to come back to a nice room and bed. All the YHAs I stayed in were of a high standard. Don’t miss Shark cage diving in Port Lincoln, and try and fit in swimming with the Bluefin tuna. Anything else I had the most amazing time in SA, in just a week. The scenery, food and company were amazing, I can’t wait to come back.

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


TASMANIA

An island rich in wilderness, history and beauty.

Tasmania is an island of spectacular contrasts – vibrant cities and country villages, ancient forests and towering sea cliffs, delicious food and cool-climate wines, heritage and culture, and unique wildlife and wilderness.

Hobart is a city of sails, sandstone and sunshine – a place that combines a rich colonial past with contemporary art and culture, and a place that has all the attractions of a state capital, wrapped up in a friendly, accessible, pocket-sized city. Convict-built warehouses which look down on the bustle and fun of Salamanca Market (held each Saturday) are home to boutiques, restaurants, artists’ studios and galleries. Based at Montgomery’s YHA you can do what the locals do and enjoy the Salamanca Market, then explore the historic waterfront and nearby Battery Point precinct. MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, a short ferry ride from the city, is a world-class, multi-storey gallery that looks over the majestic Derwent River and shouldn’t be missed. To the south of the city lies the Huon Valley, famous for its waterways and wilderness. Here you can venture on the popular Huon Trail and enjoy the unique

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history, crafts, food and wine of the region. Visit the Tahune Airwalk and underground wonders of Hastings Caves, where close by you can take a dip or a swim year round in the naturally heated thermal pool. Port Arthur historic site is 70 minutes from Hobart. A former convict settlement, the site is one of Australia’s most significant heritage areas. Take a guided walking tour, cruise the serene harbour and visit the open-air museum. Also close by to Hobart is Mount Field National Park, where you can walk to Russell Falls and witness the spectacular cascading stream of white water among the swamp gums, as some of the world’s tallest trees tower above you.


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NORTH-EAST & THE SUNCOAST The Suncoast boasts magnificent coastal scenery, which is a picture-perfect backdrop to deserted white sandy beaches while walking or swimming. Coles Bay with its rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula is one of Tasmania’s most popular destinations. Here you will discover picturesque Wineglass Bay, voted one of the world’s most stunning beaches, with its wellformed walking track through granite outcrops. The fishing port of St Helens has a relaxed atmosphere and pretty places to unwind. Then travel north-west to Bridport, another seaside village, where you can explore the river by canoe or visit the nearby lavender farm. Tasmanian Devil

North-west & West

Deloraine is a charming town situated on the Meander River, and is classified by the National Trust as a site of historical significance. Further north is the sea gateway into Tasmania, Devonport, where you can enjoy the excellent cycling tracks along the foreshore between the city and the Don River. Cradle Mountain–Lake St Clair National Park is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the state. Spend a day or a week hiking through soaring mountains, deep gorges, lakes, tarns and wide open moorlands. Strahan is a quaint fishing village situated in a sheltered nook of Tasmania’s wild west coast and is home to one of the most beautiful rivers, the Gordon, renowned for its mirror-like reflections. Cruise on the river, spend a day kayaking or sandboarding or get up close to the rugged west coast scenery by taking the West Coast Wilderness Railway from Strahan to Queenstown.


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Enjoy beautiful views of Hobart from Mt Wellington

Take a photo with the penguins in Bicheno

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Visit Cataract Gorge in Launceston

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Stroll around the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart Visit the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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Meet Devils at the Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park Visit the Freycinet Peninsula and Wineglass Bay

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Take in MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) – local residents get in for free

See Lake St Clair, Australia’s deepest natural freshwater lake, in the Central Highlands Discover Tasmania’s convict history at Port Authur

YHA Member Discounts Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre 03 6383 1473 Concession rate Bruny Island Cruises 03 6293 1465 10% off Bruny Island Safaris 0437 499 795 $20 off full day tour Tasmanian Devil Conservation Park 03 6250 3230 25% discount for direct bookings with proof of membership card

Launceston City Ghost Tours Tamar River Cruises 03 6334 9900 0421 819 373 15% off adult fares on all 2 for 1 tickets scheduled day cruises National Trust of Tasman Island Cruises Australia (Runnymede) 03 6250 2200 03 6278 1269 10% discount (direct 50% discount on bookings only) admission price Red Decker Company 03 6236 9116 10% off Seahorse World 03 6383 4111 Concession $18, includes guided 45-minute tour

Under Down Under 03 6272 9884 $5-$30 discount on selected tours World Heritage Cruises 03 6471 7174 10% off full price adult ticket for direct bookings


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YHA HOSTELS IN TASMANIA

Hobart Tour Desk only 9 Argyle Street, Hobart TAS 7000 Email  yhatas@yha.com.au  Phone  03

6234 1359 

Hours  Mon-Fri

 9am-5pm

Bruny Island Traveller 03 6234 4270 10% off (direct bookings)

Port Arthur Historic Site 1800 659 101 10% off admission price

Peppermint Bay Cruises 1300 137 919 15% discount

Tasmania’s Own Redline Coaches 1300 360 000 20% off all main coach route services

Hobart Airport to City Hotels Shuttle 1300 385 511 25% off tickets

Wine Glass Bay Cruises 03 6257 0355 10% discount on the Wineglass Bay Cruise

Jan - MONA FOMA (Hobart), Taste of Tasmania (Hobart), Feb - Festivale (Launceston), Mar - Breath of Life Festival (Launceston), Jun - Dark Mofo (Hobart) Jul - Festival of Voices (Hobart) Sep - Junction Arts Festival (Launceston) Dec - Falls Festival (Marion Bay) TAS0215


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Bridport Bridport Seaside Lodge Backpackers YHA 47 Main Street, Bridport 7262 EMAIL

bridport@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 6356 1585

MANAGER

Murray Saunders

RECEPTION

8am-8pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA Bridport is a seaside village on the shores of Andersons Bay, on Tasmania’s sunny north coast. The hostel is located opposite the river estuary, close to the hotel, beach, bakery, cheap eats, internet café and shops.

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400 metres to the nearest foodstore. Explore the river by canoe, try oystering, take the coastal walk, fish off the beach or from a boat. Short drive to lavender farm, wineries, sand dunes, mountain walks, waterfalls and Barnbougle Dunes golf course. Pubs, restaurants, moonlight beach walks. Sainty’s Coaches from Launceston connect at Scottsdale with Stan’s Coaches to Bridport twice daily (Monday-Friday). 95 km to Launceston Airport. Launceston is 80 km SW, Coles Bay is 240 km SE *Weekly discounts available.

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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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Coles Bay–Esplanade Iluka Backpackers YHA Reserve Road, Coles Bay 7215 EMAIL

colesbayesplanade@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 6257 0115

MANAGERS

John O’Donnell and Sharon Johnston

RECEPTION

8am-6pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Situated in Coles Bay, 1 km from the Freycinet National Park, the YHA is across the road from Muirs Beach. On-site facilities include a laundry, tavern/bistro, supermarket, bakery and takeaway. Free Wi-Fi hot spot.

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On-site supermarket. One of the world’s best beaches, Wineglass Bay is only a few kilometres from Coles Bay YHA. Freycinet Peninsula enjoys more days of sunshine, than anywhere else in Tasmania, and is the stepping stone to Tasmania’s oldest National Park. Activities abound – wine tasting, hiking, kayaking, diving, fishing, cruising, birdwatching, scenic flights and quad biking. Bicheno Coach Service meets Redline Coaches or Tassielink Coaches from Hobart or Launceston. Coles Bay-Freycinet is 7 km S Bridport is 240 km NW

Coles Bay–Freycinet Coles Bay YHA Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay 7215 EMAIL

yhatas@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 6234 1359

RECEPTION

Phone YHA TAS for keyholder

MC VA EFTPOS Coles Bay YHA, overlooking a secluded beach in Freycinet National Park, is a special two-cabin holiday YHA with basic facilities – fridge and stove, cold shower and pit toilet. No running hot water.

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7 km to the nearest foodstore. Walking track to Wineglass Bay nearby. Ideal for swimming, bushwalking, fishing, photography and sea kayaking. 7 km to the stop. Bicheno Coach Service will drop off at walking tracks car park (1 km from hostel) on request. Coles Bay-Esplanade is 7 km N Bridport is 240 km NW Hostel can only be booked per room from 15 December -15 February and over Easter. Bookings by ballot system. Call YHA Tasmania before mid-September to register. Some dates may remain unfilled after the ballot, so contact YHA Tasmania after mid-September to confirm vacancies. Easter bookings register by mid-January.

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Montgomery’s Private Hotel & YHA 9 Argyle Street, Hobart 7000 EMAIL

montys@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 6231 2660

RECEPTION

8am-10pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Hobart’s most luxurious YHA and private hotel is located 100 metres from Hobart GPO and a block away from Constitution Dock on Hobart’s waterfront. The YHA has communal cooking facilities, a common room with TV, reception and tour desk.

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100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest city, with a wealth of attractions. From the historic homes of Battery Point to the panoramic view from Mount Wellington there is plenty on offer. Salamanca Market, the Botanic Gardens, Australia’s oldest brewery, Cascade, and a cruise on the Derwent River to MONA are recommended. Catch the Hobart Summer Festival and Taste of Tasmania starting 27 December. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is across the road from the hostel, and Montgomery’s Hotel next door has excellent budget-priced meals. Hobart has an abundance of nightlife. Most activities occur later in the week. Check local newspapers for a guide to entertainment. Karaoke Friday and Saturday night at Montgomery’s Hotel. Restaurants, clubs and bars nearby. 100 metres to local Metro bus stop. Tasmania’s Own Redline Coaches and Tassielink services daily. 18 km to the airport. Shuttle service departs 10-15 minutes after each domestic arrival. Strahan is 300 km NW Coles Bay–Esplanade is 186 km NE

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Strahan Strahan Backpackers YHA 43 Harvey Street, Strahan 7468 EMAIL

strahan@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 6471 7255

MANAGERS

Deb and Rob Patrick

RECEPTION

8am-8pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA This rustic hostel is set in bushland, near a creek where platypus live. Close to the town centre, transport, shops, tours, Macquarie Harbour activities. There are huts, dorms and double rooms, BBQ and outdoor dining areas, kitchen, common room and a tranquil atmosphere. On-site parking.

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500 metres to the nearest foodstore. Enjoy art and craft galleries, cruise the Gordon River, take a scenic flight, go kayaking, explore Ocean Beach, jet boat ride or sandboard Henty Sand Dunes. See Tasmania’s longest-running play, The Ship That Never Was, enjoy drinks at the pub or try to spot the platypus family in the creek. Tassielink Coaches drop off outside the hostel. 320 km to Hobart and 277 km to Launceston. Hobart is 300 km SE All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

POSTCARDS FROM TASMANIA

Jake Weston United Kingdom

An amazing experience The honey-coloured buildings and uplifting nature of Port Arthur and the other historic sites. A pleasant surprise It’s not just about the coast. On the drive from Hobart to Launceston we stopped at the amazing historic town of Oatlands. Tasmania in three words Wild. Fresh. Surprising. Best place for nature Cradle Mountain, you can’t help but fall for its rugged charm, the lunar-like mountain top, crystal clear lake and green surrounds. Don’t miss The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA); take what will be your best ferry ride ever from downtown Hobart to this amazing art museum situated underneath the Moorilla winery.


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VICTORIA

The best of the city and the bush.

From surf beaches and national parks, to wineries and rainforests, Victoria is the best of Australia in one gorgeous state. Fashionable Melbourne offers a fun, cosmopolitan lifestyle, playing host to buzzing nightlife and world-class events and galleries.  

BAYSIDE Scuba dive, swim with dolphins and get sand in your toes Bayside. Make your way down to stunning Phillip Island to see the little Fairy Penguins march across the beach, see sleepy koalas and explore the spectacular rugged coastline. The drive to Sorrento is dotted with stunning wineries and pristine beaches.

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MELBOURNE Melbourne is full of unique cultural districts. Relax with a coffee in a hidden café, visit contemporary galleries and check out Melbourne street art. Stop at one of the hundreds of restaurants for lunch. In the evening take advantage of the city’s many wine bars, clubs or pubs. Sports fans will love the sports capital: Melbourne hosts the Grand Prix, Australian Open and Melbourne Cup. Be sure to see an AFL game and cricket at the historic MCG.

Gold Region Step back in time to the 1850s at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, where Victoria’s gold mining history comes alive. Here you can pan for gold, eat boiled lollies and ride horsedrawn carriages down cobblestone streets. Visit local winemakers and restaurants, and watch the worldclass sound and light show.


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The Great Ocean Road is Australia’s iconic road trip. Check out worldclass surf at Bells Beach – home to the Rip Curl Pro surf competition on your way to coastal Apollo Bay, tucked between the ocean and Otway Ranges rainforest. Be blown away by the stunning Twelve Apostles, and then continue to Port Fairy – a beautifully restored historic fishing village. Peel yourself away from the coast and head inland to the Grampians National Park. Using serene Halls Gap as your base, rock-climb, mountain bike and hike, while soaking up breathtaking views. Encounter sacred Aboriginal sites, rock paintings and native flowers.

Ski Escapes Live music, clubs, cafés, restaurants and snow! Mt Buller is Victoria’s most accessible snow field, only three hours from Melbourne. Ski to the front door of the hostel, shake the snow off your boots then warm up indoors.

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LAKES & COASTS Base yourself in easy-going Foster where the country meets the coast. You are only a short drive away from Wilson’s Promontory, the state’s largest wilderness area, where there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen.

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See a free exhibition at Melbourne’s Federation Square Loop the city hot spots on the free City Circle tram or Melbourne Visitor Shuttle Wander through Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market Enjoy the Great Ocean Walk, a 104 km trail from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles

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Visit Wilsons Promontory – the southernmost point of mainland Australia Take a guided walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens

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See Australia’s largest colony of fur seals at The Nobbies and Seal Rocks Visit Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens Stroll along Southbank from the MCG to Docklands Bushwalk through the Grampians National Park

YHA Member Discounts Advance Car Rental 03 9329 5000 12.5% off quoted base rates. Mention YHA at time of booking Australian Skydive 03 5261 6620 $50 off tandem skydive at Torquay, Monday-Friday. Direct bookings only The Astor Theatre 03 9510 1414 $14 admission to regular movie sessions BC Car Rentals 1800 085 282 All inclusive car hire. Call BC Car Rentals for details

Global Ballooning Chill On Ice Lounge 03 9428 5703 03 9663 3877 10% off standard admission 15% off retail for Yarra Valley and Melbourne flights The Comic’s Lounge Golden Mile Walking Tours 03 9348 9488 Free double pass Mon/Tue. 03 9663 3358 2 for 1 *Conditions apply Pass valid for entry only Cooks’ Cottage 03 9419 5766 $3 off on presentation of YHA card Eureka Skydeck 88 03 9693 8888 15% off entry. Not valid on Edge Experience or with any other offer

Great Ocean Road Surf Tours 1800 787 353 15% off Experience and Explorer 1-5 day learn to surf tours. Book direct *Conditions apply

Healesville Sanctuary 03 5957 2800 10% off adult admission


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YHA HOSTELS IN VICTORIA

YHA membership CENTRE membership.vic@yha.com.au 03 9670 3802 Hours  Mon-Fri 9am-5pm email

Phone

Hidden Secrets Tours 03 9663 3358 10% off Lanes and Arcades Tour or Cafe Culture Walk IMAX Melbourne Museum 03 9663 5454 20% off full priced adult tickets Melbourne River Cruises 03 8610 2600 Purchase one sightseeing or ferry cruise and receive one free cruise to the same or lesser value Melbourne Zoo 03 9285 9300 10% off adult admission Moonraker Dolphin Swims 03 5984 4211 20% off tours for YHA members. Sept - May

Old Melbourne Gaol Crime and Justice Experience 03 8663 7228 $5 off adult daytime admission to the Old Melbourne Gaol *Conditions apply

Peninsula Hot Springs 03 5950 8777 20% off Bath House bathing Monday-Friday excluding school and public holidays Polly Woodside 03 9699 9760 20% discount off admission on presentation of YHA card Puffing Billy Railway 03 9757 0700 10% off Standard Excursion Train Fares for YHA members. Excludes Family Fares

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium 03 9923 5999 Save 20% off single adult entry ticket *Conditions apply Something Aussie 03 9329 8622 15% off (except specials) Urban Burger North Melbourne 03 9328 1781 Free serve of chips with any burger purchase upon presentation of YHA card Werribee Open Range Zoo 03 9731 9600 10% off adult admission See yha.com.au for more discounts and conditions


RENT-A-YHA HAVE THE YHA TO YOURSELVES

WHAT IS RENT-A-YHA?

Rent-a-YHA gives your family, friends or group the opportunity to rent a whole building for a short break, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a family reunion, special event, or just an excuse to getaway with a group of friends.

EXCLUSIVE USE FACILITIES

The accommodation is safe, clean and comfortable. Rooms sleep between 2-10 people. Most YHAs

provide linen, have a BBQ, fully-equipped kitchens and common rooms. All your group needs to bring is a towel, food and themselves.

A LOCATION FOR EVERY OCCASION From the beach to the bush the YHAs are perfectly located for a group getaway. See hostel details in this guide for information and contact details.

To book email or call the hostels directly or visit yha.com.au/groups


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Apollo Bay Apollo Bay Eco YHA 5 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay 3233 EMAIL

apollobay@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 5237 7899

MANAGERS

Jonathan and Marjon Burgess

RECEPTION

8-10am, 5-10pm

MC VA EFTPOS An architect-designed passive solar hostel combining functionality and comfort. Two kitchens and social areas, fantastic rooftop. Groups welcome.

RENT-A-YHA – EXCLUSIVE USE From $1,400 per night

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100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Visit Cape Otway lighthouse, rainforests, deserted beaches and waterfalls. Activities include surfing, snorkelling, horse-riding, kayaking to the seal colony, Otway Fly Treetop Walk and the Great Ocean Walk. Easy walking distance to local pubs – enjoy nightlife with a beachside vibe! 200 metres to the stop. Daily V/Line buses from Melbourne to Apollo Bay. Call PTV – 1800 800 007. Tours operate from Melbourne or Apollo Bay most days. Melbourne is 186 km NE Port Fairy is 188km NW

Ballarat Sovereign Hill Lodge YHA Magpie Street, Ballarat 3350 EMAIL

ballarat@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 5337 1159

MANAGER

Neil Robbins

RECEPTION

7am-10pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours Check in for the hostel at the Comfort Inn Hotel

The Sovereign Hill Lodge YHA is located next to Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum, a re-creation of an 1850s township. This hostel has great backpacker facilities, including barbecue area and TV/common room.

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2.5 km to the nearest foodstore. Experience Sovereign Hill Outdoor Museum. Pan for gold and see a working display of the gold mining era. At night, experience ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’, an exciting sound and light spectacular. Ballarat is a bustling city with many cafés, galleries, museums, antique and craft shops, and other attractions. 3 km to the stop. 3 km to the station. Melbourne is 110 km E, Grampians is 147 km W

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Foster Prom Coast Backpackers YHA 40 Station Road, Foster 3960 EMAIL

foster@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 5682 2171

MANAGERS

Mohya & John Davies

RECEPTION

Phone until 9pm

MC VA EFTPOS

0427 875 735

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Centrally located in Foster – gateway to Wilsons Promontory National Park and South Gippsland beaches. Great Southern Rail Trail goes to Foster (50 km walking and cycling track). Free laundry facilities available. Transport to Wilsons Prom at $20 per person with prior notice.

PRICES FROM

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE FAMILY

25

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

100 metres to the shopping centre. Explore Wilsons Promontory National Park. Go bushwalking, hiking or visit Foster craft markets. Take in Foster North lookout or windsurf Shallow Inlet. Enjoy a game of snooker at the pub with friendly locals. 150 metres to V/Line terminal. Daily buses depart from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. Call PTV – 1800 800 007 ptv.vic.gov.au Melbourne is 172 km NW

POLPERRO DOLPHIN SWIMS! Explore the underwater world with a dolphin and seal swim, snorkelling in the pristine waters of Port Phillip Bay – Only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne!

POLPERRO DOLPHIN SWIMS

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Sorrento Pier Esplanade, Sorrento, Victoria Phone: +61 3 5988 8437 / 0428 174 160 crew@polperro.com.au www.polperro.com.au

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


victoria

Halls Gap/Grampians Grampians Eco YHA Cnr Grampians & Buckler Rds, Halls Gap 3381 EMAIL

grampians@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 5356 4544

MANAGERS

Stuart Usherwood and Rebecca van Roosmalen

RECEPTION

8am-10am, 5pm-9.30pm Winter 8am-10pm Summer

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

A stylish, comfortable eco-hostel with solar power and energy and water conservation features. Be as active as you like or relax by the wood fire. Groups welcome.

RENT-A-YHA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; EXCLUSIVE USE From $1200 per night

64

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

28

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

1 km to the nearest foodstore. Visit The Balconies, Hollow Mountain, The Pinnacle, MacKenzie Falls and many other waterfalls. Activities include abseiling, rock-climbing, mountain biking and horseriding and kayaking. Call PTV on 1800 800 007 for bus info. Daily V/Line train from Melbourne to Ararat connects with local bus. Ballarat is 147 km E Apollo Bay is 258 km S

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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YHA HOSTELs IN melbourne

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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


victoria

Melbourne

Melbourne Central YHA 562 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000 EMAIL

melbcentral@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 9621 2523

MANAGER

Bronwyn Adams

RECEPTION

24 hours

Check-in from 1pm, check-out at 10am

MC VA EFTPOS Experience Melbourne like a local. Magnificent city views from the rooftop area. Facilities include travel information, combined compact kitchen/internet lounges with flatscreen TVs and Wi-Fi throughout the hostel. Enjoy the security of electronic door locks and CCTV. Ask about our exclusive rooftop rooms.

208

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN DBLE ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

$

30

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

500 metres to the nearest foodstore. You really are in the heart of the action, so make the most of it. Walk to Melbourne’s premier attractions – Etihad Stadium, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck, ACMI, Crown Casino, Chinatown and the National Gallery of Victoria; or catch the tram to Melbourne Zoo. The free City Circle tram stops at the hostel door – catch a ride to the Shrine of Remembrance, MCG or Rod Laver Arena. Melbourne’s events calendar includes the Australian Open tennis, AFL footy, Formula One Grand Prix, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Spring Racing Carnival and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Melbourne is known for its live music, great cafès, eclectic bars, nightclubs and pubs, many in the hidden laneways. 600 m to Southern Cross Station Coach and Skybus Terminal. 400 m to Southern Cross Station Train Terminal 28 km to Melbourne Airport. Skybus operates 24 hours from Southern Cross Station. North Melbourne YHA is 1.5 km N Apollo Bay is 186 km SW

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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SO MANY GREAT MUSEUMS!

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MELBOURNE MUSEUM

11 NicholsoN street carltoN Discover a culture that has survived 2000 generations in the new Aboriginal gallery First Peoples. Explore the history of Melbourne. See towering dinosaurs, over 750 animals, an explosive 3D volcano and a giant screen IMAX. Best Major Tourist Attraction in Victoria for 2010, 2011, 2012. Open Daily 10am – 5pm x

IMMIGRATION MUSEUM

400 FliNders street MelBourNe Journey through Melbourne’s history and explore stories of people who have migrated from all reaches of the world. Explore Australian identity – who we are and who others think we are. Open Daily 10am – 5pm x

SCIENCEWORKS

2 Booker street spotswood Learn about science through engaging and interactive exhibitions, displays, live demonstrations, Planetarium and Lightning Room shows plus more. Scienceworks is the perfect family day out. Open Daily 10am – 4.30pm x

ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING

11 NicholsoN street carltoN Capture the beauty of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building on a guided tour. Completed in 1880 for Melbourne’s first International exhibition and the site of Australia’s first Federal Parliament in 1901. Guided tours: Adult $5, Child $3.50 Bookings essential 1 Melbourne Museum 2 Scienceworks 3 Royal Exhibition Building 4 Immigration Museum

Phone 13 11 02 museumvictoria.com.au Closed Christmas day & Good Friday

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


victoria

Melbourne – North Melbourne

Melbourne Metro YHA 78 Howard Street, North Melbourne 3051 EMAIL

melbmetro@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 9329 8599

MANAGER

Doosh Jhowry

RECEPTION

24 hours

Check-in from 1pm, check-out at 10am

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM Friendly atmosphere in a quiet suburban street on the fringe of the CBD. Café, travel and tour information available. Bicycle hire. Kitchen and laundry, plus luggage lockers. Rooftop barbecue area, parking (subject to availability), internet lounge, Wi-Fi, ATM and CCTV security. Ideal for groups.

360

MULTI TWIN / FAMILY DBLE ENSUITE

PRICES FROM

27*

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

300 metres to the nearest foodstore. A 10-minute walk to the city centre and close to major attractions including the Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Zoo. Attractions include ACMI, Eureka Skydeck, Parliament House, Old Treasury Building, Arts Centre, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Aquarium, cruises on the Yarra River. Many events throughout the year. Try out the great ‘eat streets’ of Melbourne – dine in style or on the cheap. Many bars, pubs and nightclubs in the city and inner-city suburbs. Large variety of music venues. 1.4 km to coach terminal and train station. From Southern Cross (Spencer Street) Station go 400 metres east along Bourke Street to William Street and catch tram 55 heading north. Get off at stop 11, walk 200 metres west on Queensberry Street, turn right into Howard Street. 26 km from Melbourne Airport. Approx. $50-$55 to hostel in taxi, $17 for Skybus to city (24 hours) including transfer to/from hostel during daytime (check with driver). Sorrento is 106 km S Phillip Island is 128 km SW *Discounted weekly rates for multi-share accommodation from 1 May to 31 October.

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Mt Buller Buller Central YHA Site 2, The Avenue, Mt Buller 3723 EMAIL

mountbuller@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 5777 6181 0499 004 946

RECEPTION

8am-10am, 4pm-10pm Jun-Sep* *For Summer bookings Oct-May please call reception for operating times.

MC VA EFTPOS

Two nights minimum stay Fri/ Sat night. Discount rates for extended bookings midweek.

Purpose-built ski-in ski-out property in the heart of Mt Buller. Great atmosphere and close to restaurants, cafès and bars. On-site restaurant and bar, dry room and storage. No self-catering facilities.Located next to main chairlift. National park entry fees apply.

72

MULTI-SHARE PRIVATE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

90

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Melbourne’s closest snow resort. Sightsee, ski, snowboard. In summer, go mountain biking, horse-riding and hiking. Restaurants, cafès and pubs all a short distance from hostel. 100 metres to the bus depot. Mt Buller – V/Line bus connects with Mansfield Mt Buller Buslines. Melbourne is 238 km SW

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


victoria

Phillip Island Phillip Island YHA - The Island Accommodation 10-12 Phillip Island Tourist Rd, Newhaven, Phillip Island 3925

EMAIL

phillipisland@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 5956 6123

MANAGER

Larson Henderson

RECEPTION

9am-5pm Winter 9am-7pm Summer Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS

Architecturally designed eco-friendly hostel that is the gateway to Phillip Island. Stylish and modern with comfy lounges, self-catering kitchens and great rooftop deck with ocean views. Bikes, surfboards, fishing gear for hire. Café on site. Groups welcome.

155

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE/TWIN DBLE/TWIN ENSUITE SINGLE & FAMILY

PRICES FROM

27

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

25 metres to the nearest foodstore. See the world-famous nightly Penguin Parade, lots of wildlife attractions, great empty beaches, wetland reserves and activities: surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, visit the local wineries, whale watching; also home to Australia’s annual MotoGP. Pubs, restaurants and cafès. Walking distance to V/Line bus station. Daily services depart from Southern Cross Train Station in Melbourne. Foster is 93 km E, Melbourne is 126 km NE

Port Fairy Port Fairy YHA 8 Cox Street, Port Fairy 3284 EMAIL

portfairy@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 5568 2468

MANAGERS

Alison and Kadir Zehir

RECEPTION

8am-10am, 5pm-10pm, Summer 8am-10am, 4pm-9pm, Winter

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Centrally located, heritage-listed hostel. Friendly, homely feel, close to beaches, wharf and shops. Heating in rooms, pool table, games room, library. Large kitchen and great BBQ courtyard.

50

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

23

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

150 metres to foodstore. Great food and pubs, surf lessons, horse riding on the beach. Explore the historic town and port. Wildlife at Tower Hill and the shearwater bird colony (summer) on Griffiths Island, whales (winter) and seals. 200 metres to the bus stop. Port Fairy to Warrnambool/Apollo Bay/ Mt Gambier/Halls Gap/Melbourne. Phone hostel for timetables. 28 km to the station. Train from Warrnambool to Melbourne. Halls Gap, Grampians is 132 km N Apollo Bay is 188 km SE All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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You’ll get more for less at Harbour Town.

•  Melbourne’s favourite outlet and specialty shopping destination •   Take the FREE City Circle tram, the FREE Melbourne  Visitor Shuttle or trams 70 and 86 direct to Harbour Town  Shopping Centre •   Visit the Tourism Lounge to pick up your  FREE Tourism Club Card offering even  further discounts and complimentary  services and refreshments.

tourismclub

there’s no town like it

harbourtownmelbourne.com.au Entry off Footscray Road or Docklands Drive, Melbourne Docklands JAM HBM/0519


victoria

Sorrento Sorrento Beach House YHA 3 Miranda Street, Sorrento 3943 EMAIL

sorrento@yha.com.au

PHONE

03 5984 4323

MANAGER

Evonne Yanez

RECEPTION

8am-10am, 5pm-9pm

MC VA EFTPOS

0400 065 033

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Great location, close to shops, restaurants, pubs, bookshops, galleries, surf beach and National Park. Self-catering kitchen, TV room, deck, BBQ. Ideal for small groups.

21

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN TRIPLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

$

30

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

100 metres to the nearest foodstore. The perfect escape from the city. Dolphin and seal adventures, golf, surf, horse-riding. Visit Point Nepean National Park, wineries, stroll to Sorrento village. Cinema, pubs and great restaurants. No 788 bus, Frankston Station to Sorrento. Train from Melbourne to Frankston. Ferry 1.3 km from hostel. Passenger/car ferry regularly to/from Queenscliff and Great Ocean Road. Shuttle bus to airport to/from Frankston. Apollo Bay is 147 km W, Melbourne is 95 km N All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA Cities, outback, deserted beaches and a licence to thrill.

In Australia’s largest state, Western Australia, venture into a land of wild extremes, from pristine sapphire beaches and amazing coral reefs on the coast to uninhabited and breathtaking scorched bushland.

WESTERN CAPITAL

THE RED NORTH

Perth and its surrounds offer a bounty of historical, natural and unusual attractions. Enjoy bushwalking through Kings Park and take a ferry to Rottnest Island where you can snorkel the reef and spot the native quokkas. Just out of the city are many amazing beaches or take the train to Fremantle, a town known for its bohemian vibe. Visit its markets for local goods and explore the old prison, before heading to the jetty for fish and chips. Back in the city, visit the Perth Cultural Centre for the museum, art gallery and regular performances, exhibitions and festivals.

Begin your journey in Lancelin, close to Yanchep National Park, the Pinnacles and Benedictine town, New Norcia. Lancelin is the place to be for surfboard or sandboard adventures. Further north is Kalbarri, where you can hike and explore the natural wonders of the Murchison Gorges, including the Natural Bridge, Eagle Gorge, Nature’s Window, the Z-Bend and Loop Gorge. Shark Bay is home to the famous Monkey Mia dolphins, which come to shore for food every morning. Spend some time away from the beach to explore the stromatolites and Shell Beach. Continuing north, Exmouth is the hub for scuba diving and snorkelling. Part of the Ningaloo Reef, it is home to a variety of sea creatures, including whale sharks. Be sure to stop by WA’s hidden treasure, Karijini National Park. And, of course, head up to Broome where you can spend days discovering dinosaur footprints, walking out to WW2

The Wild West Drive, fly or take the train to gold mining town, Kalgoorlie. Pan for gold, be amazed by the size of the Super Pit (part of a current working mine) and visit centuryold pubs that were built during the first gold rush.


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Perth

tourism Australia (top) & Shutterstock (Above)

bomber planes that are usually hidden in the sea, riding camels along the beach, watching the ‘Staircase to the Moon’ from, or relaxing on, Cable Beach. Your final stop in northern WA is Kununurra, home to the Bungle Bungle Range, Mirima ‘Hidden Valley’ National Park and Lake Argyle. With spectacular gorges, waterfalls and caves, this place is a postcard.

THE GREEN SOUTH Bunbury is a great first stop and home to entire families of dolphins – spot them from the shore or snorkel out to swim with them in the surf. Heading down to Dunsborough, join a diving trip and explore the HMAS Swan shipwreck. A short drive will take you to Margaret

River, famous for its wineries, exotic meats, cheeses and chocolates. Spend sunset at the beach watching the breaks that attract surfers from around the globe. Augusta is at the very tip of the South West, where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet – check out the view from the top of the historical lighthouse. Charming timber town Pemberton is surrounded by giant Karri trees, including the 61-metre Gloucester Tree. Once used as a fire lookout, the tree can now be climbed by anyone who is feeling brave. For those who love the bush, continue to Walpole for the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk – a bridge that snakes through the canopy of the trees. Denmark is a thriving artist town with a mix of tranquil inlets along the coast as well as serious surf beaches. Further along the coast, Albany offers a range of activities including hang-gliding, abseiling and scuba diving. The Gap, Blowholes and Natural Bridge are must-sees. The town of Esperance boasts pristine, perfectly white beaches, striking blue water and an abundance of wildlife. Take the time to explore Cape Le Grand National Park, cruise the islands of the Recherche Archipelago and see the Pink Lake.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA TOP 10 THINGS TO DO

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Go snorkelling in Shoalwater Marine Park

Spend a day in Perth at Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens

3

Go on a sandboarding adventure in Lancelin Get a cultural fix at Perth’s art gallery, cultural centre, state library and museum

5

Walk the Bibbulmun Track – one of the world’s greatest long-distance trails

YHA Member Discounts

Enjoy a sunset drink on Perth’s Cottesloe Beach

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Visit Scarborough for long walks, surf and swimming Dive into the diverse offerings of the Fremantle Markets Bring your camera for Perth’s musical Bell Tower, which looks great at night Journey to Wave Rock, truly one of Australia’s most incredible natural monuments

See yha.com.au for more discounts

2K Tours 08 9168 1314 10% off all 2K tours Direct bookings only

Kalamunda + Districts Historical Society 08 9293 1371 20% off entry fee

Swan Valley Tours 08 9274 1199 10% off Indulgence and Afternoon Delights Tours

About Bike Hire 08 9221 2665 10% off hybrid bikes, kayaks or family quads (max. 1 day)

Kimberley Wild Expeditions 08 9193 7778 Concession price for all tours

The Art Gallery of WA 08 9492 6600 25% off adult general admission tickets *Conditions apply

Broome Adventure Company 1300 665 888 $5 off adult price of 3-hour Turtle Kayak Cape 2 Cape Car Rentals 0419 749 248 10% off daily hire *Conditions apply Fremantle Prison 08 9336 9200 Concession prices

Pemberton Discovery Tours 08 9776 0484 $10 off tours. 2-for-1 mini golf. $5 off bike hire Shark Bay Camel Safaris 0404 196 798 10% off all rides Nullarbor Traveller 1800 816 858 $5 discount per day for all tours

Whale World 08 9844 4021 Concession price Willie Creek Pearl Farm Tours 08 9192 0000 Concession price SOS Surf Co 08 9430 7050 20% off surf lessons


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YHA HOSTELS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

1 Albany 2 Augusta 3 Broome 4 Bunbury 5 Denham 6 Denmark

7 Dunsborough 8 Esperance 9 Exmouth 10 Kalbarri 11 Kalgoorlie 12 Kununurra

13 Lancelin 14 Margaret River 15 Pemberton 16 Perth City 17 Walpole

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Albany Albany’s Bayview Backpackers YHA 49 Duke Street, Albany 6330 EMAIL

albany@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9842 3388 1800 308 680

MANAGER

Peter Marsh

RECEPTION

8-11am, 4-7pm (summer) 9-12am, 4-7pm (winter)

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

An award-winning hostel with water views, located in the historic part of town. Big fully equipped kitchen, dining room with cosy log fire, bike hire, 24-hour internet, BBQ, heaps of parking, laid-back atmosphere.

40

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY

PRICES FROM

25

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

300 metres to the nearest foodstore. Explore The Gap, Natural Bridge, Blowholes and wind farm. Visit our seven national parks and climb the highest peak, Bluff Knoll. Surf, swim or catch a fish at Mutton Bird Island. Watch the whales from June to September. Restaurants, pubs, bars, nightclubs close by. 400 metres to the bus station. Transwa bus service available daily. Regular services to/from all nearby towns. 12 km to the airport. Denmark is 56 km W, Walpole is 117 km W

Augusta/Cape Leeuwin Baywatch Manor Augusta YHA 9 Heppingstone View, Augusta 6290 (Rear of 90 Blackwood Avenue)

Augusta - Cape Leeuwin

EMAIL

augusta@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9758 1290

MANAGERS

Johnny and Georgina Reape

RECEPTION

8.30-11am, 3-7pm (May–Aug) 8.30-11am, 3-8pm (Sep–Apr)

MC VA

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Superb budget accommodation with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the spectacular views of the ocean and river from the balcony. BBQ and garden area, free use of bikes. Cosy log fire in winter.

40

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN ENSUITE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

26

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

300 metres to the nearest foodstore. Watch the sunset ‘where two oceans meet’. Explore caves, swim at pristine beaches, or with stingrays at Hamelin Bay, tour vineyards, climb the mainland’s tallest lighthouse, and go whale watching (June-August). Local pub. 150 metres to bus stop. Daily Transwa bus and South West Coach Lines services. Margaret River is 43 km N, Dunsborough is 98 km N, Pemberton is 120 km E

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


western australia

Broome Kimberley Klub YHA 62 Frederick Street, Broome 6725 EMAIL

broome@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9192 3233 1800 004 345

MANAGER

Trish Lamrock

RECEPTION

24 hours

MC VA EFTPOS Licensed poolside bar, tour desk, 24-hour internet access, large TV and games room with Fox Sport on three huge screens. Modern guest kitchen and laundry. Courtyard surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Suspended African thatch gazebo, hammocks, sand volleyball. Theme nights, bingo, pool activities, annual Race Day events. Free shuttle to the beach. Free luggage storage.

160

MULTI-SHARE FEMALE ONLY MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN

PRICES FROM

19

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

500 metres to the nearest foodstore. Make this your base for exploring the amazing Kimberley region. Shuttle available to Broome’s major attraction, ‘The Staircase to the Moon’. 200 metres to the stop. 500 metres to the airport. Kununurra is 1050 km NE Exmouth is 1200 km SW All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Bunbury Dolphin Retreat YHA 14 Wellington Street, Bunbury 6230 EMAIL

bunbury@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9792 4690

MANAGERS

Ian and Sarah Upton

RECEPTION

8-10am, 4-9pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours 10% public holiday surcharge applies.

AMEX JCB MC VA EFTPOS

You will love the friendly feel at Dolphin Retreat YHA, only a 3-minute walk to the city, beaches and visitor centre. Free breakfast daily. Weekly movie and pizza nights. Kitchen, lounge room, games room, internet kiosks, Wi-Fi and Skype. Cheap bike hire.

26

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY SINGLE

PRICES FROM

26

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

300 metres to the nearest foodstore. Bunbury, also known as Dolphin City, is the best start to your South West experience. Come and see the famous friendly Bunbury dolphins. Enjoy bush tucker, dive, kayak, bus, river and wine tours. Excellent shopping, restaurants, cafés, nightlife, festivals, great beaches and cycle/walking paths. 300 metres to South West Coach Lines stop. 4 km to Bunbury Train Station. Dunsborough is 80 km SW, Perth is 170 km N

Denham/Shark Bay Bay Lodge YHA 113 Knight Terrace, Denham 6537 EMAIL

denham@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9948 1278

MANAGER

Caroline Marshall

RECEPTION

7.30am-10pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Bay Lodge YHA is situated right on the beachfront with numerous water activities just 20 metres from your door. BBQ area and pool. All units are self-contained and air-conditioned, with toilet, shower, kitchen and TV. 24-hour internet café. TV/DVD and shuttle to Monkey Mia.

62

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE

PRICES FROM

27*

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

80 metres to the nearest foodstore. As well as the world-famous dolphins at Monkey Mia, the Shark Bay region is home to the dugong. Worth exploring are 4WD trips and sightseeing by air and sea. Monkey Mia is 24 km away (shuttle bus). Snorkelling, fishing and beachcombing. Fish BBQs. Pearl farm experience $5. 7 km to the airport. Exmouth is 680 km N *Higher charges apply during school holidays and 1 July to 30 October.

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


western australia

Denmark Blue Wren Travellers Rest YHA 17 Price Street, Denmark 6333 EMAIL

denmark@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9848 3300

MANAGER

Graham Mason

RECEPTION

8am-10am, 4pm-8pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

PRICES FROM

22

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY

25

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

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A home away from home in our cosy, friendly hostel. The Blue Wren has quality rooms and facilities and is located in the heart of Denmark, the unspoiled jewel in the crown of the southern coastal area. A short stroll to the beautiful Denmark River. 200 metres to the nearest foodstore.

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If you love spectacular coastline, huge forests and fantastic beaches, this is the area for you. Take a walk along the trails, cycle to the beach, learn to surf or play golf. Explore the Valley of the Giants and the Tree Top Walk. Denmark has an active arts community and many festivals and other events during the year.

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Check out the gigs at the local pubs. 200 metres to the bus stop. Albany is 50 km E, Walpole is 60 km W This YHA will be closed during low season: June-August. Please refer to nearby YHAs for alternative accommodation.

Dunsborough Dunsborough Beachouse YHA 201-205 Geographe Bay Road, Quindalup 6281 EMAIL

dunsborough@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9755 3107

MANAGER

Andrew Ingle

RECEPTION

8.30am-11am, 2pm-7pm

MC VA

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Beautiful secluded beachfront property. Perfect base for exploring the wine, cuisine and nature of Margaret River wine region.

PRICES FROM

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE

29

$

PP/PN. Weeklyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;pay 6 nights in advance get 7th night free.

2 km to the nearest foodstore. Whale watching (Augâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dec), surfing, surf school, kayaks, skydiving, caves, wineries, diving on the HMAS Swan.

Car rental available from the hostel. Rail to Bunbury 7 days a week. Connecting bus to Dunsborough. Pick-up/drop-off on request.

E L M OR E

200 metres from the YHA. South West Coach Lines run a regular service directly to/from Perth Airport.

RD

Pubs, winebars, restaurants, live music.

Margaret River is 55 km S, Bunbury is 80 km NE

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Esperance YHA Backpackers Esperance 299 Goldfields Road, Esperance 6450 EMAIL

esperance@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9071 1040

MANAGERS

Barry Kopa and Violet Cooper

RECEPTION

8am-10am, 3pm-9pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

A 15-minute walk to town, the YHA is located just 20 metres from the seafront and has magnificent panoramic views of Esperance Bay. BBQ area and lovely native garden.

90

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

28

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

500 metres to the nearest foodstore. The biggest attractions are the miles of pristine white, sandy beaches and the abundance of wildlife on the 138 islands that make up the Recherche Archipelago. See whales (Julâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Oct), dolphins, seals, sea lions, water birds. 2 km to the stop. Regular coach service. Phone ahead for free pick-up. 20 km to the airport. Kalgoorlie is 400 km N, Albany is 489 km SW, Perth is 720 km NW Call the YHA for free pick-up. Bookings recommended during summer and school holidays. Group bookings available.

Exmouth Excape Backpackers YHA Murat Road, Exmouth 6707 EMAIL

exmouth@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9949 1200

MANAGER

Kym James

RECEPTION

7am-9pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

AMEX DC JCB MC VA EFTPOS Located in the grounds of the Potshot Hotel, with all resort facilities available to YHA guests. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms. Local DJs in our late-night bar on Fridays.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE

PRICES FROM

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30

PP/PN. $20 refundable key deposit payable.

1 km to supermarkets and shops. See the sights of Ningaloo Reef and Cape Range National Park. Swim with whale sharks and manta rays, go whale watching or take a day trip to the Muiron Islands. Visit Yardie Creek Gorge and go snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of Turquoise Bay. Live entertainment monthly at the Potshot Hotel. 1 km to Integrity terminal located at Exmouth Visitors Centre. 38 km to Learmonth Airport. Shuttle bus available from YHA for $25. Denham is 680 km S, Broome is 1200 km NE

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Kalgoorlie Gold Dust Backpackers YHA 192 Hay Street, Kalgoorlie 6430 EMAIL

kalgoorlie@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9091 3737

MANAGER

Shannon Griffiths

RECEPTION

8am-8pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS A purpose-built hostel located 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, clean and spacious. Lots of help in finding work. Air-conditioned, pool for summer, wood fire for winter.

77

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

21

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

500 metres to the nearest foodstore. See the sights of this goldmining town. Marvel at the architecture, museums and art. Experience a brothel tour, visit the massive Super Pit, go from gold-panning to underground, and try surfing WA’s only wave pool. Multitude of restaurants, bars, hotels. 500 metres to Perth Goldfields Express. 1 km to Transwa/Indian Pacific station. 4 km to the airport – Qantas/Skywest. Courtesy pick-up from terminals/airport. Esperance is 400 km S, Perth is 600 km W

Kalbarri Kalbarri Backpackers YHA 51 Mortimer Street, Kalbarri 6536 EMAIL

kalbarri@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9937 1430

MANAGER

Joe Goodwin

RECEPTION

8am-1pm , 3-8pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Weekly rates available.

Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, centrally located to town and only minutes from the river and beach. Information desk and tour booking, internet, guest telephone, laundry, pool, boogie boards, snorkel gear, fishing tackle, bikes available for hire.

48

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY

PRICES FROM

26

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

400 metres to the nearest foodstore. Kalbarri is known for its pristine beaches, challenging surf and great fishing and treks down the Murchison Gorges. Check out Z-Bend, The Loop and Nature’s Window or take a scenic flight. Walking distance to fabulous restaurants Transwa arrives and departs Kalbarri three times a week. Integrity coach line to Ajana turn-off, shuttle service to and from Kalbarri. Contact Kalbarri YHA for updated times. Denham is 375 km N

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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Kununurra Kimberley Croc YHA 120 Konkerberry Drive, Kununurra 6743 EMAIL

kununurra@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9168 2702 1300 136 702

MANAGER

Lisa Spackman

RECEPTION

8am-6pm

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

MC VA EFTPOS Kimberley Croc YHA offers clean, friendly accommodation in a tropical setting, with a swimming pool, kitchen, laundry and internet facilities. Tours can be arranged by hostel staff. Centrally located in the heart of Kununurra. 50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Walking distance to Mirima ‘Hidden Valley’ National Park. Drop-off at Kelly’s Knob lookout for sunset. Bungle Bungle tours, scenic flights, fishing, cruises and more available through our tour desk. Tavern 50 metres, live bands in season. 600 metres to the stop. Please book your courtesy bus pick-up. 4 km to the airport. Nominal pick-up fee. Darwin is 800 km NE, Broome is 1050 km SW

80

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY

PRICES FROM

25*

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

*Higher rates apply June/July/August – bookings essential during this period.

Lancelin Lancelin Lodge YHA 10 Hopkins Street, Lancelin 6044 EMAIL

lancelin@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9655 2020

MANAGERS

Trish Ryding & Karin Scheiwiller

RECEPTION

9am-1pm, 4pm-8.30pm

MC VA

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

Lancelin Lodge is 1.5 hours’ drive north of Perth. Close to town and surf beaches. Relaxed atmosphere, free use of bikes and other activity equipment. Winter log fire, pool. Best YHA in WA 2001, 2009 and 2011. 300 metres to the nearest foodstore. Lancelin is a small and friendly fishing village with a snow white beach, huge sand dunes and one of the world’s best windsurfing/kite surfing locations (Oct-Apr). Surf and sandboard all year. Windsurf/surf hire available in town. Bus to Lancelin – Integrity Coach Lines free call 1800 226 339. 90 km to Clarkson Railway Station. 130 km to Perth Airport.

40

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

27*

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

Contact the hostel.

Perth is 130 km S, Kalbarri is 500 km N, Kalgoorlie is 680 km E *Bookings essential Nov-Feb and public holidays.

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Margaret River Margaret River Backpackers YHA 66 Townview Terrace, Margaret River 6285 EMAIL

margaretriver@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9757 9752

MANAGER

Jules Ashton

RECEPTION

8.30-11am, 2-8pm

Margaret River

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100 metres to the nearest foodstore. Margaret River is world renowned for wine and surfing. Visit the wineries, breweries, chocolate and cheese factories. Surf famous breaks and enjoy mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and exploring the local caves.

PRICES FROM

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Margaret River Backpackers is a modern clean friendly facility just 1 minute’s walk from the town centre. Facilities include airconditioning, free Wi-Fi, large commercial kitchen and common areas, outdoor deck with BBQ and secure parking. Foxtel and LCD TVs.

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pemberton@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9776 1105

MANAGER

Troy Della

RECEPTION

8am-9am, 2pm-7pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

The Pemberton YHA is warm and friendly, with a fantastic position to see many of nature’s wonders. Ideal for those who enjoy canoeing, mountain biking, bushwalking or fishing. Or simply enjoy the log fires in winter and BBQs in summer.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

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30

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

50 metres to the nearest foodstore. Summer or winter, there is a multitude of activities in Pemberton. Hike along trails in the Giant Karri Forest, climb the Gloucester Tree, swim the Big Brook Dam, 4WD through D’Entrecasteaux National Park, catch marron or fish for trout. Watch the sunset while sitting on your verandah sipping a local wine. Small selection of restaurants and a bar. 100 metres to the bus stop. Augusta is 120 km W, Walpole is 120 km SE, Albany is 250 km E

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.


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perthcity@yha.com.au perthcitygroups@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9287 3333

MANAGERS

Peter Ott and Melanie Hiller

RECEPTION

24 hours

Check-in after 1pm

MC VA EFTPOS / ON-SITE ATM Perth City YHA offers everything you could want in backpacking accommodation – real heart, great value, top location and attention to detail. This award-winning YHA is located in a renovated art deco building, and features seven room types. Facilities include 24-hour reception, licensed café, swimming pool, in-house gym, BBQ, reading room, Wi-Fi internet, laundry, cinema and car park. Packaz Bar Café runs weekly events. Our Travel Desk staff can help with tour bookings around WA and across Australia. All these facilities coupled with friendly and energetic staff will ensure a fantastic stay in Perth.

240

MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN FAMILY

PRICES FROM

$

32

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

Café within the building and supermarket 500 metres away. Beaches, National Parks and the Swan River, mixed with all the amenities of a big city, make Perth the ideal place to begin your Western Australian adventure. Cycle or cruise along the Swan River or enjoy the view from Kings Park. Northbridge is the nightlife centre of Perth city. Restaurants, cafés, street theatre, traditional and modern pubs, international cuisine, galleries and museums, all within walking distance. Backpacker nights most nights of the week at different venues. 400 metres to bus stop. 400 metres to railway station. 15 km to Perth Airport. Shuttle bus to/from the airport. Lancelin is 130 km N Bunbury is 170 km S Under 17s must be accompanied by an adult.

All Prices advertised are based on average YHA member rates. See yha.com.au for current prices and seasonal variations.

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Walpole Tingle All Over YHA 60 Nockolds Street, Walpole 6398 EMAIL

walpole@yha.com.au

PHONE

08 9840 1041

MANAGER

Peggy Polkinghorne

RECEPTION

8.30am-11am, 3pm-8pm

MC VA EFTPOS

Walpole

Advise if arriving outside reception hours

A warm atmosphere awaits you in Walpole YHA. Spacious kitchen and lounge with heaters in all rooms. Free tea and coffee.

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MULTI-SHARE DOUBLE / TWIN SINGLE FAMILY

PRICES FROM

28.50

$

MULTI-SHARE PP/PN

100 metres to the nearest foodstore.

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Great Southern Rail Save up to 25% off full inter-capital adult fares. Backpacker discount fares available for train travel throughout Australia on The Ghan, Indian Pacific and The Overland. n www.readyrail.com.au  n 1800 703 357

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CountryLink Save 10% on CountryLink tickets. Valid for full priced adult fares on point-to-point travel only. Discount is not to be used in conjunction with any other discount card or travel voucher. n www.countrylink.info  n 1300 797 437

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Jayride $10 free credit for YHA members who sign-up to Jayride. Rideshare with Jayride and save money on your roadtrip & meet other members. Enhance your ride listings and find more rides every time you travel. n www.Jayride.com.au/YHA

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159 Lattitude Global Volunteering 50% off the application fee for volunteering experiences in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia/Pacific for 17-25s. n www.lattitude.org.au  n 03 9826 6266

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