Best Places for Backpackers in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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Top 6 hostels in Hervey Bay, Australia.

These are the 6 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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Flashpackers Hervey Bay

86 /100

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Flashpackers Hervey Bay

Flashpackers Hervey Bay is a clean and modern hostel with state of the art facilities and free unlimited internet and WiFi in our common area for all our guests. We have a resort pool setting, volley ball, cinema, huge well equipped kitchen, amazing showers and lots more. We pride oursleves on our e...
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Aussie Woolshed

85 /100

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Aussie Woolshed

The Woolshed is a small, truly unique, multi-award winning Backpackers built along the theme of an Aussie Woolshed. Clean, friendly, quiet, family run hostel. The perfect escape from the hostel party circuit. Our rooms are spread out over 4 buildings situated on 1 acre of lush tropical gardens and a...
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Palace Hostel

82 /100

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Palace Hostel

Palace Hostel is a purpose built fully air-conditioned hostel, offering our guest the state of the art facilities with Free WiFi and internet for all our in house guests. We have a 24 hour TV/Cinema room, plenty of room for your to relax and prepare your-selves for Fraser Island . Palace Hostel...
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Buzers

73 /100

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Buzers

BuZers is beach front budget accommodation with 28 private rooms available. Some rooms have balconies, ocean views, ensuites and kitchenettes. All year round large swimming pool and free hi speed Wifi. Large shared kitchen with tea and coffee supplied. BBQ area to cook a meal and socialise with othe...
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Mango Tourist Hostel

72 /100

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Mango Tourist Hostel

Mango Hostel has always been a special place where a home-style atmosphere and a taste of the local life are emphasized. There are a maximum of eight people accommodated in double, or share rooms/dorms. The owners are very passionate about travel advice, mainly regarding Fraser Island, as they h...
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YHA Colonial village & Camping & Tours

65 /100

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YHA Colonial village & Camping & Tours

8 acres of landscaped botanical grounds. NO BUNK BEDS.! All accommodation at ground level, detached dorm cabins available. Resort style swimming pool, on site Bar and Bistro. Free internet and WiFi free tennis courts, free basketball, free table tennis. The closest destination to the Fraser Island...
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Things to see and do while backpacking in Hervey Bay, Australia.

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How do I get on the island?

There are two barges, one from Hervey Bay (River Heads), one from Rainbow Beach. Which barge to get does not always come down to which location you live close to. If you are staying at Kingfisher Resort or Central Station you will definitely want to get on the Hervey Bay barge, this will take you around 45 minutes to get across to Fraser Island. If you are staying anywhere else my advice will be the same. If you are towing anything heavy you will want to get the barge from Rainbow Beach, this will take you about 10 minutes to get onto the island, the inland tracks are harder for you to drive on if you’re bigger.

Samantha Robinson

Whales: Hervey Bay, approx. 3,5 hours from Brisbane

  Brisbane & Central Queensland Whales: Hervey Bay, approx. 3,5 hours from Brisbane Each year a large number of whales migrate north along the eastern coast of Australia. During this period of time it is possible to go on whale watching trips from several different locations along the coast. One of the more popular places to do so is the town of Hervey Bay. During the season several whale watching boats depart from Hervey Bay marina each day. The size of the boats and what is included in the price varies from company to company. Blue Dolphin Marine Tours is the company for you if you are interested in a more intimate experience on a smaller boat.

Sofie M. Wulff

Getting There

To access the island, you can either catch a ferry from Rainbow Beach; where you will arrive at Hook Point on the South end of the Island, or Hervey Bay to Wanggoolba Creek. The main issue with travelling to a sand island is the mode of transport – you cannot drive on sand without a 4 Wheel Drive.

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Lady Elliot Island, Australia: Adventure of a lifetime

Have you ever thought about living on an island?  Swimming with Nemo, or maybe with some giant friendly turtles and giving them a pad on the back? And no, we won’t count Hawaii, as probably everyone has thought about living in there at some point of their lives. This is about an small island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, half an hour flight from Hervey Bay and 1,5hrs from Gold Coast or Brisbane. Lady Elliot Island is a heaven to visit… Island, which has everything from turtles and exceptional marine life to a lighthouse and a beautiful coral cay beach. On a 45 minute night walk around the island you might get scared due to the birds that sounds like dozen crying babies deep in the forest or maybe someone pinches your toe, thanks to a strawberry crab which you get to see on the beach as well… So take your shoes with ya. This is an experience of a lifetime! Turtle hatchling release

Jasmin Susanna

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