On the Wallaby


On the Wallaby

34 Eacham Road, Yungaburra QLD 4884
Tel
(07) 4050 0650
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Price
Dorm bed $25
Double/twin room $60
Camping $15 per person
Prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of all taxes.
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So friendly staff and place, had a brilliant time there!
13 September 2011
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In the middle of nowhere, which is brilliant if you want to enjoy the rainforest!
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The owner is a wonderful lady which makes your stay worth it
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Did a 2-day tour in the rainforest with them. The night there was very nice. We enjoyed a lovely barbeque, the hotel is very quiet and clean. You really feel part of the family, nothing to see with other hostels in cities! Only problem was my mattress which was a bit 'tired'...

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Amazing hostel in an amazing location
28 December 2006
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Bottom bunks are too low, leading to head bashes
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Clean, well-maintained, friendly, activities, location
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Of the 50 or so hostels I've stayed in in Australia, this is in the top 3. It's clean and well-maintained with quirky touches such as platypus memorabilia all over the place, but what sets it apart is the enthusiastic and helpful staff (Matt and Dennis take a bow) and the range of activities on offer. I went night-canoeing ($25) on Lake Tinaroo with Matt and a couple of other guests, which was a magical experience (though we didn't spot too much wildlife). The nightly barbecue ($8) provided a perfect opportunity to meet other residents of the hostel. It helps that the Atherton Tablelands in which Yungaburra sits are extremely photogenic, and indeed Yungaburra itself is crawling with platypus, but even without that this would be a brilliant hostel. I would definitely stay here again. My one quibble was that the bottom bunks were rather low, leading to the occasional inadvertent head-butt of the upper bunk.

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heleng
delightful place in the Atherton
9 July 2004
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glorious old house in peaceful Yungaburra (population 'not very many'.) Good kitchen, free tea and coffee and cheap 'half board' arrangement. Cosy lounge with fire (bring a jumper in winter, it's cold on the Atherton), free platypus spotting and lots of other good stuff. You need a car though. be aware it is next to the fire station; if you hear a siren that is a 'shout'. Not exactly very busy though! definitely recommended.

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Kaz
Best hostel I've been in - in Oz
12 September 2003
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This place is great - small, very homely and cosy. The rooms are spotless and comfy and the communal area is too. Hammocks in the garden are a great feature too. The staff are all really friendly and helpful. Would recommend doing their 3 day/ 2 night trip - it is great value and so much fun.

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emma
relaxing hostel good base to explore the tablelands
3 January 2003
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On the Wallaby is a really nice, clean, friendly hostel. Its in the Tablelands and so a lot cooler than cairns. Platypus spotting is just down the road from the hostel and you can see them at sunrise and sunset. There is lots to see in the area and the hostel run tours and night canoeing(great to see wildlife). If you are not on a tour you really need to hire a car as there is no public transport to yungaburra. There is also a BBQ in the hostel every night but there is a supermaket and places to eat nearby also. We had a great time here and for anyone who wants to see some wildlife and waterfalls I would reccommend a stay here

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