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Beaches Backpackers Hervey Bay, Hervey Bay

Beaches Backpackers is located in the seaside coastal town on Hervey Bay, gateway to World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world and the only place on the planet with rainforest grows on sand! Over 120 kilometres long and over 30 kilometres across at its widest point, the Island has developed over 800,000 years and is a unique natural environment.

Beach Backpackers provides the best stepping off point for experiencing Fraser Island with a self drive four wheel drive camping safari, or a guided day or overnight experience. The team on the Beaches Travel Desk can provide you with professional advice on a range of options available for your Fraser Island discovery.

From late July to early November, Hervey Bay has become famous as the playground of the majestic humpback whales and their calves on their return to the Antarctic. Visitors can view these magnificent creatures from a range of tours operating out of Hervey Bay.

The hostel offers a range of budget style accommodation included shared dormitory, twin and double rooms with both ensuite and shared facilities available. All rooms are serviced daily.

Guests have access to a range of facilities including an extensive outdoor area with in-ground swimming pools, barbecue facilities and a games area. In addition to this, communal kitchen and dining room, laundry, internet facilities and a travel desk are also available. Complimentary transfers are provided to the bus station and local shopping centre, and for those travelling by car, secure parking facilities are available.

The Beaches Bar and Restaurant provide a venue for a range of activities each night where guests can party into the early hours of the morning.

Experience Fraser Island and stay at Beaches Backpackers for an experience to remember!

Accommodation Options

Standard Dormitory

Some dormitory rooms have an ensuite.

Double Room

There are some double rooms which have an ensuite.

Activites and Experiences at Beaches Backpackers Hervey Bay

  • Game Playing
  • Swimming
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Bar
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer Transfers to and from Coach Terminal and local shopping centre available.
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Games/Recreation Room
  • Ice
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Microwave oven
  • Non Smoking Establishment Smoking permitted in certain areas.
  • Swimming Pool Outdoor Two pools.
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant Licensed
  • Safety deposit box At Reception.
  • Tour Desk
  • TV/Lounge Area
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Single
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Brisbane Marketing
  • Bundaberg Tourism
  • Fraser Coast
  • Fraser Coast South Burnett
  • Tourism Whitsundays
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • MasterCard
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Not Available
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Linen
  • Non Smoking Room All rooms are non-smoking.

Map of Hervey Bay

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