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Aussie Woolshed Backpackers, Hervey Bay

Clean, quiet, friendly, quality accommodation, set in tropical surroundings, right in the centre of Hervey Bay, less than five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants, pubs and bars – Aussie Woolshed Backpackers like to do their best to make all their guests feel very welcome and at home, and offer a wide variety of rooms to suit all budgets, expectations and tastes.

Independent Travel Guides describe the Woolshed as “the Best Hostel in Hervey Bay for it’s exceptional quality accommodation” (BUG Backpackers Guide) and “an exquisite range of nicely decorated rooms – one of Australia’s 50 most memorable Hostels.” (Footprints Travel Guide).

Aussie Woolshed Backpackers has also been recommended by Let’s Go, Rough Guides, Loose Travel Book and are one of the few Hervey Bay hostels that have been recommended in the new edition of the Lonely Planet 2006.

A wide range of one, two and three day Fraser Island Tours depart daily from the Woolshed Backpackers and can be booked through the hostel.

Unlike a lot of inner city hostels that lack a garden and pleasant surroundings, rooms at Aussie Woolshed Backpackers spread over three different buildings, situated within a large garden, surrounded by ponds, tropical vegetation, palm trees and gum trees. The natural setting attracts a lot of wildlife – there is daily parrot feeding, possums like to drop in for a visit and Hervey Bay’s famous fruit bats can be spotted every evening as they fly in their thousands over the Woolshed on their way to Fraser Island.

If you would like to meet the other guests, find new friends, have a drink and a chat, why not drop in to their common room. It resembles an Aussie Woolshed, is entirely built of wood and oozes character and atmosphere.

Accommodation Options

Ensuite Double or Twin

Standard Double or Twin

Single Room

Dorm Room (Room Five)

Deluxe Double or Twin

Dorm Room (Room Three)

Ensuite Triple

Activites and Experiences at Aussie Woolshed Backpackers

  • Birdwatching
  • Cooking
  • Game Playing
  • Animal Viewing
  • Direct
  • Retail
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Games/Recreation Room
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Safety deposit box
  • Tour Desk
  • TV/Lounge Area
  • Wood Heater/Pot Belly
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Relaxation
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Fraser Coast
  • Fraser Coast South Burnett
  • Not Available
  • Blankets
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Insect screens
  • Linen
  • Non Smoking Room
  • Shared bathroom

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