Banana Bender Backpackers

118 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, Queensland, 4000, Australia
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Decent Hostels

by kayleigh06

Hi VTer's!

I am planning a year (possibly 2) to Australia at the end of the year. I am currently trying to look into everything I am going to need and I was just wondering if anyone out there has got any good websites/recommendations for any hostels (anywhere - as I do plan to go everywhere while I'm there!) in Australia that are any good?

I have had a couple of recommendations so far - but looking for a few more recommendations please!

I am looking (at the moment, as it stands) to be flying into Brisbane at first... so mainly looking for that sort of area first.

I would be grateful for any replies - cheers!


Re: Decent Hostels

by adnan1977

go to this wesites:

Re: Decent Hostels

by kayleigh06

Thanks - will check them out now!

Re: Decent Hostels

by lynnehamman

Kayleigh- this ia quite a good website with lots of info. Have a look.

Re: Decent Hostels

by JohanIsWeg

Kayleigh, if you havn't yet, have a look at Brisbane Backpackers Resort, 110 Vulture Street, West End, and Somewhere To Stay, corner of Brighton Road and Franklin Street, Highgate Hill.

Both are very close to the city - only a 15 minute walk via either the William Jolly, Victoria or Goodwill Bridges. Also near South Bank Parklands with its inner-city beach!

Have never stayed there but know it quite well. Allways full of backpackers. The suburbs of West End and Highgate Hill (adjacent to each other) are very cosmopolitan with lots of restaurants and other entertainment in Boundary Street. Because of its location and transient population you'll have to take common sense precautions against theft of property, which you would do as a matter of course in most places.

Somewhere to Stay seems to have a good vibe!

Hope you find what you're looking for!

Travel Tips for Brisbane

go to the Capricorn...

by sunsettravel

go to the Capricorn Information Centre -- it's just cool to have a picture at/on the Tropic of Capricorn, temperate and tropic zones. On the train at night to Brisbane from Sydney, the sky was clear and the southern cross was right in the window. Magnificent!

visit the AUSTRALIAN...

by Krystynn

visit the AUSTRALIAN WOOLSHED. O.K., stop laughing at me now.... This is my FIRST time visiting a farm... and playing with these cute little lambs seem to come soooo naturally! You must understand that in a cosmopolitan city like Singapore, finding a farm is extremely, extremely rare.

Travel light!

by Jerelis

* Map and guidebook;
* Crackers;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Sunglasses;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
* Raincoat. * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!
* Filter;
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;
* Compass.

Skin Diving at Moreton Island

by GrahamBowden

Why not catch a fast ferry to Moreton Island. It's just 35 kilometres across the bay from Brisbane. Here you'll find the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. If you can stay the night you can hand feed the dolphins in the evening.
There's also diving available on the Tangalooma artificial reef. It's not Barrier Reef quality but there's plenty of fish to see plus a small amount of coral and it's only 30 metres off the beach with very shallow water depths. Most of the wrecks making up the reef are exposed even at high water.
If you're very, very lucky you may get to see and hand feed a wild turtle like the one in the photo.
The Moreton Venture Ph: 3895 1000 and the Tangalooma Flyer Ph: 3268 6333 run to Tangalooma. The Moreton Venture is a vehicle ferry which leaves from Lytton 6 days a week and also travels to Reeders Point, while the Tangalooma Flyer leaves daily from Holt Street, Pinkenba.

Great Barrier Reef

by beachboy

Located off the eastern coast of Queensland, it lies the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef. Reowned for its unbelievable array of coral reefs and sea creatures. Great Barrier Reef is definitely a dream holiday spot.

All it takes is only 2 hours flight from Brisbane to Cairns if you're interested to visit this magnificient place. Highly recommended as one of the 'must go' in lifetime.


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