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1. Posted by Jee (Budding Member 21 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Can anyone recommend any nice clean hostels with lockers in Airlee Beech or Harvey Bay? (that aren't full of drunken kids!) Also I'm travelling on the there anywhere between the 2 thats worth a visit to break the trip?
Cheers, Jee

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

The official YHA in Hervey Bay (Colonial Log Cabins??) is pretty good and cheap enough, certainly not full of drunken yobbos anyway. In Airlie we stayed at 2 - Airlie Beach Backpackers, which was fine, clean and quiet enough, and Magnums, which is the one you won't want to go to if you're avoiding drunken kids. There's an official YHA in Airlie too which looks quite civilised.

We broke up the trip at Rockhampton which I rather enjoyed, but there isn't a great deal to do there.

3. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


4. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

koalas is always good if youre after a good time... but i think any of the hostels just about, in hervey bay, arent really full of drunken kids. there are loads of old ppl there, and most ppl go there for hte night before they head off to fraser and the night after and leave the next day cos theres not much to do there really. its got a nice touristy strip by the beach and if youre not into going out all the time etc then its perfect for you but its certainly not a tourist hub.

5. Posted by danielle21 (Budding Member 64 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

I travelled OZ last October with friends. Loved airlee Beach the bars/clubs were fab. We stayed in Koalas it was fairly resonably priced and you can store your bags there while you sail the Whitsundays which is a must do. In Hervey Bay think i stayed in palace backpackers its okay to stay before you go to fraser island. Hervey Bay is pretty dead, but you must to go there to go to fraser island.
Hope that helps if you want any more info let me know.


6. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

we stayed at beaches i think, in hervey bay, and we were the only ones in our room...