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On The Wallaby Backpackers Lodge

34 Eacham Road, Yungaburra, Queensland 4872, Australia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely property in a great location but like most old wooden properties noise is a major issue. The bedroom doors are made of wooden slats so do not keep any noise or light out. In fact when any door is opened it's so loud it sounds like your own door which is slightly disconcerting, especially as there... More

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here as a family, what a great time was had the owner Tracy could not have made us more welcome and give us better advise as to what to do and not to do during our time in the area. We tried but failed to see platypus though others had done while we we there. The Night Canoeing trip... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The guides are so nice and funny. Bart made me laugh from the beginning till the end of the day. Darrius is excellent at leading mountain biking, took care of me and my friend cause we were super slow and kept falling. I high recommend to do the night canoeing, the stars are sooo beautiful and we saw a lot... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My friends and I stayed for one night but loved it, it was so cosy and there was even a fireplace and complimentary marshmallows to cook. The showers were nice and while it was good to see energy efficiency in such a far out part of the world (the main lights had timers on them) it was sort of annoying... More

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Burgaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I recently led an academic trip for 15 college students to Australia. We stayed in many backpacker hostels during our three weeks in the country. Without hesitation On the Wallaby was our best lodging experience. Clean, comfortable, and great food all contributed to an outstanding stay. Owner Paul and manager Tracy were great hosts. I highly recommend going on some... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here as part of our camper van trip of Northern queensland. we stayed one night and didn't stay in the lodge itself but were able to park our campervan in the yard and plug, we had use of all the facilities and all for a very reasonable price! The best bit was the night canoe tour which was... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I normally don't bother reviewing hostels but On The Wallaby is exceptional. From the moment we arrived, we really felt as if we were at home. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and gave great insight into the local area. The hostel itself is clean, beautifully looked after and incredibly cosy - blankets, beanbags, a woodburning stove... We didn't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Amazing experience with Paul and Tracy. Felt like part of their extended family. Lodging and food were great. And Paul went way out of his way to make it all special, although I'm sure he had been to these places a million times. Really knowledgeable about the ecosystems of the area as well as the cultural aspects. Really cared that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Me and two of my friends were traveling around Australia for a month. We heard about On the Wallaby and did the day tour then spent a few nights. This place is literally a home away from home. I have no complains at all! I would recommend this to anyone travelling as a couple, with friends or alone. They have... More

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

When you walk in the door at On the Wallaby you know you are someplace special. The place has the feel of being in someone's home rather than just a typical hostel. The staff are amazing, everything is clean, and quiet. For those not wanting to share quarters there are two single rooms, each with a double bed. Great place,... More

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Address: 34 Eacham Road, Yungaburra, Queensland 4872, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Yungaburra
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On The Wallaby is an award winning budget accommodation in the heart of Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands. Only 1 hour from Cairns. A maximum of up to thirty-five people can enjoy this welcoming, relaxed, clean and friendly lodge. Guests have a choice of share accommodation, double rooms or camping sites. Guided day / night canoeing and mountain bike tours are also available. Yungaburra is both small enough to walk all around, and large enough to cater for the needs of all its visitors. It has international class art and craft galleries, restaurants and the grand Lake Eacham Hotel. It is the perfect base to explore the nearby Crater Lakes and Waterfalls of the Atherton Tablelands. A family owned and operated venture with a focus on sustainable tourism, On the Wallaby Backpackers Lodge has a special appeal to budget-conscious travelers with an interest in wildlife and nature. A host of interesting and informative activities can be experienced from the Backpackers Lodge or can be included in an overnight tour package. On the Wallaby also specialises in catering for special interest and study groups. Facilities-Free guided platypus spotting -Doubles and dorm rooms -Nightly BBQs ($12)-Large backyard gardens for camping -Well equipped kitchen/ laundry -Tea/Coffee-All linen supplied free of charge -Non-smoking lounge/common areas -Cozy lounge with flagstones and pot belly stove. ... more   less 
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