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Irvine, California
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...

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Brisbane, Australia
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...

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Burgaw, North Carolina
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...

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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...

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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

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...

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Banff
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

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...

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Atlanta, Georgia
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,...

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

I can honestly say this experience completely blew me away. You will fall in love with the cooking, positive atmosphere, quaint town, and beautiful environment. The owner/tour guide, Paul, is what made this experience unlike any other because he went out of his way to make the experience meaningful, fun, and personal for each and every one of us in...

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Cairns
Reviewed May 31, 2014

Top staff, clean, comfortable cosy. Perfect end to a wonderful day tour with On the wallaby. Great home cooked food, pool table, table tennis, fireplace. You dont feel like a guest you feel like family. Wish I couldve stayed longer, thanks!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A home for those who roam... Well presented, excellent value-for-money and warmly welcoming. On the Wallaby lodge is nestled in the hills of the beautiful Atherton Tablelands (1hr from Cairns) and is everything you've ever wanted or imagined budget accommodation could be. Campers and vans also welcome! On the Wallaby also specialises in catering for special interest and study groups. Tours include- Free guided platypus spotting , Wildlife Canoeing, Night Canoeing and Mountain Biking ... more   less 

Additional Information about On the Wallaby Lodge

Address: 34 Eacham Rd, Yungaburra, Queensland 4884, Australia (Formerly On The Wallaby Backpackers Lodge)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Yungaburra
Price Range: $36 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — On the Wallaby Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Offers dorms, twins and doubles. All clean and comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles DevonBey, 2 days ago | Read review
“Double is perfect for couples, the Twin is great for Friends or if you're on a tighter Budged you can go for the Triple or Dorm Room.”
 of 5 bubbles Reisemeise88, May 18, 2016 | Read review
“don't pay for more than the "free 15 minutes of wifi" On The Wallaby offers... talk to the humans around you :)”
 of 5 bubbles elise_ht, May 13, 2016 | Read review
“Dorm rooms are a little toasty!”
 of 5 bubbles 559rileym, Nov 28, 2015 | Read review
“Travel with friends, it seemed that it would be boring without them”
 of 5 bubbles 406michalh, Aug 11, 2015 | Read review
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