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On The Wallaby Backpackers Lodge

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El Arish, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stayed at On the Wallaby last weekend it was fabulous. Spotlessly clean. Great BBQ fantastic staff. We went Canoeing on the lake saw lots of wildlife Turtles lizards etc. I recommend you give this a try it is truly a great spot to put your head down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as part of the "on the wallaby tour" and wished I could have stayed a couple more nights. Staff make you feel welcome straight away and it has such a laidback and relaxed atmosphere :)

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Mission Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Hospitality is fantastic, made so welcome by Tracey. Darius was the canoe guide did an amazing job even tho we all had to use ochre and paint each other...was a lot of fun. Perfect to relax and enjoy the barbque with some wine and share great company. The Visitor Info volunteers from Mission Beach thank you, this backpackers is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

So myself and 12 other backpackers from grasshopper travel stayed here for 2 nights , we were warmly welcomed by Tracey who gave us an amazing stay, such a homely environment, spotless comfy dorms, amazing bbq each evening and some amazing In house tours that we did not to mention playing with the friendly dogs ive travelled the whole east... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Unfortunately we could only stay one night. But these two days have been the best we had during our holiday in Cairns. We felt welcome since the first minute. Everyone was friendly, relaxed and easy - going. We experienced a lot of different things, like mountainbiking, canouing, swimming, the rainforest, waterfalls.... and everything just in two days :-) We would... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Spent two nights there, and really liked it. 3 reasons to go there 1. The hostel is a very nice place, clean and tidy with a good atmosphere. Feels like at home. Cheap breakfast (5$), nice people. Couches, books and games available. 2. They are proposing half day trips (bicycle and kayak) with a guide for 40$. Clearly worth it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

It was very clean and well set up in a pleasant setting. We were made welcome as soon as we arrived. The supper was very good and cheap so was our breakfast. We took the canoe trip in the morning which was magical. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Nice place to stay.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

An excellent way to explore the tablelands! My two daughters and I took the 2 day trip. We had an exciting first day with Bart and an excellent second day with Megan. We walked in the rainforest, saw a lot of wildlife, beautiful waterfalls, paddled, mountain biked and had great food for lunch, dinner BBQ and morning breakfast. We saw... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

i had the best time in the tablelands, first with a great day trip, after that we got the best BBQ you could think of, the rooms were perfect and it is a nice and quite place. we went mountainbiking the day after with a guy called Darius he is a great guide, after that we went Canoeing to end... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

On the wallaby tour with Steve (tour guide) was super recommendable. He is such a nice guy, explains thoroughly every spot, he takes it easy as us, and he is fun, because he takes the trip with us like he was one of us, not just the guide. You can tell he loves his job, and that's paid off. He... More 

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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 Backpackers Lodge

Address: 34 Eacham Rd, Yungaburra, Queensland 4884, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Yungaburra
Price Range: $37 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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