While you’re studying in one of the capital cities, you might not venture far from your locale. To maximise your trip abroad you should really see all that Australia has to offer. There are plenty of quaint country towns, historical sites, and beautiful national parks. When you’re not studying, grab some friends and go on short trips to find out what’s happening just a stone’s throw from home.

Melbourne Students

With the Great Ocean Road to the west and the Dandenong Ranges to the east and the ever lovely Daylesford to the north, no matter which direction you take, you’ll end up somewhere memorable.

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Sydney Students

Take a hike in the Blue Mountains or a seat on one of Sydney’s ferries for a unique view of Australia’s iconic harbour.

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Brisbane Students

Want to spend the day in the sun? Hang out at the Southbank Parklands Lagoon. Feeling Adventurous? Grab a free bike and explore all that Brisbane has to offer.

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Far North Queensland Students

With the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest on your doorstep, it’s hard to decide where to go first!

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Canberra Students

Not just the nation’s capital. This cultured city has many exciting places to explore.

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Adelaide Students

From the beautifully scenic Barossa Valley to the sea lions of Port Lincoln, South Australia is bursting with adventure.

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Perth Students

If you’re a food and wine-lover, make sure you visit some of the beautiful country regions around Perth.

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YHA is the biggest budget accommodation network in Australia. With more than 80 hostels around the country, there is a YHA ready to welcome you wherever your wanderlust might lead.