Cairns Central YHA

Cairns, Cairns Area

Indicative Rate * AU$54.00 to AU$140.00 Room Only

Cairns Central YHA is an award winning hostel located within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, cafes and nightlife. This YHA offers air-conditioned twin, double, family and multi-share rooms including many with ensuites. Relax in the outdoor courtyard, dining and games areas, make a splash in the swimming pool or two spas. Enjoy the lounge area with large screen television or take a break in the quiet reading room. The hostel has wi-fi internet access including free wi-fi hotspot, computer terminals, keyless entry to rooms, guest lockers and secure luggage storage. The YHA travel desk at reception can help you book all your tours and travel around the region.

Cairns is the perfect base to explore Tropical North Queensland. Discover the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef with scuba diving or snorkelling adventures. The World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation areas are also on the hostel's doorstep. There is plenty to do in Cairns, including white water rafting, tandem skydiving, exploring animal habitats and experiencing Aboriginal culture. Relax at the Cairns Esplanade and lagoon or spend a night out experiencing the local pubs and nightlife.

Before exploring this beautiful region, enjoy free pancakes daily from 7am - 9am!

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi


  • Car park
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Communal Shower
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Games/Recreation Room
  • Iron
  • Laundry
  • Lockers
  • Non Smoking Floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pay/Satellite TV
  • Pets not allowed
  • Public Telephone
  • Safety deposit box
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Tour Desk
  • TV/Lounge Area


  • Swimming

Other Information


Ramps and toilets are available for guests with a disability. Please contact the operator directly for further details.


Children are welcome if accompanied by adults and the hostel is notified in advance. Children are not permitted in multi-share rooms.
20-26 McLeod Street
Cairns, Cairns Area

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13 February 2016
Celebrate Chinese New Year in Cairns with a tropical street festival with ties back to traditional Chinese culture and the excitement of Chinese Lions, Dragons and Fire Crackers. The cairns Airport Chinese New Year Street Festival is held annually at the Historic Cairns Chinatown in Grafton Street Cairns. The event showcases local Asian cultures and highlights the significance of Chinese settlement in Cairns.

Wildlife of Australia's Rainforests

Redlynch, Cairns Area
14 – 28 February 2016
The wet tropics of northern Queensland are the last remaining part of the huge forest that once dominated half of Australia. This lush landscape is home to species like cassowaries, parrots, pythons, possums, tree kangaroos, and primitive-looking reptiles, many of which live nowhere else in the world. On this expedition you will work with ecologists to help shape our understanding of how changes in our climate are altering the landscape and what this means for species in the area. You'll explore lowland rainforests, spectacular mountains covered in cooler upland rainforests, beaches, and coral habitats just off the shore. You will try your hand at a variety of research techniques, including bird surveys, lizard surveys, frog surveys, and nocturnal wildlife spotting. You can join this expedition for one or two weeks, spent at different long-term locations.

MS Swimathon - Cairns

Multiple Locations
16 – 17 April 2016
The Woree Aquatic Centre will host the second last MS Swimathon event of the season to raise vital funds to help people living with multiple sclerosis (MS). It doesn't matter if you can do 100 fast laps or doggy paddle one, everyone can join in, have fun and support people living with MS - an incurable disease which affects a person's central nervous system. Designed as a relay event, teams must have one swimmer in the water at all times throughout the entire 12 hour event period. Participants can raise donations by asking for a one off donation from friends and family or being sponsored based on the number of laps they can do. Registrations open 8 February, so get involved to help support those individuals living with MS and their families.

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Cairns, Cairns Area
23 – 24 April 2016
See the world's best Mountain Bike riders conquer Cairns at the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, presented by Shimano, in conjunction with Mountain Bike Australia, Cycling Australia, Tropical North Queensland and James Cook University.
13 – 15 May 2016
The regions largest and best attend event of it's kind in far North Queensland is back, and bigger than ever ! The Cairns Home Show and Caravan, Camping and Boating Expo will be held at the Cairns Showgrounds once again. Don't miss this massive event !!

Inkmasters Print Exhibition

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
30 May – 4 September 2016
Inkfest is a multi-event festival of arts in the print media held tropical Cairns. The biennial event is organised by Inkmasters Cairns Inc a not-for-profit arts organisation established in 2011. Inkmasters aims to raise the profile of printmaking as an art form and promote Cairns as a centre of prinkmaking excellence. The festival culminates in selected prints from regional, national and international artists being displayed in the Inkmasters Print Exhibition at the Tanks Arts Centre. Other activities attached to Inkfest include artists-in-residence, artist talks, workshops, The BIG Print Event and a number of community engagement events. Inkfest 2016 will be the third festival held by Inkmasters and will prove to be the biggest and best to date.

Cairns Airport Ironman Cairns

Cairns, Cairns Area
5 – 13 June 2016
Situated at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns Airport Ironman Cairns is set in one of the world's most iconic tropical locations and boasts a stunning backdrop that will take your breath away. With arguably the most spectacular bike course in the world, competitors race up the Captain Cook Highway hugging the coastline from Cairns to Port Douglas and a swim that starts in Palm Cove. From reef to World Heritage listed rainforest, and a run along the stunning Cairns boardwalk, the race finishes in the heart of the city. This race has become a 'must-do' on the Ironman circuit, and there is every reason to believe the hype. Offering 40 qualifying spots for the 2016 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, this is one event to lock in your race calendar.

Cairns Airport Adventure Festival

Cairns, Cairns Area
5 – 13 June 2016
Set in one of the world's most iconic tropical locations, the 2016 Cairns Airport Adventure Festival will take place in June 2016. The festival features an event for everyone, including; Flight Centre Active Travel Ironman 70.3 Cairns, Coral Coast 5150 Triathlon, RRR Mountain Bike Challenge, Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge, Quicksilver Reef Swim - Green Island, The Cairns Post Bright Night Run and McDonalds Ironkids Cairns - a triathlon especially for the juniors of the sport! The pinnacle event of the festival is 'Cairns Airport Ironman Cairns' that features a 3.8 kilometre swim, a 180 kilometre bike leg that travels one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia towards Port Douglas and a 42.2 kilometre run that includes the Cairns Esplanade before finishing in the heart of Cairns.

RACQ North Queensland Games

Cairns, Cairns Area
Free Entry
24 – 26 June 2016
The North Queensland Games is a multi-sport festival with more than 45 sports being delivered to competitors across the Cairns Region. The event delivers not only sporting opportunities but social and festival activities for participants. In 2016 there will be a professional development event and Games Village introduced for competitors and residents.

Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride

Manunda, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
25 June – 1 July 2016
The Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride is Queensland's Premier multi-day cycling adventure. Having operated for 18 years, cyclists just keep coming back for either the Road or Dirt ride options. Here is your chance to see what you are really made of. Road riders have the chance to tackle the 780 kilometres that divides Cape York from Cairns to Karumba while the Dirty Boys (mountain bike riders) take on the outback tracks, rivers and creeks as they explore some of the most wonderful and diverse landscapes imaginable. This is a truly epic adventure that you will talk about for a lifetime. Go on, do something extraordinary; take on the challenge of the Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride!
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