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Woolshed Backpackers

Scarness, Hervey Bay, Fraser Coast Area

Indicative Rate * AU$25 to AU$125

Clean, quiet, friendly, family run hostel. A unique escape from the hostel party circuit on one acre of tropical gardens, right in the centre of Hervey Bay and only five minutes walk to the beach, shops, supermarket, restaurants and pubs.

Rooms are spread over four different buildings, situated within large garden, surrounded by ponds, tropical vegetation, palm trees and gum trees, hammocks and eating areas. The natural setting attracts much wildlife - there is daily parrot feeding, possums drop in for a visit and Hervey Bay's famous fruit bats can be spotted seasonally as they fly in their thousands over the Woolshed on their way to Fraser Island.

If you like to meet other guests, find new friends, have a drink and a chat, pop into their well equipped kitchen/common room. It resembles an Aussie Woolshed, is entirely built of wood and oozes character and atmosphere.

They also offer guests independent advice based on local knowledge and experience for every Fraser Island, Whale watching and Lady Elliot Island tour from Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is three and a half drive north from Brisbane and a 45 minute flight north from Brisbane.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi
  • Broadband Internet Access

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Communal Lounge
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Communal Shower
  • Games/Recreation Room
  • Gas
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Tour Desk

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Horseriding
  • Off Road Driving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
181 Torquay Road
Scarness, Hervey Bay
Queensland
Australia

Our Rooms

Three bed dormitory (no bunks), television and DVD player, fans, linen and duvet included. Air-conditioning option, AUD5 extra. Free DVDs from reception.

10 Bed Dormitory

A 10 bed dormitory with private bathroom, ceiling fans, linen and fly screens.

Ensuite Double or Twin. Private bathroom facilities, television and DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities, linen, duvets and towels included. Free DVDs from reception.

Ensuite Triple (one double bed and one or two single beds). Private bathroom facilities, fans, television and DVD player, tea/coffee facilities in room, linen, duvets and towels included. Free DVDs from reception. Can only be booked by a group of three.

Quad ensuite (double bed and two singles). Private bathroom facilities, television and DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities, linen, duvets and towels included. Free DVDs from reception.

Standard double bed or two single beds (twin) with fans, linen and duvets included. Air-conditioning option on request, AUD5 extra.

Delux Mixed three or four bed dormitory (no bunks), television and DVD player, linen, duvet included. Air-conditioning option extra AUD5.

Six bed budget dormitory (three bunks), two ceiling fans, linen, blankets and security lockers included.

Standard double or twin beds with fans, linen, duvet, television and DVD player. Free DVDs from reception. Air-conditioning option, AUD5 extra.

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