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On the Wallaby

Recommended by Lonely Planet, On the Wallaby has a special appeal to young, budget-conscious travellers with an interest in the outdoors. On The Wallaby offers value packed adventures to the Atherton Tablelands hosting a range of interesting and informative activities such as free platypus spotting tours, night/day canoe trips, bike riding, swimming in pristine waterfalls and visiting World Heritage listed Mount Hypipamee National Park. 

On The Wallaby also offers hostel accommodation situated in the charming township of Yungaburra. Guests have a choice of share accommodation, double rooms or camping sites on the garden surrounds. A maximum of up to thirty five people can enjoy this welcoming, relaxing base. A host of interesting and informative activities can be experienced from the Backpackers Lodge or included with the overnight tour package.


  • Free guided platypus spotting every night
  • Doubles and dorm rooms
  • Nightly BBQs
  • Large backyard gardens for camping
  • Well equipped kitchen/ laundry
  • Free tea/coffee, continuously!
  • All linen supplied free of charge
  • Non-smoking lounge/common areas
  • Cosy lounge with flagstones and pot belly stove

"I went on the 2 day/1 night trip to the Atherton Tablelands with On the Wallaby and it was definitely the best trip I had in my 2 months in Australia!"


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