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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this hostel as it was reviewed to be one of the best in the area. We were not disappointed. We were instantly charmed by lovely Tracy who was knowledgable and enthusiastic about the area. She recommended going to some beautiful places around the Tablelands and we were pleased we listened to her! Marie was also very nice and...

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Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for the great review, so glad you weren't disappointed with our lodge and that you got to meet Tracy! I will make sure to pass on the message to Tracy, Maree & Dee as they will be chuffed with your kind words! We're glad to have played a part in making your stay with us memorable and fun....

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing time in the hostel on the wallaby. Tracy and the whole staff were very friendly. After our arrival she told us which spots we should check out etc. Better than any travel agent. The hostel it self is very clean, beautiful and everything looks cute! I sleept in a 4 bed dorm and everything was fine!...

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Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Hey! Thanks for your amazing review, it's great to hear you found some awesome recommended spots in the local area, we love to make sure you get the most out of your stay and get to explore the beautiful Tablelands. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you all the best with your future travels. Safe Travels,...

Paroikia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If the layout of the hostel in itself isn't enough to impress you, the staff will surely do! The most friendly and helpful people we've met in our first month of being in Australia. If you are on the road and are feeling a little bit homesick, go here to have your heart warmed and feel welcome and special again!

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Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Hey Nicole, Thanks for your lovely review. So nice to hear you felt at home with us at our lovely lodge, we're glad to have been of help and wish you all the best with your future travels around Australia! Safe Travels! On The Wallaby Team

Oxford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A huge highlight of our trip, the staff were incredibly friendly and we saw loads. Canoeing was great fun, as was platypus spotting and mountain biking. The whole table lands area is beautiful and on the wallaby is a great home from home to explore it.

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Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Robert. Thanks for taking the time to let us know you had an awesome experience.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Staff at on the Wallaby were very willing to help you out and offer suggestions on what to do in the area. Also, they were great to have a chat with at the beginning or end of your day. The atmosphere was friendly, relaxed & cosy. Room and bathrooms were simple and clean. Convenience store & pub a very short...

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Onthewallaby575, Front Office Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review. we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay in our little lodge. Safe travels!

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We stayed just for one night at the Lodge during our 2 day On the Wallaby Tour and it was great. The Lodge is really nice and seems very well tended. The Kitchen as the whole lodge is very clean and good equiped. Nice Bathroom with enough showers and toilets. I would describe the style of the lodge rustic in...

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Onthewallaby575, Front Office Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback. We're really pleased you not only enjoyed your stay with us at the lodge, but also your 2 day tour. I'll pass on the message to the dogs too! : ) We hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The only hostel in Yungaburra. Nice and clean. Good matrasses in the dorms.  Yungaburra isnt a exciting town but a good hub in the region. You can play pingpong in the garden. Or try to spot the platypus who is living under a bridge closeby the hostel. We missed him :( For dinner: go to restaurant 'Nicks place'!

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Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Hey Hanneke, Thank you for your great review. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the lodge and found the place clean and comfortable. Such a shame you missed the Platypus! We wish you all the best with your future travels. Safe Travels, On The Wallaby Crew

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Well, if you are not looking for a 5 star wellness hotel, but a very friendly and "not too" typical place, with a very layed back athmosphere you re just right. Play some didge, have nice conversation or even book a wonderful tour here, but make sure you stay a bit!

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Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and took in the relaxed atmosphere the lodge has to offer. We wish you all the best with your future travels! Safe Travels, On The Wallaby Crew

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I went on a trip with Uncle Brian's and stayed the night at On The Wallaby to continue my trip. Dee and Maree were absolutely brilliant hosts from the moment I arrived and made me feel totally welcome. The lodge is so beautiful and is a great space for relaxing and socialising. The food cooked for dinner by Maree was...

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Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Hey! Thank you for such a lovely review... it's so great to hear you had a great tour on Uncle Brian's and then a great experience with us at the lodge. Your kind words have been passed onto Dee & Maree. The sun rise canoe sure is a great experience! Chief loves to join everyone! We wish you all the...

Reviewed 9 November 2016

A very welcoming and friendly place to stay.. The staff are very friendly and spent quite some time offering us tips on the best spots to visit.. They even have a map that they have made themselves to show people the Tablelands Hot Spots! Clean,tidy and friendly.. Definitely one of the best backpackers in OZ.

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Onthewallaby575, Manager at On the Wallaby Lodge, responded to this review

Hey Tracy, Thank you for your lovely review, it's great to hear you comment on our lodge being a very welcoming and friendly place to stay. We love to offer as much as advice on all the best spots to see around the amazing area. Hope you managed to get to visit them all during your adventures! Hopefully we will...

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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 Lodge

Address: 34 Eacham Rd, Yungaburra, Queensland 4884, Australia (Formerly On The Wallaby Backpackers Lodge)
Region: Australia > Queensland > Yungaburra
Price Range: ₹ 2,254 - ₹ 3,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“Double is perfect for couples, the Twin is great for Friends or if you're on a tighter Budged you can go for the Triple or Dorm Room.”
 of 5 bubbles Reisemeise88, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“don't pay for more than the "free 15 minutes of wifi" On The Wallaby offers... talk to the humans around you :)”
 of 5 bubbles elise_ht, 13 May 2016 | Read review
“Dorm rooms are a little toasty!”
 of 5 bubbles 559rileym, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Travel with friends, it seemed that it would be boring without them”
 of 5 bubbles 406michalh, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Go for the communal rooms, everyone is very friendly”
 of 5 bubbles 941maryclaireb, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
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