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YHA Colonial village & Camping & Tours

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Nice Location
  • Helpful Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

8 acres of landscaped botanical grounds. NO BUNK BEDS.! All accommodation at ground level, detached dorm cabins available. Resort style swimming pool, on site Bar and Bistro.
Free internet and WiFi free tennis courts, free basketball, free table tennis. The closest destination to the Fraser Island Highlights.

Colonial Village is situated only 50m’s from Urangan beach, and it is only 350m’s from Hervey Bay’s 7 kilometres of unspoilt beaches, and the 850m long Urangan pier, which is wonderful for fishing.

The all year round perfect climate with cool refreshing sea breeze is great for fishing, swimming and water sports. On our doorstep is the Marina/harbour with a range of cafes, galleries, shops and restaurants, also a boat club with daily entertainment. Urangan Central plaza is 700m’s away with a Woolworths, Post Office and Pharmacy.

We have a free daily shuttle service that will take you to and from the Pialba Transit Centre 3 times per day. (this must be pre-booked).

We offer 8 acres of peaceful botanical grounds that are out of earshot of traffic, of which only 3 acres are for accommodation. We offer a decent sized swimming pool with a shallow beach end, a spa, 2 free tennis courts, free basketball, free WiFi and PC use, free table tennis, darts, pool table, wii, bicycle hire, a children’s play area, large playing field, a large relaxing pond with fountain, hammocks, all surrounded by tree’s with a huge variety of resident and visiting birds, not to mention the tree frogs, sugar gliders, possums, and so on.

We have an on-site day bar and bistro, evening menu’s, and breakfast is also available.

We offer 24 hour access to the shared self catering cooking facilities/TV room and showers/washing.
All accommodation and the whole site are at ground level with no stairs. 1 of the ensuite double rooms has a special access shower/toilet. There is a special access toilet in the bistro also, as well as a spacious non-partitioned toilet/shower by the swimming pool.

Being so close to the marina makes us the perfect location for catching the tour boats for the best Whale watching experience Australia has to offer, and to a great extent the world. Hervey Bay is also by far the best departure point for a World Heritage Fraser Island experience; other locations are not located near to the Fraser action, so from Hervey bay you don’t waste a day of your 4wd adventure travelling. Fraser Island, Whale Watching (July–Nov), Whitsundays and Lady Elliot tours can all be booked through our independent booking office with courtesy pickups.

Lockers are available for a one off fee of $10, these can also be used for guests to store luggage whilst on tour.

Cars, vans or motor homes can be left on-site while guests go on tour with all tours booked through our office; other travelers can also leave their vehicles on site (max 3 days) as long as before their tour they book and pay to stay on return.

Our powered sites provide water and electricity ($32-$37), the site only comes in a block of 9 sites with plenty of space around including a large field surrounded by trees. Shared 24 hour access shower and kitchen facilities are available, as well as an alfresco hut (sink & prep).

With ample space we can accommodate for boats and large rigs.

We have a spacious unpowered site, with shaded and unshaded areas ($24 p/night). You can choose where on the site you would like to camp; and 24 hour access shared kitchen/TV and showers.

Dogs are allowed with campers only, at the managers’ discretion. They must never be left unattended or unleashed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 7.5

  • Location 6.5

  • Staff 6.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    05 Dec 2020
    Travelling as a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teens). Our key criteria for all of our accommodation throughout our two week Gold Coast to Cairns road trip are; good beds, air con, swimming pool, food onsite if we need to purchase, family friendly atmosphere and excellent value on a budget. Colonial Village YHA ticked all these boxes for us. Thanks for having us! Pool is great, the cottage met all of our needs. Friendly check-in. Easy to access. Very quiet. Good night sleep.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2020
    The grounds are beautifully kept and the facilities are really clean. We enjoyed the tropical gardens and feeding the 5 greedy turtles in the pond.
    Australia, Female, 41+
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2022
    Beautiful place and spacious room. The staff was super helpful with my early check-in and enquiries about tour.
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Feb 2020
    Loved the rooms here, really nicely decorated and clean. Had good facilities even if the kitchen utensils were a bit dirty. Location not great as it’s a long walk from anywhere but was a good stop off before our Fraser Island tour. Very much not a party hostel but still nice.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6


    15 Jan 2022
    Was so much fun. Was a little hot in the room but with the fan on and door open wasnt so bad. Great location. Can hire e-scooters and go to local marina
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    14 May 2021
    This hostel is beautiful with lots of lovely birds and trees, very peaceful and overall a pretty nice place. I would highly recommend staying here to get some rest in amongst nature. My only feedback would be that for a Saturday night the bar closed too early, it was only open for 2 hours till 7:30. I know it wasn't busy, but it felt a little like there was a curfew after 8. Private room was clean and the bed was comfortable with no dramas checking in late. I would definitely stay again.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    02 Feb 2020
    Gardens are beautiful with peacocks wandering around. Hostel was clean- there were a few ants crawling around, but they never bothered us. WiFi is only available in the restaurant/bar area, which closed at 8:30 PM. It was a quiet hostel, not a party hostel, which was perfect for us. Staff were helpful 👍
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Jan 2020
    A nice hostel - we had a twin private room which was fine. We did a Fraser Island trip and got picked up from the hostel which was good. It was refreshing to be in a quiet space but the hostel did feel a bit dated and the kitchen we had was uncomfortably hot. The member of staff who picked us up from the bus terminal was lovely and very helpful however when we came to leave the receptionist came across quite blunt and unfriendly. Taxis and ubers aren’t always reliable so book them in advance.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    11 May 2022
    It seems like this place was great a few years ago, maybe COVID has effected it's business and maintenance to it has been forgotten. It has a bar and bistro but that was never open when we were there. The basketball and tennis courts have seen better days and the reception is only open when staff is in the area. The bed mattress hasn't been changed since the place was built so was bit uncomfortable. The bathroom was clean though and the area has some beautiful birds roaming around.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 2.9


    27 Jun 2022
    We spent only one night at YHA in a private two bed dorm. The room was pretty dirty such as the bathrooms. The kitchen was pretty badly equipped which made it difficult to cook. The walls of the rooms must have been very thin as we could hear people next door talking, which was pretty annoying.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Postal Service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi