Accommodation In OZ

Hostels, Motels & Caravan Parks (i.e. everywhere I have stayed!):

Key to Accommodation:

H Hostel
  CV Caravan Park staying in Mustie the campervan
  CC Caravan Park in a Cabin
  CS Campsite in the van
  M Motel
  Ho Hotel
  Hm Home/Homestead
  GH Guest House


:-D Top Banana!!!
  :-) Great!
  :-| OK


:-( Shit

The Pink House H :-D Kings Cross (Potts Point actually!), Sydney, NSW - Probably my favourite hostel so far... Truly 'Home away from home'!!!  It's magic is due to it's layout and management.
Katoomba Falls Caravan Park CV :-| Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW - No powered site for us... and it was freezing as Kath couldn't shut the door in the night!
Blackheath Caravan Park CV :-| Blackheath, Blue Mountains, NSW - It rained and the van's roof leaked.
Tamworth YHA H :-( Tamworth, NSW - Odd... full of strange men...
Aussietel H :-) Coffs Harbour, NSW - Quite good... had an amazing Toga party here!
The Blue Iguana Beach House H :-) Byron Bay, NSW - Alas, it is no more... But is was the best!  Thanks to Alex.
Bunk H :-( Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD - Brand new, massive, badly laid-out hostel with plastic bed sheets :-(
Halse Lodge YHA H :-) Noosa, QLD - A lovely old house on the hill next to the beach. Probably the best YHA I've stayed in...
Rainbow Beach YHA H :-) Rainbow Beach - QLD - Where I did my tour to Fraser Island from... and met Sarah the Canadian.
  CV :-| Beerwah, QLD - The one with the Cockatoo
  CV :-| Kingaroy, QLD -
Dandabah Campground CS :-) Bunya Mountains, QLD - Had dinner with the wallabies.
Wondai Colonial Motel M :-) Wondai, QLD - The only place available.  The honeymoon suit with a four-poster-bed and a spa bath!
Barkala Tourist Park CV :-| Woodgate Beach, QLD - The home of the tower chicken burger
  CC :-| Bundaberg, QLD -
  M :-| Bundaberg, QLD -
The Penthouse GH :-D Agnes Waters (Town of 1770), QLD - A brand new house on the hill. We had the whole of the top floor.
Cool Bananas H :-) Agnes Waters (Town of 1770), QLD - Cool and bananary
Emu's Beach House H :-) Emu Park, QLD - Cool old wooden house with a vintage TV!
GK Island Holiday Village H :-) Great Keppel Island, QLD -
Bush Village Backpackers Resort CC :-) Airlie Beach, QLD - OK cabins. The owner is honest with whole deposit/commission hostel thing
Downtown Backpackers H :-( Rockhampton, QLD - Pub style accommo, bit shabby and un-inviting...
  H :-( Bundaberg, QLD - A crappy workers hostel that was full the next day so I had to check out.
  CC :-) Bundaberg, QLD -
  CV :-|  
  CV :-| Ayre, QLD -
Reef Lodge H :-| Townsville, QLD -
  M :-| Townsville, QLD - We went out that night and ate too much Thai...
Palm Tree Caravan Park CV :-| Ingham, QLD -
Hideaway Holiday Village CV :-| Mission Beach, QLD -
Tropic Days H :-D Cairns, QLD - My 2nd fav hostel. layout and owners are tres cool!  And Chilli Pepper the dog too!
  CS :-| Lake Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands, QLD -
  CS :-) lake?, QLD -
  CV :-| Port Douglas, QLD -
  CV :-| Daintree Village, QLD - We left the power lead plugged in to the Kombi and drove away.. with it tailing behind!
  H :-| Cape Tribulation, QLD - Not a bad hostel, shame about the lack of knives and forks..
  CV :-) Innot Hot Springs, QLD -
  CV :-| Karumba, QLD -
  CV :-| Mt Isa, QLD -
Barkly Homestead Roadhouse CV :-| Barkly Homestead, NT -
  CV :-| Alice Springs, NT - It was -5C that night we arrived in Alice!!!
Kings Canyon Resort CV :-| Kings Canyon, NT - No powered sites and it was freezing! Mineral water bottles became hot water bottles!
Ayers Rock Resort Camp Ground CV :-| Yulara, NT - Massive and expensive, but shooting stars every night!!!
Annie's Place H :-) Alice Springs, NT -
Shane & Kim's Hm :-) Numery Station, NT - Living on the farm we worked on.
  CV :-| Elliot?, NT -
Elke's H :-| Darwin, NT -
  CV :-| Katherine, NT - The hottest nights sleep I've ever had in the 'bread oven' Kombi
Kununurra Backpackers H :-| Kununurra, WA -
  CV :-| Fitzroy Crossing, WA -
  H :-| Broome, WA -
80 Mile Beach Caravan Park CV :-| 80 Mile Beach, WA -
  CV :-| Port Hedland, WA -
Auski Tourist Village CV :-| Auski, WA -
Dales Gorge Campground CS :-| Dales Gorge, Karijini NP, WA -
  H :-| Tom Price, WA -
  H :-| Exmouth, WA -
  H :-| Coral Bay, WA -
Bay Lodge H :-| Denham, Shark Bay, WA -
Murchison Park Caravan Park CV :-| Kalbarri, WA -
  H :-| Geraldton, WA - Funky doona cover for me! and a telescope on the balcony
Pinnacles Beach Backpackers H :-) Cervantes. WA -
The Witch's Hat H :-D Perth, WA - Great! due to Ren, the manageress... unfortunately she's left and it's shit now I hear :-(
Palm Beach Caravan Park CV :-| Rockingham, WA -
Inne Town Backpackers H :-| Margaret River, WA - Tiny hostel but is ok.
Pemberton Backpackers YHA H :-| Pemberton, WA -
Albany Backpackers H :-| Albany, WA - A bit empty when I was there...
Gold Dust Backpackers H :-| Kalgoorlie, WA - Quite a lot of mine working travellers there and porno mags on the bookshelves :-o
John Eyre Motel/Roadhouse CV :-| Caiguna, WA -
Penong Caravan Park CV :-| Penong, SA -
  CV :-| Port Augusta, SA - No hostel in town anymore. Met Jim & Jen and went fishing.
  CV :-| Mildura, VIC - Actually it was just over the border in NSW
Wal & Mel's Hm :-) Young, NSW - An amazing little house on the hill overlooking Young.
  CV :-| Gundagai, NSW - Had funky drive thru covered powered sites.
Thredbo YHA H :-) Thredbo, Snowy Mountains, NSW - Nice but empty when we were there... in the autumn.
Seaspray Caravan Park CV :-) Seaspray, VIC - Down by the nice beach... it rained.
The Nunnery H :-) Melbourne, VIC - A bit like the pink house but without the courtyard... so not easy to meet people..
Launceston Backpackers H :-| Launceston, TAS -
The Pickled Frog H :-) Hobart, TAS - Very easy going, they let you BYO to their bar! Cool!!!
The Warf Hotel Ho :-) Wynyard, TAS - Where Forestry Tasmania put me & Julia up whilst we went out on the field trips.
Country Club Resort Ho :-) Prospect Vale, Launceston, TAS - Julia's forestry conference was at the casino here.
St. Helens YHA H :-) St. Helens, TAS - We had this cute little hostel to ourselves and spent all night in front of the log fire.
Bicheno Hostel H :-) Bicheno, TAS - It had wicked fitted wooden den like bunks! coool!!!
Far South Backpackers H :-D Dover, TAS - It was brand new and all ours! A cool house in the woods.
Stanley Cabin & Tourist Park YHA H :-| Stanley, TAS - In a little hostel block on the caravan park... very simple.
Strahan Youth Hostel H :-| Strahan, TAS - In cabin style things...  no sign of the Duckbilled Platymapus tho :-(
Land Of The Giants Campground CV :-| Mt Field NP, TAS - We were attacked by yobbos with snowball when setting up the kombi!!!
Cradle Mountain Tourist Park CV :-) Cradle Mountain NP, TAS - Next to the funky telly-tubby toilet block.
Neal's gaff Hm :-) Melbourne, VIC - Crashed at Neal's place where Zo was moving in and Bek, Andy also lived
City Backpackers H :-| Canberra, ACT - Massive hostel, a bit crap cos of that but it did have a sauna and pool!
No 14 H :-) Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW - It's got a bath tub!  Nice and small and quiet and quaint
Woodshed Hill Estate GH :-) Hunter Valley, NSW - A homestead for 12 of us with a pool, tennis court and a 9 hole golf course!
Berenbell Vineyard Retreat GH :-) Hunter Valley, NSW - An ickle cottage for the three of us with lovely grounds and lake's 'n' shit...

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