Big Volcano® (Wollumbin) Visitor Guide

Bunkhouse and Dormitory style accommodation in the Byron Bay, Tweed Valley, Gold Coast Region of Australia.

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Exterior view of Midginbil Hill Bunkhouse
Photo © courtesy of Midginbill Hill

Bunkhouses and Dormitories

Whether you're backpacking though the Northern Rivers backcountry of New South Wales and Gold Coast countryside in Queensland, and like the company of fellow travellers, or you have a large group gathering like a family reunion, church, sporting, social club, special interest or school group, there's something here to suit.

Generally these lodgings can accomodate 20 or more people.

Tariff is indicative only (per night/off peak). online reservations Book selected budget accommodation below via*. Click the business names to go to listing.
bunk room
Ballina Beach Village

Direct access to the beach, and dormitory rooms with shared facilities available, with 2 swimming pools, a kiosk and a café, a barbecue area and laundry facilities.

Free airport shuttle, bicycle and kayak hire.  African drummers, fire dancers, Irish folk bands and circus spectaculars perform at holidays and festival weekends.

South Ballina
Arts Factory Lodge
Arts Factory Lodge

Set on 2 hectares (5 acres) of subtropical forest, accommodation includes teepees, mixed dorms and private rooms. Guest facilities include outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, cinema, Buddha Gardens Day Spa, workshops, yoga classes, sunrise tours and more.

Evening entertainment, food and drink at the Buddha Bar Restaurant and beer garden, or prepare meals in the communal kitchen.

Byron Bay
dorm room
Backpackers Inn On The Beach

Backpackers Inn On The Beach is just an 11-minute walk to downtown Byron. A free shuttle bus and free bike hire are provided.

Mixed dorm rooms, double, twin, triple rooms and female only dorm room available. Free WiFi, outdoor swimming pool and terrace with evening entertainment, kitchen and communal lounge.

Byron Bay
Coolangatta YHA
Coolangatta YHA

2 minutes walk from the beach with an outdoor pool and a fully equipped communal kitchen, Coolangatta YHA offers a free shuttle bus service to nearby locations.

Facilities include secure private lockers, shared bathrooms, guest laundry, guest lounge and recreation area, 4 garden areas, and a large dining area with BBQ.

Christmas Creek Cabins
Christmas Creek Cafe and Cabins

Offering a 24/7 front desk, a tennis court and a restaurant, Christmas Creek Recreation Centre is 10 minutes' drive from Border Ranges National Park.

Accommodation includes self-contained cottages and dormitory rooms with access to a communal kitchen and shared bathroom facilities. Ideal for families and social groups away from distractions such as the TV, video games and cell phones.

Lamington via
Murwillumbah YHA
Murwillumbah YHA

Located on the river and a short walk to Main Street with an array of dining options, choose from double or twin rooms or male and female bunk dorm rooms, all with a shared bathroom.

Free WiFi, barbecue, and private parking available on site, or free shuttle service, especially for Mount Warning climb.

Nimbin Rox YHA
Nimbin Rox YHA

Surrounded by valleys, mountains and native wildlife, we're just 15 minutes' walk from the village. Choice of private or dormitory rooms with fans, heaters and shared bathroom facilities. Secure lockers are provided in the dormitory rooms.

Facilities include a shared lounge, kitchen and barbecue area.  Free luggage storage, and free bus service twice a day to the shops, cafes and restaurants in Nimbin village.


Ballina Beach Village
South Ballina
(02) 6686 3347
The Gorge Station
(02) 6665 1285
Backpackers Inn on the Beach
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 8231
The Arts Factory Lodge
Byron Bay
(02) 6685 7709
Gumnuts Farm Resort
(07) 5543 0191
Midginbil Hill
(02) 6679 7033
Budget Accommodation
Mount Burrell
(02) 6679 7065
The Log Cabin
Numinbah Valley
(07) 5533 6174
Koonjewarre Accommodation & Activity Centre
(07) 5533 5121
Clarence River Wilderness Lodge
(02) 6665 1337
Thunderbird Park
Tamborine Mountain, QLD
(07) 5545 1468
Hidden Creek Outdoor Education Centre
via Tyalgum
(07) 5531 9963
Tyalgum Ridge Retreat
via Tyalgum
(02) 6679 3222
Border Ranges Centre
(02) 6689 7285

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