Blue Mountains YHA

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207 Katoomba Street Katoomba 2780

At the Blue Mountains YHA, School Groups enjoy competitively priced modern accommodation and easy access to attractions in the heart of the natural beauty of the World Heritage area. The Blue Mountains World Heritage Education Region provides a living classroom where students of all ages and interests can engage in learning experiences directly relating to living and working in a World Heritage area. Blue Mountains YHA has joined forces with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to help time-starved teachers organise school group itineraries that can be tailored to suit any school needs or curriculum requirements.

We offer a range of environmental bushwalks and cultural programs, developed and led by specialist National Parks Discovery Rangers Blue Mountains YHA now has a dedicated Group Coordinator who will be able to arrange your “Educational Package” (at no extra charge), along with all accommodation and meals. Security of our guests is of the highest importance. We offer first class security, with CCTV cameras, security card coded rooms and bathrooms. Blue Mountains YHA complies with appropriate Risk Assessment procedures (see  www.yhagroups.com.au) Why choose a YHA hostel? YHA Australia is a membership-based, not for profit association. In Germany in 1909, schoolteacher Richard Schirrmann had the idea to create a network of budget accommodation options across the country to be used by school groups. The first permanent youth hostel, Altena Castle, was established in Germany in 1912 and still operates today. The YHA movement has over 60,000 members in Australia and records more than 1.5 million overnight stays annually. “Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend using a YHA with a school group. Given the facilities, location and price they're clearly a wonderful resource for teachers.” -Shaney Hudson, Teacher  Please mention SchoolExcursions.com.au when making your booking.