Solar Energy

The team at Woolshed have worked closely with Donna from Asset Solar Tech to install a huge 30.1KW Solar Power system which should provide us with around 108% of our energy consumption...  That's right, we are energy self sufficient, a very satisfying feeling on so many levels!

Meaning, our reduction in commercial energy use per year is the equivalent of planting 1059 trees, avoid burning approx 19990kg (22 Ton) of coal or using the equivalent of 17,589 Lit of fuel. What a difference a small business can make...

Harvest Water

We harvest rain water from our main Woolshed building into two 25,000 lit water tanks. We use this water all round the property from watering the gardens, lawns and edible herb and vege garden through to cleaning and maintenance. 

Use of sustainable and renewable building materials
99% Single Use Plastic Free

Help us reduce our plastic waste by not purchasing single use plastic's

+ avoid food packaged in unnecessary plastic wrapping

+purchase a stainless steel or recyclable  water bottle, straw and cutlery while travelling

+use reusable shopping bags

+Rigid plastic's can be recycled in our kitchen area, just remember to take the lids off and make sure they're empty and dry before you place them in our recycling bin.

Compost and Communal Herb Garden
We wash our own linen and dry it in the sunshine
Non Toxic Cleaning and Washing Products
Bulk Soap Dispensers - No Packaging!
Sustainable paper hand towels and toilet paper
Our kitchen features a recycling system
Energy Efficient LED Lighting
Set on 1 acre of tropical gardens

With over 100 trees and shrubs we are absorbing C02 and producing O2, our garden is home to Green tree frogs, Possums, variety of native bird life, insects and relaxed oxygenated guests!

Free Bike Hire

Explore Hervey Bay the scenic and carbon-friendly way with free bike hire. Ask one of our friendly staff members about the top spots to see in Hervey Bay.

Water Saving Systems

Woolshed features split flush systems on toilets and water saving heads on showers.


What Our Guests Have Said

I have stayed multiple times at the Woolshed and think it's one of the best hostels I have stayed in.The lovely couple who run it are always helpful and accommodating and full of suggestions for things to do in the area and tours to book on to. The hostel itself has a bohemian feel, with bright spacious rooms and clean facilities. The garden in the middle is a little oasis of tropical plants and a pond with green tree frogs chirping at night. The garden comes with a bbq area and hammocks! There is a good kitchen with clean utensils for preparing meals too. They even have free bike rental!! If you're coming to Hervey Bay I highly recommend staying at Woolshed Eco Lodge

The staff seemed super friendly and an activity board offered things to do each day. They even offered free sausages on the bbq one night. Bicycles are also free of charge.
Met some cool people here which helped but all in all a quality stay and would strongly recommend.

From travelling the east coast, this hostel has definitely been the nicest place to stay. Everything is very chilled out, yet everything is spotless. The two showers are large and clean plus the kitchen is super tidy - the family atmosphere and warm welcome is fantastic. So much nicer than staying in a ‘traditional backpackers

Comfortable room and quality facilities, friendly staff and a good atmosphere in general. Good kitchen and lounge, TV in the double rooms with ensuite bathroom. Clean and tidy. The proprietors are nice and it’s worth a visit. If you don’t have a proper 4WD then consider taking their tours.

Great ambience and comfortable rooms. Parking space inside. Close to beach and nearby Great hostel! Lovely chilled place with nice clean facilities. Friendly and helpful staff - we booked our tour to Fraser Island with them and they were great. They’ll pick you up from the bus station for free so you don’t have to lug your bags, and there’s free bike hire too. Perfect distance for the beach (5 minute walk!) and some nice restaurants and bars with live entertainment. A great place with lovely character, would definitely recommend!food places

Really loved my stay here. The hostel had a lovely kitchen area and lots of greeness, hammocks and plants in the courtyard. Plus the owner is a genuine and lovely man! Perfect for a relaxed few days.

One of the most beautiful hostels i have ever been. A cosy hostel with a great location and excellent customer service. Friendly staff, free barbeque on friday night and very clean rooms, bathrooms and kitchen. Loved their garden and the whole environment

If you are looking for calm and serenity, you can stop at Woolshed Eco Lodge! Beautiful and clean place with a very good welcome The hostel is a good place near the beach and you can hire a bike to discover easily Hervey Bay.

181 Torquay Road
Hervey Bay, QLD 4655, Australia
07 4124 0677 - Site by ethne