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Stray Australia: Cairns to Sydney - Freestyle Tour

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Stop At: Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland

G’day mate and welcome to your Stray adventure! Check into your centrally located hostel and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Queensland

Meet your Stray local legend first thing, who will make sure you have everything you need (especially your train tickets) before you jump aboard the train and head south to Townsville. You will arrive mid-afternoon and meet your Stray Guide at the station. We’ll travel together from there, taking the ferry out to our first overnight stop, the tropical Magnetic Island. Welcome to paradise! Nearly 50% of ‘Maggie Island’ is national park land, and it's chockfull of amazing beaches and abundant wildlife, so make sure you get out to a little exploring before catching the sunset. Includes dinner.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Magnetic Island, Magnetic Island, Queensland

Join your guide today for a scenic walk. You might head off the beaten track to beautiful Radical Bay beach for an ocean dip and amazing photo opportunities. Alternatively, your guide will take you up to the historic Forts Complex, where you’ll see incredible views over the island and ocean beyond. Whichever way you go, don’t forget to look up, as Maggie Island is one of the best places to see koalas in the wild!

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Queensland

The morning is yours to explore more of the island, or just relax by the pool. In the afternoon, we’ll travel back to the mainland by ferry, and jump on the train to Proserpine, transferring to Airlie Beach in the evening.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Whitsunday Islands, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

Wake up early and head to the marina for the start of your 2-day, 1-night adventure through the breath-taking Whitsunday Islands. These picturesque islands are set in the Great Barrier Reef and are home to some of the world’s most pristine beaches. You’ll go on an epic sailing adventure, spending the night aboard your ship in a secluded bay. You’ll visit Whitehaven beach and sail around the reef with various stops to get out and swim/snorkel, seeing plenty of marine life along the way. Includes lunch and dinner.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Emu Park, Emu Park, Queensland

Wake up in paradise on the second day of your Whitsunday Sailing trip. Enjoy breakfast and coffee with the crew before embarking on another full day of sightseeing. After you’ve had your fill of pristine beaches and beautiful sea creatures, we’ll head back to shore mid-afternoon. You’ll jump on the train to Rockhampton in the early evening. Your destination tonight is the Strademark stop of Emu Park. Emu Park is a cool little coastal town and the gateway to the Keppel Islands on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Includes breakfast and lunch.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Great Keppel Island, Great Keppel Island, Queensland

Today we are heading to a Stray highlight, Great Keppel Island. This tropical paradise is situated at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef with untouched coral, turtles, reef fish and manta rays all straight off the beach. Relax or have a go at snorkeling or kayaking (both at extra cost) before exploring the island in search of the perfect white sand beach. Tonight, we’ll return to the mainland and gather together for dinner at Emu’s Beach Resort. Includes lunch, dinner.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Beach, Gympie Region, Fraser Coast, Queensland

We begin our day with an early morning bus to the train station. You’ll take a scenic train journey from here to Cooroy, where you’ll meet your Stray driver-guide and bus and head to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach is a gateway to the world-famous Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. Tomorrow you’ll embark on an awesome 2-day, 1-night trip of the island, so we recommend getting an early night tonight. Don’t miss the chance to walk to Carlo Sand Blow to catch a gorgeous sunset.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Fraser Island, Fraser Island, Fraser Coast, Queensland

We’re up early for a safety briefing before your Fraser Island adventure. You will head out on 4WD for a 2 day, 1 night tagalong experience. Drive along long stretches of sandy beaches, walk through stunning rainforest and swim in the fresh water Lake Mackenzie. You’ll witness famous shipwrecks, get some amazing photos and perhaps see a dingo or two! Camp on the island and enjoy dinner and drinks with your adventure buddies. Includes lunch, dinner.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Beach, Gympie Region, Fraser Coast, Queensland

Wake up on the largest sand island in the world, and enjoy breakfast with your crew. You’ll be out on another full day of sightseeing today, ensuring you don’t miss any Fraser highlights. We’ll head back to the mainland in the afternoon, with time to relax in the afternoon sun and organise dinner. Includes breakfast and lunch.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Beach, Gympie Region, Fraser Coast, Queensland

You have a full free day at Rainbow Beach to relax and explore at your own pace. There’s plenty of activities on offer – ask your guide for recommendations. If you’re heading to the beach, keep your eyes out for humpback whales between July and November, and playful dolphins year round. If you’re keen for a day off, you can simply relax by the pool at our hostel and watch the world go by.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Byron Shire, New South Wales

We hop back on the Stray bus this morning, heading to the relaxed resort town of Noosa, before we continue down the coast. We have quick stops in the state’s capital Brisbane and Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast where you’re welcome to hop off in you wish. Our final destination today is Byron Bay, a relaxed, hippy surf town that travellers love! We’ll arrive in the early evening, with time to freshen up before meeting your crew for dinner.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Byron Shire, New South Wales

There is plenty to do; practice your surfing skills down at the beach, walk to mainland Australia’s most easterly point at the Cape Byron Lighthouse, search for dolphins and other marine life on a sea kayaking trip, or wander around town sampling the delicious food and beverages on offer.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Nimbin, Nimbin, New South Wales

Today you’ll embark on an epic day trip to Nimbin, another hippy town worth exploring. You’ll journey through the beautiful Byron hinterland on an entertaining guided bus trip and see the sights of Nimbin. Enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ lunch, visit Nightcap National Park, and see a stunning waterfall. You’ll return to Byron Bay in the early evening. Includes lunch.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales

Today is an express travel day to the final destination of our trip, Sydney. Along the way we stop at Spot X, a famous surf camp with perfect waves for beginners and pros alike. Hop off here to hang 10, or continue with the bus to Sydney, arriving in the evening. If you have some time in Sydney, there is plenty to do! From Stray’s famous Blue Mountains day trip, whale watching tours to climbing the Harbour Bridge, you won’t be bored for a moment. We hope you had a blast on your Stray adventure!

Duration: 12 hours
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