Australia -16 days

Where you'll be going............

Day 1 - Tuesday - Cairns

  • G'day mate and welcome to your Stray adventure! Check into your centrally located hostel and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure. 
  • Accommodation included - Central Cairns accommodation 

Day 2 - Wednsesday - Cairns to Magnetic Island

  • Meet your Stray 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. We arrive mid-afternoon and then take the ferry out to our first overnight stop, tropical Magnetic Island. Welcome to paradise! Nearly 50% of 'Maggie Island' is national parkland, and it's chockfull of amazing beaches and abundant wildlife, so make sure you get out to a little exploring before catching the sunset. 
  • Accommodation - YHA Bungalow Bay

Day 3 - Thursday - Magnetic Island

  • 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!
  • Accommodation - Magnetic Island accommodation

Day 4 - Friday - Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach

  • This 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.
  • Accommodation - Airlie Beach accommodation

Day 5 - Saturday - Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Islands

  • 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. 
  • Accommodation - Overnight boat

Day 6 - Sunday - Whitsunday Islands to Airlie Beach

  • 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. After all that exploring you'll be ready for a relaxed evening at the hostel.

Day 7 - Monday - Airlie Beach to Emu Park

  • The day is yours to explore Airlie Beach at your own pace. Ask your Stray guide for activity options as there's plenty to do in the area, but if you want a day off you can't beat a good book by the hostel pool. You'll jump on the train to Rockhampton in the early evening, Your destination tonight is the Strademark stop Emu park. Emu park is a cool little costal town and the gateway to the Keppel Islands on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. 
  • Accommodation - Emu's Beach Resort.

Day 8 - Tuesday - Emu Park

  • 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, reed 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.
  • Accommodation - Emu's Beach Resort

Day 9 - Wednesday - Emu Park to Rainbow Beach

  • 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 isnd. 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. 
  • Accommodation - Rainbow Beach Hostel

Day 10 - Thursday - Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island

  • We're up early for a safety briefing before your Fraser Island adventure. You will head out on a 4WD for a 2-day,1-night tagalong experience. Drive along long stretches of sandy beaches, walk through stunning rainforest and swim in the freshwater 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. 
  • Accommodation - Fraser Island Camping

Day 11 - Friday - Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach

  • 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. 
  • Accommodation - Rainbow Beach Hostel 

Day 12 - Saturday - Rainbow Beach to Byron Bay

  • 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 if you wish. Our final destination today is Byron Bay, a relaxed, hippy surf town that travelers love! We'll arrive in the early evening, with time to freshen up before meeting your crew for dinner. 
  • Accommodation - Byron Bay Hostel 

Day 13 - Sunday - Byron Bay

  • You have a free day in Byron Bay to '' Cheer up, slow down, and chill out'' as the town's famous welcome sign instructs. 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. 
  • Accommodation - Byron Bay Hostel 

Day 14 - Monday - Nimbin

  • 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. 
  • Accommodation - Byron Bay Hostel

Day 15 - Tuesday - Byron Bay

  • You have another free day in Byron Bay today. Tick off any activities you didn't get the chance to do on Sunday, or pass the day wandering the township and exploring the boutique shops and cafes. Eating your way around Byron is an experience in itself, and there are plenty of  vegetarian options available. 
  • Accommodation - Byron Bay Hostel

Day 16 - Wednesday - Byron Bay to Sydney ( Via Spot X)

  • 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 wont be bored for a moment. We hope you had a blast on your Stray adventure!
  • Accommodation - Central Sydney Accommodation (not included) 

What's Included..........The Essentials

  • 14 Nights Shared 4-1 bed Dorm Accommodation
  • 1 Night Boat Cruise 
  • 1 Night Camping (Fraser Island) 
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners 
  • Transport - Private Minibus, Ferry, Train, Local Bus Transfers 
  • Guide 
  • Activities
    • Hike to the historic Forts Complex or take a refreshing ocean dip at Radical Bay on Magnetic Island.
    • Witness panoramic views of the swirling Whitsundays from above on a guided rainforest hike in Airlie Beach.
    • Sail through the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands and visit some of the world's most pristine beaches.
    • Snorkel at Great Keppel Island - a tropical paradise home to untouched coral, turtles and manta rays.
    • Embark on a 4WD adventure to Fraser Island. Camp under the stars, visit a shipwreck and swim in crystal clear water.
    • Sandboard down giant dunes and watch the sunset over Carlo Sand Blow.
    • Visit the eclectic hippy town of Nimbin and the beautiful Nightcap Regional Park on a must-do day trip from Byron Bay. 

Optional Activities..............

  • Cairns - Skydiving, Bungy Jumping, Great Barrier Reef Trip, Tully Rafting. 
  • Magnetic Island - Snorkel, Rent A Kayak.
  • Emu Park - Guided Snorkelling Trip Or Kayaks.
  • Byron Bay - Dolphin Kayaking Experience, Diving, Surf Lessons/Hire.
  • Byron Bay - Surf Lessons, Kayaking, Snorkelling, Diving, Walk To Cape Byron Lighthouse, Eat Drink And Be Merry.
  • For Future Days - Stray Blue Mountains Day Trip, Bondi to Coogee Beach Walk, Explore King Street Warf, Royal Botanic Gardens, Taragona Zoo, Sydney Bridge Climb, Whale Watching Tour, Skydiving, Hop-On Hop-Off Harbour Cruise.
 

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