Day 1 : Travel Day: Cairns (via Tully and Townsville) — Magnetic Island
MEET: at YHA Cairns, Gilligans or Cairns train station (please confirm prior to departure). We travel by train south to Townsville, getting in around mid-afternoon and then take the ferry out to tropical ‘Maggie Island’. There is much to explore on the island, as nearly 50% of it is National Park with amazing beaches and abundant wildlife. SLEEP: YHA Bungalow Bay or your choice of Magnetic Island accom.
Day 2 : Travel Day: Magnetic Island (via Townsville) – Airlie Beach
MEET: at YHA Bungalow Bay reception or at the ferry terminal (please confirm). In the morning your guide will join you on the Forts walk, otherwise you can do some exploring, check out the local wildlife park or just relax by the pool. In the afternoon we travel back to the mainland on the ferry, then jump on the train to Proserpine, with a transfer to Airlie Beach arriving approx. 7pm. Note: Depending on which day you depart, you may have a free day to spend on Magnetic Island. SLEEP: Your choice of Airlie accom, you can book via the Loka web app.
Day 3 : Free Day in Airlie Beach
We have a full day in Airlie Beach for activities or to relax. There are great 1-3 day sailing adventure options around the Whitsunday Islands that you can do. SLEEP: Your choice of Airlie accommodation.
Day 4 : Travel Days: Airlie Beach – Emu Park (Special Stop)
MEET: outside Base backpackers. We have most of the day free in Airlie and then in the early evening we transfer to the train and travel to Rockhampton. We hop off the train with a quick transfer to the cool, little coastal town of Emu Park where we spend 2 nights. While at Emu Park we have an amazing Stray Treasure Island option with accommodation, return ferry transfers to Great Keppel Island, lunch and island activities; or you can choose to just pay for accommodation only and do your own thing. Note: Depending on the day you arrive you may have an additional night at Emu Park to relax, play Aussie lawn bowls or visit the local crocodile farm (both extra cost). SLEEP: Emu’s Beach Resort
Day 5 : Travel Day: Emu Park - Rainbow Beach
MEET: at Emus Beach reception We begin the day with an early morning bus transfer to the train. We travel to Cooroy then Stray bus to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach is a departure point for Fraser Island and has a beautiful beach to chill on. We recommend walking up to Carlo Sand Blow with your guide for sunset. SLEEP: Your choice of Rainbow Beach accom. You can book this via the Stray Mate app.
Day 6 : Travel Day: Rainbow Beach (via Noosa) — Brisbane
MEET: across the road from Frasers on Rainbow/Dingos hostels. We hop in the Stray bus in Rainbow Beach and then head to Noosa. We then express down to Brisbane where we drop you off in the CBD for the end of your Stray experience. SLEEP: Your choice of Brisbane accom. You can book this via the Stray Mate app. Note: You can break your journey at any of the stops through any of the travel days and just connect with a later Loka bus or rail departure (guided or unguided). You can book your own accommodation or your guide will book it for you, you will usually get a bed-only option (averaging $32 per person per night), or a twin/double option (averaging $100 per room). *This itinerary and prices are valid until September 30 2019, however are subject to change.