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Starting From AU$2,809.00 All inclusive price
Starting From AU$2,809.00 All inclusive price

KAT Freestyle Tour - Byron Bay to Cairns

Head north from Byron Bay to Cairns ticking off all the best stops through Queensland on this flexible adventure tour. Cruise through stops like Noosa, Airlie Beach, Magnetic Island and get off the beaten track on Great Keppel Island.

Spend 11 nights cruising from the epic beach town of Byron Bay to Cairns with tons of fun packed in between.

The Kat Freestyle Tour has a whole bunch of hidden gems and off the beaten track activities included 3 days on Fraser Island, cruising in the Whitsundays, our Strademark Rainforest Experience and so much more.

The best part? You can hop off and extend your stay in the places you like most.

Freestyle Tours include the first night's accommodation at each of Stray’s main overnight destinations, a selection of top-rated activities and some meals.

Day 1 : Byron Bay (Arrival Day)
Check into your Byron Bay accommodation and prepare for your upcoming adventure. We recommend taking a walk to the lighthouse to view the Australian mainland’s most easterly point for sunset. Accommodation included: Byron Bay accommodation Optional activities: Surf lessons, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, Nimbin day trip, etc.
Meals :None

Day 2 : Byron Bay to Noosa or Rainbow Beach
We cruise up to the New South Wales/Queensland border and hop out at Danger Point to stretch our legs and check out the view of one of Australia’s best surf spots, Snapper Rocks. We then drive into Surfers Paradise where you may want to get off to experience the sun, sand, tans and high-rises of Australia’s most developed beach area. We drive through Brisbane (to pick up and drop off travellers in the city centre) then onto the upmarket beach resort town of Noosa. Hop-off here or continue onto Rainbow Beach to start your Fraser Island adventure (make sure you’ve booked in the dates in advance). Once you’ve checked-in, you’ll have a safety briefing for your 4WD trip that starts the following morning. Accommodation: Rainbow Beach accommodation Activities included: Danger Point border crossing Optional activities: Hop-off on the Gold Coast, Brisbane or Noosa.
Meals :None

Day 3 : Fraser Island
Wake up early on Rainbow Beach and head out for your 3 days and 2 nights on Fraser Island. Whilst on Fraser you’ll experience the largest sand island in the world, go on a 4WD expedition, explore the island and check out incredible sites to snap epic pictures, swim in lakes, natural pools and the ocean all in paradise. Accommodation: Fraser Island accommodation Activities included: 4WD tour, guided island tour Optional activities: Walks, swimming
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 : Fraser Island
Wake up early on Rainbow Beach and head out for your 3 days and 2 nights on Fraser Island. Whilst on Fraser you’ll experience the largest sand island in the world, go on a 4WD expedition, explore the island and check out incredible sites to snap epic pictures, swim in lakes, natural pools and the ocean all in paradise. Accommodation: Fraser Island accommodation Activities included: 4WD tour, guided island tour Optional activities: Walks, swimming
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 : Fraser Island to Rainbow Beach
Today you’ll spend the morning walking through magical sand dunes and soaking up the sun. You’ll return back to Rainbow Beach in the early afternoon. We recommend taking a walk up to Carlo Sand Blow for sunset. Accommodation: Rainbow Beach accommodation Activities included: Beach walk Optional activities: Carlo Sand Blow sunset walk
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 : Rainbow Beach to Emu Park
We have the morning to relax before heading to the train station to start our first train journey. We travel to Rockhampton then are met by a private bus, which takes us to Emu’s Beach Resort. We are welcomed onto the resort and find out more about tomorrow’s Treasure Island Adventure on Great Keppel Island. Accommodation: Emu’s Beach Resort
Meals :None

Day 7 : Emu Park to Airlie Beach (overnight train)
This morning we head to a tropical paradise like nowhere else on our Treasure Island Adventure. Our destination, Great Keppel Island, is located on the southern tip 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 snorkelling or kayaking (additional cost) before exploring the island. We have dinner at Emu’s Beach Resort before we catch the train in the evening and travel overnight to Airlie Beach – the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Accommodation: Overnight train Activities included: Treasure Island Adventure Optional activities: Snorkeling or kayaking
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Airlie Beach & Whitsunday Islands
We arrive into Airlie Beach early in time for you to set out on a day trip to the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands (Note: you can do the Whitsunday day tour on a later day if you wish to relax for a day or two first). 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 adventure where 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: Airlie Beach accommodation Activities included: Whitsunday Day Tour
Meals :Lunch

Day 9 : Airlie Beach to Magnetic Island
We start early with a local bus to the train, a ferry out to beautiful ‘Maggie Island’, and a local transfer to the accommodation. There is much to explore on the island, as nearly 50% of it is National Park with amazing beaches and abundant wildlife. Your guide will join you on a walk around the Island; otherwise you can do more exploring or just relax by the pool. Note: Depending on which day you depart you may have a free day on Magnetic Island. Accommodation: Magnetic Island accommodation Activities included: Fort’s Walk Optional activities: Wildlife Centre, 4WDing in barbie cars, diving
Meals :None

Day 10 : Magnetic Island to Tully Rainforest
We travel back to the mainland on the ferry, travel by train to Tully – getting in at around lunchtime. After we get off at Tully, we go on to embark on Stray’s signature Rainforest Experience. We travel by bus into the amazing rainforest of Tully Gorge National Park. Cool off with a swim in a beautiful swimming hole before a BBQ dinner and stories around the campfire. Accommodation: Camping in tents Activities included: Swimming, campfire
Meals :Dinner

Day 11 : Tully Rainforest to Cairns
We wake early at our rainforest camp for breakfast and then have an interpretative walk through the forest, learning about the traditional indigenous usage of the land. We then head back to Tully and jump on the train to our final destination, Cairns. We arrive late afternoon, then get ready to party tonight to celebrate the final night of your epic East Coast adventure. Accommodation: Central Cairns accommodation Activities included: Interpretative walk through the rainforest Optional activities: Tully Rafting
Meals :Breakfast

Day 12 : Cairns
Today is the last day of your Stray adventure. Be sure to ask your guide for any recommendations on activities and things to do from Cairns. Optional activities: Bungy jumping, Great Barrier Reef dive/snorkel trip, skydive, Atherton Tablelands tour, Cape Tribulations tour
Meals :None

Trips depart every:

  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Sunday
  • Mondays (January to March only)

Tours include 1 x pre-night night accoommodation so you'd arrive on the day before the departure date.

Depending on which day you depart, you may need an extra nights's accommodation.  Some meals are not included.