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TREV Cairns to Sydney Pass

Epic trip from Cairns to Sydney.  Visit beautiful Magnetic Island, Airlie Beach, Rainbow Beach and Byron Bay. Have the chance to visit tropical paradise Great Keppel Island. Travel by train in Queensland and on Stray's own bus from Rainbow Beach to Sydney.  Do it ...

Meet Trev. 

Taking in the best of the East Coast, Trev travels all the way from Cairns to Sydney.

Think: Beaches, cute animals, surfing, bucket list stops like Byron Bay, Airlie Beach and off the beaten track stops that will end up being your favourite stops.

You’ll meet plenty of legends along the way and create memories to last a lifetime.

You also have the flexibility to break your journey to do the things you want to along the way. 

Minimum length: 10 days

Recommended length: 15+ days

Day 1 : Travel Day: Cairns to 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.
Meals :None

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 Stray Mate app.
Meals :None

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.
Meals :None

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, activities, and lunch; 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.
Meals :None

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 Loka web app.
Meals :None

Day 6 : Travel Day: Rainbow Beach (via Noosa, Brisbane & Gold Coast) — Byron Bay
MEET: across the road from Frasers on Rainbow/Dingos hostels. We hop in the Stray bus in Rainbow Beach and head to Noosa, We travel through Brisbane and Gold Coast, with pick-ups and drop offs. We stop for a walk at the Queensland/NSW border crossing at Danger Point to stretch our legs, and check out the view of one of Australia’s best surf spots Snapper Rocks, before heading onto our night stop at Australia’s coolest surf town, Byron Bay. SLEEP: Your choice of Byron Bay accom. You can book this via the Stray Mate app.
Meals :None

Day 7 : Free Day in Byron Bay
Explore, learn to surf, party, do a dolphin kayak trip, visit the alternative town of Nimbin (additional costs), or just relax and take in the laidback, hippy vibe. We recommend taking a walk to the lighthouse to view the Australian mainland’s most easterly point. SLEEP: Your choice of Byron Bay accom.
Meals :None

Day 8 : Travel Day: Byron Bay (via Spot X) - Sydney
MEET: at the main bus stop on Jonson St or Arts Factory hostel (please confirm). We travel to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp. Hop off if you want to learn to surf or just hang by the beach. We then express down to Sydney getting in early evening with drop offs to selected Sydney central hostels. SLEEP: Your choice of Sydney accom. We drop off outside Wake Up (by Central Station) and Nomads.
Meals :None

Departs at least 2 times per week from central Cairns.  Current departure days are Monday and Friday at 8.10am from the Cairns train station, platform 1.  Pick ups from YHA and Gilligans available. 

Accommodation and food are not included in your Stray pass. We offer a range of bed options in most stops ranging from hostel shared dorm rooms at about $32 per person per night, to ensuited basic motel rooms from about $100. You can organise your own food by yourself or with the group. 

Add on:

Bungalow Bay 2 or 3 night Cuddle Express (no Ferry), Magntic Island

Emu's Beach Resort Treasure Island Package (Loka southbound), Emu Park