Day 1 : Cairns (Arrival Day)
Check into your central located hostel and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure. Note: Contact the Stray office to book in your Whitsunday sailing trip prior to arrival. Accommodation included: Central Cairns accommodation Optional activities: Skydiving, bungy jumping
Day 2 : Cairns to Magnetic Island
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 Accommodation included: YHA Bungalow Bay
Day 3 : Full Day Magnetic Island
Today is yours free to do what you want and explore the Island. Hire a 4WD, check out the local wildlife park, go diving or just relax by the pool. Accommodation included: Magnetic Island accommodation Optional activities: Swimming, snorkeling, diving, rent a 4WD, wildlife park.
Day 4 : Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach
In the morning your guide will join you on the Fort’s 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. Accommodation included: Airlie Beach accommodation Activities included: Fort’s walk Optional activities: Swimming
Day 5 : 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 breathtaking 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 at sea. 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 included: Overnight boat Activities included: Sailing, snorkeling
Meals :Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 : Whitsundays/Airlie Beach to Emu Park
We wake early and enjoy more snorkeling and stunning beaches before returning to Airlie mid-afternoon. Depending on which day you depart, you may have a extra day in Airlie Beach to relax, otherwise early evening we head back to Proserpine train station and then travel to Rockhampton. From there we have a quick transfer to the cool, little coastal town of Emu Park where we spend 2 nights. Accommodation included: Emu’s Beach Resort
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 : Full Day Emu Park
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 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. Late afternoon we head back to our hostel for dinner and to share photos from our big adventure. Accommodation included: Emu’s Beach Resort Activities included: Treasure Island Adventure Optional activities: Snorkelling, swimming.
Day 8 : Emu Park to Rainbow Beach
We begin the day with an early morning bus transfer to the train. We travel to Cooroy then via Stray bus to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach is the departure point for your Fraser Island day trip (make sure you’ve booked in the dates in advance with Stray). We recommend walking up to Carlo Sand Blow to see the amazing sunset. Accommodation included: Rainbow Beach accommodation Optional activities: Carlo Sand Blow sunset walk
Day 9 : Fraser Island Day Trip
Wake up early on Rainbow Beach and head out for your Fraser Island adventure. Whilst on Fraser you’ll experience the largest sand island in the world, explore the island, swim in lakes, walk through forests and check out incredible sites to snap epic pictures. Accommodation: Rainbow Beach accommodation Activities included: Guided Fraser Island day tour Optional activities: Swimming, walks.
Day 10 : Rainbow Beach to Byron Bay
We have the morning to relax before heading south to the resort town of Noosa. You have to option to hop off here, Brisbane and/or at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, otherwise we head through to Australia’s coolest surf town, Byron Bay. We recommend hopping off here for a few days to learn to surf, head out the alternative town of Nimbin, or snorkel at the famous Julian Rocks (extra cost). Accommodation: Byron Bay accommodation
Day 11 : Byron Bay to Sydney
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. Accommodation: Central Sydney accommodation