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Trev Pass - Cairns To Sydney Hop On Hop Off Tour Itinerary - 10 days

  1. Travel Day Cairns (via Tully and Townsville) - Magnetic Island
    MEET: at Nomads 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. Note: You have the option to hop off in Tully along the way and take part in Loka’s exclusive Indigenous Rainforest Experience (operates TUES/THU/SAT).
    SLEEP: YHA Bungalow Bay or your choice of Magnetic Island accom.
  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.
  3. Travel Day 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*.
  4. Travel Day 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, coastal town of Emu Park. We have organized a great package here that’s $75 for 2 nights accommodation at Emu Resort and an Aussie farm experience that includes a ‘swagman’s’ dinner (and a tour around the property). While at Emu Park you can sit around the resort pool or go on a turtle-spotting walk up to Bluff Point. Note: Depending on the day you arrive you may have an additional night to sleep in swags at the Country Campout. This is an extra $34 for camping experience and breakfast.
    SLEEP: Emu Park $75 for the 2 night package or $109 for the 3 night package (no need to pre-book). These packages are $60 and $90 for no meals or Country Campout experience included.
  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 Gympie then jump on the Loka bus to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach is a departure point for Fraser Island and has a beautiful beach to chill on, or we recommend walking up to Carlo Sand Blow with your guide for sunset or sunrise.
    SLEEP: Your choice of Rainbow Beach accom*. You can book this via the Loka web app.
  6. Travel Day Rainbow Beach - Noosa/Brisbane/Gold Coast - Byron Bay
    MEET: across the road from Frasers on Rainbow/Dingos hostels.
    We travel in our own Loka bus through Noosa, 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 Rock, 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 Loka web app.
  7. Travel Day Byron Bay
    Explore, learn to surf, party or 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*.
  8. Travel Day Byron Bay - Spot X Surf Camp - 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.
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Real Aussie Says:
The definition of the hop on hop off pass is a flexible pass that travels along a pre determined route where passengers can jump on and jump off. On our trips you need to prebook your travel section a day or two before then you can take the pass to your next destination. Our Loka passes are fully guided which means you get to experience a new guide if you have hopped off for a few extra days somewhere. 


Trev Pass - Cairns To Sydney Hop On Hop Off Tour Price information
AUD per person



Tour code: TREV
Local fees payable

Departure information


Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays from Cairns.

See the Timetable for specific departure days and times.

See the Pick Up Times and Locations here.

Minimum Time: 10 days


This trip can also be run in reverse

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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • This itinerary and prices are valid from 1 May 2016 until October 1 2016. 
  • 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 $28 per person per night), a twin/double option (averaging $100 per room) or where, due to remoteness there is a package price for meals food and activities where applicable.
  • Travel passes are valid for travel in one direction over a route with each travel sector only being able to be used once.
  • Passes are valid for the person whose name they were originally issued in and are non-transferrable.
  • Passes are valid for twelve months from the date of your departure.
  • Travel is in 24 seat mini coaches between Sydney and Noosa, and local bus and train (plus ferry to Magnetic Island) between Noosa and Cairns.
  • Guides travel on all routes on the set departure days – but you can travel on the train on other days without a guide.
  • You can only access the unique transfers and activities when travelling with the guide.
  • There is a minimum of three departures per week over all routes.
  • For specific departure days and times please see the Loka timetable on the pass pages.
  • Accommodation and meals are not included in the pass price.

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