Travel all the way from Cairns to Sydney down the east coast of Australia hopping off and on where you like on the route. Stay overnight in the Rainforest, Airlie Beach for Whitsunday Islands sailing trips, Noosa for the outstanding beach, Brisbane and the surf town of Byron Bay before heading to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp where you can hop off to stay longer and learn to surf.
Cam Pass - Cairns To Brisbane
Travel Cairns to Brisbane on this East coast tour pass. Hop On / Hop Off means maximum freedom and flexibility. Customize your East Coast adventure to your liking and needs. It is up to you whether you can manage the coast in three weeks or three months. Together with many other travellers from all over the world, you will discover the East Coast in your own way.
Stray Australia is an innovative and fun way to travel the East Coast of Australia for those that want to be flexible, get the best insight and information and get off the beaten track to see unique things as well as take in all the main attractions Australia’s Coastline has to offer.
You’ll experience flexible, fully guided travel by minibus and by train (between Cairns and Gympie) and unique Stray Australia Inclusions.
Stray Australia offers travellers a different, unique and affordable way to check out the best spots on the coast with like minded people that all share the same dream, to have the time of their lives!
Transport by minibus and Train (between Cairns and Gympie)
Friendly, informative tour guide
Access to Stray Australia app
Once you have purchased your pass we will send you your Stray Australia login details to book your travel.
Cam Pass - Cairns To Brisbane
Tour itinerary - 8-10 Days
Cairns to Magnetic Island
G’day mate and welcome to your Stray adventure! Meet your Stray local legend first thing, who will make sure you have everything you need (especially your train tickets) before you jump aboard the train and head south to Townsville. You will arrive mid-afternoon and meet your Stray Guide at the station. We’ll travel together from there, taking the ferry out to our first overnight stop, the tropical Magnetic Island. Welcome to paradise! Nearly 50% of ‘Maggie Island’ is national park land, and it's chock-full of amazing beaches and abundant wildlife, so make sure you get out to do a little exploring before catching the sunset. Join in the group pizza dinner tonight (extra cost).
Your choice of hostel, book via the Stray Mate App
Watch the sunset
Join your guide today for a scenic walk. You might head off the beaten track to beautiful Radical Bay beach for an ocean dip and amazing photo opportunities. Alternatively, your guide will take you up to the historic Forts Complex, where you’ll see incredible views over the island and ocean beyond. See More moment: This island paradise is your best chance on the East Coast to see koalas in the wild. Keep your eyes out for these sleepy marsupials, rock wallabies, and colourful birds as you explore the forested island.
Your choice of hostel Snorkel, rent a kayak Forts Complex walk and/or Radical Bay Walking Tour
Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach
The morning is yours to explore more of the island, visit the wildlife park or just relax by the pool. In the afternoon, we’ll travel back to the mainland by ferry, and jump on the train to Proserpine, transferring to Airlie Beach in the evening. Your Airlie-based Stray Guide will meet you off the train and accompany you on the bus into Airlie Beach, where they’ll give you a brief orientation of the town to help you get your bearings.
Your choice of Airlie Beach hostel Orientation walk, explore the beaches, swim
You have a full free day in Airlie Beach to soak up the tropical vibes. Join a multi-day sailing adventure around the famous Whitsunday Islands, jump out of a plane over the beautiful tropics, or just relax and spend your day discovering the local area. There are some beautiful rainforest hikes in the vicinity, and a splash in the lagoon is a must do on a hot afternoon. Please Note: Some trips may have an extra night at Airlie Beach.
Your choice of central hostel
Whitsunday Islands tours, skydiving Swim in the lagoon, hike in the rainforest
Airlie Beach to Emu Park
Spend most of the day at your leisure in Airlie Beach, before we jump on the train to Rockhampton in the early evening. Our destination tonight is our Strademark stop of Emu Park. Emu Park is a cool little coastal town and the gateway to the Keppel Islands on the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef.
(Be sure to book Emu’s Beach Resort and the Great Keppel Island Adventure in the Stray Mate App prior to arrival.)
Accommodation: Emu’s Beach Resort
Today we highly recommend taking part in a Stray highlight, an Island Adventure on the tropical paradise of Great Keppel Island, with untouched coral, turtles, reef fish and manta rays all straight off the beach. We catch the ferry in the morning for a day of swimming, walking, snorkelling with turtles or kayaking (additional cost) before exploring the island itself in search of the perfect white sand beach for a little afternoon rest and relaxation. You’ll ferry back to the mainland in the late afternoon and gather together again at Emu’s Beach Resort.
Emu's Beach Resort Great Keppel Island Adventure, snorkeling or kayaking,lawn bowls Relax on the beach or around the pool
Emu Park to Rainbow Beach
We begin our day with an early morning bus to the train station. It’s a scenic train journey from here to Cooroy, where you'll meet your Stray Driver Guide and bus to head to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach is a gateway to the world-famous Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. From here you can opt to take part in a multi-day tour of the island, or just spend your afternoon relaxing in this beachside paradise. Don’t miss the chance to walk to Carlo Sand Blow to catch a gorgeous sunset. Your choice in Rainbow Beach Fraser Island tours - available from both Noosa & Rainbow
Beach Walk to Carlo Sand Blow for sunset
Rainbow Beach to Brisbane
We hop back on the Stray bus this morning, heading to the relaxed resort town of Noosa. You can hop off here or join us as we continue down the coast to our final destination today Brisbane. We hope you had a blast on your Stray adventure!
Your choice of Brisbane accommodation
Tour code: CAM
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Trip departs from Cairns:
Monday (Minimum 10 days, extra free day at Rainbow Beach)
Wednesday (Minimum 10 days, extra free day at Airlie Beach)
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
- You can break your journey at any of the stops through any of the travel days and just connect with a later 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 food has to be included, a bed and food option.
- 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. (41 in peak periods)
- 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 traveling with the guide.
- There is a minimum of three departures per week over all routes.
- Accommodation and meals are not included in the pass price.