Stray Australia Cam Pass

Stray Australia
Cam Pass


Meet Cam.

The beauty of Queensland is undeniable, and Cam is here to show you all the best spots.

Tour around Magnetic Island, check out Airlie Beach and even join us on our favourite tropical paradise, Great Keppel. Pack the sunblock and prepare for a tan to make all your mates jealous.


Starts: Cairns QLD, Australia
Ends: Brisbane QLD, Australia


You’ll be guided the whole route by some of our fun, hilarious and knowledgable local characters. Not only will these legends be your friends but they will also give you a hand in booking anything you want along the way.

You’ll be travelling by bus and train up the coast, so there’s no need to stress about how to get places. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.

  • All transport along the route, including trains from Cairns to Cooroy and Stray bus from Cooroy/ Rainbow Beach to Brisbane, return ferry to Magnetic Island and local transfers.
  • Guidance from fun, local guide
  • Access to the Stray Mate app
  • Forts Walk
  • Magnetic Island
  • Bluff Point walk
  • Emu Park
  • Carlo Sand Blow Walk
  • Rainbow Beach


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. SLEEP: YHA Bungalow Bay or your choice of Magnetic Island accom.

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.

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.

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 Treasure Island Adventure option with accommodation, return ferry transfers to Great Keppel Island, Treasure Hunt, Bluff Point Turtle Walk for only $134; 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 $35 for quad-share dorm only, $134/$169 for Treasure Island packages.

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 Stray Mate app.

Travel Day: Rainbow Beach (via Noosa) — Brisbane

MEET: across the road from Frasers on Rainbow/Dingos hostels. We hop in the Stray bus in Rainbow Beach and head to Tin Can Bay to see wild dolphins up close. We then head back to Noosa where we have a couple of hours to check out the beach, markets or chill. We then express down to Brisbane where we drop you off in the CBD for the end of your Stray experience. SLEEP: Your choice of Byron Bay accom. You can book this via the Stray Mate app.

Note: You can break your journey at any of the stops through any of the travel days and just connect with a later Stray 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 $32 per person per night), or a twin/double option (averaging $100 per room).


Terms & Conditions

Your will receive an email from Loka with login details to manage your pass and access the Loka app. Loka timetables with departure days and times can be found at Accommodation and food are not included in your Loka pass. Loka’s unique experiences, such as the Barrington Tops farmstay, River Retreat,Treasure Island and Rainforest Experience, are each a set price for dinner, bed and breakfast and activity. In these special locations, the payments must be paid locally, direct to our hosts. Passes are valid for 12 months from the date of your departure. Travel is in Loka’s 24 seat mini coaches between Sydney and Noosa, and local bus and train (plus ferry to Magnetic Island) between Noosa and Cairns.Loka’s guides travel on all routes on the set departure days – but you can travel on the train on other days without a guide. By purchasing your Loka pass you are agreeing to Loka’s Terms & Conditions that can be found here and on our website

In addition to WTC’s terms and conditions; Stray Australia Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 7 days of the start date incur a 50% fee. Between 0 and 2 days incur a % fee.Between 7 and 365 days incur a 20% fee.


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