Sydney to Cairns Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Wake Up Hostel to Cairns

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Sydney to Cairns travel pass, guidance, flexibility and adventure! Hop-on and hop-off anywhere along the way, experiencing amazing off the beaten track locations on the east coast of Australia along the way. Learn about the history, culture and best nightlife spots from your fun, local guide and make new friends from all over the world. Travel by Stray bus from Sydney to Rainbow Beach/Gympie and then on comfortable, fast trains to Cairns. Visit remote communities, kayak through a marine reserve and take part in other amazing activities. Learn about Australia's incredible culture, while taking in its mind-blowing scenery from the world's best beaches, historic towns and dense rainforest.
You can stay on one trip with the same group and travel in the minimum time for a tour-type experience (itinerary below) or spend more time in the places you love by hopping on and off the bus/train at different places. All transport over your set pass route is included in one direction, once. Passes are valid for 12 months.Travel Day: Sydney - Barrington Tops Depart Sydney and head to the Hunter Valley area for a wine tasting, then head to the stunning stop on the edge of Barrington Tops National Park (a World Heritage-listed area).   Travel Day: Barrington Tops - Spot X Surf CampIn the morning, take a guided walk to check out the amazing wildlife. Visit a koala hospital, then travel on to waterfront accommodation at Spot X.Travel Day: Spot X - River Retreat Today you will have the chance to relax or surf in the morning before travelliing to our River Retreat for a guided kayaking tour, BBQ and camp fire under the stars.Travel Day: River Retreat - via Spot X - Byron BayLeave the camp early and head up towards Byron Bay, Australia’s famous surf and arts town.Free Day in Byron BayExplore, party or just relax and take in the laid-back, hippy vibe. Travel Day: Byron Bay - Noosa or Rainbow Beach Cruise into the Gold Coast and Brisbane then travel on to the beach resort town of Noosa. Hop off here or continue onto Rainbow Beach for the night. Travel Day: Rainbow Beach (via Noosa) — Emu Park Switch from buses to trains as we travel up to Rockhampton and Emu Park.  Here you can visit Great Keppel Island, visit crocodile farms, take part in treasure hunts and hunt for turtles at Bluff point! Travel Day/Night: Emu Park— OVERNIGHT TRAIN — Airlie BeachSpend the day at Emus Beach Resort before we catch the train in the evening and travel overnight to Airlie Beach – the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Travel Day: Airlie Beach - Magnetic Island There is much to explore on the island, as nearly 50% of it is National Park with amazing beaches and abundant wildlife. Travel Day: Magnetic Island - TullyYou reach Tully in the afternoon where you'll enjoy a dip in an amazing swimming hole at Tully Gorge and visit 'Alligator's Nest' for some scenic views before settling for the night. You'll have the opportunity to partake in an exclusive rainforest experience the next day.Travel Day: Tully - Cairns In the morning you'll rise early to climb Mt. Tyson through the rainforest. Later that day you travel to Cairns and begin celebrating the end of your East Coast Adventure with your friends.

What’s included

  • All transport including the Stray bus between Sydney and Rainbow Beach/Gympie, fast trains between Gympie and Cairns, local transfers and return Magnetic Island ferry
  • Fun, local guide
  • Wine tasting in the Hunter Valley
  • Guided walk at Barrington Tops National Park
  • Visit to koala hospital
  • Beach activities at Spot X Surf Camp
  • Canoeing experience
  • Angourie Blue Pools, Yamba
  • Byron Bay orientation drive
  • Danger Point Border Crossing walk, NSW/Queensland Border
  • Carlo Sand Blow Walk, Rainbow Beach
  • Forts Walk, Magnetic Island

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Additional activities
  • Your guide can help you book your accommodation and any additional activities while you travel


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Get inside tips from a local