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Greg Freestyle Tour: Sydney > Brisbane

Greg’s here to guide you from Sydney to Brisbane on a route like no other. Taking you into the rainforest and off the beaten track, he’ll also bring you to hot spots like Byron Bay.

This pass is valid for travel AFTER 1 October 2019.
Want to start travel BEFORE 1 October 2019? Click here.


Freestyle Tour Inclusions:

All transport

You'll be travelling up the coast on our comfortable Stray buses.


Local Tour Guide

Far more than just a guide - expect entertaining commentary, insight into local secrets and extra support from your tour guide. 


Accommodation

10 nights shared dorm accommodation included.


restaurantMeals

6 meals included.
(Any dietary requirements or allergies must be advised upon booking so they can be catered to where possible)


trekkingTop rated activities

Our Greg Freestyle Tour has heaps of awesome activity inclusions:

  • Blue Mountains Day Trip
  • Wine tasting Hunter Valley
  • River tubing, Barrington Tops National Park
  • Surf lesson, Spot X Surf Camp
  • Koala hospital visit, Port Macquarie
  • Kangaroo spotting, Emerald Beach
  • Canoeing experience, River Retreat
  • Angourie Blue Pools, Yamba
  • Byron Bay orientation drive

Not Included: Additional meals and activities to the ones included above.  The cost of additional accommodation outside of the 10 nights is not included, but can easily be booked with your guide or on the Stray Mate app.


Is this trip right for you?

 Do you want to explore with a group of like-minded travellers?


✓ Do you want to take the pressure off, kick back relax and let someone else organise your transport?


 Do you want your accommodation, some activities and some meals pre-paid for?


 Do you want to start in Sydney and finish in Brisbane?

 

The Greg Freestyle Tour is a 'beaut' choice for you!

More inclusions combined with the same flexibility to hop off anywhere along our route!


Highlights:


STRADEMARK PLACES

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Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible destinations so you can see more and do more. 'Strademark' Places are the places you're less likely to find in the guide book but the ones you'll be talking about long after the adventure has ended. 

  • Barrington Tops - Go tubing down the river and then relax in a giant hot tub on the edge of a national park with your fellow Stray Mates!
  • River Retreat - Head out on canoes to spot wildlife, before cooking a group BBQ under the stars.
  • Spot X - Shaka brah! There really is no better place to learn to surf and catch some waves along the East Coast.

Please Note:

  • All the activities/accommodation listed are open-dated, please contact Stray’s reservations team ([email protected]) at least 48 hours prior to arrival to confirm your bookings. For Fraser Island and Whitsunday Sailing trip bookings, we recommend booking at least 7 days in advance to guarantee your spot.
  • 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 pre-book your own accommodation via our Stray Mate App or your guide will help book it for you. 
  • If travellers choose to hop-off and extend their stay in any location, all additional accommodation, meals and activities are at their own expense. 

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Blue Mountains Day Trip

Wine tasting Hunter Valley

River tubing,

Barrington Tops National Park

Surf lesson, Spot X Surf Camp

Koala hospital visit, Port Macquarie

Kangaroo spotting, Emerald Beach

Canoeing experience, River Retreat

Angourie Blue Pools, Yamba

Byron Bay orientation drive

Danger Point Border Crossing walk

Carlo Sand Blow Walk, Rainbow Beach

3 Day / 2 Night Fraser Island

Treasure Island Adventure

at Emu Park

Airlie Orientation Walk

2 Day / 1 Night Sailing Adventure

Forts Walk at Magnetic Island

Tully Gorge National Park Rainforest

Greg Freestyle Tour: Sydney > Brisbane

$1,699
$0

Total

$1,699

Itinerary

Tours Begin:

Please Note:

The first day of your tour is your first night accommodation in Sydney. All tours include 2 nights accommodation in Sydney and a day trip to Blue Mountains.

The itinerary below is for the current season. Given the nature of our trips and lack of control over weather, what we do each day may occasionally vary.

Tour: Sydney (Arrival Day)

Check into your centrally located hostel and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure. Start the Tour in Sydney with a day to yourself to discover the city sights and world famous landmarks.

Included: Central Sydney accommodation

Optional: Bondi to Coogee beach walk, explore King Street Wharf, Royal Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo

Prepare for a day of adventure to see some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia. Our first stop out of Sydney is at Euroka to spot wild kangaroos and other wildlife in a natural clearing. Next, we stop off in the local town Glenbrook for a coffee/snack break to fuel up for a 1.5-hour hike to the stunning Wentworth Falls and viewpoints of the beautiful Jamison Valley. Enjoy a light picnic lunch and then trek to a remote waterfall and lookout. We head up to view the famous 3 Sisters lookout to take a couple of selfies, before driving back to central Sydney for a well-earned drink (beer/wine or soft drink).

Included: Central Sydney accommodation
Meals included: Lunch

Included: Blue Mountains day trip - guided walk, wildlife spotting

We depart the big city early this morning to make our way to the Hunter Valley wine region for a tasting at an award-winning vineyard. From there, we carry on through the backcountry to our first stunning Strademark stop right on the edge of the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. At our Stray exclusive accommodation overlooking the Barrington River, you’ll spend the afternoon river tubing on the mild rapids. Finish the day with a shared group dinner and a scenic soak in the massive hot tub.

Included: Lodge at Barrington Tops
Meals: Dinner

Included: River tubing, wine tasting

We depart after breakfast and journey north through the remote countryside back towards the coast. Our next stop is the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, where you can get a closer look at Australia’s laziest (and arguably cutest) marsupials. Check out the information centre to learn all about the hospital’s efforts to rehabilitate, protect and preserve the koalas. After this, we head to Emerald Beach, an iconic kangaroo hangout, where if you’re lucky you can spot them hopping along the beach. We arrive at our beachfront overnight stop Spot X in the early evening, where you’ll have dinner at camp.

Included: Spot X Surf Camp accommodation
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Included: Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, kangaroo spotting on Emerald Beach

The morning at Spot X you’ll take part in a fun group lesson to learn the basics of surfing on some of the best beginner waves in Australia. If you love the beach or are keen to hone your surf skills, we recommend staying longer to do a Surf & Stay. We depart around midday, grabbing a bite to eat in town before travelling to our relaxing, rural River Retreat. Spend the afternoon on a guided canoe trip down the Nymboida River to learn about the area, which is home to amazing birds, snakes, and the incredibly shy platypus, and unwind with a refreshing dip in the river. This evening, we’ll gather round a bonfire and sleep in wilderness cabins or tents beneath the stars.

Included: River Retreat cabins or camping
Meals included: Breakfast

Included: Surf lesson, canoeing (or guided walk if bad weather)
Optional: Hop-off to extend your stay for a Surf & Stay package (extra cost)

Next up - Byron Bay, known as the most chilled out town in Australia.  On the way there, we stop in the picturesque seaside town of Yamba for lunch. We'll also visit the Angourie Blue Pool, an old quarry that was accidentally (and awesomely) filled by an underground spring, meaning you can now cool off in an epic fresh water pool right on the beach! Upon arriving in Byron Bay, we’ll take you on an orientation drive around town to help you get your bearings, showing you the points of interest and the top spots for food and shopping.

Included: Byron Bay accommodation

Included: Angourie Blue Pool swimming, Byron Bay orientation drive

You have a full free day in Byron Bay to "cheer up, slow down, and chill out” as the town’s famous welcome sign instructs. And there is plenty to do in this laidback hippy town: practice your surfing skills down at the beach, walk to mainland Australia’s most easterly point at the Cape Byron Lighthouse, search for dolphins and other marine life on a sea kayaking trip, visit the alternative town of Nimbin (additional cost), or wander around town sampling the delicious food and beverages on offer.

Included: Byron Bay accommodation

Optional: Surf lessons, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, Nimbin day trip, (additional cost)

Walk to Cape Byron Lighthouse walk, Australia's most easterly point

This morning we cross the border from New South Wales into Queensland. We then drive into Surfers Paradise, you may want to get off here to experience the sun, sand, tans and high-rises of Australia’s most developed beach area. We drop you off in Brisbane CBD for the end of your Stray experience with your final night’s accommodation included in Brisbane.

Included: Brisbane accommodation

Optional: Hop off on the Gold Coast

Greg Freestyle Tour: Sydney > Brisbane

$1,699
$0

Total

$1,699

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Need to Know

Some key details...

  • Transport - Travel by bus, train and even ferry for those heading to Magnetic Island! All included in the price of your pass and organised by Stray.

  • Guides - Your Stray guide is your go-to for entertaining commentary, interesting facts, crazy stories and travel advice. 

  • Validity - This Freestyle Tour is valid for 12 months from your first day of travel.

  • Hopping on/off - Hop on and off as much as you like along the travel route. To hop back on, simply book your next travel date and pickup location through our Stray Mate app

  • Minimum Days - You don't need to hop off on our Freestyle Tours - you can travel your pass in the "Minimum Days".

  • Departures - Buses/trains run to a seasonal timetable with multiple departures per week.

  • Booking Buses - Use the Stray Mate app to manage your trip - you'll receive log in details in your Booking Confirmation email. If you're on a short timeframe, we recommend booking all your buses in advance. 

  • Accommodation & Activities - Your first nights' accommodation at at each spot (2 nights in certain locations), some meals, a bunch of our favourite activities as well as all our unique Strademark places are all included in the price. You’ll still have the option to extend your stay in the places you enjoy most and can book additional activities and accommodation via the Stray Mate app.

  • Stray Travellers - Our travellers are from all over the world, are energetic, adventurous and mainly aged between 20-35. 75% of our travellers are travelling solo.

 

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