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DAN PASS: Brisbane > Sydney

Dan’s your short and sweet ticket from Brisbane to Sydney, with so much more than just a seat on the bus. Stopping in Byron Bay, you’ll have the chance to explore Australia’s most laid back town. Then you’ll take a pit stop at Spot X, and have the choice to hop off and hang 10 at the surf school. Click here to see the route.


 

What's included:

Flexible bus transport

Travel on comfortable buses and hop-on hop-off anywhere along the route.


Local Tour Guide

Far more than just a guide! These guys are invaluable sources of local knowledge and support.


Reserved Accommodation

Have a bed reserved for you at every Stray overnight stop. Book and pay via our Stray Mate app.


12 month travel pass

Your pass is valid for 12 months from the first day of travel.


trekkingIncluded activities:

  • Byron Bay orientation drive
  • Opportunity to hop off at Spot X Surf Camp
  • Kangaroo spotting, Emerald Beach

Not included: The cost of your accommodation and extra activities is not included in a hop-on hop-off pass. You have the flexibility to choose what suits your budget and pay-as-you-go. These can be booked via the Stray Mate app, often at an exclusive Stray price!


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 do the driving?


 Do you only have a short time to travel and want to focus on catching some waves?


 Do you want to travel from Brisbane to Sydney?


 Do you want to travel from Brisbane to Sydney?

 

The Dan Freestyle Pass is a beaut choice for you!

Buy now, start your travel any time in the next 12 months.


Highlights:


STRADEMARK PLACES 

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. 

  • You have the opportunity to hop off at Spot X - Shaka brah! There really is no better place to learn to surf and catch some waves along the East Coast.

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Australia Destination Guides

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ticketsMelbourne Express Sector

Want to finish in Melbourne? Add on this sector for just $80! 
Click 'Select Upgrade' when you purchase this pass.


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DAN PASS: Brisbane > Sydney

$195
$0

Total

$195

Itinerary

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 might occasionally vary. 

 

 

Brisbane to Byron Bay

We hop 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, with quick stops in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Our final destination today is Byron Bay, a relaxed, hippy surf town that travellers love!

 Please Note: Some trips may have an extra night in Byron Bay.

Your choice of hostel

You have two full free days 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, or visit the alternative town of Nimbin. Tonight, get out to experience Byron’s eclectic nightlife – there is always something going on! 

Your choice of hostel

Surf lessons/hire, kayaking, Nimbin day trip, diving

Walk to Cape Byron Lighthouse, relax on the beach, dance the night away!

You have another free day in Byron Bay today. Tick off any activities you didn’t get the chance to do yet, or pass the day wandering the township and exploring the many boutique shops and cafes. Eating your way around Byron is an experience in itself, and there are plenty of vegetarian options available!

Your choice of hostel

Surf lessons/hire, kayaking, Nimbin day trip, diving

Walk to Cape Byron Lighthouse, relax on the beach, dance the night away! 

Today is an express travel day to the final destination of our trip, Sydney. Along the way we stop at Spot X, a famous surf camp with perfect waves for beginners and pros alike. Hop off here to hang 10, or continue with the bus to Sydney, arriving in the evening. If you have some time in Sydney, there is plenty to do! From Stray’s famous Blue Mountains day trip, whale watching tours to climbing the Harbour Bridge, you won’t be bored for a moment. We hope you had a blast on your Stray adventure!

 

Your choice of hostel

Sydney Optional Activities: Stray Blue Mountains day trip, Bondi to Coogee beach walk, explore King Street Wharf, Royal Botanic Gardens, Taronga Zoo, Sydney Bridge Climb, whale watching tour, skydiving, hop-on hop-off harbour cruise

DAN PASS: Brisbane > Sydney

$195
$0

Total

$195

Timetable

The days and times shown below are for the current season. To see future timetables, please visit our Timetables page. N.B. These are subject to change based on weather.

Trip departures:

  • Wednesday
  • Friday
  • Sunday

All trips from 1 Oct 2019 will require a minimum of 4 days to complete. 

Brisbane to Byron Bay

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Brisbane (Depart) 14:00 14:00 14:00
Gold Coast (Depart) 15:30 15:30 15:30
Byron Bay (Arrive) 17:30 17:30 17:30

Free Day 1 in Byron Bay

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Byron Bay (Free Day) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free

Free Day 2 in Byron Bay

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Byron Bay (Free Day) Free Free Free Free Free Free Free

Byron Bay to Sydney (via Spot X)

  MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Byron Bay (Depart) 07:00 07:00 07:00
Spot X Surf Camp (Departs) 09:30 09:30 09:30
Sydney (Arrives) 19:00 19:00 19:00

DAN PASS: Brisbane > Sydney

$195
$0

Total

$195

Dan map brisbane to sydney

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. Between Sydney and Rainbow Beach, your Guide is also your Bus Driver. Between Rainbow Beach and Cairns, where we travel on the fast, comfortable trains, you'll have In-Location Guides who will meet you at the station and show you around. 

  • Validity - This Freestyle Pass 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 if you're short on time - you can travel your pass in the "Minimum Days". There are non-travel days throughout the route so you will not be travelling everyday.

  • 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 - Book Stray preferred accommodation as you go via the Stray Mate app - there will be a dorm bed allocated to you at each overnight stop providing you book via the app 24 hours before. 

  • Activities - Book activities as you go 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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