The Trev Freestyle Tour covers the East Coast from Cairns down to Sydney stopping some of our favourite spots along the way.
With the Trev Tour your first night’s accommodation, some meals and heaps of activities are included to make planning your trip easy and convenient and ensure you spend more time enjoying and less time stressing. Our unique Freestyle Tours combine the best elements of a guided tour with the same freedom and flexibility of a hop-on hop-off pass. You can finish your trip in the minimum number of required nights or you can hop-off anywhere along our route and extend your stay in the places you love most for up to a year!
Get to know the coast the way the locals would. Start in the adventure city of Cairns, head south to spend a night at sea on an overnight sailing trip in the Great Barrier Reef, cruise south through Byron Bay and see heaps of wildlife. The Trev Tour is packed full of adventure.
- All transport including the Stray bus between Rainbow Beach/Cooroy and Sydney, fast trains between Cooroy and Cairns, local transfers and return Magnetic Island ferry
- 7 meals & 11 nights’ accommodation (including 2N Magnetic Island, 2N Emu Park, 2N Rainbow Beach & 1 overnight train)
- Guidance from local guide
- Access to Stray Mate app
- Forts Walk at Magnetic Island
- 2 Day, 1 Night Whitsunday Sailing Tour
- Airlie Orientation Walk
- Treasure Island Adventure
- 1 Day Fraser Island Day Tour
- Carlo Sand Blow Walk, Rainbow Beach
- Danger Point Border Crossing walk
- Byron Bay Orientation Drive
- Kangaroo Spotting, Emerald Beach
- We’ve included some epic, off the beaten track spots, your first night’s accommodation at each stop, and some meals. Note that not all your meals are included but this gives you a great start to build a trip that’s perfect for your travel style.
Day 1: Cairns (Arrival Day)
Check into your central located hostel and get ready for your epic East Coast adventure.
Note: Contact the Stray office to book in your Whitsunday sailing trip prior to arrival.
Day 2: Cairns to Magnetic Island
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
Day 3: Full Day Magnetic Island
Today is yours free to do what you want and explore the Island. Hire a 4WD, check out the local wildlife park, go diving or just relax by the pool.
Day 4: Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach
In the morning your guide will join you on the Fort’s 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.
Day 5: Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Islands
Wake up early and head to the marina for the start of your 2-day, 1-night adventure through the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. These picturesque islands are set in the Great Barrier Reef and are home to some of the world’s most pristine beaches. You’ll go on an epic sailing adventure, spending the night at sea. You’ll visit Whitehaven beach and sail around the reef with various stops to get out and swim/snorkel, seeing plenty of marine life along the way.
Day 6: Whitsundays / Airlie Beach to Emu Park (Strademark Stop)
We wake early and enjoy more snorkeling and stunning beaches before returning to Airlie mid-afternoon. Depending on which day you depart, you may have a extra day in Airlie Beach to relax, otherwise early evening we head back to Proserpine train station and then travel to Rockhampton. From there we have a quick transfer to the cool, little coastal town of Emu Park where we spend 2 nights.
Day 7: Full Day Emu Park
This morning we head to a tropical paradise like nowhere else on our Treasure Island Adventure. Our destination Great Keppel Island is located on the southern of the Great Barrier Reef with untouched coral, turtles, reef fish and manta rays all straight off the beach. Relax or have a go at snorkelling or kayaking (additional cost) before exploring the island. Late afternoon we head back to our hostel for dinner and to share photos from our big adventure.
Day 8: Emu Park to Rainbow Beach
We begin the day with an early morning bus transfer to the train. We travel to Cooroy then via Stray bus to Rainbow Beach. Rainbow Beach is the departure point for your Fraser Island day trip (make sure you’ve booked in the dates in advance with Stray). We recommend walking up to Carlo Sand Blow to see the amazing sunset.
Day 9: Fraser Island Day Trip
Wake up early on Rainbow Beach and head out for your Fraser Island adventure. Whilst on Fraser you’ll experience the largest sand island in the world, explore the island, swim in lakes, walk through forests and check out incredible sites to snap epic pictures.
Day 10: Rainbow Beach to Byron Bay
We have the morning to relax or do your choice of activities (extra cost), before heading south to the resort town of Noosa. You have to option to hop off here, Brisbane and/or at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, otherwise we head through to Australia’s coolest surf town, Byron Bay. We recommend hopping off here for a few days to learn to surf, head out the alternative town of Nimbin, or snorkel at the famous Julian Rocks (extra cost).
Day 11: Byron Bay to Sydney (via Spot X)
We travel to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp. Hop off if you want to learn to surf or just hang by the beach. We then express down to Sydney getting in early evening with drop offs to selected Sydney central hostels.