Meet Nat. If you’re looking to explore the best of New South Wales and get off the beaten track, Nat’s for you. We’re going a full circle, starting and finishing in Sydney with plenty of adventures jammed in the middle. Canoe down rivers, enjoy scenic beers in a hot tub and party in Byron Bay - this trip has something for everyone.
Prijs per persoon375 EUR
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Travel Day: Sydney - Barrington Tops (Special Stop)
Meet outside Wake Up hostel at 08:00 or outside Nomads (if confirmed) at 08:10. We depart the big city and head to the Hunter Valley wine area for a tasting at one of Australia’s most famous vineyards. We then travel through the backcountry to our stunning stop on the edge of Barrington Tops National Park (a World Heritage Listed Area). We stay in our own private lodge overlooking the Barrington River. You have the option to ride an inner tube down a scenic part of the river (additional cost), then in the evening have a few drinks and relax in the hot tub.
Recommended accommodation: Dorm bed & breakfast at Twistops Retreat
Travel Day: Barrington Tops - Spot X Surf Camp
Meet at the lodge. In the morning you can go mountain biking (additional cost) or go for a walk around the scenic property. We then head north, with a break to visit a koala hospital to learn about their efforts in preserving koalas, and at a nature reserve to spot wild kangaroos hopping along the incredible coastline. We arrive at our waterfront accommodation at Spot X in the early evening.
Recommended accommodation: Dorm and bed & breakfast at Spot X
Travel Day: Spot X Surf Camp - River Retreat (Special Stop)
Meet at Stray bus. We have the morning at leisure at Spot X. You can relax on the beach or we recommend taking part in a group surf lesson (additional cost) or hopping off to do a Surf & Stay. In the afternoon we travel to our River Retreat and go for a guided canoeing trip, spotting wildlife along the way. In the evening have an Aussie BBQ, learn how to cook some damper and toast marshmallows around the campfire. We sleep in wilderness cabins or in swags under the stars.
Recommended accommodation: Dorm bed/swag, dinner and breakfast at River Retreat
Travel Day: River Retreat - Byron Bay
Meet at camp. We leave our camp early, hop in our bus and head up towards Byron Bay, Australia’s famous surf and arts town. We stop in the picturesque town of Yamba along the way for lunch where you can have a walk around or a swim in the Angourie Blue Pool. We have an orientation drive on the way to Byron Bay to help you get your bearings.
Free Day in Byron Bay
Explore, learn to surf, party, do a dolphin kayak trip, visit the alternative town of Nimbin (additional costs), or just relax and take in the laidback, hippy vibe. We recommend taking a walk to the lighthouse to view the Australian mainland’s most easterly point.
Travel Day: Byron Bay (via Spot X) - Sydney
Meet at the main bus stop on Jonson St or Arts Factory hostel (please confirm). We travel to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp. Hop off if you want to do some more surfing or just hang by the beach. We then express down to Sydney getting in early evening with drop offs to selected Sydney central hostels (Wake Up by Central Station and Nomads). *
* The itinerary is subject to change.
All transport including on the Stray bus between Sydney and Byron Bay return
Guidance from a local guide and access to Stray web app
Wine tasting Hunter Valley
Barrington Tops National Park
Koala hospital visit, Port Macquarie
Kangaroo spotting, Emerald Beach
Canoeing, River Retrea
Angourie Blue Pools, Yamba
Byron Bay orientation drive
Opportunity to hop on and hop off
Wat is inbegrepen?
Extra kosten tijdens tour
Accommodation is not included in your bus pass. This is so you can choose how long you want to stay in each location. You can book your accommodation yourself before you start your trip or you can use our Stray Mate app. We recommend booking at least a few days in advance during peak season.
You’ll be travelling on the Stray bus the whole way.
Meals are not included.