Guided, social, hop-on hop-off adventures linking extraordinary travel experiences.

Stray is the brainchild of travel pioneer Neil Geddes, founder of Kiwi Experience, Spaceships Campervans and Stray Travel Networks in NZ and SE Asia.

Travel on fast comfortable trains in Queensland and on our own Stray buses between Sydney and Noosa/Rainbow Beach with local transfers to our unique, off the beaten track overnight stops. The perfect mix of a backpacker bus tour and a flexible rail pass – you can do the trip in minimum time with the same group, or get on and off at any of the Stray locations for up to 12 months!

Choose your perfect pass from Cairns, Brisbane, Byron Bay or Sydney. You can stay with one guide and group, or be as independent as you like.

ALL TRANSPORT IS INCLUDED over your pass’s route, whether in our own buses, public buses, trains or boats – in one direction, once.

WE INCLUDE MANY LOCAL ACTIVITIES – wine tasting, walks, swimming holes, a wildlife centre and snorkelling. We give you time to do them through the travel days so you don’t have to break your trip to do the simple things.

PASSES ARE VALID FOR UP TO 12 MONTHS You can hop on and off anywhere over your route, stay longer and jump back on the next Stray travel day when you’re ready.

WEB-APP (MOBILE WEBSITE) You get a login to our web-app to manage your pass. Book on and off your transport; book, rate and review, and get great deals on accommodation and activities.

ALL TRIPS ARE GUIDED BY LOCAL CHARACTERS The driver is the guide on our own bus sections; the guides travel with you on other transport. They are there to help you get the most out of your trip – point you in the right direction, find wildlife, teach local dance moves…

A SOCIAL TRAVEL NETWORK Stray is about adventure and getting involved. We don’t define by age but our trips are quite active. We get travellers from all over the world, people travelling by themselves, couples and groups.

AMAZING TRAVEL ROUTES We go off the beaten track whether in our own buses or on public transport (where we have local connections to get us out to where we want to go). We actively go out of our way for unique, local activities and attractions.

EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES We work with locals to find and develop local experiences – you can still access Great Barrier reef trips, Whitsunday Sailing, Fraser Island and skydiving from our trips but you also get to access Stray unique experiences such an indigenous rainforest experience, camping under the stars at an Aussie farm and our tipi camp.

Join us for an incredible adventure on the East Coast of Australia, make new friends, immerse yourself in Australia’s culture and stunning scenery, meet the locals, do crazy activities, have the time of your life!


Phone: 0742254498


A flexible travel pass, which covers all transport in one direction over your route including pickups from preferred hostels, local transfers and ferries. Passes are valid for 12 months.

Stray guides travel with you on the set departure days but you can be as independent as you like.

There are minimum of 3 (up to 5) departures per week.