All about the Cam Pass - Cairns To Brisbane

Travel Cairns to Brisbane on this East coast tour pass. Hop On / Hop Off means maximum freedom and flexibility. Customize your East Coast adventure to your liking and needs. It is up to you whether you can manage the coast in three weeks or three months. Together with many other travellers from all over the world, you will discover the East Coast in your own way.

Stray Australia is an innovative and fun way to travel the East Coast of Australia for those that want to be flexible, get the best insight and information and get off the beaten track to see unique things as well as take in all the main attractions Australia’s Coastline has to offer.

You’ll experience flexible, fully guided travel by minibus and by train (between Cairns and Gympie) and unique Stray Australia Inclusions.

Stray Australia offers travellers a different, unique and affordable way to check out the best spots on the coast with like minded people that all share the same dream, to have the time of their lives!


Transport by minibus and Train (between Cairns and Gympie)
Friendly, informative tour guide
Access to Stray Australia app

Once you have purchased your pass we will send you your Stray Australia login details to book your travel.

Cam Pass - Cairns To Brisbane
Tour itinerary - 8-10 Days

  • Travel Day Cairns to Magnetic Island
    Meet: YHA Cairns, Gilligans or Cairns train station (please confirm prior to departure)
    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.
    Accommodation: YHA Bungalow Bay or your choice of Magnetic Island accommodation, bookable via Stray Mate app
  • Travel Day Magnetic Island to Airlie Beach
    Meet: YHA Bungalow Bay reception or ferry terminal (please confirm prior to departure)
    In the morning your guide will join you on the Forts 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.
    Note: Depending on which day you depart; you may have a free day to spend on Magnetic Island.
    Accommodation: Your choice of Airlie Beach accommodation, bookable via Stray Mate app
  • Travel Day Airlie Beach
    You will have a full day in Airlie Beach for activities or to relax. There are great 1-3 day sailing adventure options around the Whitsunday Islands that you can do.
    Accommodation: Your choice of Airlie Beach accommodation, bookable via Stray Mate app
  • Travel Day Airlie Beach - Emu Park (Special Stop)
    Meet: Base Backpackers
    We have most of the day free in Airlie and then in the early evening we transfer to the train and travel to Rockhampton. We hop off the train with a quick transfer to the cool, little coastal town of Emu Park where we spend 2 nights.
  • Travel Day Emu Park
    While at Emu Park we have an amazing Stray Treasure Island package, which includes a big day out on the tropical paradise Great Keppel Island and two nights Emu’s Beach Resort accommodation (extra cost); or you can choose to just pay for accommodation only and do your own thing today.
    Accommodation: Emu’s Beach Resort bookable via Stray Mate app
  • Tavel Day Emu Park to Rainbow Beach
    Meet: Emu’s Beach Resort reception
    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 a departure point for Fraser Island and has a beautiful beach to chill on. We recommend walking up to Carlo Sand Blow to see the amazing sunset.
    Accommodation: Your choice of Rainbow Beach accommodation bookable via Stray Mate app
  • Travel Day Rainbow Beach to Brisbane
    Meet: across the road from Frasers on Rainbow/Dingos hostels.
    We have the morning to relax or do your choice of activities, then we jump in our Stray bus and head to Noosa, where you have the option to hop off. We then express down to Brisbane where we drop you off in the CBD for the end of your Stray experience.
    Accommodation: Your choice of Brisbane accommodation bookable via Stray Mate app
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Real Aussie Says:
Why do this Cairns to Brisbane Flexible Tour? Our amazing value Hop on Hop off pass is a flexible bus and train pass that travels along a pre determined route where you can jump on and jump off. You can change your plans and itinerary. You can hop off in and stay longer at any of our stops along the way as you want for up to 12 months. You need to prebook your travel section a day or two before then you can take the pass to your next destination. During high season December, January and February you will need to book the dates in at least a week before as the sections will get full. 

Cam Pass - Cairns To Brisbane Price information AUD per person



Tour code: CAM

Departure information


Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays April to October

Monday to Thursday, November to March

From Cairns

Minimum Time: 8 days


This trip can also be run in reverse

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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • You can break your journey at any of the stops through any of the travel days and just connect with a later bus or rail departure (guided or unguided). You can book your own accommodation or your guide will book it for you, you will usually get a bed-only option (averaging $28 per person per night), a twin/double option (averaging $100 per room) or where, due to remoteness food has to be included, a bed and food option.
  • Travel passes are valid for travel in one direction over a route with each travel sector only being able to be used once.
  • Passes are valid for the person whose name they were originally issued in and are non-transferrable.
  • Passes are valid for twelve months from the date of your departure.
  • Travel is in 24 seat mini coaches between Sydney and Noosa, and local bus and train (plus ferry to Magnetic Island) between Noosa and Cairns. (41 in peak periods)
  • Guides travel on all routes on the set departure days – but you can travel on the train on other days without a guide.
  • You can only access the unique transfers and activities when traveling with the guide.
  • There is a minimum of three departures per week over all routes.
  • Accommodation and meals are not included in the pass price.

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