Brisbane to Sydney Hop On Hop Off Tour

Express to Sydney from Brisbane or take your time and hang at Byron Bay and Spot X



You could make this trip an express fun way to get from Brisbane to Sydney via the most excellent Spot X Surf Camp and Byron Bay or you can hop off anywhere along the route and take your time exploring.

This hop-on hop-off tour leaves Brisbane and overnights in Byron Bay home to artists, surfers, vegans and Australia's holidaying wealthy - a real mix of luxury and down to earth hippy create a most extraordinary Byron vibe. Hop off here and go sea kayaking or are you keen enough to try Australia's premium skydiving site?

From Byron Bay it is on to the Spot X Surf Camp. Renowned as one of the East Coasts backpacking hotspots with nightly entertainment around the beach bonfires, morning surf lessons and enough hammocks to sleep away an afternoon if the likes of volleyball, kangaroo gold, slip n slide or cricket don't catch your fancy. If you have time we highly recommend spending a few days here partying, surfing and relaxing before catching a later bus.

What is hop-on hop-off.

Pretty simple it means if you like somewhere on the trip stay for longer. It does not need to be an overnight stop as long as it is on the route. You can get off the tour and stay for up to 12 months doing whatever you want and connecting with later tours. You can get on and off as many times as you want over our route. With our hop-on hop-off passes you pay for accommodation as you go.

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 18

Fitness Requirement: Medium

What's included

  • All transport along the route on the Loka bus in one direction from Brisbane to Sydney once.
  • Guidance from local guide and Loka web app
  • Byron Bay orientation drive
  • Opportunity to hop off at Spot X Surf Camp
  • Kangaroo Spotting, Emerald Beach
  • All National Park Fees

What To Bring

  • A backpack or small/medium suitcase (up to 15kg) filled with…
  • Your clothes – mainly light but also at least one warm item
  • Swimsuit / Towel
  • Bug repellent
  • Sunblock / Hat
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof jacket (shell)



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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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Departs 3 times per week from central Brisbane hostels - Nomads, Bunk and YHA.  Current departure days are Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 2pm, please confirm exact pickup point and time when booking. 

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This is one of the cheapest but best ways to get from Brisbane to Sydney. If you are short of time then within three days you can be in the big smoke while seeing two of the absolute must-do's of Australia. If you have more time then being able to hang out in Byron Bay and Spot X is as the surfy dudes say - "wicked"