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If you are having trouble planning your Australia tour, then you have come to the right place. Our travel-addicted crew has created heaps of articles about the best places to visit in Australia and the must-do activities. Not just the popular ones, but also off the beaten path. Let us show you around Australia via our travel blog. And hopefully, we’ll see you on board one of our Australia bus tours one day.
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4 Simple yet Fun Card Games to Play to Kill Time when Travelling

By Emily / 7 September 2021

A simple 52-card deck absolutely belongs in every backpack. Apart from being a fun solution to kill time, it is easy to carry and space-saving. Here are the best yet easy card games to play while travelling.

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My All-Time Favourite Places for Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Byron Bay

By Emily / 5 January 2021

There is an amazing range of restaurants and cafés in the hippy, surf town of Byron Bay. Most of them are healthy, organic and even vegetarian or vegan, often proudly sourcing their fresh produce from sustainable, local farms and providers.

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6 ways you can help protect the Great Barrier Reef while travelling

By Bhavisha / 10 March 2020

We’re proud to be part of the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, whose aim is to protect and conserve reefs around the world including the Great Barrier Reef. As a Citizen, we’ve joined a global movement by collaboratively taking actions to positively impact the reef such as using reusable bottles and bags and promoting […]

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Heading to Australia? Good on ya mate! Let’s help them bounce back from the bushfires.

By Bhavisha / 10 January 2020

Witnessing the Australian bushfires in November and December 2019 was horrifying and it can be challenging to know what we can do to help and whether it’s safe to travel at the moment. The world has responded with an outpouring of grief, support and donations which has been truly heart-warming during this beyond-challenging time. The […]

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River Retreat: Australia’s Best Kept Secret

By Emily / 18 July 2019

If you’re heading Northbound with Stray, you’re in a for a treat. I jumped on the Greg Pass (Sydney to Brisbane) and discovered my favourite place on the East Coast – Stray’s River Retreat. Hidden away from the crowded coastlines, this authentic Australian bush stay with a real local community was a huge highlight of […]

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What to do on Magnetic Island

By Emily / 20 May 2019

Magnetic Island is an underrated gem that might secretly be our favourite island in Australia.

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30 Free Things to do in Sydney

By Emily / 1 April 2019

You’re back in Sydney on the job hunt after a wild trip along the east coast with Stray. One too many cartons of Australia’s finest boxed wine has your bank balance looking kinda sad… but do not fear, we’ve got your back! Here are 30 free or cheap things to do in the big city. […]

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Sydney

By Emily / 27 March 2019

Stunning Sydney – Some love it for the opera house, the impressive harbour bridge and other architectural wonders. Others know it for its culinary reputation, trendy bars and coffee to die for.

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Quick Guide to Melbourne

By Emily / 25 February 2019

Oh, how we love Melbourne! Some say it is the culture capital of Australia (especially Melbournians). Whatever you call it, there is no denying this compact city is vibrant, creative, and full of adventures!

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7 Day Itinerary: Sydney to Byron Bay

By Emily / 25 December 2018

Katrin from Traveler’s Little Treasures came from Germany to try out our Mick Tour, and documented her travels…

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What to Pack for a Trip to Australia

By Emily / 11 December 2018

Packing is probably the most exciting part of any trip planning – the nervous excitement of gathering your things, waking up in the night and scribbling on your packing list, and the final zip of your bag… nothing beats it! We’re pretty good at this travel thing now, so we put together a list of […]

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9 Reasons Australia is worthy of your Bucket List

By Emily / 12 November 2018

WHY AUSTRALIA? Let’s face it, we know Australia has been on the top of your dream list for a while now.

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Your Bucket List for East Coast Australia

By Emily / 11 November 2018

The East Coast of Australia is at the top of many travellers’ bucket lists. Between diving the Great Barrier Reef, sailing through the Whitsunday Islands and exploring Sydney – it’s not hard to see why.

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A Day in the Blue Mountains

By Emily / 25 October 2018

No visit to Sydney is complete without a day trip to the nearby Blue Mountains.

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Free Things to do in Cairns

By Emily / 11 September 2018

Tropical Cairns is the last stop on our northbound tours.  There are a bunch of once in a lifetime experiences available to do in Cairns, but a lot of them don’t come cheap! Luckily for you, we’ve got the scoop on plenty of free or relatively cheap things to do when you’re not jumping out […]

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Plan your trip with our Australia blog

Use our Australia travel blog as a resource to help you plan your trip. You’ll find everything including inspiration, information and reasons to visit Australia. For example, did you know there are 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Australia, and more than 10,000 beaches covering over 50,000 km to explore?

You’ll also find useful blog posts on what to pack depending on where and the time of year you are travelling. When it comes to your backpack, less is definitely more – more convenient, easier to haul around and even easier to organise and find stuff on your travels.
Most of our travel blog posts are written either by members of our Stray team who have travelled extensively in Australia, or by guest travellers written from their own personal experiences.

Either way, you’re getting your travel tips from a seasoned Aussie expert, who’s been there, seen it and done that – and can help you avoid the pitfalls and make the most of your Aussie adventure.

Check out your destination before you arrive

Talking of inside knowledge, our travel blog has everything you need to know about the Australian cities you are planning to visit. You can read a quick guide to Melbourne, the best way to spend just 24 hours in Sydney or even find out about 30 free things you can do in Cairns!
You’ll learn about Melbourne’s Great Ocean Road (400km of breathtaking coastline) and where the Saturday Paddington Markets are in Sydney. And who knew that Cairns had a 4800 square metre lagoon you can swim in for free?

Use the blog to get to grips with Aussie culture

In the blog posts, you can also learn about ANZAC Day, when it is and what it means, as well as stuff like tips on how we can all help to protect the Great Barrier Reef and see the sights more sustainably.

Everything you need to know about visiting Australia – all in one travel blog

So, take a browse through our blog posts on Australia. There’s a lot to learn and discover. You’ll read about the best things to do on Magnetic Island, where to go and what to look out for in The Blue Mountains and where to do barefoot Yoga in Sydney. Check out secluded river retreats and get the low down on the best vegan desserts in Byron Bay – it’s all in the blog!

Tell us what you think of our travel blog

Please share your comments at the bottom of the blog posts too. You might have a question one of our readers or team could answer, or you might know about that hidden bar you must not miss in Sydney. Whatever it is, we’d love to hear from you and share your experiences with our Stray community.

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