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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.

Exploring Magnetic Island on a Stray Australia Tour

Ditch the hop, embrace the top: why our new fixed tours are your ultimate Aussie & Kiwi adventure!

By Marty / 1 September 2023

Remember when hunting for hop-on/hop-off tours was the vibe, like stumbling upon a viral TikTok track from the pre-pandemic archives? It was a jam for the ages! But let’s be real, after the wild rollercoaster of the past few years, travel’s rhythm has done a 180. It’s time to level up and dance to a […]

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Tomaree Head Summit, Port Stephens

Catch a Stray Bus Tour for the most amazing way to see Australia

By Mike / 22 February 2023

Australia is big. In fact, it’s massive. It can be difficult to plan a tour or backpacking trip that takes in everything you want to see and experience. So catch a Stray Bus Tour for the best way to see Australia!

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10 amazing things you must do on your east coast tour

By Mike / 5 January 2023

A backpacking tour of Australia’s east coast is an unforgettable, mind-blowing experience, but how do you know what to see and do in such a huge area? Well, here are 10 amazing things you must do on your east coast tour.

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Fun Card Game To Play While Travelling

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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Vegetarian food - photo by Maddi

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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Great Barrier Reef Turtle

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 got some spare time before or after your Stray tour, you may have time to check out River Retreat. Hidden away from the crowded coastlines, this authentic Australian bush stay with a real local community is certainly a little different. Unfortunately it is not included in our current Stray tour destinations, as it […]

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What to do on Magnetic Island

By Emily / 20 May 2019

Magnetic Island is an underrated gem that is another of our favourite islands off Australia.

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Where to Hop Off on the East Coast of Australia

By Emily / 14 May 2019

Australia is bursting with beautiful places, and it can be hard to know the best places to stay on your East Coast adventure. We’ve put together a list of our favourite spots to help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

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30 Free Things to do in Sydney

By Emily / 1 April 2019

If 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 […]

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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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Great Ocean Road

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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The Bondi Icebergs Club

Discover spectacular sights on a 7-day bus tour from Sydney to Byron Bay! I loved my Stray Aussie tour!

By Emily / 25 December 2018

I travelled with Stray in Asia before, who organise great tours that give you the comfort of a group tour, with the best hand-picked destinations, experiences and activities already planned for you. A great bonus is that they always try to include some sort of off-the-beaten-path and local experiences making it a very unique experience.

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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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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!

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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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