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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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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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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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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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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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The Blue Mountains National Park

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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