Loka Cam Cairns- Brisbane

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Loka Cam Cairns- Brisbane


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Meet Cam. 

The beauty of Queensland is undeniable, and Cam is here to show you all the best spots.

Tour around Magnetic Island, check out Airlie Beach and even join us on our favourite tropical paradise, Great Keppel. Pack the sunblock and prepare for a tan to make all your mates jealous.

You have the flexibility to break your journey to do the things you want to along the way. Our fun, local guides travel with you on our buses and on public transport, to give you the best advice and access to the attractions over the routes.

Minimum length: 8 days

Recommended length: 12+ days 

What's included

All transport along the route, including...
Trains from Cairns to Cooroy
Return ferry to Magnetic Island
Local transfers
Loka bus from Rainbow Beach to Brisbane
Guidance from local guide and Loka web app
Forts Walk, Magnetic Island
Bluff Point walk, Emu Park
Carlo Sand Blow Walk, Rainbow Beach

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Day 1 : Travel Day: Cairns (via Tully and Townsville) — Magnetic Island

MEET: at Nomads 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. SLEEP: YHA Bungalow Bay or your choice of Magnetic Island accom.  

Meal(s) included : None

Day 2 : Travel Day: Magnetic Island (via Townsville) – Airlie Beach

MEET: at YHA Bungalow Bay reception or at the ferry terminal (please confirm). 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. SLEEP: Your choice of Airlie accom, you can book via the Loka web app.  

Meal(s) included : None

Day 3 : Free Day in Airlie Beach

We 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. SLEEP: Your choice of Airlie accommodation.  

Meal(s) included : None

Day 4 : Travel Days: Airlie Beach – Emu Park (Special Stop)

MEET: outside 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. While at Emu Park we have an amazing Loka Treasure Island option with accommodation, return ferry transfers to Great Keppel Island, Treasure Hunt, Bluff Point Turtle Walk for only $134; or you can choose to just pay for accommodation only and do your own thing. Note: Depending on the day you arrive you may have an additional night at Emu Park to relax, play Aussie lawn bowls or visit the local crocodile farm (both extra cost). SLEEP: Emu’s Beach Resort $35 for quad-share dorm only, $134/$169 for Treasure Island packages.  

Meal(s) included : None

Day 5 : Travel Day: Emu Park - Rainbow Beach

MEET: at Emus Beach reception We begin the day with an early morning bus transfer to the train. We travel to Cooroy then Loka 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 with your guide for sunset. SLEEP: Your choice of Rainbow Beach accom. You can book this via the Loka web app.  

Meal(s) included : None

Day 6 : Travel Day: Rainbow Beach (via Noosa) — Brisbane

MEET: across the road from Frasers on Rainbow/Dingos hostels. We hop in the Loka bus in Rainbow Beach and head to Tin Can Bay to see wild dolphins up close. We then head back to Noosa where we have a couple of hours to check out the beach, markets or chill. We then express down to Brisbane where we drop you off in the CBD for the end of your Loka experience. SLEEP: Your choice of Byron Bay accom. You can book this via the Loka web app. Note: You can break your journey at any of the stops through any of the travel days and just connect with a later Loka 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 $32 per person per night), or a twin/double option (averaging $100 per room). *This itinerary and prices are valid until October 31st 2018, however are subject to change.  



Accommodation and food are not included in your Loka pass. We offer a range of bed options in most stops ranging from hostel shared dorm rooms at about $32 per person per night, to ensuited basic motel rooms from about $100. You can organise your own food by yourself or with the group. 

Emu Park
Dorm only at Emu's Beach resort = $35
Loka Treasure Island Package:  Great Keppel Island, dorm, food and activity package = $99

Luggage Limit

Backpack or small/medium suitcase (up to 15kg)

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)