Sign up free to our newsletter to get the latest deals!
Loka

Loka

Flexible Australian Adventures

Loka is like being on a road trip with mates, where you can also stay longer anywhere that you want. We take our time through the travel days and stop for walks, swimming holes, supermarkets, amazing views and wildlife spotting. We visit all of the hot spots as well (e.g. Fraser Island, Great Barrier Reef) but Loka isn’t about reaching the end destination – it’s about the extraordinary experiences along the way. 

How It Works

Your 'pass' includes all transport over the route which may include private buses, public buses, trains or boats. Some local activities are included in the pass price but not accommodation or meals (as all passes are flexible and you choose where you stay and for how long).

Hop-On Hop-Off

You can stay on one trip with the same group and travel in the minimum time or spend longer by getting on and off at different places.

Preplan or Wing It

Accommodation and recommended activities can be booked in advance via the app or website while you're travelling via the guide. At remote stops – Barrington Tops Farm Stay, River Retreat, Indigenous Camp and Country Campout – thee is a set price for meals, accommodation, and activities where applicable.

What's for dinner?

In most overnight stops you can self-cater, however in some of the remote stops meals are included in the night rate, with vegetarian/gluten free options available.

Nat

Sydney - Sydney

Minimum7 days
  • All transport on Loka bus from Sydney to Byron Bay and return
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting in the Hunter Valley
  • Guided walk at Barrington Tops National Park
  • Visit to koala hospital
  • Beach activities at Spot X Surf Camp
  • Byron Bay orientation drive
  • Ability to hop on and off

Mick

Sydney - Cairns

Minimum13 days
  • All transport on the Loka bus, fast trains and Magnetic Island ferry included
  • Local guide
  • Snorkelling/walk at Solitary Islands Marine Reserve
  • Inner tube ride down the Barrington River
  • Wine tasting in the Hunter Valley
  • Guided walk at Barrington Tops National Park
  • Beach activities at Spot X Surf Camp

Greg

Sydney - Brisbane

Minimum 6 days
  • All transport from Sydney to Brisbane
  • Local guide
  • Wine tasting in the Hunter Valley
  • Walk at Barrington Tops National Park
  • Visit to koala hospital
  • Beach activities at Spot X Surf Camp
  • Byron Bay orientation drive

Stu

Brisbane - Cairns

Minimum8 days
  • All transport including Loka buses between Brisbane and Cooroy
  • Fast trains between Cooroy and Cairns, and return Magnet
  • Local guide
  • Carlo Sand Blow Walk, Rainbow Beach
  • Turtle spotting and Bluff Point walk at Emu Park
  • Forts Walk at Magnetic Island

Kat

Byron Bay - Cairns

Minimum8 days
  • All transport including the Loka bus from Byron Bay to Noosa/Cooroy
  • Comfortable trains from Cooroy to Cairns, including the Magnetic Island Ferry
  • Local guide
  • Danger Point Border Crossing walk, NSW/Queensland border
  • Carlo Sand Blow Walk, Rainbow Beach
  • Bluff Point walk at Emu Park
  • Forts Walk at Magnetic Island

Trev

Cairns - Sydney

Minimum10 days
  • All transport including fast, comfortable trains between Cairns and Gympie
  • And the Loka bus from Gympie/Rainbow Beach to Sydney
  • Local guide
  • Carlo Sand Blow Walk, Rainbow Beach
  • Danger Point Border Crossing walk, NSW/Queensland Border
  • Byron Bay orientation drive
  • Ability to hop off and stay longer at any location

Cam

Cairns - Brisbane

Minimum8 days
  • All transport along the route, including trains from Cairns to Gympie
  • Loka bus from Gympie / Rainbow Beach to Sydney
  • Local guide
  • Ability to hop off and stay longer at any location

Dan

Brisbane - Sydney

Minimum3 days
  • All transport on the Loka bus from Brisbane to Sydney
  • Guidance from local guide
  • Local guide
  • Option to hop off at Gold Coast and Spot X Surf Camp
  • Danger Point Border Crossing walk, NSW/Queensland border
  • Byron Bay orientation drive

Need to Know

• Passes are valid for 12 months from the date of your departure.
• Travel is in private mini coaches between Sydney and Noosa, and local bus and train (plus ferry to Magnetic Island) between Noosa and Cairns.
• Guides travel on all routes on the set departure days – but you can travel on the train on other days without a guide. You can only access unique transfers and activities when travelling with the guide.
• There is a minimum of three departures per week over all routes.