STARTS Brisbane
ENDS Sydney
DEPARTS Mon, Thu & Sat
3 days +
$175 AUD


Brisbane to Sydney express on a 3 day adventure down the East Coast of Aussie! Kick back and relax as we swing through the Gold Coast, put our feet up for the day in Byron Bay and surf our way through Spot X surf camp… Yew! 


The Route…
Check out our map to see where you’ll be heading on this epic adventure! There’s 923 kilometres between Brisbane and Sydney and we have plenty to show you along the way…


It was great travelling with Loka. Travelling with a small group you go on an adventure with a tour guide, have fun, meet a lot of great people and go the beautiful places.

Defitely perfect when you’re travelling alone and want to meet people from all over the world and see some of the treasures Australia has to offer!” 

Debby Arts

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Brisbane (via Gold Coast) - Byron Bay

Free day in Byron

Byron Bay (via Spot x) - Sydney




Your Loka pass comes with some fun inclusions and you’ll be guided the whole route by some of our awesome local guides. Not only will these legends be your friends but they will also give you a hand in booking anything you need to on the way up!

Between A and B you'll be travelling by bus. By buying the Dan pass you'll no longer have to worry about your transport all the way up the coast as we've got you covered! This gives you extra chance to relax and enjoy all our included activities:

  • All transport along the route on the Loka bus between Brisbane and Sydney,
  • Guidance from fun, local guide and Loka web app
  • Danger Point Border Crossing walk
  • Byron Bay orientation drive
  • Opportunity to hop off at Spot X Surf Camp

If you're looking to book your bucket list adventures like a skydive or surf lessons, you can use our web app to book your spot in time for when you arrive! You can also sort all your accommodation as you travel on the road... handy huh!


Want to do it all?  Whether you’re looking to book a skydive, Fraser Island tour, a Whitsundays trip or a scuba diving experience around the reef we can help you out!

Not only can you book these experiences either through us or the Loka web app, but you’ll be getting special Loka rates too – Champion!  For more info on what you can book, just click here…

Alternatively, if you don’t want the added hassle of booking your activities as you go, contact us about some of our package options.  Book all your activities at once and save money and worry!  Email us here.


Travel Day: Brisbane (via Gold Coast) — Byron Bay

MEET: Outside Nomads Central, Bunk Backpackers or YHA Brisbane (please confirm in advance).
We travel on the Loka bus from Brisbane through the Gold Coast, with pick-ups and drop offs.  We stop for a walk at the Queensland/NSW border crossing at Danger Point to stretch our legs, and check out the view of one of Australia’s best surf spots Snapper Rocks, before heading onto our night stop at Australia’s coolest surf town, Byron Bay.
SLEEP: Your choice of Byron Bay accom.  You can book this via the Loka web app.

Free Day in Byron Bay

Explore, learn to surf, party, do a dolphin kayak trip, visit the alternative town of Nimbin (additional costs), or just relax and take in the laidback, hippy vibe.  We recommend taking a walk to the lighthouse to view the Australian mainland’s most easterly point.
SLEEP: Your choice of Byron Bay accom.

Travel Day: Byron Bay (via Spot X) - Sydney
MEET: at the main bus stop on Jonson St or Arts Factory hostel (please confirm).
We travel to Sydney via Spot X Surf Camp. Hop off if you want to learn to surf or just hang by the beach. We then express down to Sydney getting in early evening with drop offs to selected Sydney central hostels.
SLEEP: Your choice of Sydney accom.  We drop off outside Wake Up (by Central Station) and Nomads.

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. You can book your accommodation through our web-app along the way. We hold spots in our preferred locations so you’re guaranteed a bed.

Additional activities such as Whitsundays and Fraser Island are not included, you can book these through our web app or email us and we can help book them for you.


+ Passes are valid for up to 12 months from your date of departure. You can hop on and off anywhere at any of our overnight stops and key activity stops for the total validity of the pass. You have up to 12 months from your date of purchase to start your Loka pass.

+ Travel is in our own 24 seat mini coaches between Sydney and Brisbane.

+ Our guides travel on all routes on the set departure days. You can travel on the train on other days without a guide, however you can only access our unique transfers and activities when travelling with the guide.

+ There is a minimum of 2 departures per week (up to 5 in summer) over all routes. For specific departure days and times please see our timetable below.


This is our current timetable, for future dates please check out our main timetables section here, otherwise feel free to email us if you have any questions about your itinerary.




You’re in charge of your experience. Hop-on and off your chosen route whenever you like, for as long as you like. Ultimate flexibility and fun – it really couldn’t be easier. 


We’re with you every step of the way, both on call and through our guides. The East Coast is an amazing place and we want to make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime. 


We take you to places that you would never otherwise see. Tick off your bucket list destinations up the East Coast as well as our special, unique spots along the way. 

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