Loka versus Oz Experience
Didn’t the founder of Kiwi Experience and Oz Experience start Loka? Yes.
Are they all the same? The short answer is no.
Oz Experience has evolved over the past 20 years and is fundamentally very different to both Kiwi Experience and Loka now. Read more to see what the differences are.
WHAT IS LOKA?
Hop-on Hop-off Guided Adventures linking extraordinary experiences. A Flexible Travel Network from the founder of Kiwi Experience and Stray Travel Networks (New Zealand and South-East Asia).
All main spots on East Coast as well as exclusive off the beaten track Loka experiences such as Barrington Tops, River Retreat, Country Campout and Indigenous Camp.
MODES OF TRANSPORT
24 seater Loka buses between Sydney and Noosa/Rainbow Beach with stops along the way for walks, views, swimming holes, supermarkets etc and to get off the beaten track. Fast, comfortable
trains with bathrooms and dining carriages north of Noosa for the longer distances. Return ferry to Magnetic Island.
Be guided by Loka’s fun, local guides. They provide: commentary, travel advice and local knowledge i.e. best party spots, cafes, swimming holes etc. Loka’s web app provides destination info so
you book your own itinerary and Loka’s reservations are always on hand at all times to help with questions and trip planning.
IS IT FUN & SOCIAL?
Yes! Hang out with other travellers from around the world and bond over unique experiences. Your guide with get you involved, they’ll have cool tunes on the Loka buses, and keep you entertained
on the train jouneys. If you hop off, keep in touch via the Loka web app and exclusive Loka Travellers facebook group.
Sydney – Cairns From 13 days -> $1135 (>10 activities, 5 special stops)
Brisbane – Cairns From 8 days -> $685 (3 activities, 2 special
stops). Keep an eye out for Loka’s regular sales promotions and special deals.
3-5 departures per week. Passes are valid for 12 months. Use Loka’s web app to book on and off services.
Accommodation is not included in your Loka pass. You just pay as you go or book through Loka’s web app. We guarantee your first night’s accommodation in each night stop so that you’ve
always got somewhere to sleep, even in peak season.
Loka actively hunts out activities and places that get you involved in the real Australia – from camping in swags on an Aussie farm, to a tipi camp by a marine reserve and an Indigenous rainforest experience. It is easy to add a Surf & Stay, Fraser Island and/or Whitsundays trip to a Loka pass. Leave them open-dated and the Loka crew can help lock in dates once you start your trip.
Loka’s small, passionate team works with local communities and other passionate operators to show off Australia, and provide employment and sustainable tourism opportunities in the off the beaten track regions.
WHAT IS OZ EXPERIENCE?
A Greyhound (large express bus company) hop-on hop-off pass bundled with some external tours and activities.
All main spots on East Coast and also covers Adelaide, Darwin, Alice Springs, Melbourne.
MODE OF TRANSPORT
50 – 64 seater Greyhound buses.
IS IT FUN & SOCIAL?
You may meet other travellers on the bus or you may not…
Sydney – Cairns 10 days -> $639 (3 tours/activities) 20 days -> $1749 (6 tours/activities) Brisbane – Cairns 7 days -> $479 (2 tours/activities) 14 days -> $1549 (5 tours/activities)
Daily departures. Passes are valid for 6 months.
Accommodation is not included in the Oz Experience pass unless part of one of the external tours. No booking service or guarantee.
Has various activity bundles to choose from to add to the Greyhound Pass.