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Oz Experience

Oz Experience (tel (02) 8356 1766) is the biggest of the backpacker bus operators. Oz Experience backpacker travel packages cover travel throughout Australia (with the exceptions of Tasmania and Western Australia). Their passes combine Greyhound Australia coach travel with a variety of short tours and adventure activities that combine to give you the opportunity to visit places that are difficult to experience with a regular scheduled bus or coach service while still giving you the flexibility of independent travel with the ability to hop on and off at stops along the way.

Most passes are valid for six months although some are valid for 12 months.

Various Oz Experience travel passes are listed below:

East Coast packages

Oz Experience’s most popular packages cover travel along Australia’s East Coast; and are available between Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Cairns. The Good, Better, Best range give you plenty of inclusions to choose from.

Travel: Sydney <> Cairns

Oz Experience offers three different pass options for travel on the popular backpackers’ route linking Sydney and Cairns with stops along the East Coast including Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Noosa, Agnes Water (Town of 1770), Airlie Beach, Townsville, Mission Beach and Cairns. Prices for this trip range from $519 to $1299 depending on the number of inclusions, which include surf lessons at Byron Bay, off-road driving on Fraser Island, sailing among the Whitsunday Islands and a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Oz Experience Sydney–Cairns

Oz Experience Sydney–Cairns

Bruce Cobber
$519
GOOD

  • Hop on and off travel between Sydney and Cairns
  • Surf lesson at Byron Bay
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover


Bonza
$859
BETTER

  • Hop on and off travel between Sydney and Cairns
  • Surf lesson at Byron Bay
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover
  • 3 days/2 nights Fraser Island guided tour

Cruiser
$1299
BEST

  • Hop on and off travel between Sydney and Cairns
  • Surf lesson at Byron Bay
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover
  • 3 day/2 night Fraser Island guided tour
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsunday sailing trip
  • Great Barrier Reef tour

 

Travel: Byron Bay <> Cairns

Oz Experience offers three different pass options for travel up the Queensland coast between Byron Bay and Cairns with stops including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Noosa, Agnes Water (Town of 1770), Airlie Beach, Townsville, Mission Beach and Cairns. Prices for this trip range from $429 to $1219 depending on the number of inclusions, which include surf lessons at Byron Bay, off-road driving on Fraser Island, sailing among the Whitsunday Islands and a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Oz Experience Byron Bay–Cairns

Oz Experience Byron Bay–Cairns

Troppo
$429
GOOD

  • Hop on and off travel between Byron Bay and Cairns
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover


Banana Bender
$769
BETTER

  • Hop on and off travel between Byron Bay and Cairns
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover
  • 3 day/2 night Fraser Island guided tour

Corker
$1219
BEST

  • Hop on and off travel between Byron Bay and Cairns
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover
  • 3 day/2 night Fraser Island guided tour
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsunday sailing trip
  • Great Barrier Reef tour

 

Travel: Brisbane <> Cairns

Oz Experience offers three different pass options for travel up the Queensland coast between Brisbane and Cairns with stops including the Noosa, Agnes Water (Town of 1770), Airlie Beach, Townsville, Mission Beach and Cairns. Prices for this trip range from $399 to $1189 depending on the number of inclusions, which include surf lessons at Byron Bay, off-road driving on Fraser Island, sailing among the Whitsunday Islands and a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Oz Experience Brisbane–Cairns

Oz Experience Brisbane–Cairns

Strewth
$429
GOOD

  • Hop on and off travel between Brisbane and Cairns
  • Atherton Tablelands Tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover


Barra
$769
BETTER

  • Hop on and off travel between Brisbane and Cairns
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover
  • 3 day/2 night Fraser Island guided tour

Beaut
$1219
BEST

  • Hop on and off travel between Brisbane and Cairns
  • Atherton Tablelands tour
  • 1 night Magnetic Island stopover
  • 3 day/2 night Fraser Island guided tour
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsunday sailing trip
  • Great Barrier Reef tour

Travel: Sydney <> Melbourne

The Oz Experience City Slick package includes travel between Sydney and Melbourne with the option to hop on and off along at stops en route (including Canberra). This package also includes an overnight Blue Mountains tour from Sydney with accommodation at the Blue Mountains YHA hostel in Katoomba, a Melbourne city tour and a day tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island.

Oz Experience Sydney–Melbourne

Oz Experience Sydney–Melbourne

City Slick
$385
Travel: Sydney <> Melbourne

  • One way travel between Sydney and Melbourne (or vice versa)
  • 1 night Blue Mountains tour (from Sydney)
  • Melbourne city tour (Melbourne)
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)

Travel: Sydney <> Alice Springs

The Oz Experience Ripper package includes travel between Sydney and Alice Springs with the option to hop on and off along at stops en route. This package also includes a day trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island, a three day/two night Great Ocean Road tour, a two day/one night tour to Kangaroo Island (from Adelaide), one night accommodation in the underground Radeka’s backpackers’ hostel in Coober Pedy and a three day/two night tour to Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

Oz Experience Sydney–Alice Springs

Oz Experience Sydney–Alice Springs

Ripper ex Sydney
$1499
Travel: Sydney <> Alice Spring

  • One way travel between Sydney and Melbourne
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)
  • 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road tour (Melbourne)
  • 2 day/1 night Kangaroo Island tour (from Adelaide)
  • One way travel between Adelaide and Alice Springs
  • 1 night stopover at Radekas underground motel and backpackers’ hostel (Coober Pedy)
  • 3 day/2 night Ayers Rock tour (from Alice Springs)

Ripper ex Alice Springs
$1499
month

  • 3 day/2 night Ayers Rock tour (from Alice Springs)
  • 1 night stopover at Radekas underground motel and backpackers’ hostel (Coober Pedy)
  • One way travel between Alice Springs and Adelaide
  • 2 day/1 night Kangaroo Island tour (from Adelaide)
  • 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road tour (from Melbourne)
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)
  • One way travel between Melbourne and Sydney

Travel: Cairns <> Magnetic Island

The Oz Experience Maggie Island Escape package includes return Greyhound Express coach travel from Cairns to Townsville, ferry transfers to Magnetic Island plus two nights dorm accommodation at Base Backpackers’ hostel on Magnetic Island.

Oz Experience Cairns to Townsville and Magnetic Island

Oz Experience Cairns to Townsville and Magnetic Island

Maggie Island Escape
$179
month

  • Greyhound Express travel from Cairns <> Townsville return.
  • 2 nights dorm accommodation at Base Magnetic Island
  • Return ferry transfers (Townsville to Magnetic Island)
  • 1 x dinner, tropical breakfast and drink on arrival
  • Snorkel hire (subject to weather conditions)

Travel: Townsville <> Airlie Beach

The Oz Experience Whitsunday Whipper package includes return Greyhound Express coach travel from Townsville to Airlie Beach plus an overnight sailing tour around the Whitsunday Islands.

Oz Experience Whitsunday Whipper package

Oz Experience Whitsunday Whipper package

Whitsunday Whipper
$389
month

  • Greyhound Express Travel from Townsville <> Airlie Beach return.
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsunday sailing tour (all inclusive)

Travel: Cairns <> Darwin (the long way)

The Oz Experience Fair Dinkum package includes Greyhound Express travel the long way between Cairns and Darwin (via Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Alice Springs),  your choice of a three day/two night Kakadu National Park tour or a three day/two night Kakadu and Litchfield National Park tour plus a three night/two day Ayers Rock tour (from Alice Springs), one night accommodation  at Radeka’s underground backpackers’ hostel in Coober Pedy, a two day/one night Kangaroo Island tour (from Adelaide), a three day/two night Great Ocean Road tour (from Adelaide to Melbourne), a day tour to Phillip Island (from Melbourne), a surf lesson at Byron Bay, a three day/two night Fraser Island tour (from Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay), a two day/one night sailing tour around the Whitsunday Islands (from Airlie Beach), an Atherton Tablelands tour (from Cairns) and a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef (from Cairns).

Oz Experience Fair Dinkum package (the long way from Cairns to Darwin).

Oz Experience Fair Dinkum package (the long way from Cairns to Darwin).

Fair Dinkum ex Cairns
$3569
month

  • 3 day/2 night Kakadu National Park tour or 3 day/2 night Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park tour
  • One way coach travel between Darwin and Alice Springs
  • 3 day/2 night Ayers Rock tour (from Alice Springs)
  • One way coach travel between Alice Springs and Adelaide
  • 1 night stopover at Radekas underground motel and backpackers’ hostel (Coober Pedy)
  • 2 day/1 night Kangaroo Island tour (from Adelaide)
  • 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road tour (Melbourne–Adelaide)
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)
  • One way travel between Melbourne and Cairns
  • Surf lesson (Byron Bay)
  • 3 day/2 night Fraser Island tour (from Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay)
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsunday Islands sailing tour (from Airlie Beach)
  • Atherton Tablelands tour (from Cairns)
  • Great Barrier Reef day tour (from Cairns)


Fair Dinkum ex Darwin
$3569
month

  • 3 day/2 night Kakadu National Park tour or 3 day/2 night Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park tour
  • One way travel between Darwin and Alice Springs
  • 3 day/2 night Ayers Rock tour (from Alice Springs)
  • One way travel between Alice Springs and Adelaide
  • 1 night stopover at Radekas underground motel and backpackers’ hostel (Coober Pedy)
  • 2 day/1 night Kangaroo Island tour (from Adelaide)
  • 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road tour (Adelaide–Melbourne)
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)
  • One way travel between Melbourne and Cairns
  • Surf lesson (Byron Bay)
  • 3 day/2 night Fraser Island tour (from Rainbow Beach or Hervey Bay)
  • 2 day/1 night Whitsunday Sailing trip (from Airlie Beach)
  • Atherton Tablelands tour (from Cairns)
  • Great Barrier Reef day tour (from Cairns)

Travel: Sydney <> Adelaide

The Oz Experience Southerner package includes travel between Sydney and Adelaide  with stops en route in Canberra and Melbourne plus a Phillip Island day tour, a three day/two night Great Ocean Road tour (between Melbourne and Adelaide) and a two day/one night Kangaroo Island tour.

Oz Experience Southerner package (Sydney–Adelaide)

Oz Experience Southerner package (Sydney–Adelaide)

Southerner ex Sydney
$989
month

  • One way travel between Sydney and Melbourne
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)
  • 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road tour (Melbourne–Adelaide)
  • 2 day/1 night Kangaroo Island tour (from Adelaide)


Southerner ex Adelaide
$989
month

  • 2 day/1 night Kangaroo Island tour (from Adelaide)
  • 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road tour (Adelaide–Melbourne)
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)
  • One way travel between Melbourne and Sydney

Travel: Sydney <> Darwin

The Oz Experience Fish Hook package includes travel between Sydney and Darwin (via Melbourne, Adelaide and Alice Springs) plus a Phillip Island day tour, a three day/two night Great Ocean Road tour (between Melbourne and Adelaide), a two day/one night Kangaroo Island tour, one night accommodation at Radeka’s underground backpackers’ hostel in Coober Pedy, a three day/two night Ayers Rock tour and your choice of a three day/two night Kakadu National Park tour or a three day/two night Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park tour.

Oz Experience Fish Hook package (Sydney–Darwin)

Oz Experience Fish Hook package (Sydney–Darwin)

Fish Hook ex Sydney
$2399
month

  • One way travel between Sydney and Melbourne
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)
  • 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road tour (Melbourne–Adelaide)
  • 2 day/1 night Kangaroo Island tour (Adelaide)
  • One way travel between Adelaide and Alice Springs
  • 1 night stopover at Radekas underground motel and backpackers’ hostel (Coober Pedy)
  • 3 day/2 night Ayers Rock tour (from Alice Springs)
  • One way travel between Alice Springs and Darwin
  • 3 day/2 night Kakadu National Park tour or 3 day/2 night Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park tour


Fish Hook ex Darwin
$2399
month

  • 3 day/2 night Kakadu National Park or 3 day/2 night Kakadu National Park and Litchfield National Park tour
  • One way travel between Darwin and Alice Springs
  • 3 day/2 night Ayers Rock tour (from Alice Springs)
  • 1 night stopover at Radekas underground motel and backpackers’ hostel (Coober Pedy)
  • One way travel between Alice Springs and Adelaide
  • 2 day/1 night Kangaroo Island tour (from Adelaide)
  • 3 day/2 night Great Ocean Road tour (Adelaide–Melbourne)
  • Phillip Island day tour (from Melbourne)
  • One way travel between Melbourne and Sydney