We’re bringing the Wayward Bus back, anticipating a start on 1st October 2020, with a series of 4 one-way road trips – together creating a continual touring circuit around S-E Australia. The Wayward way of travel is open-ages, small-groups, affordable and respectful.
Alternating between coast and inland, these rides are thought out with the home market in mind – there’s more time, more walks, more quirky stuff and more quintessential Aussie towns along the way.
Australia’s original Wayward Bus ran from 1990 to the late 2000s and was a favourite with independent travellers of all ages and nations. Wayward enjoyed a great rap from Lonely Planet guidebooks and won a bunch of trophies including the 1997 Australia Tourism Award for Tour & Transport (Major).
However, through merging with backpacker-focused competitors and subsequent takeover by travel industry giants, the special Wayward ethos was lost and the brand ‘rationalised’.
Over a decade has passed and Wayward Bus 2020 is resurrecting independently with original founder Ralph Jackson, Arcadia Travel Noosa and touring mini-coaches from Bandicoot Tours.
These trips are subject to settling in as we get them on the road – minor adjustments may be made.
Hike the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, half at a time, altogether 161km over 8 days, with our luggage transfers, trek support and camping (or accom). ...
A 'Wayward Bus' road-trip with options to coast walk some of NSW’s most iconic beaches travelling Noosa/Brisbane/GoldCoast to Sydney over 6 days...