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Auckland Guide

Auckland City from the top of Mount Eden

Auckland SkyJump

Leap off Auckland’s famous Sky Tower - 192 metres straight down at 85km an hour!

New Zealand Destination Guide

Find out more about the places we visit in New Zealand, both on and off the beaten track!

Why Stray?

Stray is New Zealand's award-winning, guided bus network for adventurous travellers.

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All Passes & Tours

Our guided New Zealand bus passes are totally flexible so you can hop on or off the bus anywhere along the route - to stay longer, visit friends or even work for a while.

North Island Passes

The North Island of New Zealand is packed full of geothermal wonders, Maori culture, remote beaches and heaps of adventure!

Social Lounge

Welcome to the Stray Social Lounge, where you can connect, share and, um, get friendly with Stray and other travellers.

Bus Timetables

Stray runs regular buses, but they may not depart every day.

Centre of New Zealand Walk

The Centre of New Zealand Walk is the most known and iconic walk in Nelson and got its name due to its usage as a central survey point in the 1800s. The starting point of this track is the Botanical Reserve of Nelson.

YHA Nelson

About YHAYHA Nelson is 5-star Qualmark rated Backpacker Accommodation.

World of Wearable Art & Classic Cars

Combined into one museum, the World of Wearable Art and the Classic Cars are two unique, iconic and must-see galleries based in Nelson city.

Special Deals

New Year, New Adventures!

Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour

The Hahei Explorer is a scenic boat trip in the Hahei Marine Reserve.

South Island Passes

New Zealand's South Island is world-renowned for its extreme scenic beauty, remote destinations and adventure activities!

Ron Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

International Antarctic Centre

Christchurch is known as the Gateway to Antarctica and there's no better place to learn more about this connection than at the International Antarctic Centre where it snows every 6 minutes!

Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier is 13 km long, 300 metres deep and is located just 5 km from the township of the same name.

Short Dave Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Abel Tasman Kayaks

Full Day Kayak & Walk

Christchurch Guide

European settlement started with the English who arrived in large numbers starting from 1850 and the city still shows huge signs of their influence, from the street names to the River Avon which runs through the middle of town, to the early gothic architecture including what was the fantastic Cathedral in the town’s square (imaginatively named ‘Cathedral Square’).

Wellington Guide

Wellington is our third largest city and since 1865 has been our capital and home of the New Zealand Government.

Raglan Guide

Raglan was named after ’Lord Raglan’ after it was used as a base during the Land Wars.

Jill Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

National Park Guide

Tongariro National ParkThe Tongariro National Park was New Zealand’s first national park, and is a Dual World Heritage Area.

Whakahoro Guide

This area is a true outdoor playground.

Tom Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Make An Extra Payment

If you've received your Stray Mate login details, please login and pay your balance via Stray Mate.

Stray Everywhere Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Auckland Bungy & Bridge Climb

The Auckland Bridge has an important place in the history of Bungy - New Zealand’s most iconic adventure activity - so if it’s not on your list of things to do in Auckland then you’ll be missing out on experiencing a stellar part of the Kiwi soul.

National Passes

Stray's hop-on hop-off bus passes provide you with the ultimate flexibility for your New Zealand adventure.

Franz Josef Guide

The town of Franz Josef is a "cool" wee town set in the rainforest with a few cozy bars, cafes, cinema and hot pools, near the base of the Franz Josef Glacier.

Gisborne & The East Cape

The East Cape is a special place.

Gunn's Camp Guide

A historic camp located in the Hollyford Valley in the spectacular Fiordland National Park.

Hahei Guide

Hahei is a beautiful white sand beach in the Coromandel, particularly popular over the Christmas and New Years holiday with Kiwis.

Kaikoura Guide

Currently Kaikoura cannot be accessed due to recent earthquake damage to its roads.

Abel Tasman National Park Guide

Abel Tasman is New Zealand’s smallest national park, famous for its beautiful golden beaches and the highest sunshine hours in the country.

Milford Sound Guide

Milford Sound represents the epitome of New Zealand as depicted around the globe - out from deep blue waters surge tall peaks clad in lush rainforest.

Mt Cook Guide

Poised in the middle of the Southern Alps, Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain at an impressive 3754 metres and named after Captain James Cook.

Paihia (Bay of Islands) Guide

This subtropical region north of Auckland is sometimes referred to as the “winterless north”. Paihia is a great place to base yourself when exploring Northland.

Queenstown Guide

Queenstown has earned the reputation as “adventure capital of the world” for good reason – there are probably more ways to get an adrenalin rush in this awesome little town than you can hope to achieve in a lifetime.

Rangitata Guide

Meaning “close sky” in Maori, Rangitata is an incredibly scenic area at the base of the Southern Alps.

Rotorua Guide

Bubbling mud pools, geysers and the smell of rotten eggs, Rotorua is definitely a fascinating place.

Stewart Island Guide

The anchor stone from Maui’s canoe (Maori legend) is definitely worth a visit.

Taupo Guide

Taupo had a violent past.

Waitomo Caves Guide

The largely uncharted network of caves under Waitomo was created by water running through the soft limestone.

Wanaka Guide

As you drive through the gorge past the lakes you will see long horizontal lines carved into the mountainsides.

West Coast Guide

Cruise the West Coast and discover Westport, the seal colony at Cape Foulwind, pancake rocks at Punakaiki and the Monteith's Brewery in Greymouth

Peter Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Patch Pass

Lara, March 2016
"Had the time of my life!

Jack Pass

Lara, March 2016
"Had the time of my life!

Short Ron Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Willy Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Long Q Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Short Willy Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Short Q Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Stew Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Burt Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and you'll find that in the deep south! 

Maximus Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Short Maximus Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Wilkin River Jet/Backcountry Heli

A I hour fast paced jet boar safari into the World Heritage listed Mt Aspiring National Park.

Max Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Auckland Arrival Pack

Book the Auckland Arrival Pack and get 2 nights' accommodation in a top quality hostel located in the heart of the City.

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Moe Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Short Max Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Dave Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Short Moe Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

Stray Auckland Travel Shop

Come in, meet the team and chat about our products over a cup of tea or coffee.

New Zealand Bus Charters

Stray offers a private bus charter service and is experienced with groups of all sizes and occasions.

Jobs at Stray

Stray currently have the following vacancies: 

5 Mad Nights Accommodation Package

 

Passenger Survey

 

Agents' Area

Tools and resources for Stray travel agents.

Last Minute Bookings

Our Online Booking System can be accessed 24/7, but our passenger lists for drivers are printed at 5pm the day before travel.

FAQs

Check out our most frequently asked questions to learn more about us and how Stray works.

Stray Newsletter

Subscribe to receive the latest emails direct from Stray!

Backpacker jobs

If you are looking to work and travel in New Zealand while you are backpacking, there are a range of options available.

Kayaking

Paddle the kayak out on the peaceful lake.

Awards

Stray is an award-winning NZ tourism company.

Volunteering Work

Department of ConservationOn the Department of Conservation (DOC) website you can find information about how you can get involved in conservation.

Stray Head Office Practices

Our Stray offices use energy-efficient light bulbs and have a recycling programme.

Other Schemes and Initiatives

Stray drivers encourage our passengers to ‘take only photos and leave only footprints’.

Social Media

 

Ziptrek Ecotours

Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ’s #1 original zipline tour and is a spectacular and fun guided zipline eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline Gondola hill.

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The Rock Adventure Cruise

The Rock is NZ's biggest, purpose-built house boat, offering warm, homely accommodation for an overnight cruise of the Bay of Islands.

VIP Passenger Area

Welcome to our passenger area – exclusively for Stray travellers who are about to start, already "on the road", or who have just finished their trip.

Contact

Last Minute Bookings

Our Online Booking System can be accessed 24/7, but our passenger lists for drivers are printed at 5pm the day before travel.

HALLO, EN WELKOM BIJ STRAY!

Stray is Nieuw-Zeelands' flexibele busnetwerk voor avontuurlijke reizigers.

New Season Changes 16-17

The 1st of November marks the start of our new season.

TripInn Hostel - YHA Westport

YHA Westport TripInn Hostel is Stray's preferred accommodation provider in Westport.

Tasman Sky Adventures

Try tandem hang-gliding over the beautiful sea and mountain views of Abel Tasman National Park. 

Hiking Abel Tasman National Park

The Abel Tasman Coast Track is one of New Zealand's great walks.

Dolphin Eco Experience

Cruise the Bay of Islands in search of dolphins and whales.

Auckland SkyWalk

 

Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Your opportunity to visit our world renowned glacier, before it disappears. 

Cathedral Cove Sea Kayaking

Rated by NZ's leading tour companies as one of the best sea kayaking trips in the country, the “Cathedral Cove Classic” has got it all.

Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch® Kaikoura is New Zealand's only marine-based whale watching company offering visitors an exciting up-close encounter with the Giant Sperm Whale at all times of the year.

Abel Tasman Aqua Taxi

Aqua Taxi gets you to the radiant beaches, stunning bays and deserted coves of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures

SAILING IN A COASTAL PARADISE!

Skydive Abel Tasman

Have the Best Day of Your Life!

Abel Tasman Canyons

Slide down water polished chutes, jump into crystal clear pools, zipline over rocks and abseil through showering waterfalls.

Real Journeys Milford Sound Cruises

The scenery in Milford Sound is incredible.

Adrift Tongariro Crossing

One of Stray's most popular activities is the "Tongariro Crossing." This hike is 19.4kms through the Tongariro National Park, home to three active volcanoes! 

Cape Reinga Day Tour

Take a day tour to Cape Reinga at the northernmost tip of New Zealand and see the place where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide.

Hole in the Rock Cruise

Set off on a half-day Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise in search of dolphins and other marine life while visiting the highlights of the area.

AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown

Don't miss your chance to do a true NZ Must Do: Bungy jump in Queenstown - Home of the World's 1st commercial Bungy!

Canyoning Queenstown

The best summer fun ever!

Dart River Funyaks

Dart River’s Funyak day trip is an amazing journey deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park.

NZONE Skydive

It takes a certain kind of person to step out an aircraft at 15000ft into thin air.

Serious Fun Riversurfing

Go body boarding on the mighty Kawarau River with the pioneers of river surfing.

Shotover Canyon Swing

Looking for an extreme adrenaline hit?

Shotover Jet

Celebrating 50 years of continuous and leading jet boat operation Shotover Jet is world famous as the ultimate jet boat experience.

Raglan Surfing School

Raglan Surfing School offers great beginner 3 hour surfing lessons in a world-class surfing destination.

Peel Forest Horse Trekking

Get into the saddle and take in some amazing scenery!

Rangitata Rafts

Amazing rafting opportunity too good to miss – and the best thing is that your bus stays overnight especially so you can raft one of New Zealand’s best white water rafting adventures the same afternoon you arrive.

Agroventures

Receive a 10% discount of the Triple Bypass or FOUR-tune Packages at Agroventures.

Stewart Island Experience

The Stewart Island Village and Bays Tour will take you around the island on a mini bus to all the main sights.

Skydive Taupo

Skydive Taupo is based 7 minutes south of the centre of Taupo township nestled on the edge of our beautiful Great Lake Taupo.  Lake Taupo is the biggest lake in New Zealand and Australasia, its spectacular size matching the size of Singapore!  We are surrounded by the beautiful snow tipped peaks of Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe, also known as the famous ‘Mt Doom’ from Lord of the Rings.

Spa Park Thermal Pools

Take a swim at Spa Park in the free swimming pool.

TumuTumu Toobing

This 2 hour caving adventure combines the best elements of blackwater rafting, climbing, caving and tubing through distinctive sections of the spectacular TumuTumu Cave.

Haggas Honking Holes

Haggas Honking Holes is Waitomo Adventure’s most concentrated action Adventure. 

Skydive Wanaka

Wanaka offers some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery and picturesque landscapes, and Skydive Wanaka can help you become totally engrossed in the enormity of the surrounding snow capped mountains while freefalling at 200kph!

Te Papa Tongarewa Museum

Te Papa - More than a museum!

Advertising Opportunities

Stray has a number of advertising opportunities for activity and accommodation providers in New Zealand from our annual magazine, to information on our buses to online listings.

Puzzling World

Overview

Nomads Fat Camel Hostel

About Nomads

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in the Peter Jackson directed films, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Karioi Lodge

Karioi Lodge is set at the base of Mt.

Base Bay of Islands, Pipi Patch

About BaseBase hostels are designed for the modern day global traveller, with state of the art facilities, superior comfort & security and friendly services, Base Backpackers are a revolution in beds, bars and travel experience.

Base Queenstown, Discovery Lodge

About BaseBase hostels are designed for the modern day global traveller, with state of the art facilities, superior comfort & security and friendly services, Base Backpackers are a revolution in beds, bars and travel experience.

Base Rotorua, Hot Rocks

Experience a warm Base Rotorua welcome in the geothermal wonderland that is Rotorua.

Taupo Urban Retreat

Location

Travellers Info

Helpful information about how Stray works and the ultimate guide to all things New Zealand!

YHA Christchurch

YHA Christchurch is a homely, comfortable, 100 year old building with a friendly, modern atmosphere.

YHA Rotorua

About YHA Rotorua

Bus Tours From...

...common and popular locations in New Zealand.

Auckland to Rotorua

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Auckland to Rotorua.

Queenstown to Stewart Island

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Queenstown to Stewart Island.

Auckland to Wellington

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Auckland to Wellington. 

Queenstown to Christchurch

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Queenstown to Christchurch.

Auckland to Raglan

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Auckland to Raglan.

Auckland to Paihia

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Auckland to Paihia (Bay of Islands). 

Makarora Guide

The area of Makarora was once covered with thick forests, this lead to it being a key saw milling area, supplying timber to the Otago Goldfields.

East Coaster

Highlights: Stay in beachfront accommodation and wake up to the sound of the water.

Key Summit Hike

The Key Summit Hike is an easy half day walk on a part of the famous Routeburn Track (one of the Great Walks).

Kaitiaki Adventures

Experience NZ's Best Rafting Adventure, The Okere River, Rotorua – Including the World’s Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall and the ONLY all Kiwi Raft and Sledge Crew in the World!

WI-FI

Notice: WIFI maintenance/upgrades are currently taking place.

Free Wifi Onboard

White Island Tours

Located 49km off the coast of Whakatane in the Bay of Plenty lies White Island – a constantly active marine volcano.  White Island Tours give visitors the opportunity to explore the inner crater of this extraordinary volcanic landscape. 

What's Next?

As a Stray traveller you are now part of the ‘Orange Crew’!

Jase Pass

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible and unique destinations to explore for the complete Stray experience!

How Stray Works

When you travel New Zealand with Stray, you have the choice of a hop-on hop-off pass, or an all-inclusive Stray Journey tour.

Sheppard - Summer

North Island Activities

Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Springs has something for everyone!

Arrival Packs

Pre-book your accommodation in New Zealand with our hostel packages.

Visit Russell

Russell was the first capital of New Zealand and one of the first European settlements.

Skydive Auckland

Skydive Auckland offers the experience of a lifetime as Auckland's leading Tandem Skydiving and Skydiving Training provider.

Hokianga Day Trip

Discover Hokianga - a unique part of New Zealand, first discovered by Kupe the voyager and later, home to some of the very first European settlers.

Skydive Bay of Islands

Experience free-falling over the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands!

Blue Duck Station

Situated in a clearing above the banks of the Retaruke River Blue Duck Lodge looks out onto breathtaking views of native bush.

Stray New Zealand

WELCOME TO STRAY NEW ZEALAND FLEXIBLE BACKPACKER BUS TOURS  FOR ADVENTUROUS TRAVELLERS.

Nelson

Nelson is located at the top of the South Island and is surrounded by world-class wineries, stunning national parks, thriving crafts and beautiful beaches.

Temporary Booking Form

If you have not yet received your log in information for the new Agent Booking portal, you can register your bookings using the temporary form below.

Activities - Things to Do

With so much to see and do in New Zealand you’ll want to allocate your pennies accordingly and get the most out of your time! On Stray Hop-on Hop-off activities are pay-as-you-go and you can book all Stray activities through your driver.

Arrival Packs & Adventures

Glacier Country Kayaks

Join us on a unique kayak adventure, just minutes from Franz Josef Glacier!  Set out across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious reflective waters and enjoy panoramic views of the tallest peaks and Glaciers in NZ! 

Dingle - Summer

North Island Activities

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included in your Stray travel pass or Stray Journeys tour. 

Cook - Summer

North Island Activities

Silverdale Adventure Park

Auckland’s premier adventure park.

Blake - Summer

North Island Activities

Fiordland Cinema

When you're travelling sometimes you long for 'normal' things, like going to the cinema.

Hillary - Summer

North Island Activities

Hop-On Hop-Off Passes

Our guided hop-on hop-off passes give you great flexibility - jump off to explore anywhere along the route, then jump back on the bus at a later date.

Stray Journeys Tours

Maximise your time in New Zealand!

Worsley - Summer

Walking shoes, swimming gear, hat and sunscreen, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.

Beetham - Summer

Tour Activities

Batten - Summer

Tour Activities

Haast - Summer

Tour Activities:

Heaphy

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Tahunanui Beach

Not only locals, but also tourists love the Tahunaui Beach that is only a 20 min bike ride, or 5 min drive from Nelson centre.

Mackinnon - Summer

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Blue Duck Adventure

Sign up for the ultimate outdoor enthusiast’s adventure on a working high country station.

Abel Tasman Paddleboarding

Stand up paddleboarding is the world's fastest growing water sport and it's easy to see why.

West Coast Brewery Tour

The 2 hour brewery tour covers the basics of beer/brewing and the complete process from start to finish.

Stand up Paddleboard

Stand up paddleboarding is the world's fastest growing water sport and it's easy to see why.

Big Sky Stargazing

Mount Cook is far from the city lights and therefore has some of the darkest skies in New Zealand.

All Stars Inn on Bealey

All Stars Inn on Bealey, a purpose built complex with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.

Activities and Inclusions

Stray’s mission is to get you further off the beaten track in New Zealand, taking you to the places and activities that will blow you away.

Authentic Local Culture

Just by cruising on the Stray bus and listening to your guide you’ll pick up loads of information about New Zealand culture.

Driver Guides

Driving each awesome orange Stray bus is your driver-guide, who comes with expert local knowledge, invaluable insight and the odd story or two!

National Parks

Over 20 percent of New Zealand is covered in national parks, forest areas and reserves.

"Off The Beaten Track" Destinations

In case you haven’t noticed yet, our mission is to get you off the beaten track in New Zealand.

Doubtful Sound Guide

Doubtful Sound is the deepest of all fiords in the stunning Fiordland, in the far south-west of NZ.

Lake Aniwhenua Guide

Sixty-five kilometres southeast of Rotorua in an isolated part of the Bay of Plenty, Lake Aniwhenua is definitely off the beaten track. 

Lake Tekapo Guide

Located in the South Island, in the heart of Mackenzie Country, the stunning Lake Tekapo lies just a short distance from Mt Cook and New Zealand’s highest peaks providing breath-taking views and ample photo opportunities.

Matamata Guide

If you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit movies Matamata will be on your ‘must-visit’ list!

Walks

No matter what your fitness level, New Zealand has walks for anyone and everyone!

Wildlife

New Zealand has some amazing wildlife – 90% of New Zealand’s insects, 80% of trees, 25% of birds and 100% of reptiles (lizards and frogs as well as the tuatara which is 225 million years old and a throwback to the dinosaurs) are only found in NZ.

Adventure Activities

Some of you may feel like the mind-blowing scenery gets a bit much after a while, and need to throw yourself off a bridge or out of a plane to come back down to earth.

Orange Is The New Green

Stray wants all customers to have an amazing experience in New Zealand.

Polish My Pipi

Stray visits some amazing places on and off the beaten track, from golden sand beaches, to stunning national parks, to cool little towns and cities.

Native Tree Planting

In January 2013, Stray modified the location of our Tree Planting Project because The Barn (our unique accommodation stop in Abel Tasman) had run out of suitable spots to plant trees.

Pest Trapping

We sponsor thirty pest traps at Blue Duck Station, which has one of the highest concentrations of rare Kiwi and Blue Ducks in New Zealand.

Stray Adventures

Stray Adventures are short escapades that include your accommodation, guide and specified activities.

Arrival Information

Auckland Airport is located 20kms from Auckland City.

Willkommen bei Stray!

Wir lieben unsere Deutschen Reisenden!

Nützliche Informationen

Finde nützliche Informationen über das Land und für dein Abenteuer in Neuseeland! 

Warum Stray?

Warum Stray?

Picton

Picton is a bustling little coastal township, popular with tourists (both domestic and international) as the gateway between the North and the South Island.

Bus Timetable

Photo Competition

 

Auckland to Queenstown

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Auckland to Queenstown.

Rate Cards & Brochures

Current Promotions

Auckland to Christchurch

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Auckland to Christchurch.

Contact a Stray Sales Rep.

If you're interested in becoming an agent for Stray New Zealand or need some sales support contact your regional Stray Sales Representative: 

Dolphin Encounter

Swimming with the dusky dolphins in Kaikoura should be at the top of your ‘must do’ list while visiting New Zealand.  Not only is Kaikoura regarded as the best place in the world to swim with dolphins, the dusky dolphins are renowned as the best dolphins in the world to swim with!

Christchurch to Auckland

Travel New Zealand on the iconic orange bus from Christchurch to Auckland.

Stray Blog

Wanaka Mountain Bike Tours

Wanaka Bike Tours is like no other adventure guiding company.

Nomads Auckland

About Nomads

Base-ACB

About Base:Base hostels are designed for the modern day global traveller, with state of the art facilities, superior comfort & security and friendly services.

YHA International

About YHAYHA Auckland International is 4-star plus Qualmark rated, staffed 24 hours and offers excellent amenities.

YHA Auckland City

About YHA:YHA Auckland City is the ideal place to start your trip with staffed 24 hours and offers excellent amenities.

Ponsonby Backpackers

Ponsonby Backpackers offers warm and friendly accommodation right in the heart and soul of Ponsonby, one of Auckland's hippest areas.

Kohutapu Lodge

As one of Stray's top rated experiences, a visit to Lake Aniwhenua has a sense of magic that simply can't be missed.

BASE Taupo

About Base

Horse Trekking

Blue Duck Station has over 5000 acres of land superb for backcountry horse trekking.

The Park Hotel Ruapehu

The Park Hotel, Ruapehu is Stray Journey's preferred accommodation provider in National Park and is ideally located for doing the Tongariro Crossing.

BASE Wellington

About BaseBase hostels are designed for the modern day global traveller, with state of the art facilities, superior comfort & security and friendly services, Base Backpackers are a revolution in beds, bars and travel experience.

Nomads Capital

About NomadsNomads Wellington (rated by Qualmark as a 5-star hostel) is part of the fastest growing budget accommodation providers in New Zealand.

YHA Wellington

About YHAYHA Wellington is a 5-star and Enviro-Gold Qualmark rated backpacker.

Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is the hottest spot in the Coromandel Peninsula and a popular attraction for people around the world! 

The Barn

The Barn is a place of fun, adventure, relaxation and good times.

Rainforest Retreat

Rainforest Retreat is Stray's preferred accommodation provider in Franz Josef and is located in a picturesque location with views of the mountains and bush. 

Makaroa Tourist Centre

The Makaroa Tourist Centre is our preferred accommodation to stay at Makaroa and is located in the Mount Aspiring National Park, next to beautiful native forest.

BASE Wanaka

About BaseBase hostels are designed for the modern day global traveller, with state of the art facilities, superior comfort & security and friendly services, Base Backpackers are a revolution in beds, bars and travel experience.

YHA Wanaka

About YHAYHA Wanaka is a 4-star and Enviro-Gold Qualmark rated backpacker. YHA’s goal is to provide affordable clean, comfortable accommodation for young travellers who are keen to spend their days exploring New Zealand and want somewhere safe and comfortable to rest their heads at night.

Nomads Queenstown

Nomads Queenstown is located in the heart of Queenstown.

Gunns Camp

Gunn's Camp is a tranquil, secluded getaway in the Hollyford Valley.

Stewart Island Backpackers

Stewart Island Backpackers is ideally located in Halfmoon Bay - great for relaxing on the beach or exploring the island.

Mount Cook Backpacker Lodge

Mount Cook Backpacker Lodge is Stray's preferred accommodation provider in Mount Cook.

Rangitata Rafts Lodge

Rangitata Rafts Lodge is a purpose-built accommodation facility off the beaten track in Peel Forest.

Around the World Backpackers

Around the World Backpackers is a small, cozy hostel 10 min walk to The Restart Mall and just around the corner from the Intercity bus depot on Armagh street.

Jailhouse Accommodation

Jailhouse Accommodation Christchurch is a Stray preferred accommodation provider.

The Lazy Shag Backpackers

The Lazy Shag Backpackers in Kaikoura is Stray's preferred accommodation provider.

Taupo Bungy

Want to descend into the crystal-clear water or swing past impressive cliff faces at 70 kph?

Hike Mount Karioi

Hike Mount Karioi, an ancient volcano with spectacular views! On a fine day you can see as far south as Mt Taranaki, the Herangi Range and Pureora.

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is a stunning waterfall approximately 45mins drive from Raglan.

Raglan Beaches

Raglan is surrounded by beautiful black sand beaches which range from family friendly bays to some of the best surf beaches in the world. 

Wahinemoe Sunset Cruise

Cruise the harbour on the Wahine Moe cruise boat, checking out the ancient limestone rock formations and admiring the beautiful sunset.

Lost World Tour

The Lost World 4 Hour is a dry caving adventure with a 100m abseil down into the Lost World.

St Benedicts Cavern

Abseil into St Benedict’s Cavern and explore one of New Zealand’s most special and picturesque places.

Spellbound Glowworm Tour

Visit two caves softly lit by 30,000 glowworms in Waitomo's biggest and brightest glow worm show.

Ruakuri Walk

Ruakuri Caves and Bush Scenic Reserve track loops through classic limestone outcrops, native bush and alongside the Waitomo stream.

Government Gardens

Walk through the government gardens in Rotorua and enjoy the rose gardens, lakeside wildlife and admire the spectacular architecture of the Rotorua Museum.

Kuirau Geothermal Park

See geothermal activity in action at Kuirau Park.

Wai-o-tapu

Named “One of the 20 Most Surreal Places in the World" by Trip Advisor, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal area.

Hells Gate Thermal Pools

Hells Gate geothermal attraction features boiling hot pools and erupting waters with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Celsius; steaming fumaroles; hot water lakes; sulphur crystals and deposits; New Zealand's largest active mud volcano; Southern Hemisphere's largest hot water fall and even examples of land coral.

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Experience the thrill of flying high above untraversed native forest valleys in this three hour zipline adventure.

Maori Weaving

Learn how to weave flax (a native plant) to create a dinner plate, basket or bracelet souvenir to take home.

Cooking Lesson

Learn how to cook delicious Maori Fried Bread from scratch.

Night Eeling

Adventure out to the edge of the lake when the sun has gone down and the eels come out!

Volleyball

Try your hand at volleyball.

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Huka Falls Jet

Hukafalls Jet in Taupo is the only jet boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls.

Taupo Lakefront Walk

Take a stroll along the beautiful Taupo Lakefront, feed the ducks, admire the scenery or if it's warm - take a dip.

Huka Falls Walk

Located just a few minutes drive outside of Taupo town you'll find the Huka Falls, a thundering 11 metre high waterfall with amazing crystal blue water. 

Kayaking

Kayak from Whakahoro to Ohauora down the beautiful Whanganui river.

Guided Goat Hunt

Goats are in abundance on the station and considered a pest.  Hunting them with an experienced guide is the perfect introduction to larger game hunting for the inexperienced hunter who wants to learn stalking and bush skills.

Dart River Wilderness Jet

A Wilderness Jet journey takes you deep into the World Heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park by exciting wilderness jet boating on a braided, glacier fed river.

Clay Bird Shooting

Try your hand at clay bird shooting under instruction for a qualified instructor. 

4WD Eco Safari

Get a taste of what Blue Duck Station is all about on an eco safari.

Kaiwhakauka waterfall

Hike the 3hr return waterfall track through native bush down to the beautiful Kaiwhakauka waterfall.

Tawhai Falls

Tawhai Falls is a 13 metre high waterfall located in Tongariro National Park.

Tama Lakes

The Tama Lakes are two crater lakes in New Zealand's Tongariro National Park.

Weta Workshop Tour

Weta Workshop is a multi-award winning design studio and physical manufacturing facility servicing the world's entertainment and creative industries.

Wellington Movie Tour

Take a trip around Wellington and Miramar to see where filming for Lord of the Rings began in the Hobbiton woods.

Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

The Punakaiki Pancake Rocks were created when the sea bed was raised above sea level by earthquakes to form the coastal cliffs and coastline.

Cape Foulwind

Cape Foul wind has a walkway that takes you past a seal colony and a lighthouse and provides panoramic views of mountains and the west coast. 

Punakaiki Horse Trek

Trek through the Punakaiki Valley and along the beach to the famous Pancake Rocks. 

Caving and Rafting

Explore the huge Nile River Caves in the Paparoa National Park with Underworld Adventures. 

Westport - Jet Boat

Take a thrilling 75min jet boating tour on the Buller Gorge Jet through the Lower Buller Gorge. 

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ZORB Rotorua

Come globe riding at ZORB Rotorua!

Christchurch Tram

Enjoy a ride on Christchurch’s heritage tram, which gives you an insight into Christchurch history as well as an overall overview of its sightseeing attractions.

Governors Bush Walk

This short, easy bush walk takes you through a silver beech (tawhai) forest to a lookout point where you'll get a great view of the mountains before returning to the village. 

Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden of Christchurch is located in the middle of the city center, which is the perfect location to stop by, have a nice walk and enjoy the exotic variations of plants it offers.

Glacier Explorers

Explore New Zealand's largest glacier, the Tasman Glacier, as well as Terminal Lake and Icebergs up close on a 2.5hour tour with Glacier Explorers. 

Tasman Valley 4WD and Argo Tours

Get amongst the mountain scenery of Mount Cook National Park on a 4WD and Argo Tour.

Hooker Valley Track

Return the same way and enjoy the views down the valley and across to Sealy Range.

Koura Bay Fishing Charters

Jump aboard the Sophie-Rose, a purpose built 6m stabicraft, for more than just an afternoon of fishing with the friendly local crew.

Top Spot Seal Swim

Take a boat ride out to a local seal colony.

Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

If you've got a spare afternoon and really want to stretch your legs, the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway is a beautiful walk round the headland.

Lo Loma Fishing Charters

Head out on the pristine waters surrounding Stewart Island and try your hand at catching Blue Cod.

Whale & Dolphin Safari

Discover the breath-taking Hauraki Gulf Marine Park – visited by a staggering one third of all marine-mammal species on earth and right next to Auckland City!

Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary

Stewart Island has one of the largest populations of kiwi in New Zealand and Ulva Island, just a 7min water taxi ride from Stewart Island, is a native bird sanctuary.

Hire a Bike

Stewart Island is a fantastic place to explore by bike.

Big Tree Walk

The Big Tree Walk is an easy 15 minutes each way.

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Mt John Hike

If you want a serious walk take the track to the summit of Mt John that starts next to Tekapo Springs.

Barrytown Jade Carving

Carve your very own jade pendant to take home! 

Coal Creek Walk

The Coal Creek Walk takes about an hour.

Skydive Fox Glacier

Skydive Fox Glacier is one of the most beautiful drop zones in the world, right over national parks, subtropical rainforests, New Zealand's highest mountains - Mt Tasman and Mt cook and of course the largest glaciers and snow fields in the Southern Alps. 

South Westland Horse Treks

Choose from either a 1 hour, 2 hour or 3 hour horse trek through glacier country.

The Helicopter Line

Fly over two of New Zealand's most famous glaciers; the Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. View the incredible natural phenomenon of the glacier as it winds slowly down the carved valleys from its origin in the mountains high above you and get a great view of Mount Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak.

Sentinel Rock

Enjoy impressive views of the glacier, the valley and Waiho River from the summit of this short steady climb.

Callery Gorge Walk

This 5.2km walk through the Callery Gorge will take you around an hour to an hour and a half and takes you along the Tatare Tunnels Track and up behind the Franz Josef Waiau township, through native rainforest and alongside a historical gold mining water race and some interesting relics...

Peters Pool

Peter's Pool was formed from the ice that melted from the glacier and on a clear, calm day the glacier valley and mountains are reflected in the water.

Wilkin River Jets

Wilkin River Jets and Backcountry Helicopters offer exhilarating jet boat safaris and helicopter rides.

Mount Iron Walk

Be rewarded with 360 degree views of the Upper Clutha Basin and the Pisa range, Lake Wanaka and the Southern Alps from the top of Mount Iron. 

Blue Pools

This little track from Haast Pass - Makarora Road will take you through the forest, over a swing bridge to some lovely blue swimming pools.

Skyline Luge

If you haven't 'luged' before this is a must-do.

Hike Up Queenstown Hill

The amazing views from the top of Queenstown Hill are worth the 500meter climb!

Ben Lomond Hike

If you're feeling fit and you've got a whole day up your sleeve you can hike to the highest peak in Queenstown!

Tiki Trail to Bob's Peak

Taking you to the top of Queenstown Skyline Gondola, the Tiki Trail is an alternative and free route to getting to the top of Bob's Peak.

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Strays „Hop-on Hop-off“ Pässe decken ein riesiges Reise-Netzwerk in Neuseeland ab, dass dir die besten Seiten von diesem traumhaften Land zeigt.

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Pukenui Lodge

About:The Lodge offers a cozy, warm, ‘home away from home’.

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My Kiwi Adventure offers different Mountain Biking tours around NZ's Tongariro World Heritage National Park.

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There's something at the Cardrona Alpine Resort for all snow lovers! 

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Route Updates

There was a significant earthquake on New Zealand's South Island on 14th November 2016 which effected our Hop-on Hop-off and Stray Journey travel routes.

The Villa - Backpacker Lodge

Located in the heart of Picton, The Villa Backpacker Lodge is a 100 year old character home that you are sure to enjoy.

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To work in New Zealand you will need a work visa.

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Haka Lodge Paihia

Haka Lodge Paihia offers a brand new property that has the best views in the Bay of Islands.

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Neuseelands “Bucket List”

Wir haben für dich Neuseelands "must - do" Aktivitäten zusammengestellt....

The Cream Trip-Day in the Bay

The Cream Trip-Day in the Bay  is a combination of  Fullers Great Sights cruises and is the one that started it all!

Win SoundSplash With Stray

Next year Stray turns 15 and we’re going large!