How it works » Stray Activities
ACTIVITIES WITH STRAY - WHAT YOU GET
Your driver will recommend and book activities for you in each location so you don't need to book them in advance.
+ Unique overnight locations: such as Raglan’s world famous but remote surf and arts area; by going out of our way to get there and staying in an amazing lodge in the bush.
+ Real Maori Culture: with a unique overnight cultural stay at a marae, a specially developed guided walk at Whakarewarewa Historic Maori Thermal Village and our totally unique ‘run by locals’ East Cape trip.
+ Walks: by going out of our way. For example, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing (which Lonely Planet rates as our best one day walk), by spending a day and night in National Park, and stopping to do numerous other walks around the country.
+ Local culture: such as on the South Island’s West Coast; by staying in an old gold miners pub/hotel and offering unusual alternative activities ranging from gem grabbing to making your own bone carving with a local.
+ Better access to National Parks: by staying closer to them. For example we stay right at the edge of the Abel Tasman National Park instead of in Nelson so you can have the best access possible to our natural playgrounds.
+ Amazing wildlife and rugged scenery: such as found on Stewart Island; by going to the bottom of New Zealand and working in with the local ferry operator and accommodation to give everyone (including our driver/guide) the chance of staying overnight there.
These are the things that blow travellers away, which no one else truly offers. We go off the beaten track to link alternative attractions and take the time during the travel days to do them, so you don’t have to break your journey, buy side trips or do some mainstream “made for tourists” activity just to try and experience the things you want.