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New Zealand Destination Guides

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

Stray offers passengers access to special discounts on activities and accommodation. Click on each location to discover what's on offer.

Everything you need to know can also be found in our e-Magazine: Stray New Zealand Travel Guide


 

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Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman is New Zealand’s smallest national park, famous for its beautiful golden beach...

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Auckland

Welcome to Auckland, Stray's HQ and the main Stray bus departure point.  Auckland is NZ...

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Christchurch

European settlement started with the English who arrived in large numbers starting from 18...

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Doubtful Sound

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

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Fox Glacier

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

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Franz Josef

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

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Gisborne & The East Cape

The East Cape is a special place. Not only does it have amazing scenery - particularly...

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Gunn's Camp

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

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Hahei

Hahei is a beautiful white sand beach in the Coromandel, particularly popular over the Chr...

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Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a marine paradise - see whales, dolphins, seals, albatross and other rare seabirds!

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Lake Aniwhenua

Sixty-five kilometres southeast of Rotorua in an isolated part of the Bay of Plenty, Lake ...

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Lake Tekapo

Located in the South Island, in the heart of Mackenzie Country, the stunning Lake Tekapo l...

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Makarora

The area of Makarora was once covered with thick forests, this lead to it being a key saw ...

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Matamata

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

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Milford Sound

Milford Sound represents the epitome of New Zealand as depicted around the globe - out fro...

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Mt Cook

You’ll get a sense of the vastness and majesty of the Southern Alps as you drive along the...

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National Park

Tongariro National ParkThe Tongariro National Park was New Zealand’s first national pa...

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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.

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Paihia (Bay of Islands)

This subtropical region north of Auckland is sometimes referred to as the “winterless n...

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Picton

Picton is a bustling little coastal township, popular with tourists (both domestic and int...

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Queenstown

Queenstown has earned the reputation as “adventure capital of the world” for good reason –...

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Raglan

The thing that really sets Raglan apart is its relaxed atmosphere, black sand beaches and world-wide reputation for surfing.

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Rangitata

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

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Rotorua

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

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Stewart Island

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

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Taupo

Taupo had a violent past. In 181AD the volcanic crater erupted causing such a mess that it...

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Waitomo Caves

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

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Wanaka

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

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Wellington

Wellington has been called the ‘coolest little capital in the world,’ and it’s not hard to see why.

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West Coast

Cruise the West Coast and discover Westport, Cape Foulwind, Punakaiki and Greymouth.

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Whakahoro

This area is a true outdoor playground. Whakahoro is off the beaten track, along an unseal...