Here's 10 reasons why we'll give you an unforgettable backpacking experience in New Zealand.
Jump on one of our most popular passes and bounce from one awesome destination to the next. Stray is your platform for adventure!
It is a new year for new adventures. We're kicking off with a hot new offer that includes a FREE sailing trip in Abel Tasman National Park...
4.6 of 5 stars
After about two months of traveling with stray I will take my last stray bus tomorrow. What an amazing time it has been. I’ve met so many great people, seen places I could only dream off and did really cool activities. In the beginning I was a bit scared to hop off in places because I didn’t want to say goodbye to the people that I met, but every time I got in to a new bus (after hopping of) meeting new people was really easy. And most of the time it wasn’t a goodbye because you’ll meet them in... Read more
Could not be happier with Stray. It delivered on every one of their promises and more. I got to see so much in such a short amount of time and there is no way I could have done as much on my own. My only regret is that I didn't have more time. If you are traveling solo this is the way to go! Read more
Best thing ever! As a solo traveler Stray has been hands down the best way to get to know NZ. Can not recommend enough. Also shoutout to my drivers Leftie, Skippy & Romeo! 😊❤️ Read more
Just finished traveling with Stray for almost 4 weeks. Those were the most awesome 4 weeks of my life! I did so many cool things and I've met amazing people to do those things with. I really liked the Stray-only locations, because then you get the chance to get to know everyone on your bus :) Because of my lovely driver Shorty, our group felt like a family starting from the first day! She's the best driver you can have; she was not only our driver, but also our friend/family! She cares about everyone individually and she makes sure everyone... Read more
Just finished off my second stray trip, I thought my stray experience last year was hard to beat, but this years experience is on the top of my travel list of what I’ve done the past two years. All the fun activities and all the memories I’ve shared with all the lovely people I met along the way, it has honestly been the trip of a lifetime and bonds of friendship that will last forever. Two shoutouts to why it’s been so good. First to our group, most of us stuck together through the whole north island and half of... Read more
If you’ve been dreaming of a once-in-a-lifetime New Zealand adventure that gives you a taste of the very best the North Island has to offer, look no further!
So how do you start planning the adventure of a lifetime in a faraway country located at the bottom of the world? Read our top 5 tips to start planning your big New Zealand adventure!
New Zealand is is often referred to as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ where its compact geography and varying terrain allows travellers to enjoy every kind of unique adventure imaginable. So what are the “must do’s”?
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