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Jump on one of our most popular passes and bounce from one awesome destination to the next. Stray is your platform for adventure!
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I just came back from the Beetham tour (with Gollum) + Patch to the Bay of Island. It was such a great experience, we saw amazing places and I met wonderful people of all ages and nationalities. Discovering New Zealand with Stray is a great option, especially if you are traveling solo, as it provides everything you need, good accommodation, great activities and the chance to meet a lot of awesome, open-minded travellers. Would definitely recommend Stray and do other tours in the future if I get the chance. Thank you guys! (Just one tip: Base backpackers Hostel in Paihia was... Read more
I had an amazing time travelling New Zealand with Stray (I did the Cook Summer tour - 23 days). Our busdriver/guide Lantern was absolutely great. His neverending enthusiasm was extremely contagious and I'm pretty sure everyone is still yelling 'Sweet as' and 'Good morning, good morning!' every day while missing the loveshack and the final countdown. For me it was the first time I travelled with a group and honestly it could not have been any better; our group was amazing! All activities were great but spending NYE in doubtful sound was definitely the highlight of our trip. Only... Read more
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
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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