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The Stray Experience

No matter where you travel with Stray, you can expect an incredible trip, designed to allow you to truly experience the best of the country you're travelling in, get to know the people, soak up the scenery and learn about the culture. 

When you travel with Stray you will...


Further off the beaten trackGo further off the beaten track

Our mission is to take you further off the beaten track and immerse you in places and experiences that will blow you away.

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You'll be learning to speak Te Reo, and enjoying a traditional hangi meal at Lake Aniwhenua, exploring the rainforest in tropical north Queensland and making homemade spring rolls with the locals at our Stray exclusive homestay in Cambodia. 

We also make the most of every journey with great stops and inclusions along the way; a walk to a waterfall, checking out an important monument or saying hello to some friendly wildlife.

more national parksVisit more National Parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

We’ll take you closer to the action!

Magnetic Island Stray Australia Tour Highlight

National Parks and UNSECO World Heritage Sites are our jam and we try to visit as many of these environmental and cultural gems as possible. 

Whether it’s exploring an abandoned citadel complex in Vietnam, or heading off on a koala spotting hike in Australia, you’re guaranteed to see more and do more.

no worriesHave 'no worries' 

Stray is the ‘no stress’ way to get around. 

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You don’t need to drive, navigate, work out where to go or where to stop. You can just relax as your Guide takes you on an awesome road trip. 

Stray Guides are friendly, fun, and have extensive local knowledge of the best things to see and do. If you need advice or support, they’re there to help. You can ask them anything - from where to hop off and what their top 5 must-do's are, to their favourite local beer.

Our customer service team is also only a phone call, email or Facebook message away. We're all here to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime. 

local cultureGet amongst local culture 

Experience the best of what the locals have to offer.

Mekong River Homestay

Scoop up sticky rice at the night markets in Asia. Get fish and chips for dinner after a day of sand-boarding in New Zealand. Do the Byron Bay lighthouse walk, learn to surf and check out the local coffee and foodie scene in Australia. Your Stray Guide will make it easy for you to get involved.

new matesMeet awesome people 

Meet like-minded travellers and make lifelong friendships.

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Stray attracts adventurous people who jump on the bus with an open mind and a burning desire to explore (our secret ingredient for an awesome trip!).

Over 75% of our passengers are travelling on their own, so don't be afraid to jump on the bus solo - you'll make so many new friends in no time! 

amazing placesSee Amazing Places 

Discover some incredible places you’re unlikely to find in a guidebook, that the average tourist will never see.

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These destinations (marked with a heart icon on the maps) are our iconic ‘Strademark’ Places, the places that you won’t forget. 

To name a few of our favourite experiences…staying beachfront on Hahei beach, exploring a 7km cave in a motorised canoe in Kong Lor and immersing yourself into the Australian indigenous culture in Coffs Harbour.

travel with purposeTravel with Purpose 

We believe travel can make a difference on a global scale.

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We operate a sustainable travel network and we’re passionate about protecting our natural environment, enhancing local communities, looking out for animal welfare and ensuring that you finish your Stray adventure full of amazing memories and are inspired to make the world a better place. 

We have been awarded the Enviro-Gold accreditation from Qualmark in New Zealand which is the highest accolade for quality, sustainably operated tourism operators.

your time your wayBe in control of your own adventure!

You’re in charge – choose your adventure!

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Sit back and relax, we’ve got you covered with our Stray Journeys small group tours.  Learn more about Ways to Stray


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