Stray bus south island

Our Guides

Driving each orange Stray bus is your awesome driver-guide, who comes with expert local knowledge, invaluable insight and the odd story or two!

Just by cruising on the Stray bus and listening to your guide you’ll pick up loads of information about New Zealand culture. 

These dudes and dudettes are consistently mentioned when passengers talk about their favourite things on Stray. They will also book accommodation and activities on your behalf, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Every driver made the effort to get to know me as an individual and made me feel welcome and went out of their way to help me."
Anon, Stray Passenger Survey

Here's just a few of the team...




Favourite travel quote:  Everything is awesome! 

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Make sure you live each day to the max!

Summarize yourself in three words:   Fun, fun & fun! 






Favourite travel quote:   Money is temporary,  it can be replaced, memories are forever.

My favourite places:  Hahei - it's the perfect location for the first night to have a group meal and get to know all the new passengers. Stunning location as well.  Lake Aniwhenua is the best place to learn about some of the Maori Culture & have what could be the best meal of your life. On the West Coast of the South Island you would swear the scenery has been photoshopped. 
Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Go Home broke, then you know you did everything possible! Do things you don't do at home. Meet people from different cultures. Not just people from your own country.  Try things you have never done or eaten. Travelling is trying new things.



Favorite travel quote:   A yawn is a silent scream for coffee!

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Pack light!  We do have laundry facilities in NZ.  Sit back & relax, let your driver do all the hard work so you can enjoy the journey. 

Summarize yourself in three words:   Must have coffee.






Favourite travel quote: "Life was meant for good friends and great adventures"

Travel advice for Stray travellers: Follow me on Instagram, I like to think I post influencer-worthy stories

Summarise yourself in three words: Mediocre Khalid lookalike