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If you are looking for the ultimate way to explore New Zealand, meet great people, visit amazing places and have total flexibility over your day to day itinerary, then Stray's the way!

Stray is New Zealand's award-winning, guided bus network for adventurous travellers. Our mission is to take our passengers further off the beaten track to share places most tourists don't know about. Our charismatic driver guides will ensure you make the most out of your time in New Zealand by sharing local knowledge, offering handy recommendations and booking accommodation and activities on your behalf. We make regular stops along the way to show you all the things we love about this country including wildlife, stunning views, short walks, swimming holes and hidden waterfalls.

Best of all, our hop-on hop-off bus passes give you total flexibility to jump on and off anywhere along the route. This way you can tailor your trip to match your interests, spending time in the places you love, doing the activities you like to do. 

Better yet, all passes are valid for 12 months from the first date of travel. All you need to do is find a pass that is right for you!


Our hop-on, hop-off bus passes: New Zealand National Route Map Stray NZ

  • Operate on a large loop circuit showcasing the best of both islands. 
  • Give you easy access to 7 of our spectacular National Parks. Hike your heart out!
  • Take you to unique, off the beaten track places like Blue Duck Station, Lake Aniwhenua and Gunn's Camp. 
  • As well as including all the 'iconic hotspots' like Queenstown, Cathedral Cove, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef Glacier and Wellington.
  • Give you flexibility to hop on and off the bus along the way stopping to spend time in the places you love.
  • Are guided by our awesome Driver Guides who know a lot about everything and will help you to book accommodation and activities as you go.

Our most popular pass is the Maximus Pass - a national pass that loops from top to bottom and operates all year round! 

Use the filter to choose a region, add a timeframe, then compare passes by switching the toggle to 'show maps'. 

3 Weeks + Ron

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

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6 Weeks + Stray Everywhere

STARTS:Anywhere

FINISHES:Anywhere

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3 Weeks + Jase

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

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1 Weeks + Jill

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

jill
Jill thumbnail MAY2017

3 Weeks + Short Ron

STARTS:Picton

FINISHES:Christchurch

short ron
Short Ron nz southisland pass straynz

5 Weeks + Maximus

STARTS:Anywhere

FINISHES:Anywhere

maximus
Maximus thumbnail MAY2017

1 WEEK + Peter

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Wellington

Peter
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2 Weeks + Willy

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

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5 Weeks + Short Maximus

STARTS:Anywhere

FINISHES:Anywhere

short maximus
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2 Weeks + Short Willy

STARTS:Picton

FINISHES:Christchurch

short willy
Short Willy nz southisland pass straynz

4 Weeks + Max

STARTS:Anywhere

FINISHES:Anywhere

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Max+FREE Jack

2 Weeks + Long Q

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

long Q
Long Q nz southisland pass straynz

4 Weeks + Short Max

STARTS:Anywhere

FINISHES:Anywhere

Dave
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1 WEEK + Tom

STARTS:Anywhere

FINISHES:Anywhere

tom
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3 Days + East Coaster

STARTS:Rotorua

FINISHES:Rotorua

east cape
EastCoaster east cape new zealand map

2 Weeks + Short Q

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

short q
Short Q nz southisland pass straynz

4 Weeks + Moe

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Christchurch

moe
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4 Days + Patch

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

Patch
Patch nz northisland pass straynz

1 WEEK + Stew

STARTS:Queenstown

FINISHES:Christchurch

stewpasstile
Stew Mini Map - South Island Pass - Stray New Zealand

4 Weeks + Short Moe

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Christchurch

short moe
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2 Days + Jack

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

Jack
Jack nz northisland pass straynz

1 WEEK + Burt

STARTS:Queenstown

FINISHES:Queenstown

Burt
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3 Weeks + Dave

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Auckland

short max
Dave thumbnail MAY2017

2 Weeks + Short Dave

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Auckland

Short Dave
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