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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 New Zealand passes: Hop on Hop off bus New Zealand route map

  • 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 New Zealand 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

Ron pass tile
Ron 2018 thumbnail

6 Weeks + Stray Everywhere

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

everywhere pass tile
Everywhere thumbnail map

2 Weeks + Jonah

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

Worsley
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1 Weeks + Jill

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

jill
Jill 2017 18 thumbnail

3 Weeks + Short Ron

STARTS:Picton

FINISHES:Christchurch

short ron
ShortRon 2017 18 thumbnail

1 WEEK + Peter

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Wellington

Peter
Peter thumbnail MAY2017

2 Weeks + Willy

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

willy pass
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2 Weeks + Short Willy

STARTS:Picton

FINISHES:Christchurch

short willy
ShortWilly 2018 thumbnail

5 Weeks + Maximus

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

maximus
Maximus thumbnail 2018

1 WEEK + Tom

STARTS:Anywhere

FINISHES:Anywhere

tom
Tom thumbnail straynz 01

4 Days + Patch

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

Patch
Patch nz northisland pass straynz

2 Weeks + Long Q

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

long Q
Long Q nz southisland pass straynz

5 Weeks + Short Maximus

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

short maximus
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2 Days + Jack

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

Jack
Jack nz northisland pass straynz

2 Weeks + Short Q

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Christchurch

short q
Short Q nz southisland pass straynz

4 Weeks + Max

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

max
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1 WEEK + Stew

STARTS:Queenstown

FINISHES:Christchurch

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

3 Weeks + Short Max

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Auckland

Dave
ShortMax thumbnail 2018

1 WEEK + Jerry

STARTS:Anywhere

FINISHES:Anywhere

jerry pass tile
Jerry Hopper thumbnail map

1 WEEK + Burt

STARTS:Queenstown

FINISHES:Queenstown

Burt
Burt 16/17

4 Weeks + Moe

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Christchurch

moe
Moe thumbnail 2018

3 Weeks + Short Moe

STARTS:Auckland

FINISHES:Christchurch

short moe
ShortMoe 2018 thumbnail

3 Days + Beach Hopper

STARTS:Rotorua

FINISHES:Rotorua

beach hopper passtile
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3 Weeks + Dave

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Auckland

short max
Dave 2017 18 thumbnail

2 Weeks + Short Dave

STARTS:Christchurch

FINISHES:Auckland

ShortDavePass
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