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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.


About me: 
I'm sarcastic. I'm passionate about my job. I will challenge you to try new things. I'm all about creating mayhem & epic photo moments.


lantern driver guide straynzLantern

Favourite travel quote: "If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine... It's lethal!"

Travel advice for Stray travellers: You will definitely look like a fool many times when travelling to new places. Rather than get embarrassed, laugh at yourself. Don't be afraid to screw up, and don't take life so seriously.

Summarise yourself in three words: Good times and positive vibes.


Skins driverguide Skins

Favorite travel quote:   Stories beat stuff, Live it up.

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Recycle & keep NZ green. Leave only footprints.

Summarize yourself in three words:   Happy Adventurous Kiwi.






Favorite travel quote:   If you don't end up where you wanted to be don't worry. You're always where you're meant to be.

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Kick back and relax. WiFi is always there but those around aren't. Be a real traveler and get to know those around you. Question everything.

Summarize yourself in three words:   Positive and outgoing



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 book your accommodation etc so you can enjoy the journey, instead of stressing about wifi/phone signal etc. 

Summarize yourself in three words:   Must have coffee.






Favorite travel quote:   Whatever the weather in NZ... your time will only be as good as your attitude

Travel advice for Stray travellers:   Do something no one would expect from you and challenge yourself! 

Summarize yourself in three words:   Outgoing, fun and caring  


 Lolly pic for websiteLolly

Favourite travel quote: "Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."

Travel advice for Stray travellers: Never forget how fortunate you are to be travelling the world - appreciate every single day!

Summarise yourself in three words: Picnics, costumes, singalongs