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Stray Travel

Stray Travel

Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand
OVERALL RATING
4.2/5 - Excellent
TOURS
34
RESPONSE RATE
96%
RESPONSE TIME
7h
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Highlights

  • Hop-on Hop-off - flexible, safe, hassle-free travel
  • Stray travel passes are valid for 12 months
  • Visit destinations off the beaten track
  • Great guides and great people!

276 Stray Travel Reviews

Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
2%
Bad
1%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • G
    Stray - Willy Pass (South Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 29, 2017
    I done 2 weeks around the South Island with Stray and loved it!! Our main driver (Romeoo) was so helpful and informative…
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  • K
    Stray - Willy Pass (South Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 28, 2017
    I choose to travel with Stray after wanting to explore more having no one to travel with …30
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  • AD
    Stray Journeys - Haast (South Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 24, 2017
    The trip was amazing! I got to see all the things I wanted to in New Zealand and meet some really great people. The Doubtful Dound overnight cruise was especial…
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  • CT
    Stray - Dave Pass (National)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 19, 2017
    …, and it was also reassuring knowing that however unprepared you are, Stray would be able to provide accommodation if you had remained on the bus …
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  • M
    Stray - Maximus Pass (National)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 12, 2017
    …ided travwl through New Zealand but don't want to do it too touristy. Stray takes you to unique places like the blue duck station and offers you f…
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  • N
    Stray - Max Pass (National)
    1.0 - Bad
    Written on April 12, 2017
    Never again. The bus was over booked and we could not enjoy our journey. We could hop off but hop on was impossible for at least 7 days. The hostels and the act…
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    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia ora Noemi, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your trip with Stray. While we have no control over the cost for hostels and activities, we would like to follow up your comments about the drivers's performances. Can you please send an email with more details about experiences with your drivers to catrin@straytravel.co.nz? Many thanks in advance, Lisa
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    Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on April 6, 2017
    The trip was awesome. Great tour group size allowing everyone to get to know each other. The guide was informative but not too pushy making it easy to get to kn…
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  • A
    Stray - Burt Pass (South Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on April 5, 2017
    I had a BLAST using Stray to travel around the South Island of NZ. Not only was it super easy to…
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  • SA
    Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 3, 2017
    …a tour where I could meet people while also covering a lot of ground. Stray did not disappoint. I did the six-day, five-night tour of the North Is…
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  • J
    Stray - Short Moe Pass (National)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on April 3, 2017
    … best sights you could ever see it is so picturesque and beautiful .. Stray met everything I expected and more would recommend to anyone Goin over…
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About Stray Travel

Stray’s mission is to get you further off the beaten track in New Zealand, immersing you in the places and activities that will, quite simply, blow you away. To name a few... an overnight stay on a real marae (Maori meeting ground), an authentic farmstay experience, a lodge set deep in native bush, a wildlife stop-over on Stewart Island, a night by NZ’s highest mountain... All of these and more are exclusive to Stray, as well as getting you to all the must-see places so you can really experience the best of New Zealand. 

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Is Stray a party bus?

    Ultimately, Stray’s main priority is getting you out to see the real New Zealand, and we have some early starts so that we can fit as much adventure in as possible. What you do in your evenings is your own choice... However, of course we are a sociable bunch and we do enjoy a beer or three! Because many of our overnight stops are so "off the beaten track", you will find many of these fine beverages are shared around a campfire rather than in a bar, but we do have a couple of optional big nights out on the circuit, including Queenstown.

  • Will we be on the bus everyday?

    Stray includes free days (non-travel days) in our itinerary, e.g. Abel Tasman National Park, Franz Josef and Queenstown, so even if you’re completing your Stray trip in the “minimum days” required you’ll still have time to do activities and explore each of these areas. We also include free mornings or afternoons in most places for you to do local activities, just relax or even do some necessary laundry!

  • Will there be Wifi on the bus?

    Yes! From January 2016 (perhaps even earlier) Stray will be offering FREE data packs of 150MB to all new starters on the network. For those who need a little more to get by we have competitive priced data packs to top up along the way that will have better coverage than NZ’s mobile networks. Selfie your heart out!

  • How fit do I need to be?

    You don’t have to be an athlete to travel with us – all walks and activities are optional and there is something for everyone.

  • How many people will I be travelling with?

    In winter our average group size is 20, in summer 30. Our buses range from 14 to 45 seaters. We try to use the appropriate bus for the group size, keeping it as small and nifty as possible! This means you can do and see more in a day.

  • Is it okay to travel alone?

    Totally! A lot of our travellers arrive alone, others are with friends or partners. It doesn’t matter because by the end of day 1 you have already made a great group of friends on the bus! (“Meeting liked-minded travellers” frequently is rated in the top 5 reasons to travel with us.)

  • What is the average age of Stray travellers?

    It may sound like a cliché, but we are more about attitude than age. Anyone from 18-70 is welcome – with the majority of our passengers between 21 and 35.

  • Who travels with Stray?

    Stray attracts adventurous travellers from all corners of the globe. When we say “adventurous”, we don’t mean we expect you to do a bungy jump or even a 10 mile hike… but an open mind and a thirst for exploration is important!