Stray Travel

Stray Travel

Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand
OVERALL RATING
4.2/5 - Excellent
TOURS
33
RESPONSE RATE
92%
RESPONSE TIME
11h
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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!

289 Stray Travel Reviews

Excellent
56%
Good
35%
Average
7%
Rather Poor
2%
Bad
0%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  •  reviewer 1
    Stray - Max Pass (National)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on February 25, 2017

    ... had fun!! I cannot say the same for Bobby who complained and cussed Stray constantly. Pickles was a very docile sweet guy without much ado abou...
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  •  reviewer 2
    Stray - Everywhere Pass (National)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on February 16, 2017

    It was really cool and you meet a lot of people

  •  reviewer 3
    Stray - Maximus Pass (National)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 16, 2017

    ...e never alone! Beautiful stops on your bus trips, gorgeous sceneries! Stray has some nice hostels but if you stay longer, book your own hostel!
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  •  reviewer 4
    Stray - Short Dave Pass (National)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 14, 2017

    Stray was awesome!!! Pacman was great with his group meal the first night, m...
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  •  reviewer 5
    Stray - Short Moe Pass (National)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 10, 2017

    The trip was what I expected and more the first stop in Hahei set the bar high and it carried on getting better as the trip went on the driver pixie was amazing...
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  •  reviewer 6
    Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 9, 2017

    The tours are value for money and there are many options to chose from during the tour. Also for not so young people is a lot of events available and the activi...
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  •  reviewer 7
    Stray Journeys - Haast (South Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on February 8, 2017

    ...ch I like it and you could have single room if you ask for it ! Love Stray !!
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  •  reviewer 8
    Stray - Maximus Pass (National)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 8, 2017

    Being on the bus with Stray is great, you meet so many new people and the atmosphere is amazing. M...
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  •  reviewer 9
    Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 8, 2017

    My first time and I love it, definitely will like go to Vietnam with stray!!!

  •  reviewer 10
    Stray - Maximus Pass (National)
    1.0 - Bad
    Written on February 8, 2017

    Stray is most definitely not a "hop on, hop off" bus. It's difficult to even...
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    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia ora Megan, Thank you for taking the time to submit a review. I am sorry to hear that you found the booking process stressful - that is not how Stray intends the system to work! We would appreciate some more details of your exact experience to see where we can improve - would you mind emailing catrin@straytravel.co.nz to provide more detailed feedback? Thank you again!

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!