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Stray Travel

Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand
4.2/5 - Excellent
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  • 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!

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  •  reviewer 1
    Stray - Everywhere Pass (National)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on January 19, 2017

    Great people, great country. But several problems with the online booking system.

  •  reviewer 2
    Stray - Everywhere Pass (National)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on January 18, 2017

    I choose Stray because I travelled alone and its a good way to travel easy to the hig...
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  •  reviewer 3
    Stray - Moe Pass (National)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 15, 2017 the online booking page from stray). would definitely travel with Stray again.
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  •  reviewer 4
    Stray - Patch Pass (North Island)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on January 14, 2017

    I did 3 passes with Stray, the 1st and 2nd ones were just perfect, especially the East Coaster with the amazing driver Lantern

  •  reviewer 5
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on January 13, 2017

    Amazing trip! Romeoo was awesone, the stops were all fantastic, and we can't wait to come back to NZ!

  •  reviewer 6
    Stray - Willy Pass (South Island)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on January 10, 2017

    My Stray experience was quit good! It's nice that you stop on different places ...
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  •  reviewer 7
    Stray - Maximus Pass (National)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on January 10, 2017

    Great experience shared with like minded people. Fun and knowledgeable driver guides, awesome scenery, lovely hikes and really cool activities - favourites bein...
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  •  reviewer 8
    Stray - Ron Pass (South Island)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on January 7, 2017

    I really enjoyed my travelling around NZ. Stray is easy to handle and I liked the hop on-hop off system. The buses wer...
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  •  reviewer 9
    Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 6, 2017

    It was a great trip overall. Our guide, Hemy, was always very cheerful, patient and knowledgeable about the places we visited. The accommodation was sufficientl...
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  •  reviewer 10
    Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island)
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on January 4, 2017

    ...tour took us to amazing places. Several of my friends had recommended Stray to me and I am afraid I can't do the same thing. Our guide was complet...
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    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear that we did not live up to your friends' recommendations of us. Please know that I have shared your feedback about your driver with the operations manager so he can review it with Jaffa. If there is anything else you feel we should know about your trip, please email - all feedback is appreciated so we can help our drivers improve and provide the awesome experience you expected. Cheers, Lisa

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!