Stray Travel

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 - Jill Pass (North Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 25, 2017

    For everybody over 23 the peferct place to get to know people and have a good balance between party and enjoying the trip

  •  reviewer 2
    Stray - Stew Pass (South Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 22, 2017

    very good,i will recommend to my friends

  •  reviewer 3
    Stray - Jill Pass (North Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 22, 2017

    This tour is totally awesome, except Lolly really should have a dog companion. That would make it even better.

  •  reviewer 4
    Stray - Moe Pass (National)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on March 19, 2017

    ...being able to stay for a few days longer whereever I liked the place. Stray certainly fulfilled the first expectation, but not the second, as I al...
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    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia ora Niko! Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback with us. I'm glad we were able to deliver on your first expectation, but understand how you feel about the second expectation. We try to keep the hop-on, hop-off flexibility throughout the year by putting more coaches on the road over peak season and encouraging people to continue to hop off, but this sounds like something we need to continue to improve. Regarding your comment about the bus drivers and drinking, we would greatly appreciate if you send more information about where and who you observed doing this to our Operations Manager Jimmy (email: so we can investigate further. Thank you again - Lisa

  •  reviewer 5
    Stray - Short Max Pass (National)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on March 18, 2017

    Stray facilitated a great time in New Zealand! I had great drivers and did s...
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  •  reviewer 6
    Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on March 18, 2017

    ... a problem and I had the time of my life. I will definitely be using Stray again for future travels!
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  •  reviewer 7
    Stray - Tom Pass (North Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 14, 2017

    ...thing while someone else did the driving! I will be back for another Stray tour!
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  •  reviewer 8
    Stray - Everywhere Pass (National)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 13, 2017

    Stray shows you so many special places and spots without tourism! And if you...
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  •  reviewer 9
    Stray - Maximus Pass (National)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 13, 2017

    ...he north and south island in about 6 weeks and had an absolute blast. Stray really does go off the beaten track (yes, they drive the touringcar bu...
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  •  reviewer 10
    Stray - Everywhere Pass (National)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on March 9, 2017

    ... met many new friends . If I return to New Zealand I will travel with Stray again
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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!