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Amelie "Awesome, awesome, awesome! I didn't have any expectations at first because I didn't know what was going to expect me. So I thought I'd let myself be surprised every day. I started in Auckland going south and the travel group and the bus driver, Nipper, made the whole journey an unbelievable experience. I wanted to get of the bus in Rotorua but I ended up doing both islands in less than a month jus..."
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+29
Ends
Auckland
Age Range
18 to 49 year olds
Good
39 reviews

Highlights

  • Try dune surfing at Te Paki Stream
  • Explore the enchanting glow-worm caves
  • Watch the “first sunrise in the world”
  • Taste native honey at the Manuka factory
Start and end in Auckland! With the hop on/off tour Stray - Everywhere Pass (National), you have a 33 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 23 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) includes an expert guide, transport.

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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 1
    Written on March 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Stray shows you so many special places and spots without tourism! And if you want, you're never alone and the busdriver helps you with everything. It's an easy way to travel and an amazing experience. Choose it! ;)
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 2
    Written on March 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I traveled alone for 60 days. It was a perfect experience, I met many new friends . If I return to New Zealand I will travel with stray again
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 3
    Written on March 3, 2017
    1.5 - Rather poor

    Started off well but a clear lack of working stock meant that we spent over half the trip on small mini buses or hired in buses. This also meant that the hop on hop off part failed as buses were full well in advance and you'd be left stranded in places with no available accommodation. Final part of the trip seems utterly retarded, would make more sense to stop off in taupo rather than sit in 3 hours of Auckland rush hour traffic. The southern loop is a costly and pointless addition that doesn't even take you dunedin, the one city down there worth going to
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia ora Alistair, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We would really appreciate the opportunity to look further into some of what you experienced regarding the buses and not being able to hop on/off. Would you mind sending an email with more details about your personal experience to catrin@straytravel.co.nz? Kind regards, Lisa
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 4
    Written on February 16, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    It was really cool and you meet a lot of people
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 5
    Written on January 29, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Great for solo travellers
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 6
    Written on January 21, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    If you're traveling by yourself, stray is a good alternative to meet people and keep the costs low.
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 7
    Written on January 19, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Great people, great country. But several problems with the online booking system.
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 8
    Written on January 18, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I choose Stray because I travelled alone and its a good way to travel easy to the highlights of new-zealand with other backpackers. Most Straydrivers where very nice and told a lot about the things/places you passed on the road. It was nice That Stray garanteed the first night of accomodation, but if you want to stay more nights for Some places you definitely have to book in advance, so dont forget this! Because of the full places in the bus and That you had to book your accomodation in advance you have to plan your trip. So less spontanious actions if you want to stay longer in a place at That moment. Because I hopped off a lot, I had all the time a new bus who already new each other. That makes it harder to make new friends. The friends who I maked where gone after a couple of days. That was a shame. Stray is a Good way to travel is you want to travel easy, if you are alone and want to travel with other people, if you dont want to organise everything like activities and if you want to travel with a guide (straydrivers can tell a lot!).
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 9
    Written on January 2, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had an amazing time travelling around New Zealand for two months with Stray! It's a really great way to meet loads of people, especially if you're travelling on your own. Plus it's a great way to see and stay at some different places as well as the big tourist attractions. The drivers really know what they're doing and will book your accommodation and activities as you go. I would recommend getting a bit organised and booking buses in advance as some sections of the trip get busy, or the buses only depart on certain days, plus if you're hopping off for longer you need to book your own accommodation (in summer it's not always easy to be as spontaneous as they advertise!). The online booking system generally works quite well but I found it easier to call the office, as the staff are really helpful. Overall really glad I booked with Stray!
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  • Stray - Everywhere Pass (National) reviewer 10
    Written on December 19, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! I didn't have any expectations at first because I didn't know what was going to expect me. So I thought I'd let myself be surprised every day. I started in Auckland going south and the travel group and the bus driver, Nipper, made the whole journey an unbelievable experience. I wanted to get of the bus in Rotorua but I ended up doing both islands in less than a month just because I wanted to stay on the bus with the same people. And I wasn't disappointed. It's was the best trip that I had so far and I recommend buying a bus ticket for Stray for every backpacker or traveller that comes to New Zealand. It's totally worth it and you'll have an amazing time. After my travels in New Zealand I went to Australia and met a friend there that wanted to go to New Zealand as well. He didn't know how to get around there so I told him to travel with Stray. Guess what, he did it and he was happy that I told him to buy the ticket.
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Travel Day:   Auckland to Paihia
  • Travel Day:   Paihia to Cape Reinga to Paihia
  • Travel Day:   Paihia to Auckland
  • Travel Day:   Auckland to Hahei
  • Non-Travel Day:   Hahei
  • Travel Day:   Hahei to Raglan 
  • Travel Day:   Raglan (via Waitomo) to Rotorua
  • Travel Day:   Rotorua to Te Kaha
  • Travel Day:   Tatapouri (Gisborne) to Rotorua
  • Travel Day:   Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua
  • Travel Day:   Lake Aniwhenua to Whakahoro
  • Non-Travel Day:  Whakahoro
  • Travel Day:   Whakahoro to National Park
  • Travel Day:   National Park to Wellington
  • Travel Day:   Wellington to Picton
  • Non-Travel Day:  Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  • Travel Day:   Marahau (Abel Tasman) to Westport
  • Travel Day:   Westport to Franz Josef
  • Non-Travel Day:  Franz Josef
  • Travel Day:   Franz Josef to Wanaka
  • Travel Day:   Wanaka to Queenstown
  • Non-Travel Day:  Queenstown
  • Travel Day:   Queenstown to Gunn’s Camp
  • Travel Day:   Gunn’s Camp to Invercargill/Stewart Island
  • Travel Day:   Invercargill/Stewart Island to Queenstown
  • Travel Day:   Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • Travel Day:   Mt Cook to Christchurch
  • Travel Day:   Christchurch to Picton
  • Travel Day:   Picton to Wellington
  • Travel Day:   Wellington (via Taupo) to Auckland
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  • Guide

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  • Transport

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  • Accommodation

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  • Destination Video: Raglan - A Place to Stray
  • Destination Video: Milford Sound and Gunn's Camp
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    • January 1, 2017

      What is the transportation I could take from Auckland to the tour starting point?

      You can take the public Skybus, its a safe, efficient and cost effective way to get to the city from the airport.

    • August 1, 2016

      Me and my friend are looking to photograph New Zealand. Sometimes we would stay up through the night to photograph a location. Would this your allow us to do what we want?

      If you want to stay up all night, there wont be any problem. The operator does not enforce a curfew or anything.

    • August 1, 2016

      I do not like Hostels. What are other type of lodging is there for this trip?

      Stray can only guarantee accommodation in a hostel or lodge that we stay at in each location, if you were wanting to stay in a hotel or similar, these would need to be booked independently by yourselves.Please note that in some locations there aren't alternative places to stay as some of our locations are unique or due to where they are there would be no other accommodation options in that place.

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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 4,434 km.
      • Auckland (New Zealand)
      • 185 km
      • Paihia (New Zealand)
      • 160 km
      • Cape Reinga (New Zealand)
      • 160 km
      • Paihia (New Zealand)
      • 185 km
      • Auckland (New Zealand)
      • 93 km
      • Hahei (New Zealand)
      • 135 km
      • Raglan (New Zealand)
      • 55 km
      • Waitomo Caves (New Zealand)
      • 100 km
      • Rotorua (New Zealand)
      • 165 km
      • Gisborne (New Zealand)
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