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Chiara "Being on the bus with stray is great, you meet so many new people and the atmosphere is amazing. Most of the bus drivers are good fun and they offer you a lot of activities and show you really cool spots. However, I really have to say that the organisation is pretty terrible. Especially Straymate is not working properly, or not working at all. In my Straymate I couldn’t see my bookings, so I had t..."
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+29
Ends
Auckland
Age Range
18 to 49 year olds
Excellent
52 reviews
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Highlights

Start and end in Auckland! With the hop on/off tour Stray - Maximus Pass (National), you have a 28 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 22 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray - Maximus Pass (National) includes an expert guide, transport.

52 Reviews

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  • M
    Written on April 12, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Definitely a good (probably the best) choice if you would like a guided 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 fantastic activities all around the country.
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  • N
    Written on March 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    If you ever want to travel NZ in a short time frame then choose Stray. I travelled the 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 busses over dirt tracks to get to some of the places they stay) and this way you'll discover places you wouldn't even think about whilst travelling by yourself by car or campervan for example. Also, it was really easy to meet fellow travellers that you either travel with the entire time or see again in other towns and cities in NZ. I met some amazing people and had such a laugh with them! We even met up in other towns to have drinks. The downside of travelling with stray and especially during high season is that you have less flexibilty in hopping on and off when you want. Sometimes busses are full and then you'll have to stay somewhere longer that you'd like. All in all, amazing experience where you'll see the beauty of new zealand in combination with having a good laugh with fellow travellers AND the bus drivers too!
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  • TB
    Written on March 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

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  • SB
    Written on February 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Stray trip was amazing! The drivers were all very helpful and traveling solo meant that I felt safe. The drivers discussed activities that were on offer but didn't push you to make a booking. It's a great opportunity to meet like minded travellers and friends for life! Thanks Stray!
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  • C
    Written on February 16, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Totally worth it, always nice ans humorous bus drivers and you will meet a lot of new people, you are 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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  • C
    Written on February 8, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Being on the bus with stray is great, you meet so many new people and the atmosphere is amazing. Most of the bus drivers are good fun and they offer you a lot of activities and show you really cool spots. However, I really have to say that the organisation is pretty terrible. Especially Straymate is not working properly, or not working at all. In my Straymate I couldn’t see my bookings, so I had to call every time I wanted to book. I also went to the Stray office in Auckland, and the staff was unfriendly and not even able to book my trip, they just sent me home saying I should book it myself. I also had people in my bus, who had booked their entire trip and it just got cancelled for no reason and they suddenly had no seats in the busses. This simply should not happen. But as soon as you are on the bus it’s great fun!
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  • M
    Written on February 8, 2017
    1.0 - Bad

    Stray is most definitely not a "hop on, hop off" bus. It's difficult to even book yourself a space on the buses despite there always being spare seats, and more often than not the website randomly removes your seat bookings and does not notify you that this has happened. When ringing the office or asking the drivers for help as I'd be otherwise stranded I have been told there's "nothing they can do". The avoidable stress that has tainted my trip around New Zealand, solely due to Stray, has ensured me not to recommend their services to any other traveller I meet.
    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!
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  • C
    Written on February 1, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Sweet as !! If i come back to New Zealand i would Travel again with stray ! The Bus drivers are very friendly and i saw alot from the Country in a small time and learned about the Maori Culture from the drivers!
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  • PH
    Written on January 10, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Great experience shared with like minded people. Fun and knowledgeable driver guides, awesome scenery, lovely hikes and really cool activities - favourites being canyoning at Abel Tasman, Kayaking at HAhei and White water rafting at Rangitata.
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  • N
    Written on December 23, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    Traveling with stray was great. I met many new people & saw amazing places. Its definitely one of the easiest way to get around the country. Its a good idea to plan your journey beforehand, as buses might be full.
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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 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 Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  • 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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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 4,548 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 234 km
    • Taupo (New Zealand)
    • 234 km
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
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    • 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)
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