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Whitney“I travelled throughout the North Island with Stray and had the best time! Stray is absolutely perfect for solo travelers as you make an endless amount of friends while amazing the most beautiful places. I gained so much knowledge about all activites, accom...“

Stray Travel

Stray Travel

4.3/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand
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TOURS
46
AGE RANGE
7-70
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
2h
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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!

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,...

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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346 Stray Travel Reviews

Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
2%
Bad
1%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4.5 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • R
    Stray NZ - Jonah Pass (North Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 9, 2018
    I found the tour to be great, good bunch of people that I met and helpful information provided by the drivers. For what I wanted the bus about was perfect
  • S
    Stray - Maximus Pass (National)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 5, 2018
    From the moment you step on that orange bus you already know so much more about New Zealand’s History and Maori Culture. You go to amazing places, meet beautifu…
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  • B
    Stray NZ - Everywhere Pass (National)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on November 4, 2018
    Stray made me realise that I shouldnt go on tour busses. Im a very shy person and its get even worse when people around me are drunk, which often was the main e…
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  • GT
    Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on November 1, 2018
    So, over all I would say the tour was good. But Stray could and should definitely improve. Everything that was planned went according to plan until the Tongari…
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  • T
    Stray NZ - Beach Hopper (North Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 17, 2018
    I recently travelled on the new Beach Hopper pass with Stray. We started in Rotorua and visited Waitomo, Raglan and Mt Maunganui. I had a blast! Heemi was an aw…
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  •  reviewer 6
    Stray NZ - Beach Hopper (North Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 14, 2018
    I travelled with Stray NZ on their new Beach Hopper Pass. What a great way to see both the west & east coasts of the North Island. The pass is a great mixture o…
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  •  reviewer 7
    Stray Journeys Winter - Beetham (North Island)
    3.5 - Good
    Written on October 13, 2018
    Good trip with a helpful guide, saw and experienced many beautiful areas in North Island in New Zealand. Will continue using tourradar in the future.
  • J
    Stray - Stew Pass (South Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on September 25, 2018
    What a great way to see the Southern part of the South Island. Milford, Stewart Island and Mt Cook were fantastic. Travelling in a group is so much more fun and…
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  • R
    Stray - Stew Pass (South Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on September 25, 2018
    I had the best time ever while travelling with STRAY!!!!! We visit places that I would never imagine exists. Our driver guide was the most knowledgeable and hel…
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  •  reviewer 10
    Stray - Jill Pass (North Island)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on September 25, 2018
    I travelled throughout the North Island with Stray and had the best time! Stray is absolutely perfect for solo travelers as you make an endless amount of friend…
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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!

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