“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 of adventure and culture with breathtaking views along the way. Our Driver Guide, Hemdawg was ver...“
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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.Read more
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- RRossStray NZ - Jonah Pass (North Island)4.5 - ExcellentWritten on November 9, 2018I 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
- AlexStray Journeys Winter - Beetham (North Island)3.5 - GoodWritten on October 13, 2018Good trip with a helpful guide, saw and experienced many beautiful areas in North Island in New Zealand. Will continue using tourradar in the future.
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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.
Are we travelling on the bus every day?
Stray includes free days (non-travel days) in their itinerary, e.g. Byron Bay and Magnetic Island, so even if you’re completing your Stray trip in the “minimum days” required you will still have time to do activities and explore each of these areas. Stray 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?
No Stray do not have WIFI on their buses and that’s for a couple of reasons but one of the main reasons is it discourages actual human connection and they love everyone getting to know each other. Share stories and make friends, be in the 'now'! This way your experience becomes even more memorable.
How fit do I need to be?
You don’t have to be an athlete to travel with Stray as all the walks and activities on the tour are optional and there is something to suit everyone.
How many people will I be travelling with?
You will usually find that there will be around 15-20 people travelling with you, with summer being busier than winter. The main buses Stray use can seat up to 40 people if required.
I am travelling alone, is that ok?
It is not a problem to travel alone, in fact, you will find a lot of travellers arrive alone and others are with friends or partners. It doesn’t matter because by the end of day 1 you will have already made a great group of friends on the bus with you!
What is the average age of Stray travellers?
It may sound like a cliché, but Stray Travel are more about attitude than age. Anyone from 18-70 is welcome on their tours – with the majority of the like-minded 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!