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Sam“It's safe to say I had an amazing time with Stray, and would definitely use them again. I was on the bus almost every day and although I was only there for a short time, it didn't feel rushed at all. I enjoyed the stops we had on the way between stops almo...“

Stray Travel

Stray Travel

4.2/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand
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AGE RANGE
7-70
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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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299 Stray Travel Reviews

Excellent
57%
Good
34%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
2%
Bad
1%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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    Stray - Max Pass (National)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 19, 2017
    Absolutely amazing. I chose Stray to travel north and south island in 5 weeks. I couldn't have made a be…
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    Stray - Maximus Pass (National)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 6, 2017
    Awesome experience went to some sick places met some absolute legends and had an all round choice time. Tarzan and Lantern where by far the best drivers, give e…
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    Stray Journeys Winter - Haast (South Island)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on October 5, 2017
    Papa G was the best part of my Stray Journey. Love him! And his stories! That being said, I don't recommend…
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    Stray Journeys - Dingle (National)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on August 24, 2017
    …, sweet, friendly guy. He puts in so much effort to make life for the Stray travellers easier, more effective and just lots of fun. He always help…
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    Stray Journeys - Hillary (National)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on August 12, 2017
    …hlights were Abel Tasman National Park and the Doubtful Sound Cruise. Stray is a great way to experience New Zealand and to meet some great people…
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  • MP
    Stray Journeys Winter - Cook (National)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on July 10, 2017
    Stray was the absolute best way to travel around New Zealand. …6
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  • KK
    Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on July 7, 2017
    …tive people!! I would LOVE to go back one day and will definitely use Stray again in the future!! Thanks so much!!
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  • EI
    Stray - Everywhere Pass (National)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 19, 2017
    I was very pleased with the organization and execution of the Stray tour...accommodations were varied but good, cleanliness of beds and ba…
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    Stray - Short Moe Pass (National)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 6, 2017
    It's safe to say I had an amazing time with Stray, and would definitely use them again. I was on the bus almost every day and although I was only there for a sh…
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  • LY
    Stray - Willy Pass (South Island)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on May 30, 2017
    The drivers that I have met are nice and helpful. The accommodations they provide are good values. Nice experience so far!

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!