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Stray Journeys - Blake (National)

Stray Journeys - Blake (National) - Stray Travel
Stray Journeys - Blake (National) - Stray Travel
Judy "I spent 16 days on the Stray Blake Journey and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were all ages from 18 to me at 69 and the our guide was a mine of information and helped foster a friendly family atmosphere with different activity alternatives to suit our different interests. We were maximum 24 people on a small bus covering most of the best bits of NZ. Accommodation was good (with the occasional top bun..."
Good
5 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+11
Ends
Christchurch
Map

Highlights

  • Create your own spa on the infamous Hot Water Beach
  • Marvel at the icy wonderland of the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Bask in spectacular panoramic alpine scenery in Wanaka
  • See the glistening Milky Way from the top of Mount Cook
Age range
17 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Boat, Mini-coach
Travel style
Adventure, Discovery, Christmas & New Year
Operator
Stray Travel
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch! With the adventure tour Stray Journeys - Blake (National), you have a 17 day tour package taking you from Auckland to Christchurch and through Auckland, New Zealand and 12 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray Journeys - Blake (National) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. AUCKLAND TO HAHEI
  2. HAHEI TO ROTORUA
  3. ROTORUA
  4. ROTORUA TO NATIONAL PARK
  5. NATIONAL PARK TO BLUE DUCK STATION
  6. BLUE DUCK STATION TO WELLINGTON
  7. WELLINGTON (VIA PICTON) TO ABEL TASMAN
  8. ABEL TASMAN
  9. ABEL TASMAN TO FRANZ JOSEF
  10. FRANZ JOSEF
  11. FRANZ JOSEF TO MAKARORA
  12. MAKARORA TO DOUBTFUL SOUND
  13. DOUBTFUL SOUND TO QUEENSTOWN
  14. QUEENSTOWN
  15. QUEENSTOWN
  16. QUEENSTOWN TO MOUNT COOK
  17. MOUNT COOK TO CHRISTCHURCH

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Average by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Average by past passengers

5 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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Rather Poor
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  • AS
    Written on December 30, 2018
    2.5 - Average

    Fast paced, high intensity tour. We were leaving at 630AM most days. Our driver was doing South Island tour for the first time so Information was lacking although he was sweet and funny. Bus was small and old and dirty. Accommodations were variable.... Read more

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  • NF
    Written on January 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I had the most amazing time with Stray Journeys. The destinations were fantastic and even if the weather disrupts the day, there is always things to do. The accommodation in the majority of places is brilliant and the views are amazing. The only comment... Read more

    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Thank you, Natasha, for sharing your experiences - great to hear that overall it was epic! We will definitely share your feedback about the Queenstown accommodation with the team so we can continue improving. Cheers!
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  • MO
    Written on January 14, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Dear Stray-team, thank you for this incredibly beautiful and unforgettable trip! This was the most beautiful trip of my life so far. I would like to especially thank our guide Lolly! With her always lovable character, her extensive knowledge of land,... Read more

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  • JS
    Written on May 23, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    I spent 16 days on the Stray Blake Journey and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were all ages from 18 to me at 69 and the our guide was a mine of information and helped foster a friendly family atmosphere with different activity alternatives to suit our different... Read more

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  • GH
    Written on March 31, 2016
    3.0 - Average

    Overall I had a very bad experience with Stray, I had a booked a journeys tour and then two weeks before the tour departure I was told there was a mistake and that I could not go on that tour. Several other options were offered but nothing would be able to... Read more

    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Grace, Thank you for giving us your honest feedback. I am very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your overall Stray experience. This is not the standard of service that we strive to give our customers. I am glad to see that you were still able to enjoy your time in New Zealand with Natalie after the issues prior to your trip, and I hope that you will continue to recommend our beautiful country to others. Best wishes, Lisa
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    Auckland is the starting point and Christchurch is the endpoint.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,036 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 93 km
    • Hahei (New Zealand)
    • 150 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 132 km
    • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
    • 44 km
    • Whakahoro (New Zealand)
    • 244 km
    • Wellington (New Zealand)
    • 156 km
    • Abel Tasman NP (New Zealand)
    • 355 km
    • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
    • 124 km
    • Makarora (New Zealand)
    • 214 km
    • Doubtful Sound (New Zealand)
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