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Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island)

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Ruth "The tour was excellent and I would like to attribute it to the success of the tour guide cum driver, Mr Ruru. He was caring, warmth, fun-loving, supportive and helpful to all of us on board. I remembered how he jumped out immediately from relaxing at the hot water pool to attend to my request to break a jammed lock on my luggage. Additionally, he was able to provide good advice on activities, att..."
Excellent
7 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+8 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Auckland
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Highlights

Start and end in Auckland! With the discovery tour Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island), you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 7 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals.
Age range
18 to 50 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge, Hut
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Discovery, Adventure

7 Reviews

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  • SH
    Written on March 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This Journey was fantastic!! I could not ask for a better planned trip - everything went off without a problem and I had the time of my life. I will definitely be using Stray again for future travels!
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  • M
    Written on February 8, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    My first time and I love it, definitely will like go to Vietnam with stray!!!
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  • S
    Written on January 4, 2017
    2.0 - Rather poor

    New Zealand's North Island is beautiful and the tour took us to amazing places. Several of my friends had recommended Stray to me and I am afraid I can't do the same thing. Our guide was completely inexperienced and stuffed up a few times. We could not visit Hobbiton and did not get a plan B so ended up just walking around Rotorua, not knowing what we were doing. An afternoon wasted when we already had so little time. I'll keep a mixed memory of this trip. It was beautiful but I paid way to much for the service I got.
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Stephanie, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am sorry to hear that we did not live up to your friends' recommendations of us. Please know that I have shared your feedback about your driver with the operations manager so he can review it with Jaffa. If there is anything else you feel we should know about your trip, please email catrin@straytravel.co.nz - all feedback is appreciated so we can help our drivers improve and provide the awesome experience you expected. Cheers, Lisa
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  • C
    Written on April 11, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had no idea what to expect and we enjoyed every minute of it. We had two drivers Lego and Postie both of which were fun and knowledgable. Would definitely recommend this and will be returning to go round the South Island!
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    That's great, Caitlin! We look forward to seeing you on the South Island sometime soon! :)
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  • Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island) reviewer 5
    Written on January 25, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Beautiful scenery, fantastic drivers and awesome mini adventures! I loved every minute and have already recommended this trip to my friends.
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  • Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island) reviewer 6
    Written on January 25, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The experience was amazing in the north island and managed to see a lot of things in 9 days. It was a shame it had to come to an end. The group that I travelled with were amazing and we got on really well with each other. We are planning on meeting up with everyone soon. The drivers museli and packs were outstanding and did everything possible to make sure our time with stray would be enjoyable.
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  • Stray Journeys - Batten (North Island) reviewer 7
    Written on December 12, 2015
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was excellent and I would like to attribute it to the success of the tour guide cum driver, Mr Ruru. He was caring, warmth, fun-loving, supportive and helpful to all of us on board. I remembered how he jumped out immediately from relaxing at the hot water pool to attend to my request to break a jammed lock on my luggage. Additionally, he was able to provide good advice on activities, attractions and weather changes. He is certainly an experienced tour guide with all information in his finger tips. We felt very safe and looked after by him. He was always prepared to go an extra mile to meet the needs of the tour group. There was never a boring moment travelling in his bus. I would say he is the best tour guide in all my travelling experiences to date.
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  1. AUCKLAND TO PAIHIA
  2. PAIHIA TO HOKIANGA
  3. HOKIANGA TO AUCKLAND
  4. AUCKLAND TO HAHEI (COROMANDEL)
  5. HAHEI TO ROTORUA
  6. FULL DAY IN ROTORUA
  7. ROTORUA TO NATIONAL PARK
  8. NATIONAL PARK TO BLUE DUCK STATION
  9. BLUE DUCK STATION TO WELLINGTON
  10. WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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    • Is airfare included in the tour price?

      We specialise in giving you the best tours from around the world, however the tours we offer do not include airfare and we do not book or advise on airfare. You will be responsible for booking your flights to meet with the group at the starting city. We do not recommend booking airfare before confirming your tour.

    • Does my time of arrival matter on day 1 of the tour?

      It is recommended that you have to be in Auckland the night before if possible in case of delays or traffic.

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      You can go to any of the inner city pickups, like Queen Street or Fort Street. Please contact us to arrange this.

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    Start and end in Auckland.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,602 km.
    • Auckland (New Zealand)
    • 185 km
    • Paihia (New Zealand)
    • 68 km
    • Opononi (New Zealand)
    • 194 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)
    • 494 km
    • Auckland (New Zealand)

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