Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island)
- US $ 689
- +5 Destinations
- New Zealand North Island
- Visit the famous Cathedral Cove
- Learn about Maori art forms and rituals
- Travel to the spectacular Huka Falls
- Hike the beautiful Tongariro Crossing
- Age range
- 18 to 50 year olds
- Hostel, Hotel, Lodge, Hut
- Max Group Size
- Coach / Bus
- Rather Poor
- AHAfshanWritten on May 3, 20183.5 - GoodWe picked this tour because of the activities they offered. The pick up time for tour worked with our schedule. We could only take off of work for more than one week and many tours offered were longer. Our guide was amazing! We enjoyed the places we went.Show detailed ratingsStray Travel commented on this reviewKia Ora Afshan - We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us around the North Island :) Hopefully you'll be able to come back for a longer period of time in future - we'd love to show you the South Island!
- EltonWritten on January 29, 20184.0 - GoodI liked almost everything in the trip. The exception was the day at Blue Duck Station. The place is boring, with bad acommodations and the way to get there is very unpleasant. I would rather to do something else than that.Show detailed ratingsStray Travel commented on this reviewKia ora Elton! Thank you for sharing your feedback. So many people rank Blue Duck Station as the highlight of their North Island trip, but we understand it's not to everyone's tastes. It's good to hear you enjoyed everything else!
- KKKandaceWritten on July 7, 20174.5 - ExcellentThis tour turned out to be one of the best trips I have ever taken!! I was a little nervous that we wouldn't get picked up since we were the only people being picked up at that certain location, but our tour guide, Seagull, turned up on time and it was smooth sailing from there. Everywhere we went was beautiful and majestic, almost Jurassic Park like! We went kayaking, had a 'safari' on side-by-sides at Blue Duck Station, went on a hike over an active volcano, and went out on the town on our last night as our make shift family! We all got along well, which is always a plus, but I loved our tour guide, he was hilarious and had a ton of knowledge about the land and it's its native people!! I would LOVE to go back one day and will definitely use Stray again in the future!! Thanks so much!!Show detailed ratings
- KimWritten on April 6, 20174.0 - GoodThe trip was awesome. Great tour group size allowing everyone to get to know each other. The guide was informative but not too pushy making it easy to get to know each other without pressureShow detailed ratings
- SASethWritten on April 3, 20175.0 - ExcellentThis was without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life. I recently quit my job and decided to travel for a while (alone), and I was looking for a tour where I could meet people while also covering a lot of ground. Stray did not disappoint. I did the six-day, five-night tour of the North Island, and it was truly life changing. I met incredible people and saw/did things that I will remember forever. I'm a bit of an introvert by nature and I've never done a group tour by myself, so I was really worried I would end up feeling isolated, but within the first hour of the trip that was so not the case. My driver, Lego (yes, like the brick), was awesome, knowledgeable, and hilarious. He made a great trip even more unforgettable and always accommodated our group's needs and requests. The sights that Stray picks are extremely impressive and definitely not things I would have discovered on my own. The accommodations are what you would expect for the price, but honestly I was always so busy doing things or going out that I only used the rooms to sleep anyway. As someone who went into this experience very skeptical, I can honestly say it is very well worth the money and time. I'm already looking into booking again with Stray in Asia. Can't speak more highly of this unforgettable experience.Show detailed ratings
- K(KaitlynWritten on March 8, 20175.0 - ExcellentStray was one of the best travel experiences of my life. I searched for months for the perfect tour, and this one fit like a glove on paper, and in real life. I would recommend this tour to anyone of any age. The destinations were great, the activities were well-planned and memorable, and the driver was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.Show detailed ratings
- URUrsulaWritten on February 9, 20174.5 - ExcellentThe tours are value for money and there are many options to chose from during the tour. Also for not so young people is a lot of events available and the activities are manageable even with no sportive background (kayaking). However, ever for more advanced travelers are great opportunities available (when the weather allows it; e.g. Tongariro crossing). Great tour and very good drivers/tour guides who are really looking after you.Show detailed ratings
- Ssoonja1026@hotmail.comWritten on January 6, 20174.5 - ExcellentIt was a great trip overall. Our guide, Hemy, was always very cheerful, patient and knowledgeable about the places we visited. The accommodation was sufficiently clean and comfortable. The vehicle was ok as well.Show detailed ratings
- ACAnnWritten on December 21, 20164.5 - ExcellentMy Stray Journey New Zealand Beetham tour was just what I was hoping for and more. It would not be for every traveler. I typically travel "backpacker" style and this was a step above. Shared accommodations were clean & functional. Dinners were tasty and our driver/guide Postie made sure we had a filling breakfast before our challenging Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We helped with meal prep at times, we handled our own luggage and stayed in hostel style rooms. He managed our time well, was prepared with alternate activities, and quietly took care of individual needs to improve our tour experience. My impression was that the places we stayed had long standing and good relationships with Stray which in turn provided experiences I would not have been able to have on my own. The cost was affordable and good value for me. I hope to travel with Stray again.Show detailed ratings
- SStephenWritten on November 23, 20164.5 - ExcellentGreat tour with Stray Travel. Well organised and covered a broad range of activities across the country with plenty of personal time to do your own stuff as well.Show detailed ratings
ItineraryDownload PDF Brochure
- AUCKLAND TO HAHEI (COROMANDEL)
- HAHEI TO ROTORUA
- ROTORUA TO WHAKAHORO
- WHAKAHORO TO NATIONAL PARK
- NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON
- WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND
AccommodationRated Good by past passengers
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
MealsRated Good by past passengers
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
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- February 1, 2017
Does this include airfare?
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.
- January 1, 2017
How does the tour go from Wellington to Auckland?
The tour operator will use a bus.
- December 1, 2016
Is this tour strictly for passengers younger than 50 years old?
The ages shown on our website (for this operator) simply act as a guide, but there is no maximum age limit in place.
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- Auckland (New Zealand)
- 93 km
- Hahei (New Zealand)
- 150 km
- Rotorua (New Zealand)
- 149 km
- Whakahoro (New Zealand)
- 44 km
- Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
- 242 km
- Wellington (New Zealand)
- 494 km
- Auckland (New Zealand)
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