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Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island)

Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) - Stray Travel
Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) - Stray Travel
Ann "My 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 tim..."
Excellent
16 reviews
Starts
Auckland
+5 Destinations
New Zealand North Island
Ends
Auckland
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Highlights

  • 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
Accommodation
Hostel, Hotel, Lodge, Hut
Max Group Size
24
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Auckland! With the adventure tour Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island), you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 5 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel and hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

16 Reviews

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  • AH
    Written on May 3, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    We 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.
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia 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!
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  • Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) reviewer 2
    Written on January 29, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I 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.
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia 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!
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  • KK
    Written on July 7, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    This 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!!
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  • Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island) reviewer 4
    Written on April 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The 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 pressure
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  • SA
    Written on April 3, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    This 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.
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  • K(
    Written on March 8, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Stray 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.
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  • UR
    Written on February 9, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    The 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.
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  • S
    Written on January 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It 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.
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  • AC
    Written on December 21, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    My 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.
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  • S
    Written on November 23, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Great 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.
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Itinerary

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  1. AUCKLAND TO HAHEI (COROMANDEL)
  2. HAHEI TO ROTORUA
  3. ROTORUA TO WHAKAHORO
  4. WHAKAHORO TO NATIONAL PARK
  5. NATIONAL PARK TO WELLINGTON
  6. WELLINGTON TO AUCKLAND

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • 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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    • Lorenzo Luis20th May 2018
      Seen so far very easy to get information and excellent online communication. We expect the tour operator and the tour to be as good.

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    Start and end in Auckland.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 35% to confirm this Stray Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 July 2018 the full payment of $689 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $689 for Stray Journeys - Beetham (North Island), but the deposit of 35% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,170 km.
    • 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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