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Stray - Max Pass (National)

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Stray - Max Pass (National) - Stray Travel
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Erin "Stray really did go off the beaten track in many great ways showing and telling you about many places along the road. What is great is that the stray bus begins to feel like one big road trip with lots of friends. The drivers have great knowledge of New Zealand and even hidden spots just the locals know about. It is an easy system to work out if ypu want to hop on amd off alot and the staff are ..."
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41 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+25
Ends
Auckland
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Highlights

  • Explore New Zealand's culture and its beautiful nature
  • Stroll the streets of Wellington, Auckland & Christchurch
  • Discover Rotorua's Maori heritage & geothermal wonders
  • Go bungy-jumping, canyoning, jet boating in Queenstown
Age range
18 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hostel, Lodge, Bungalow
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Travel style
Hop On/Off, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Start and end in Auckland! With the hop on/off tour Stray - Max Pass (National), you have a 24 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 22 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray - Max Pass (National) includes transport.

41 Reviews

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55%
Good
39%
Average
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3%
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  • G
    Written on May 6, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Had the most amazing time with stray. Went to some amazing and off the beaten track places with a wide variety of activities on offer with a choice of paid or free activities. Bus was very comfortable and had a very friendly and fun atmosphere. Shorty... Read more

    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia Ora Gillian! Thanks for the amazing review - sounds like you had an awesome time travelling NZ with Shorty :) We're glad we could be part of your New Zealand experience!
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  • D
    Written on October 19, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Absolutely amazing. I chose Stray to travel north and south island in 5 weeks. I couldn't have made a better choice. I had lots of driver guides - Seagull, Tia, Gollum, Lolly, Papa G, Marcanui and Skins. The only one who I had a problem with was Skins. All... Read more

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  • N
    Written on April 12, 2017
    1.0 - Bad

    Never again. The bus was over booked and we could not enjoy our journey. We could hop off but hop on was impossible for at least 7 days. The hostels and the activitys were to expensive. The drivers were not professional and drove very dangerus...I don't... Read more

    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia ora Noemi, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your trip with Stray. While we have no control over the cost for hostels and activities, we would like to follow up your comments about the drivers's performances. Can you please send an email with more details about experiences with your drivers to catrin@straytravel.co.nz? Many thanks in advance, Lisa
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  • JV
    Written on April 2, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    I choose Stray because it was easier for me to travel the country. And I'm happy I did! It was a great way to come at the most touristic spots. Also it was a nice way to meet people and still I was able to make my own plans, by hopping of at places I want... Read more

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  • SP
    Written on February 25, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Overall this trip was amazingly fun! As a 65 year old woman riding around New Zealand with 18-36 year olds on a bus, I was shocked at how well it worked with the group camaraderie. The bus on the other hand was a debacle. From no air con to no wifi... Read more

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  • C
    Written on August 15, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I travelled with stray over a 2 month period and I must say I made friends for life and saw the most spectacular sights. Out of all of the drivers I came across, I'd like to give special thanks to drivers Weeman and Lego who were the funniest and most... Read more

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  • N
    Written on August 3, 2016
    4.0 - Good

    I spent a lot more money on activities than I expected to, but I liked that you were always given the option of a free activity. Really knowledgeable drivers, loved the smaller buses in winter and great accommodation.

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  • L
    Written on June 8, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I showed up in NZ with a backpack and 2 nights booked at a hostel. During my jet-lagged first days, I chose Stray as my concierge to the country and I am so glad I did! I did my research, so I knew NZ was safe for a woman traveling solo, but from the... Read more

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  • K
    Written on May 31, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I enjoyed my trip with stray. What makes stray unique is the possibility to travel alone, yet still have the comfort of 15+ friends and a kiwi guide when needed. At times I hung out with the group and other times did my own thing. I hopped off 3 times and... Read more

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  • E
    Written on April 29, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Stray really did go off the beaten track in many great ways showing and telling you about many places along the road. What is great is that the stray bus begins to feel like one big road trip with lots of friends. The drivers have great knowledge of New... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Auckland to Hahei
  2. Hahei
  3. Hahei to Rotorua
  4. Free Day in Rotorua
  5. Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua
  6. Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck Station
  7. Blue Duck Station
  8. Blue Duck Station (via Tongariro) to Raetihi
  9. Raetihi to Wellington
  10. Wellington to Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  11. Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  12. Marahau (Abel Tasman) to Franz Josef
  13. Franz Josef
  14. Franz Josef (via Fox Glacier) to Wanaka
  15. Wanaka to Queenstown
  16. Queenstown
  17. Queenstown (via Milford Sound) to Gunns Camp
  18. Gunns Camp to Invercargill/Stewart Island
  19. Invercargill/Stewart Island to Queenstown
  20. Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  21. Mt Cook (via Tekapo) to Rangitata
  22. Rangitata to Christchurch
  23. Christchurch to Kaikoura
  24. Kaikoura (via Picton) to Wellington
  25. Wellington to Auckland (express)

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers

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  • Accommodation

  • Meals

Videos

  • New Zealand Adventure Travel With Stray
  • Destination Video: Raglan - A Place to Stray
  • Destination Video: Milford Sound and Gunn's Camp
New Zealand Adventure Travel With Stray

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Start and end in Auckland.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 3,315 km.
  • Auckland (New Zealand)
  • 93 km
  • Hahei (New Zealand)
  • 150 km
  • Rotorua (New Zealand)
  • 69 km
  • Whirinaki Forest Park (New Zealand)
  • 149 km
  • Whakahoro (New Zealand)
  • 44 km
  • Tongariro National Park (New Zealand)
  • 242 km
  • Wellington (New Zealand)
  • 151 km
  • Marahau (New Zealand)
  • 144 km
  • Westport (New Zealand)
  • 213 km
  • Franz Josef (New Zealand)
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