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Stray - Essentials Pass (National) - Stray Travel
22 days

Stray - Essentials Pass (National)

From Auckland to Auckland
Tour Operator:
Stray Travel
Max group size:
45
Age range:
17 to 70
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
78241
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US $641
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22 days
Visit
15 places
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Highlights

  • Explore how you like with this Hop On/Hop Off Pass
  • Marvel at the icy wonderland of the Franz Josef Glacier
  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown
  • See the glistening Milky Way from the top of Mount Cook

Itinerary

Start and end in Auckland! With the hop on/off tour Stray - Essentials Pass (National), you have a 22 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 14 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray - Essentials Pass (National) includes transport
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  1. Introduction
  1. Auckland to Hahei
  2. Hahei
  3. Hahei to Rotorua
  4. 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. Free Day in Franz Josef
  14. Franz Josef (via Fox Glacier) to Wanaka
  15. Wanaka to Queenstown
  16. Queenstown
  17. Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  18. Mt Cook (via Tekapo) to Rangitata
  19. Rangitata to Christchurch
  20. Christchurch to Kaikoura
  21. Kaikoura (via Picton) to Wellington
  22. Wellington (via Raetihi) to Auckland
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What's Included

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.8
  • Food
    Good
    3.8
  • 4.3
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  • J
    May 12, 2017
    We had a really nice busdriver. The nice thing about Stray is that they bring you to places where i would never ever go on my own. They have showed me the highlights of the country. The activities they offer are awesome and really worth the money. They... Show more
    Trip date: April 2017
  • ER
    March 25, 2017
    Would highly recommend Stray to family and friends!
    Trip date: March 2017
  • M
    March 18, 2017
    Stray facilitated a great time in New Zealand! I had great drivers and did some amazing activities. The busses were at times less modern than expected and the promised wifi was very absent. Please make sure to reserve a spot on the bus at least a month... Show more
    Trip date: February 2017
  • J
    June 12, 2016
    Loved stray ! Best trip ever ! Had twinkles and possum the coolest drivers ! Loved hiking the glacier and blue duck station ! Made some awesome friends and every day we stopped at some amazing photo shoots free walks and had great accomdation . I would... Show more
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    Trip date: May 2016
  • A
    May 02, 2016
    I had a great time, met friendly people and got to see a lot of New Zealand! Unfortunately, most of the time I was on a bus with a new bus driver who was nice as a person but not well organized as a bus driver. So we missed lots of stops and were always... Show more
    Trip date: April 2016
  • J
    April 15, 2016
    Using stray was an absolutely amazing experience. You get to meet great, like minded people, spend as long as you like at each location, and explore the whole of New Zealand rather than just the cities. I would highly recommend stray to anyone that... Show more
    Trip date: March 2016
  • B
    April 11, 2016
    Had an amazing time! My driver was great, you meet loads of people and see both island of New Zealand ! 100% reccomended!
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Cheers for the review, Blake!
    Trip date: March 2016
  • C
    April 01, 2016
    Stray is a good option if you're travelling alone and want to meet people but still be free to do your own thing. It's advertised as a hop on hop off service but honestly in peak times it can be incredibly difficult to deviate from your initial... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Thank you for the constructive feedback, Clare. We really do appreciate the details about how we can improve Stray, the service from our drivers and our overnight stops. We do know hopping on and off during peak season was a challenge and we're working... Show more
    Trip date: March 2016
  • Stray - Essentials Pass (National) reviewer 9
    December 23, 2015
    Starting my trip in Auckland, I did not know what to expect since this was the first time that I chose travelling in backpacker mode. Turned out to be the best vacation I have ever experienced and I am 42 years old. The Shortmax pass gave me the... Show more
    Trip date: December 2015
  • EB
    December 06, 2015
    I had a great time on this tour and met some amazing people. It was a hop on/hop off service, which was fully comprehensive and took you off the beaten track - exactly what the tour promises!
    Trip date: October 2015

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