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Stray - Maximus Pass (National)

Stray - Maximus Pass (National) - Stray Travel
Stray - Maximus Pass (National) - Stray Travel
Nicole "If you ever want to travel NZ in a short time frame then choose Stray. I travelled the north and south island in about 6 weeks and had an absolute blast. Stray really does go off the beaten track (yes, they drive the touringcar busses over dirt tracks to get to some of the places they stay) and this way you'll discover places you wouldn't even think about whilst travelling by yourself by car or ..."
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Starts
Auckland
Destinations
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Ends
Auckland
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Highlights

Start and end in Auckland! With the hop on/off tour Stray - Maximus Pass (National), you have a 28 day tour package taking you through Auckland, New Zealand and 22 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray - Maximus Pass (National) includes an expert guide, transport.
Age range
18 to 49 year olds
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus

57 Reviews

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  • E
    Written on October 6, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Awesome experience went to some sick places met some absolute legends and had an all round choice time. Tarzan and Lantern where by far the best drivers, give em a raise!
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  • L
    Written on May 29, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Had an absolute blast on stray! It's a great way to travel around this amazing country. Traveled with many drivers but Lolly was by far the best driver. She made sure everyone interacted with each other, on and off the bus. We had many costume parties, and group meals together. Each stop had many different activities to choose from. On of my favourite spots was the blue pools, jumping off the bridge into the cool clear water. Everyone was always friendly and welcoming. Would definitely travel with stray again. The only down fall was some of the busses were not the nicest with no wifi. But the places you get to experience makes up for them.
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  • SG
    Written on May 28, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    It was a good time I enjoyed it
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  • P
    Written on May 9, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    I had an amazing 6 weeks with Stray, I was travelling on the Maximus pass so I Did both islands. The drivers are really kind and have lots of information about the country. The Stray accomodation is pretty decent most of the time, i only didnt like the base hostels Because they are way too loud. Hopping of is really easy and possible at any time and place on the Stray route. Keep in mind that in summer it can be really busy so you might be unable to hop back on the next bus. In summer i would recommend to book your trip in advance! One of the best things about Stray is the people you meet on the bus, most people are solo travellers and really social people. During my trip i made Some awesome friends from all around the world! I would rate Stray 9/10
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  • AA
    Written on May 5, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    A good way to explore the beauty of New Zealand while making friends
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  • M
    Written on April 12, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Definitely a good (probably the best) choice if you would like a guided travwl through New Zealand but don't want to do it too touristy. Stray takes you to unique places like the blue duck station and offers you fantastic activities all around the country.
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  • N
    Written on March 13, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    If you ever want to travel NZ in a short time frame then choose Stray. I travelled the north and south island in about 6 weeks and had an absolute blast. Stray really does go off the beaten track (yes, they drive the touringcar busses over dirt tracks to get to some of the places they stay) and this way you'll discover places you wouldn't even think about whilst travelling by yourself by car or campervan for example. Also, it was really easy to meet fellow travellers that you either travel with the entire time or see again in other towns and cities in NZ. I met some amazing people and had such a laugh with them! We even met up in other towns to have drinks. The downside of travelling with stray and especially during high season is that you have less flexibilty in hopping on and off when you want. Sometimes busses are full and then you'll have to stay somewhere longer that you'd like. All in all, amazing experience where you'll see the beauty of new zealand in combination with having a good laugh with fellow travellers AND the bus drivers too!
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  • TB
    Written on March 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Already done a review!
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  • SB
    Written on February 28, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Stray trip was amazing! The drivers were all very helpful and traveling solo meant that I felt safe. The drivers discussed activities that were on offer but didn't push you to make a booking. It's a great opportunity to meet like minded travellers and friends for life! Thanks Stray!
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  • C
    Written on February 16, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Totally worth it, always nice ans humorous bus drivers and you will meet a lot of new people, you are never alone! Beautiful stops on your bus trips, gorgeous sceneries! Stray has some nice hostels but if you stay longer, book your own hostel!
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Itinerary

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  • Introduction
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  • Auckland to Paihia
  • Paihia to Cape Reinga and Back
  • Paihia to Auckland
  • Auckland to Hahei
  • Hahei
  • Hahei to Raglan
  • Raglan (via Waitomo) to Rotorua
  • Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua
  • Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck Station
  • Blue Duck Station
  • Blue Duck Station to National Park
  • National Park to Wellington
  • Wellington to Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  • Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  • Marahau (Abel Tasman) to Westport
  • Westport to Franz Josef
  • Franz Josef
  • Franz Josef to Wanaka
  • Wanaka to Queenstown
  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown to Gunn’s Camp
  • Gunn’s Camp to Invercargill/Stewart Island
  • Invercargill/Stewart Island to Queenstown
  • Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • Mt Cook to Christchurch
  • Christchurch to Picton
  • Picton to Wellington
  • Wellington (via National Park) to Auckland

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Accommodation

  • Meals

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Videos

  • New Zealand Adventure Travel With Stray
  • Destination Video: Raglan - A Place to Stray
  • Ultime Travel Guide: New Zealand
New Zealand Adventure Travel With Stray

Questions & Answers

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

    • May 1, 2017

      Is this the same Pass that's offered by Stray that is valid for a year of hop on/off travel?

      That's correct, this is the pass valid for one year of hop on hop off travel.

    • May 1, 2017

      What is the cancellation/refund policy?

      Our cancellation is listed on our website:

      For Stray Hop-on Hop-off travel passes, Stray Journeys and Stray Adventures.

      Stray will charge the following fees in the event of booking cancellations:

      8+ Days before departure (or open dated): 35% of fare
      3-7 Days before departure: 50% of fare
      Less than 48 Hours: 100% of fare

    • March 1, 2017

      I was wondering with the Stray Maximus Pass can't you start anywhere and finish anywhere?

      Yes you can technically start anywhere, but our bus route only travels in one direction. It is a loop so yes you can start anywhere along the loop. Bus passes are valid for starting travel within one year of purchase date; from your first travel date your pass is valid for travel for 12 months.

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      Start and end in Auckland.
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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 4,516 km.
      • Auckland (New Zealand)
      • 234 km
      • Taupo (New Zealand)
      • 234 km
      • Auckland (New Zealand)
      • 0 km
      • Auckland (New Zealand)
      • 185 km
      • Paihia (New Zealand)
      • 160 km
      • Cape Reinga (New Zealand)
      • 160 km
      • Paihia (New Zealand)
      • 185 km
      • Auckland (New Zealand)
      • 93 km
      • Hahei (New Zealand)
      • 135 km
      • Raglan (New Zealand)
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