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Stray - Far & Wide Pass (National) - Stray Travel
28 days

Stray - Far & Wide Pass (National)

From Auckland to Auckland
Tour Highlights
Max group size:
45
Age range:
17 to 70 year olds
Operated in:
English
From
$1,012
-20%
US $809
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Places You’ll See

  • Auckland
    Auckland
  • Paihia
    Paihia
  • Cape Reinga
    Cape Reinga
  • Rotorua
    Rotorua
  • Whirinaki Forest Park
    Whirinaki Forest Park
  • Taupo
    Taupo
  • Tongariro National Park
    Tongariro National Park
  • Wellington
    Wellington
  • Wanaka
    Wanaka
  • Queenstown
    Queenstown
  • Te Anau
    Te Anau
  • Milford Sound
    Milford Sound
  • Stewart Island
    Stewart Island
  • Mount Cook
    Mount Cook
  • Christchurch
    Christchurch
  • Picton
    Picton
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Highlights

Highlights

  • Explore how you like with this Hop On/Hop Off Pass
  • Spot the Aurora Australis on timeless Stewart Island
  • Let loose in the adventure capital of Queenstown
  • See the glistening Milky Way from the top of Mount Cook

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Auckland to Paihia
  2. Paihia to Cape Reinga and Back
  3. Paihia to Auckland
  4. Auckland to Hahei
  5. Hahei
  6. Hahei to Rotorua
  7. Free Day in Rotorua
  8. Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua
  9. Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck Station
  10. Blue Duck Station
  11. Blue Duck Station (via Tongariro) to Raetihi
  12. Raetihi to Wellington
  13. Wellington to Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  14. Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  15. Marahau (Abel Tasman) to Franz Josef
  16. Free Day in Franz Josef
  17. Franz Josef (via Fox Glacier) to Wanaka
  18. Wanaka to Queenstown
  19. Queenstown
  20. Queenstown to Gunn's Camp
  21. Gunns Camp to Invercargill/Stewart Island
  22. Invercargill/Stewart Island to Queenstown
  23. Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  24. Mt Cook (via Tekapo) to Rangitata
  25. Rangitata to Christchurch
  26. Christchurch to Kaikoura
  27. Kaikoura to Wellington
  28. Wellington (via Raetihi) to Auckland
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What's included

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  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Good
    4.0
  • Itinerary
    Average
    3.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Transport
    Good
    4.0
  • Accommodation
    Good
    4.0
  • Food
    Good
    4.0
  • 4.3
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  • R
    June 26, 2019
    I was lucky enough to get a fairly good discount on my Maximus Pass. But this Pass would even without the discount be my favourite choice to travel New Zealand on a tight schedule. You will see a lot of New Zealand and learn something from the history... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Thank you, Raphael, for the great review of your trip. We're so glad you chose Stray to show you around!
    Trip date: June 2019
  • E
    May 24, 2019
    I called Stray and afsked them to put me on the stand-by list for a bus. What they forgot ti tell me was that if i was put on that stand-by list, I would loose my seat on another bus 2 days later, even if I didnt get a seat on the bus that i requested.... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Emilie, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Unfortunately we can't provide a refund for passengers who have hopped off the bus and subsequently lost their booked seats on future buses. We have been able to provide you with a letter to... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • M
    May 20, 2019
    Extremely bad organisation. They sell a flexibel pass as hop-on-hop-off but to get on a bus you have to book 5-8 days in advance. That is not flexibel! And even then chances are you still get put on a waiting list (that is huge btw so you still cant get... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Maartje, thanks for your feedback. During peak season, or if you are on a tight time frame, we do recommend that you book all your buses in advance. This is because buses fill up quickly, and sometimes your desired departures are not available. I’m... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • H
    March 25, 2019
    I had several drivers but Lightning was the best one. It was like talking to a friend not to a bus driver. We had a lot of fun with him, games in the evening and jumping into ice water for our soul. He gave us information about the places we visited and... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Hi Hanna, thanks for sharing your review. I'll share your amazing feedback about Lightning with the team - we love hearing about our Stray super stars out on the road. I'm sorry to hear that you were not as impressed with the hostel pickup and drop off... Show more
    Trip date: March 2019
  • S
    November 05, 2018
    From the moment you step on that orange bus you already know so much more about New Zealand’s History and Maori Culture. You go to amazing places, meet beautiful local people and there organisations, do amazing activities, you can chose to be social and... Show more
    Trip date: November 2018
  • Stray - Far & Wide Pass (National) reviewer 6
    April 02, 2018
    My Wife and I decided to experience New Zealand after 5 and a bit years of living in this beautiful country and I have to say that this trip certainly packed the WOW factor!! Our driver Leftie was awesome, we have both worked in customer service for... Show more
    Stray Travel commented on this review
    Kia Ora and thanks for the amazing review Lliam! We're so glad to hear that you and your wife had so much fun exploring New Zealand with Leftie - he's an awesome guide! Thank you for Straying with us and we hope to see you again in the future :)
    Trip date: March 2018
  • E
    October 06, 2017
    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!
    Trip date: September 2017
  • L
    May 29, 2017
    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,... Show more
    Trip date: March 2017
  • SG
    May 28, 2017
    It was a good time I enjoyed it
    Trip date: April 2017
  • J
    May 21, 2017
    Good experience overall! Bus are mostly nice, drivers are helpful and journeys are broken up
    Trip date: May 2017

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Frequently asked questions

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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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