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Stray - Maximus Pass (National)

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Stray - Maximus Pass (National) - Stray Travel
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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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58 reviews
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 23 other destinations in New Zealand. Stray - Maximus Pass (National) includes transport.
Age range
18 to 49 year olds
Max Group Size
45
Transportation
Coach / Bus

58 Reviews

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  • Stray - Maximus Pass (National) reviewer 1
    Written on April 2, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    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 some years now in different countries and we can not thank Leftie enough for his incredible experience that he gave to us with his extensive knowledge as well as having a great humour he made our time away bloody awesome! Thank you and we strongly recommend booking with Stray.
    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 :)
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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

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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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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Auckland to Paihia
  2. Paihia to Cape Reinga and Back
  3. Paihia to Auckland
  4. Auckland to Hahei
  5. Hahei
  6. Hahei to Raglan
  7. Raglan (via Waitomo) to Rotorua
  8. Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua
  9. Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck Station
  10. Blue Duck Station
  11. Blue Duck Station to National Park
  12. National Park to Wellington
  13. Wellington to Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  14. Marahau (Abel Tasman)
  15. Marahau (Abel Tasman) to Westport
  16. Westport to Franz Josef
  17. Franz Josef
  18. Franz Josef to Wanaka
  19. Wanaka to Queenstown
  20. Queenstown
  21. Queenstown to Gunn’s Camp
  22. Gunn’s Camp to Invercargill/Stewart Island
  23. Invercargill/Stewart Island to Queenstown
  24. Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  25. Mt Cook to Christchurch
  26. Christchurch to Kaikoura
  27. Kaikoura to Wellington
  28. Wellington to Auckland (express)

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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
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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    Location
    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 24 July 2018 the full payment of $679 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    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 $679 for Stray - Maximus Pass (National), 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 4,521 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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