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Stray - Maximus Pass (National)

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starts on 23 Nov 2018
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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 ..."
Excellent
60 reviews
Starts
Auckland
Destinations
+29
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
Travel style
Hop On/Off, Adventure, Christmas & New Year

60 Reviews

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  • S
    Written on November 5, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    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... Read more

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  • Stray - Maximus Pass (National) reviewer 2
    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... Read 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 :)
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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... Read more

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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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  • J
    Written on May 21, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Good experience overall! Bus are mostly nice, drivers are helpful and journeys are broken up

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

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  • Meals

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.

    • 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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    • Mair, 59 years old26th September 2018
      Great, informative website that gives a really comprehensive overview of tour itinerary and inclusions. Prompt replies to my queries was appreciated

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    Location
    Start and end in Auckland.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Stray Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 15 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 5 December 2018 the full payment of $1,022 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 15 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1022 for Stray - Maximus Pass (National), but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 4,094 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)
    • 150 km
    • Rotorua (New Zealand)
    • 69 km
    • Whirinaki Forest Park (New Zealand)
    • 54 km
    • Taupo (New Zealand)
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