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Stray is a New Zealand guided hop-on hop-off bus network for adventurous travellers. Stray actively seek out the best places off-the-beaten-track so you'll get an unforgettable experience whilst in New Zealand. Stray has also recently introduced fully guided all-inclusive small group adventure tours of New Zealand, which they call “Stray Journeys”.
Most Stray travellers are between 18 and 35, but some older people still travel with Stray as they tend to attract independent people of a huge range of nationalities and ages and they’re more interested in your attitude than your age. No matter your age or background, travelling with Stray you will make life-long friends and within a few days it will feel like one big holiday with your mates. Stray trips are definitely for active people who love walks, the outdoors and wildlife. But you do not need to be super fit to travel with Stray, as they cater to all fitness levels and all activities are optional.
Stray visit and stay in great kiwi locations, some that are exclusive to Stray. These amazing places include a Maori cultural stopover, a high country sheep station, a lodge in native bush, a wildlife stopover on Stewart Island and even a night by NZ’s highest mountain.
Stray by name and Stray by nature! Whilst other tour operators will just take you from place to place with barely a toilet break in between, with Stray you will experience great stops en route. A couple of the great off-the-beaten tracks you will visit include the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is rated as New Zealand’s best one-day walk, and the Abel Tasman National Park, where you can sail or kayak. Stray considers that these are "must do" things on a trip to New Zealand that other operators don't include time to do.
The Stray driver-guides are a valuable source of kiwi knowledge and even book all your activities and accommodation for you. Stray gives their driver guides market-leading training to help them take you around New Zealand, so as well as being your local "personal assistant" making all your bookings, your Stray driver-guide will provide you with extensive commentary with information about the local culture, history and wildlife, as well as the location of the best drinking spots! Each day your driver-guide will try to offer a number of activities for you to choose from, both free and paid, to ensure that you will experience and enjoy outstanding locations and unique attractions across New Zealand. However, Stray is flexible and you are also free to be independent and do and organise your own things.
Stray have previously won the Best Visitor Transport Award at the NZ Tourism Awards and the Best NZ Tour Operator Award at the traveller-voted Australasian Golden Backpack Awards. Stray have extremely high customer satisfaction and referrals at well above 95%. Stray say that is because they’re awesome crew show travellers the down-to-earth, real New Zealand, with a greater emphasis on the customers needs.
So if you're keen to meet other active travellers, push your limits and get involved in the local New Zealand culture, then jump onboard the Stray Bus!
The Stray Hop-on Hop off Travel Passes are totally flexible so you can hop on or off the bus anywhere you want along the route, and as often as you like. All you need to do is verify your trip changes online or with the Stray reservations team at least a few days in advance. If you are short on time you can also use the Stray Travel Passes like a tour and complete the itinerary in the stated minimum days. All passes are valid for 12 months from start of travel though, so if you want to stay longer to visit family and friends or even work in NZ, then the Stray Travel Passes will suit you perfectly. Many passes have unlimited travel which means they can be used as many times as you like within the 12 months period.
Included with a Stray Travel Pass is all your transportation around New Zealand, guidance and commentary from your driver-guide, special deals on activities, and access to expert local knowledge of New Zealand.
The average amount of people on the Stray Bus is only 30 in summer and 20 in winter. Stray’s smaller group size means you won't feel herded around, and they can offer more activity and accommodation options. As well as this it also allows for the opportunity to get you to all of Stray’s off-the-beaten-track places.
The cost of accommodation is not included in your Stray Travel Pass but the Stray driver-guide can organise this on your behalf and whilst you are travelling on the Stray Bus they will guarantee your accommodation for the first night of each stop, even if it is peak season. Stray also has plenty of accommodation options for you to choose along the way, from backpacker hostels and hotels, to wilderness lodges and cabins. The best part about the Stray Travel Passes is that you just pay for your accommodation along the way.
With the Stray Passes the only other thing you need to sort out is your food and drink, but like everything else with Stray that is pretty flexible also. There will be cheap available meals available at all the stops along the way, often with local specialities. You can self-cater as well, as the Stray Bus will make supermarket stops for you. In general most places where Stray stops are usually good with providing options for different dietary requirements, so if you’re vegetarian or need food that is gluten or dairy free then you will sure to be sorted.
The Stray Travel Pass routes include some free days (non-travel days) in key locations like the Abel Tasman National Park, Franz Josef Glacier and Queenstown. This means that even if you’re on a restricted timeframe, you’ll be able to do all your activities and explore each of these areas. Stray also guarantees your accommodation for two nights in each of these locations.
Stray Journeys are Stray’s fully guided all-inclusive small group New Zealand adventure tours. Stray Journeys already have your accommodation handpicked and a selection of activities included in the price. As well as all this a number of meals are also included.
The accommodation on Stray Journeys include a combination of remote lodges, upmarket backpacker hostels, a unique marae stay and cabins, as well as some small motels in breath-taking locations. The included meals vary from tour to tour but do offer a wide range of experiences from BBQs and restaurant dinners to local specialities.
The best thing about Stray Journeys is they are all small group tours and tour sizes vary anywhere between 4 and 24, depending on the time of year. On a Stray Journey you will also get off-the-beaten-track and visit special attractions. For activities and attractions that are not included in the price for a particular itinerary, the Stray driver-guide will recommend and can book other activities for you in each location so you don't need to book them in advance.
Stray Hostel Packs are a 5-night New Zealand Hostel Accommodation voucher perfect for any traveller wanting flexible budget accommodation. The hostel accommodation vouchers can be used for any 5 nights of hostel accommodation at any of the following hostels across New Zealand: