As a born and bred Aucklander, I get seriously offended when I hear travellers say ‘Oh just skip Auckland, it’s not worth hanging around’. Auckland is an awesome city – not only are you never more than 20mins drive from a beach, it’s got a really unique landscape with 50 volcanoes, a gulf peppered with […]
Home to some of the South Island’s most spectacular scenery and Instagram icons like ‘That Wanaka Tree’ and Roys Peak, a stop in Wanaka is an absolute must! It’s also home to a truly unique NZ original you won’t want to miss: PUZZLING WORLD, a world unique attraction with a tagline that rightfully reads “Welcome to […]
We could list a thousand reasons why New Zealand should be your number 1 spot for stargazing, but instead we’ve narrowed it down a little… With plenty of remote locations and limited light pollution, there’s no shortage of glittering constellations to be found here.
The amazing team at Skydive Abel Tasman had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the first skydive in the world to be added to Google Street View. Here, they share their behind-the-scenes story of how it all came together… Skydive Abel Tasman received a call from a London-based Google Street View photographer who was on holiday […]
The friendly whanau (family) of Kohutapu Lodge at Stray’s Lake Aniwhenua overnight stop recently launched a new ‘Plant a Seed’ initiative as a way to say ‘thank you’ to their international visitors and encourage them to carry a positive message further on their travels. For those who don’t know, Lake Aniwhenua is one of Stray’s […]
This month we’re Straying with Ellie Crook, a travel blogger from the UK. She spent a year in New Zealand on a working holiday visa and used Stray’s Everywhere Pass to make her way around the country. What is a handy tip for other travellers thinking about Straying NZ? Be open to ALL the experiences […]