The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, voted New Zealand’s best day hike, is a backpacker favourite. Don’t be fooled, however! The terrain can be tricky and weather conditions can be unpredictable, which means you need to be prepared and pack wisely. Luckily for you, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to answer all of your questions and […]
New Zealand is truly a traveller’s paradise. Split between a North and South Island, the variety of landscapes and terrain and things to do is unprecedented. The South Island has a photo op on every corner and is the more visually stunning of the two islands, whereas the North has so many things to do […]
This month we’re Straying with an awesome couple: Kaya Bulbul from Turkey and Amelie Krug from Sweden. They made the most of their 2 week university break and used Stray’s Peter Pass to see the best of the North Island.
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.