Hey, we’re Stray!

We’re a travel company that likes to do things a little differently.

We challenge the traditional concept of a “tour” and give adventurous travellers what they crave: fun, adventure and the opportunity to give back.

That’s why we created the Stray Adventure Travel Network. See more. Do More.

It all started with hop-on/hop-off tours and evolved throughout the years to:

✅ small group tours with ✅ accommodation included... And more, much more.

Check out our amazing destinations

New Zealand

New Zealand is renowned for its amazing landscapes; from white sandy beaches to rugged snow-capped mountains and lush green rainforests.

See our NZ blog posts


Australia - the land of golden beaches, a humongous wild outback, cheeky local wildlife and sunshine for days! Australia will steal your heart.

See our Australia blog posts

Southeast Asia

Discover vibrant cities, ancient ruins from bygone empires, mouthwatering cuisine, lush mountain jungle and sparkling beaches.

See our Asia blog posts

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Epic New Zealand Bus Tours

By Intern @ Stray | 26 February 2024 | 0 Comments
Explore New Zealand on a Stray bus tour

Picture this: stunning landscapes, adrenaline-fueled activities, and heaps of great memories just waiting to be made. That’s the #StrayWay, where we’re all about living life to the fullest, getting off the beaten track, and embracing the thrill of the unknown. We believe you shouldn’t settle for the ordinary when you can have the extraordinary. With […]

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Ditch the hop, embrace the top: why our new fixed tours are your ultimate Aussie & Kiwi adventure!

By Marty | 1 September 2023 | 0 Comments
Exploring Magnetic Island on a Stray Australia Tour

Remember when hunting for hop-on/hop-off tours was the vibe, like stumbling upon a viral TikTok track from the pre-pandemic archives? It was a jam for the ages! But let’s be real, after the wild rollercoaster of the past few years, travel’s rhythm has done a 180. It’s time to level up and dance to a […]

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What is the best way to travel around New Zealand: bus, car or campervan? You’ll find the answer here!

By Marty | 28 August 2023 | 0 Comments
Sit back and relax on Stray Tour

Ever dreamt of unraveling the wonders of New Zealand? Whether you’re cruising in a campervan, zipping around in your own car, hopping on public transport, embarking on a group adventure, or catching the next bus — we’ve dissected each option to help you discover the ultimate travel experience in New Zealand. Dive in and let […]

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Discover the thriving community of local artists offering a distinct Kiwi sound. Our favourite artists to see live.

By Lisa T | 17 March 2023 | 0 Comments
Crowd at Homegrown in Wellington

If you’re a true music lover as well as an avid traveller, then you’re probably inclined to check out the local music scene in every new destination you visit. New Zealand may be small, but travelling music buffs shouldn’t be surprised to discover the thriving community of local artists offering a distinct Kiwi sound.

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Catch a Stray Bus Tour for the most amazing way to see Australia

By Mike | 22 February 2023 | 0 Comments
Tomaree Head Summit, Port Stephens

Australia is big. In fact, it’s massive. It can be difficult to plan a tour or backpacking trip that takes in everything you want to see and experience. So catch a Stray Bus Tour for the best way to see Australia!

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10 amazing things you must do on your east coast tour

By Mike | 5 January 2023 | 0 Comments

A backpacking tour of Australia’s east coast is an unforgettable, mind-blowing experience, but how do you know what to see and do in such a huge area? Well, here are 10 amazing things you must do on your east coast tour.

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Can you explore New Zealand without a driving licence? Is it possible to get off the beaten path without one?

By Mike | 28 May 2022 | 0 Comments
Hooker Valley Mount Cook Canterbury - Miles Holden

New Zealand is one big playground. There is always something to climb on, jump out of, hike to, a path or a trail to follow… You name it, New Zealand has it! Aotearoa truly is one of the world’s ultimate travel destinations. But how do you explore New Zealand if you don’t have a driving […]

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Our sustainable traveller’s bible will help you to live your best life – without it costing the earth

By Emily | 19 May 2022 | Comments Off on Our sustainable traveller’s bible will help you to live your best life – without it costing the earth
Enjoying the beach

We all share a common goal: more travel, and less impact. There’s an overwhelming amount of information (and disinformation) about how to be more sustainable, and we know that when you’re travelling, it becomes 10 times harder. We’ve put together our checklist for sustainable travellers while on the road, so you can live your best […]

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Great news…. A Stray Journey tour is the best New Zealand bus pass

By Mike | 14 April 2022 | 0 Comments
On Stray tour to Blue Duck Station - Strademark Place

If you want to discover the sheer wonder of New Zealand we’ve got some great news. Stray tours just got even better! As part of our 20th birthday celebrations, we’ve been reminiscing about the thousands of happy travellers who’ve taken our tours since 2002. Now that we can travel again, we’re determined to make up […]

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See how we have taken hop-on/hop-off bus tours to the next level

By Marty | 21 February 2022 | 0 Comments
Explore New Zealand on a Stray bus tour

For a lot of travellers in New Zealand, hop-on/hop-off bus travel has been an important part of their experience. It has been the classic way to explore New Zealand for years. But times are changing, and we have improved the classic hop-on/hop-off experience.

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Our travel blog is your free guide to amazing destinations worldwide

Find out more about our amazing Stray Tours and how you can discover the best of New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia. Our Stray travel blogs are packed with loads of advice and tips.

Discover the best places and amazing experiences

As well as finding out about the highlights of our Stray Tours, we’ll give you the inside track on the coolest places to visit, the most awesome views, the best backdrop for your next Insta post and those hidden locations that most people miss.

You will discover all the must-do activities and where to find them on your Stray Tour in our travel blog. If you want to go sky diving or whale watching in New Zealand, take a 4WD safari, dive on The Great Barrier Reef in Australia or take a Mekong River cruise in Laos, you’ll find everything you need to know in our blog posts.

Plan your trip and do more when you’re travelling

It’s a fantastic way to plan your trip and make the most of your tour before you have even left home. For example, if you are visiting Southeast Asia for the first time and you want to know what other travellers realised they didn’t need to have packed, you’ll find that in our travel blog.

The blogs are also a useful resource while you’re travelling. If you want to explore the Great Barrier Reef, we have some tips on how to protect it. Or you can find out how to travel more sustainably in New Zealand, or where to go skiing in the South Island in Winter. There is so much info you can access on the Stray blog pages.

Blog posts written by travellers, for travellers

The beauty of our travel blogs is that they are written by people just like you. Our Stray team are as passionate about travelling and experiencing the real country as you are. And just like you, we are happy to have a go at white water rafting or bungee jumping when we get the chance!

Some days we like to chill out, and some days we like to party at the end of the day too! You’ll find lots of tips on everything from the most beautiful beaches to the coolest bars for a sundowner in our blogs.
Many of our blogs are written by people who live and work locally. So, if you want to know where the locals hang out in Auckland or where to get a vegan burrito for breakfast in Byron Bay, our Stray travel blog has the answers for you.

Share your travel experiences on the Stray travel blog

So dive into the Stray travel blogs below and start planning your tour of New Zealand, Australia or Southeast Asia. You can search for specific places or activities and find blogs that will help you to discover more.

We love to hear from you too. Share your experiences or let us and your fellow Stray travellers know about any travel hacks, tips, new or undiscovered places or activities you have discovered on your journeys. Just leave your comments at the bottom of any of our Stray travel blogs. That way, we can help other travellers get even more from the Stray blogs!

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