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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.

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New Zealand

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

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Australia

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

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Southeast Asia

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

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Life speeds up in winter in Queenstown: how to experience the winter adrenaline rush in this picturesque alpine town

By Tara | 9 June 2021 | 1 Comment
Queenstown in winter

Picture this: You’re sipping on a mulled wine surrounded by snow-capped mountains and starlit skies after a jam-packed day of activities including skiing and skydiving. The dream, right?! It’s no surprise that our travellers love to spend winter in Queenstown for exactly that reason!

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6 Popular Types of Backpacker Jobs to do on your Working Holiday in New Zealand

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) | 7 June 2021 | 0 Comments

Are you considering combining work & travel in New Zealand? Here’s a list of the popular types of backpacker jobs that are available. Perfect for those on a Working Holiday Visa in New Zealand.

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How to prepare for the rough terrain of NZ’s best day hike: Tongariro Alpine Crossing

By Tara | 31 May 2021 | 0 Comments

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 help […]

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

By Marty | 18 May 2021 | 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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Your 2021 New Zealand Ski Season Guide

By Emily | 7 April 2021 | 1 Comment
Snowballs in Mt Cook

Whatever you think about Jon Snow, he was right about one thing; winter has come. With the white walker threat out of the way, it’s high time we focus on the important things, like the ski season in New Zealand.

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5 Irresistible Reasons to Get Your First Skydiving Experience in Taupo

By Emily | 26 March 2021 | 0 Comments
Happy skydiver enjoying the Lake Taupo view upon the sky

So, you want to jump out of a plane? Or you’re at least thinking about it that you’re jumping curious (my advice for these people is to just do it, YOLO).  I recently made my skydiving debut with Taupo Tandem Skydiving, and I was absolutely blown away by the whole experience.

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If you think the TranzAlpine scenic train is just another train ride you are wrong. Here’s why!

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) | 16 March 2021 | 0 Comments
TranzAlpine scenic train ride

National Geographic listed the TranzAlpine Train Journey from Christchurch to Greymouth as one of the most scenic in the world. Jerry Cortez set out to find out what makes this trip one of NZ’s top experiences, and so much more than just a means of transport…

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Autumn in NZ, an amazing season to travel: fewer people, amazing colours and more advantages

By Lisa T | 7 March 2021 | 2 Comments
That's why autumn is the best season to travel New Zealand

When it comes to travelling New Zealand, there’s no bad time to visit. But if we had to recommend our favourite time of year, it’s Autumn! Fewer people and amazing colours are just a few of the advantages.

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An easy way to travel New Zealand sustainably without breaking the Earth or the bank

By Emily | 2 March 2021 | 0 Comments
travel new zealand sustainably

If you’re part of the global army of good people doing their best to fight the climate change, we salute you. It’s going to take the efforts of everyone to ensure a healthy future for us and our planet.  But does living sustainably mean that you can’t do the things you love, like travel to […]

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The 5 best things to do in Kaikoura. This is what the pretty coastal town is famous for!

By Bhavisha | 24 February 2021 | 0 Comments

Kaikoura is a pretty little coastal town two and a half hours north of Christchurch. There are plenty of pretty little coastal towns in New Zealand. What makes Kaikoura special?

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