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Ultimate guide to celebrating New Year’s Eve in Southeast Asia to help you find the best parties

By Emily / 16 November 2020
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Although New Year’s Eve in Asia is actually in April, the locals still think that the Western New Year is a great excuse for a party and you’ll find plenty to do in each of the major cities on the Stray route. Plan your trip so that you end up in one of these party-places on […]

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6 ways to spend a day or two in Auckland

By Lisa T / 26 June 2020
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Famously known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland is a world full of joy! A city that caters for everybody: the adventurous, the beach bums, the arts and culture lovers, the foodies and even your inner child – there’s something for everyone. With plenty to see and do in this whimsical city, our local Stray […]

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6 ways you can help protect the Great Barrier Reef while travelling

By Bhavisha / 10 March 2020
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We’re proud to be part of the Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef, whose aim is to protect and conserve reefs around the world including the Great Barrier Reef. As a Citizen, we’ve joined a global movement by collaboratively taking actions to positively impact the reef such as using reusable bottles and bags and promoting […]

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What makes the Glacier Country Kayak Adventure so magical?

By Bhavisha / 3 February 2020
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A unique kayak or stand up paddleboard adventure just minutes from the stunning Franz Josef Glacier. Feel the magic as you settle into your kayak, or hop on your SUP and smoothly glide across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious reflective waters and enjoy the spectacular views of the country.   Here’s 6 reasons we think you should […]

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7 Reasons why the Hahei Explorer is the best way to see Cathedral Cove

By Bhavisha / 20 January 2020
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Operating since 1992, the Hahei Explorer is a scenic boat trip like no other. You’ll cruise through the Hahei Marine Reserve and travel 14kms along the beautiful coastline. Unique, insightful and unforgettable this tour is not only perfect for snapping those Insta-worthy pics but also discovering the beauty of New Zealand from a different perspective. […]

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Heading to Australia? Good on ya mate! Let’s help them bounce back from the bushfires.

By Bhavisha / 10 January 2020
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Witnessing the Australian bushfires in November and December 2019 was horrifying and it can be challenging to know what we can do to help and whether it’s safe to travel at the moment. The world has responded with an outpouring of grief, support and donations which has been truly heart-warming during this beyond-challenging time. The […]

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Thrills and Spills in Queenstown – Jet boating with KJet

By Bhavisha / 7 January 2020
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Queenstown is a stunning little town in New Zealand’s South Island, located on beautiful Lake Wakatipu. But there’s nothing sleepy about this scenic lakeside town. Known for its seemingly endless adventure activities with numerous ways to explore the lake and waterways. I always wanted to experience Jet boating and had heard lots of great things […]

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Stray in partnership with Kohutapu Lodge wins top award for Community Engagement

By Jodine / 14 November 2019
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Stray and Kohutapu Lodge have won the Community Engagement Award at the 2019 Tourism Industry Association (TIA) Awards. The accolade recognises the work Stray and Kohutapu Lodge have done in the remote Central North Island community of Murupara. This work began in 2013, involving Stray, Kohutapu Lodge and Murupara Area School with a vision to […]

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Exploring the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

By Emily / 19 August 2019
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After a few days roaming around Borneo’s cities, beaches and parks with Stray, it was time to go even further off the beaten track and explore the Borneo jungle. Our destination was the Kinabatangan River, the second largest river in Malaysia. With dense jungle either side, the Bornean wildlife thrives here, and that is just […]

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River Retreat: Australia’s Best Kept Secret

By Emily / 18 July 2019
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If you’re heading Northbound with Stray, you’re in a for a treat. I jumped on the Greg Pass (Sydney to Brisbane) and discovered my favourite place on the East Coast – Stray’s River Retreat. Hidden away from the crowded coastlines, this authentic Australian bush stay with a real local community was a huge highlight of […]

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Punakha Dzong Monastery, one of the largest monestary in Asia, Punakha, Bhutan

5 Places You Should Have on Your Bhutan Tour Itinerary

By Emily / 17 July 2019
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Bhutan is a mysterious travel destination where clued up travellers go to uncover the secret to happiness and lose themselves in the magic of the mountains. This tiny country has set regulations for tourism to prevent it from negatively impacting their strong culture and pristine natural environment. Tourists may only visit as part of an […]

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What to do on Magnetic Island

By Emily / 20 May 2019
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Magnetic Island is an underrated gem that might secretly be our favourite island in Australia.

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Why I Chose Hop-On Hop-Off Travel

By Emily / 5 May 2019
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One travel blogger’s confessions about why a hop-on hop-off tour makes for the most valuable travel experience. Tasha of Backpackers Wanderlust Stray’d with us on the Mekong Pass and told us what she really thinks…   Exploring a new country can be a fascinating journey. Immersing yourself in a new culture, way of life, exploring […]

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Guide to Laos: Getting Off The Beaten Track

By Emily / 30 April 2019
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Laos was once a hidden gem of Southeast Asia, but is getting more crowded by the day. Globetrotting backpacker and blogger Tasha Amy (of Backpackers Wanderlust), shares her guide to Laos and advice for getting away from the crowds.

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7 Reasons Why Abel Tasman is NZ’s Most Scenic Skydive Location

By Emily / 2 April 2019
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It’s a no-brainer that the Abel Tasman features on the list of best places to skydive in New Zealand. But when it comes to stunning scenery, the region is arguably in a league of its own.

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