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That's why autumn is the best season to travel New Zealand

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

By Lisa T / 7 March 2021
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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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travel new zealand sustainably

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

By Emily / 2 March 2021
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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
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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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View from a hike in Queenstown

7 Super-easy money-saving tips to see New Zealand on a budget

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 23 February 2021
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New Zealand is often considered by tourists to be an expensive place to travel around. I thought this was the case before coming too, especially as I had lived in Australia and heard lots of people complaining about how pricey it is in New Zealand.  But while the cost of travelling here is not like […]

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Stray tour - experience Blue Duck Station

The day New Zealand found Blue Duck Station

By Ally / 16 February 2021
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Ten years after we “discovered” Blue Duck Station, the rest of New Zealand experienced the awesomeness of this eco-tourism wonderland. Recently, Seven Sharp (TVNZ’s current affairs programme) visited Blue Duck Station.

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How to Plan your Dream Trip to New Zealand

By Emily / 5 February 2021
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So you want to come to New Zealand? Who doesn’t! We all know that so much more goes into planning your dream trip than what you see in those epic insta pics, and sometimes it is hard to know where to start.

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An adrenaline junkie’s list of the best places to skydive in NZ

By Tara / 15 January 2021
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The ultimate bucket list activity – SKYDIVING! With such incredible scenery, it’s no surprise that New Zealand is consistently voted one of the best places in the world to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft (with a parachute, of course!). Here’s a guide to, what I think, are the top 7 skydive locations in […]

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Famous view from Roys Peak in Wanaka

This is the Ultimate To-Do in Wanaka List That Has You Covered Every Day of the Year

By Tara / 7 January 2021
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Wonderful Wanaka has so much to offer. It’s almost impossible to squeeze everything in one blog post, but we’ve managed to create the ultimate to-do in Wanaka list for you. The list that is packed with free and paid activities in summer, winter and the seasons in between. Check it out.

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Downtown Auckland from Wynyard Quarter

My Favourite Things To Do in Auckland: A Kiwi’s Guide To The Best Auckland Has To Offer

By Jodine / 6 January 2021
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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 islands, great dining options, its own culture and some nice short hikes/day walks.

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Vegetarian food - photo by Maddi

My All-Time Favourite Places for Tasty Vegan & Vegetarian Food in Byron Bay

By Emily / 5 January 2021
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There is an amazing range of restaurants and cafés in the hippy, surf town of Byron Bay. Most of them are healthy, organic and even vegetarian or vegan, often proudly sourcing their fresh produce from sustainable, local farms and providers.

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Fish Amok, Cambodia

5 Foods You Have to Eat in Cambodia to Take Your Taste Buds on a Delicious Adventure

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 5 January 2021
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Cambodian cuisine has many similarities to that of its close neighbours Thailand and especially Vietnam. However, unlike the Thai cuisine, Cambodian dishes usually contain less sugar and chilli – which makes it far fresher in my opinion!

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Our top 6 of unique NZ beaches – these beaches are stunning, no matter the season!

By Tara / 28 December 2020
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Whether you’re a self-proclaimed beach babe or someone who could live without sand and it’s the ability to get everywhere, there’s no denying that the beaches in New Zealand are breathtakingly beautiful. We’ve narrowed it down to, what we think, are the top 6 must-see beaches in New Zealand.

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Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai - photo by: AnnP (CC BY 2.0)

How to Fly Like an Eagle: These are the Best Places for Ziplining in Southeast Asia!

By Emily / 25 December 2020
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Want the rush of the wind in your hair, the exhilaration of flying and a big adrenaline hit? Go zip-lining! It’s a fun, safe activity where you get to see the scenery from a different viewpoint and race through the air at up to 100kms per hour!

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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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Auckland Harbour Bridge

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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