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Stray Days – Stories from the road. Straying with Rachael!

By Emily / 21 December 2017
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After living and working in New Zealand for a couple of years, Rachael Perkin was ready for a much needed sabbatical to travel and Southeast Asia was conveniently located between New Zealand and her native UK. She decided to spend a leisurely couple months travelling through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on Stray Asia’s Lot […]

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Stray achieves Qualmark Gold for best business practice

By Lisa T / 19 December 2017
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Stray has gone for gold again and been awarded the prestigious Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award by Qualmark for the fifth year running!

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Set sail this summer in Abel Tasman National Park

By Lisa T / 15 December 2017
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Featuring: Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures The season has certainly gotten off to an awesome start with summer weather arriving early. Bucket loads of sunshine, hot temperatures and steady sea breezes all making for great sailing. Exploring the Abel Tasman National Park under sail is well known for being the most peaceful and relaxing way to […]

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Skydive Bay of Islands tips for perfect skydive photos - Stray NZ

Top tips for taking perfect skydive photos

By Lisa T / 10 December 2017
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So, you’ve decided to cruise up to 16,500ft and skydive at the warmest and sunniest dropzone in New Zealand… good on ya!  You’ll want to remember this once in a lifetime experience so why not grab one of our camera packages and clue up on these top tips for some epic skydive photos.

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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in New Zealand

By Lisa T / 27 November 2017
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If you’re celebrating this New Year’s Eve in New Zealand, then you want to make it one of your most memorable! The 31st December falls in New Zealand’s summer season, which can be a definite change of pace for people visiting from the Northern Hemisphere.

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Stray New Zealand - Ultimate North Island Roadie

The Ultimate North Island Road Trip

By Lisa T / 21 November 2017
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                  If you’ve been dreaming of a once-in-a-lifetime New Zealand adventure that gives you a taste of the very best the North Island has to offer, look no further!

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Rangitata Rafts white water rafting - Stray New Zealand

New Zealand’s best class 5 rafting on the Rangitata River

By Lisa T / 19 November 2017
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Have you ever considered white water rafting? Read on if you’re interested in a truly unique experience on the Rangitata River, ‘the river from the sky.’

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Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove Boat Tour, New Zealand

Discover the best of Hahei with Hahei Explorer

By Lisa T / 8 November 2017
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Experience the adventure on the Hahei Explorer as we show you the best of what Hahei, Cathedral Cove and our incredible volcanic coastline has to offer.

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10 Mistakes First Timers Make in Southeast Asia

By Emily / 7 November 2017
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You’ve booked flights to Southeast Asia? Awesome! This is quite possibly the best idea of your life. You’re going to have an amazing time, but in order to be a savvy traveller you need to avoid the most common mistakes that so many first timers visitors to Asia seem to make… Mistake #1: Buying everything […]

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Double the fun with the Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger Swing

Double the Fun with a Taupo Bungy/Swing Combo

By Lisa T / 16 October 2017
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Looking for a hit of adrenaline that will leave you pumped long after the experience ends? Well, you’re in luck. What’s better than one heart-pounding activity? Two, of course, and Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger is home to the extreme adventure combo you’ve been waiting for.

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Stray staff volunteering at Eat My Lunch

Stray volunteers with Eat My Lunch

By Lisa T / 29 September 2017
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Early morning on Tuesday 12th September, a group of Stray staffers walked into the Auckland warehouse that serves as the headquarters for the Eat My Lunch program as part of our initiative to Make a Difference!

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Stray and Loka set to become the largest Hop-on Hop-off Adventure Travel Network

By Lisa T / 12 September 2017
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Stray Ltd (‘Stray’) is pleased to announce its recent investment, which will see it become the majority shareholder of Loka Pty Ltd (‘Loka’), an Australian Adventure Travel Operator based out of Byron Bay. This investment will create Asia Pacific’s largest and most expansive Flexible Adventure Travel Network with operations spanning across New Zealand, Australia and […]

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Things to do in Franz Josef (other than heli-hiking!)

By Tara / 18 August 2017
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Franz Josef is one of the most talked about Stray stops and there’s no secret as to why. It’s the land where glaciers meet the rainforest and thanks to the incredible blue ice formations going viral on social media, the heli-hike has become the ultimate Franz Josef icon. Being able to walk through these magnificent […]

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A Guide to the Best Authentic Asian Cuisine

By Emily / 14 August 2017
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There are plenty of reasons to get excited about travelling to Asia – the scenery, the people, the beaches, the culture. While Southeast Asia is a feast for the senses, it’s the prospect of an actual culinary feast that’s at the forefront of our minds. Southeast Asia is a food lover’s dream with countless options […]

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Team Stray Sky Tower Step Up Challenge

Stray staff STEP UP!

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 4 August 2017
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On Friday 11th August, the lean, mean, stair-climbing machines from Team Stray each smashed out the 1,103 steps to conquer Auckland’s Sky Tower, the tallest freestanding structure in the Southern Hemisphere, in the Step Up Sky Tower Challenge. Here’s how they fared:

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