Lisa T

Originally from Delaware, USA. Favourite Stray stop: Blue Duck Station (New Zealand). Fun fact: her knowledge of sci-fi, Disney and British literature make her the Queen of Trivia.

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

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

6 ways to spend a day or two in Auckland

6 ways to spend a day or two in Auckland Auckland Harbour Bridge

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 […]

A Traveller’s Guide to Anzac Day

A Traveller’s Guide to Anzac Day

If you’re travelling in New Zealand or Australia at the moment, you may have heard ‘Anzac Day’ mentioned. Perhaps you’ve noticed the locals wearing red poppy badges or spotted some tasty looking Anzac biscuits for sale. Here’s a visitor’s guide to understand what Anzac Day is and what it means to us down under…

Skydive Abel Tasman: First Skydive in the World on Google Street View

Skydive Abel Tasman: First Skydive in the World on Google Street View Skydive Abel Tasman - World's first skydive on Google Street View

The amazing team at Skydive Abel Tasman had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the first skydive in the world to be added to Google Street View. Here, they share their behind-the-scenes story of how it all came together…

Planting a seed of positivity with Kohutapu Lodge

Planting a seed of positivity with Kohutapu Lodge Kohutapu Lodge & Stray New Zealand group - planting the seeds of positivity

The friendly whanau (family) of Kohutapu Lodge at Stray’s Lake Aniwhenua overnight stop recently launched a new ‘Plant a Seed’ initiative as a way to say ‘thank you’ to their international visitors and encourage them to carry a positive message further on their travels.

Set sail this summer in Abel Tasman National Park

Set sail this summer in Abel Tasman National Park Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures - Stray New Zealand

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 […]

Top tips for taking perfect skydive photos

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

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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