If you’re a true music lover as well as an avid traveller, then you’re probably inclined to check out the local music scene in every new destination you visit. New Zealand may be small, but travelling music buffs shouldn’t be surprised to discover the thriving community of local artists offering a distinct Kiwi sound.
6 ways to spend a day or two in Auckland and to have a blast in the City of Sails!
Famously known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland is a world full of joy! With so much to see and do in Auckland, our local Stray team have selected their top 6 ways to spend a day or two in Auckland.
Experience an amazing summer in New Zealand: party at the best festivals in the most amazing places
No New Zealand summer experience is truly complete without attending one of the many world-class music festivals held around the country. We’ve collated a list of some of the very best festivals New Zealand has to offer.
Autumn in NZ, an amazing season to travel: fewer people, amazing colours and more advantages
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.
The Ultimate NZ Packing List
Decided to visit New Zealand? ✔ Booked your flights? ✔ Chosen Stray as the best way to see the country? ✔✔✔ Now all you need to do is pack your bag and you’re away! But what to bring?
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…
Quick facts about New Zealand Tax
Living in New Zealand can be so exciting that, one thing is for sure – the last thing at forefront of your mind is tax. Here’s a handy guide with everything you need to know:
Welcome to Wanaka’s Wonderful World of Weirdness!
Home to some of the South Island’s most spectacular scenery and Instagram icons like ‘That Wanaka Tree‘ and Roys Peak, a stop in Wanaka is an absolute must! It’s also home to a truly unique NZ original you won’t want to miss: Puzzling World!
Skydive Abel Tasman: First Skydive in the World 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
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.
A Legend’s Farewell and Young Talent Promoted at Stray
With the start of a new year, Stray says goodbye to long-serving staff member and general legend Clint ‘DC’ Maskell and congratulates Oliver ‘Ollie’ Allum on stepping up into a new role as the Australasian Sales Manager within the company.
Stray achieves Qualmark Gold for best business practice
Stray has gone for gold again and been awarded the prestigious Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award by Qualmark for the fifth year running!
Set sail this summer in Abel Tasman National Park
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
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.
Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in New Zealand
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.