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Our sustainable traveller’s bible will help you to live your best life – without it costing the earth

By Emily / 19 May 2022

We all share a common goal: more travel, and less impact. There’s an overwhelming amount of information (and disinformation) about how to be more sustainable, and we know that when you’re travelling, it becomes 10 times harder. We’ve put together our checklist for sustainable travellers while on the road, so you can live your best […]

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Making a Difference with Auckland City Mission

By Tara / 11 July 2018

If you’re in New Zealand over winter, you might have noticed that it’s getting a bit chilly! The mountains are snow-capped, the chairlifts are cranking at the ski resorts and the air is crisp. Whilst it may be a beautiful time of year to visit NZ as a traveller, we know that this season isn’t […]

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Kohutapu Lodge & Stray New Zealand group - planting the seeds of positivity

Planting a seed of positivity with Kohutapu Lodge

By Lisa T / 22 January 2018

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.

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Stray New Zealand - Qualmark Gold Award

Stray achieves Qualmark Gold for best business practice

By Lisa T / 19 December 2017

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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Stray staff volunteering at Eat My Lunch

Stray volunteers with Eat My Lunch

By Lisa T / 29 September 2017

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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Team Stray Sky Tower Step Up Challenge

Stray staff STEP UP!

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 4 August 2017

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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A member of the Stray team getting her hands dirty.

Stray staff get their hands dirty!

By Lisa T / 14 September 2016

One  sunny spring morning, 15 of the Stray Head Office team ventured to the northern edge of Auckland to Atiu Creek Regional Park on a mission to plant as many native trees as possible with local non-profit organisation Conservation Volunteers.

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Stray cleans up with Sustainable Coastlines

By Lisa T / 23 March 2016

Stray focuses on showing travellers the best parts of New Zealand, and part of that mission is encouraging all travellers to keep NZ clean and green while they visit. Don’t think for a second we don’t practice what we preach – here’s how we made a difference with Sustainable Coastlines.

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Together Stray & Kohutapu Lodge make a positive impact on local school

By Lisa T / 4 February 2015

A little over a year ago Stray changed its North Island tour route to include an overnight stay at Kohutapu Lodge on the edge of Lake Aniwhenua.

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Welcome to Lake Aniwhenua, the newest stop for Stray

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 20 December 2013

Kris works in our Stray head office and recently embarked on an adventure to the newest Stray stop, Lake Aniwhenua.

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