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New Zealand’s Best Ski Resorts

By Tara / 10 June 2018

Winter is an amazing time to travel in New Zealand, especially for true mountain enthusiasts with a love of fresh, white pow pow! It’s time to strap into your snowboard and clip into your skis and experience how we get down in the Southern hemisphere…

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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in New Zealand

By Lisa T / 27 November 2017

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

                  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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All reasons listed why you should visit Taupo or hop off there for a few days!

By Tara / 1 May 2017

Taupo, one of the North Island’s most beautiful townships and also home to New Zealand’s largest lake. It might not be one of our designated Stray overnight stops, but for those with spare time to play with, we would 100% recommend hopping off the bus to explore.

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Sunset at Hot Water Beach

How to find the perfect spot at Hot Water Beach

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 8 February 2017

Hot Water Beach is one of the hottest free activities on the North Island but it can be tricky to get your free, personal spa just right. Here are some top tips from our very own Stray driver: Nat!

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Another excited group preparing for Tumu Tumu Toobing with Waitomo Adventures.

My Caving Adventures in Waitomo: review of Waitomo Adventures

By Antonia / 5 October 2016

I consider myself a well-heeled adventure traveller. I’ve bungeed, skydived, dived the blue hole in Belize, bombed from almighty waterfalls, swung, hung, twirled and zip-lined. But when Stray suggested I try Tumu Tumu Toobing, a black water rafting adventure in Waitomo, New Zealand…well I had no fricking’ idea what I was getting myself into.

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10 Reasons to visit the Bay of Islands

By Intern @ Stray / 18 January 2015

One of the perks of interning for an adventure travel company is the opportunity to get out there and do really cool tours around this gorgeous country of ours. In November, we sent our lovely graphic design intern, Maartje, who hails from the Netherlands, up north to check out Paihia and the Bay of Islands.

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