New Zealand

Your starting point for planning your New Zealand tour. How many weeks to plan for a New Zealand holiday? What to do and where to go? The Stray team will take you on a virtual tour through New Zealand. We’re a bunch of adventurous & fun travellers ourselves, so we know all the best places. Must-see places throughout New Zealand, amazing activities that will leave even seasoned thrill-seekers in awe and off the beaten path & hidden gem locations. Hop onboard our New Zealand travel blog and start planning the best trip ever. And we’re looking forward to seeing you onboard one of our New Zealand tours so we can show you the best places of New Zealand ourselves.
Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures - Stray New Zealand

Set sail this summer in Abel Tasman National Park

By Lisa T / 15 December 2017

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

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

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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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

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

Hop on board Hahei Explorer Cathedral Cove boat tours and discover the best of Hahei

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 8 November 2017

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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Double the fun with the Taupo Bungy & Cliffhanger Swing

Double the Fun with a Taupo Bungy/Swing Combo

By Lisa T / 16 October 2017

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

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 Bus - On the Road South Island

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

By Lisa T / 12 September 2017

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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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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Punakha Dzong Monastery, one of the largest monestary in Asia, Punakha, Bhutan

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

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) / 13 July 2017

Done straying in New Zealand? Where can you go next? Luckily the Stray Universe is an ever-expanding entity, so there are heaps of options. Check out this travel story from Clarke who decided to stray Asia after finishing his work & travel holiday in New Zealand.

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Laura Nalin - Willful and Wildhearted - Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Stray Days: Straying with Laura

By Lisa T / 22 June 2017

This month we’re Straying with Laura Nalin, a travel blogger originally hailing from the US. She decided to finish off her Working Holiday experience in New Zealand by getting off the beaten track on a Stray Pass around the South Island.

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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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Stray review: warm words from a happy Stray traveller

By Jodine / 26 April 2017

When we get a Stray review like the one recently shared by Bethan (aged 26 from Wales) we feel compelled to share it, not because we are bragging but because it tells us that all those early mornings, late nights and hard work is really and truly worth it.

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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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