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.

10 Reasons to visit the Bay of Islands

By Tara / 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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Stray Passengers Find Love on the Bus

By Tara / 4 May 2014

We always like to hear that our travellers had a fantastic time with us and made heaps of friends! But finding the love of your life on the bus is truly special. Here’s an email we received this week… Congrats guys! Hello Stray! Five years ago I was travelling around Australia and New Zealand with […]

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Visiting Doubtful Sound with Stray Journeys

By Tara / 26 February 2014

In January 2014 I had the privilege of guiding a group of Stray Journey-ers around New Zealand. I have been a Stray driver since 2012 but, as I normally drive the “HOHO” (hop-on hop-off) circuit, this was my first chance to experience the Stray Journeys‘ itinerary. One of the many differences between the two itineraries […]

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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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My Weekend At Raglan Surf School

By Intern @ Stray / 15 October 2013

View in Dutch > Last weekend I went with all the other interns to Raglan for our first ever surfing lesson. The Stray Bus picked us up at 9.30am to go first to some hot pools, the Bridal Veil Falls and then off to the Raglan Surf School. We stayed at the Raglan Surf School […]

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A Waterfall like no others

By Emily / 25 August 2011

Heading up the coast from Kaikoura there is a road sign that is unique, a ‘Seal Crossing’ sign! If the sea is rough, the seals have been known to take refuge on the road. One stock truck driver told me that he had to use his electric cattle prod to get one to move that […]

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