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Stray in partnership with Kohutapu Lodge wins top award for Community Engagement

By Jodine / 14 November 2019

Stray and Kohutapu Lodge have won the Community Engagement Award at the 2019 Tourism Industry Association (TIA) Awards. The accolade recognises the work Stray and Kohutapu Lodge have done in the remote Central North Island community of Murupara. This work began in 2013, involving Stray, Kohutapu Lodge and Murupara Area School with a vision to […]

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The 2019 Stray Travel Guide is HERE!

By Tara / 5 October 2018

Hot off the presses, the brand spanking new 2019 Stray New Zealand Travel Guide has landed!

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Introducing Freestyle Tours

By Emily / 25 September 2018

We’re super stoked to announce the launch of Freestyle Tours! Think of them as the love child of our original “Hop-On Hop-Off” Passes and an All-Inclusive Tour.

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Stray Australia officially launches at the ‘other’ Wedding of the Year!

By Tara / 31 August 2018

In August, at a private event hosted in downtown Sydney, a select group of agents, industry partners and staff witnessed what has been labelled the ‘other’ wedding of the year.

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A Legend’s Farewell and Young Talent Promoted at Stray

By Lisa T / 17 January 2018

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.

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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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Taxi takes the reins of Stray’s Southeast Asia adventure travel network

By Emily / 13 May 2016

After a successful period of leadership, Stray Asia’s General Manager, Melissa Hutcheson, has handed over the leadership reins to Brett Hudson, the current General Manager of Stray New Zealand.  From 1 April 2016, Hudson, better known in the tourism industry as ‘Taxi’, has stepped into the role as CEO of Stray, overseeing both the New […]

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Meet the new boss of Stray Asia

By Emily / 6 May 2015

There’s a new face leading Stray in Southeast Asia. The Orange Team is stoked to welcome Melissa Hutcheson as the new Boss of Making Things Work in Asia (General Manager Asia). After only one month on the ground in Laos, Melissa’s already bravely eaten unidentified insect salads, joined in an epic water fight for Lao […]

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Going in a new direction in Cambodia

By Emily / 31 October 2014

Speak and we shall listen! Based on feedback from previous Stray Asia customers and our local Stray experts, we’ve made the travel experience off the beaten track even better. Starting 1 November, there are a few route changes coming into effect for Stray Asia in Cambodia. Here’s the rundown on our new itinerary developments and […]

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Newsflash! Stray Asia prepares to stray into Myanmar

By Emily / 14 October 2014

We’ve got a new word in our Stray vocab: Mingalaba! Here at Stray, we’re big fans of getting off-the-beaten-track, so we’re extra excited to say ‘hello’ to Myanmar (Burma), the newest addition to our network of hop-on-hop-off trips in Southeast Asia. This lesser-visited country has long been closed to tourists, but is now slowly opening […]

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Living the dream in Southeast Asia

By Tara / 14 September 2014

About 4 months ago I was offered a chance to live a long-standing dream and come to live and work in Asia. Ever since I first stepped foot on Asian soil 6 years ago I have been captivated by the hustle and bustle of the big cities, enchanted by the local people and their culture, and amazed […]

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No Pain, No Gain! Stray does the Ultimate Challenge for a Worthy Cause

By Emily / 24 August 2014

Get… set… go! They issued the challenge and we accepted, even if that meant a whole lot of pain! Call us crazy, we even offered to pay them for it – but it was all to raise funds for a worthy cause…

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Latest Travel Advice for Thailand and Cambodia – 22 January 2014

By Emily / 21 January 2014

Bangkok, Thailand There is currently political unrest in Thailand, and the Thai Government has declared a 60-day State of Emergency in Bangkok from 22 January. This allows the government the ability to impose curfews, ban gatherings and restrict access. We strongly recommend travellers avoid demonstration areas and large gatherings. Current foreign travel advice (including the […]

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Newsflash!! Stray Asia Launches Into Vietnam

By Emily / 16 September 2013

Chao everyone! Stray is getting further off the beaten track, local Viet style! That’s right, Vietnam has now been added to our hop-on hop-off Southeast Asian travel network, and here in the Stray offices, we are all pretty excited about it. Holly and the Stray Asia team have been busy sussing out the best spots […]

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More reasons than ever to Stray in Laos

By Emily / 12 June 2013

  Laos has been named the World’s Best Tourism Destination 2013 by the European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) for its “perfect record of promoting clean, ecological and social orientated tourism”. Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam […]

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