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We’re a travel company that likes to do things a little differently.

We challenge the traditional concept of a “tour” and give adventurous travellers what they crave: fun, adventure and the opportunity to give back.

That’s why we created the Stray Adventure Travel Network.

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New Zealand

New Zealand is renowned for its amazing landscapes; from white sandy beaches to rugged snow-capped mountains and lush green rainforests.

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Australia

Australia - the land of golden beaches, a humongous wild outback, cheeky local wildlife and sunshine for days! Australia will steal your heart.

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Southeast Asia

Discover vibrant cities, ancient ruins from bygone empires, mouthwatering cuisine, lush mountain jungle and sparkling beaches.

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My Vietnam Experience: Vietnamese Roads and Language on the way to Buon Ma Thuot

By Emily | 10 December 2013

Stray New Zealander Keys (aka Eileen) continues her travels on Stray’s very first Vietnam trip.       We headed out of Dalat and eventually made our way back down to sea level. The trip took us over another mountain range with stunning views of coffee plantations as far as the eye could see. We […]

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My Vietnam Experience: Dalat

By Emily | 9 December 2013

Keys (aka Eileen) is a Tour Leader with Stray New Zealand, and also our Environmental Officer, based in our head office in Auckland. A keen and experienced traveller, we sent her off to Vietnam for the very first Stray trip, to explore and report back on her experience…   Day One: Dalat At last the […]

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My Vietnam Experience: Pre-Stray, Ho Chi Minh City

By Emily | 7 December 2013

Keys (aka Eileen) is a Tour Leader with Stray New Zealand, and also our Environmental Officer, based in our head office in Auckland. A keen and experienced traveller, we sent her off to Vietnam for the very first Stray trip, to explore and report back on her experience…   Good morning Vietnam! I arrived in […]

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A Village Homestay: Visiting Ban Lad Khammune with Stray

By Emily | 26 November 2013
Children laughing in a village in Laos

The giggles were everywhere. They started on the concrete stairway leading up from the boat jetty. We’d just arrived at a small village along the Mekong River in Northern Laos, and the children were the first to greet us. They sat or stood in clusters underneath the blue village gate, some grinning broadly, some a little […]

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Why Hop-Off in Luang Prabang, Laos?

By Emily | 30 October 2013

Spiritual capital, slow boat end-point and UNESCO heritage city, Luang Prabang is a completely unique destination in Laos. Its has a rare combination of French colonial history, traditional Lao village life, and a potent Buddhist influence through every street, and is a place you could easily spend two weeks or more. Even if you can’t […]

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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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How The Cambodian People And Culture Inspired Me

By Emily | 7 October 2013

Having never previously spent over 48 hours in Cambodia, I was blown away on my last visit there by the people.  Living in Laos for six months had provided me with a certain preconception about how the local Cambodian people would be.  But as silly as saying “Germans are like the French” and “Kiwis are […]

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Newsflash!! Stray Asia Launches Into Vietnam

By Emily | 16 September 2013

Chao everyone! Stray are 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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6 Awesomely Weird Foods to Try in Southeast Asia

By Emily | 29 August 2013

Warning: strong stomach required for this one! These foods are not compulsory to your Stray experience 😉 Walk through any market and you’ll see them. Strange bits of meat sizzling over a grill. Steaming pots with something dark and fishy bubbling up. Wobbly cubes of red goo and sponge-like intestines laid out on a tarp. […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Laos Now!

By Emily | 7 August 2013

Sometimes the greatest surprises are hidden in plain sight. Nestled in the heart of Southeast Asia, between Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar and China, Laos is one of the least-visited countries in the region – but why? Maybe because it’s not as built up as Thailand, as well-known as Vietnam, or as large as China, but […]

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