Hey, we’re Stray!

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.

Check out our amazing destinations

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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Heading to Australia? Good on ya mate! Let’s help them bounce back from the bushfires.

By Bhavisha | 10 January 2020 | 0 Comments

Witnessing the Australian bushfires in November and December 2019 was horrifying and it can be challenging to know what we can do to help and whether it’s safe to travel at the moment. The world has responded with an outpouring of grief, support and donations which has been truly heart-warming during this beyond-challenging time. The […]

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Thrills and Spills in Queenstown – Jet boating with KJet

By Bhavisha | 7 January 2020 | 0 Comments
KJet

Queenstown is a stunning little town in New Zealand’s South Island, located on beautiful Lake Wakatipu. But there’s nothing sleepy about this scenic lakeside town. Known for its seemingly endless adventure activities with numerous ways to explore the lake and waterways. I always wanted to experience Jet boating and had heard lots of great things […]

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

By Jodine | 14 November 2019 | 0 Comments

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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Exploring the Kinabatangan River in Borneo

By Emily | 19 August 2019 | 0 Comments

After a few days roaming around Borneo’s cities, beaches and parks with Stray, it was time to go even further off the beaten track and explore the Borneo jungle. Our destination was the Kinabatangan River, the second largest river in Malaysia. With dense jungle either side, the Bornean wildlife thrives here, and that is just […]

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River Retreat: Australia’s Best Kept Secret

By Emily | 18 July 2019 | 0 Comments
river retreat canoeing nymboida

If you’re heading Northbound with Stray, you’re in a for a treat. I jumped on the Greg Pass (Sydney to Brisbane) and discovered my favourite place on the East Coast – Stray’s River Retreat. Hidden away from the crowded coastlines, this authentic Australian bush stay with a real local community was a huge highlight of […]

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5 Places You Should Have on Your Bhutan Tour Itinerary

By Emily | 17 July 2019 | 0 Comments
Punakha Dzong Monastery, one of the largest monestary in Asia, Punakha, Bhutan

Bhutan is a mysterious travel destination where clued up travellers go to uncover the secret to happiness and lose themselves in the magic of the mountains. This tiny country has set regulations for tourism to prevent it from negatively impacting their strong culture and pristine natural environment. Tourists may only visit as part of an […]

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What to do on Magnetic Island

By Emily | 20 May 2019 | 0 Comments

Magnetic Island is an underrated gem that might secretly be our favourite island in Australia.

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Why I Chose Hop-On Hop-Off Travel

By Emily | 5 May 2019 | 0 Comments

One travel blogger’s confessions about why a hop-on hop-off tour makes for the most valuable travel experience. Tasha of Backpackers Wanderlust Stray’d with us on the Mekong Pass and told us what she really thinks…   Exploring a new country can be a fascinating journey. Immersing yourself in a new culture, way of life, exploring […]

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Guide to Laos: Getting Off The Beaten Track

By Emily | 30 April 2019 | 0 Comments

Laos was once a hidden gem of Southeast Asia, but is getting more crowded by the day. Globetrotting backpacker and blogger Tasha Amy (of Backpackers Wanderlust), shares her guide to Laos and advice for getting away from the crowds.

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7 Reasons Why Abel Tasman is NZ’s Most Scenic Skydive Location

By Emily | 2 April 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a no-brainer that the Abel Tasman features on the list of best places to skydive in New Zealand. But when it comes to stunning scenery, the region is arguably in a league of its own.

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