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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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24 Hours on Stewart Island

By Tara | 14 August 2018 | 1 Comment

New Zealand’s third largest island doesn’t always make it onto every travelers itinerary but, here at Stray, we’re here to change that. Travel blogger, Krysti Jaims, jumped on the Stray bus in search of adventure on Stewart Island and, boy, did she find it!

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Should you travel New Zealand in winter if you’re a fan of sunshine and warmth?

By Travel Mate (guest blogger) | 20 July 2018 | 0 Comments

What happens when you take an Island girl, used to tropical temperatures, and send her on the Stray bus in the middle of an NZ winter? Was it a recipe for disaster or an unexpected match made in heaven? Let’s find out!

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Lone Buffalo, Laos – A Foundation for the Future

By Emily | 20 July 2018 | 1 Comment

At Stray, we believe that travel is a two-way exchange between travelers and locals. It’s important for us to give back to local communities in return for the incredible things that they teach us about their cultures. Find out more about Lone Buffalo, a not-for-profit school in Laos and how Stray make a difference with […]

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Making a Difference with Auckland City Mission

By Tara | 11 July 2018 | 1 Comment

If you’re in New Zealand right now, you might have noticed that it’s getting a bit chilly! The mountains are snow-capped, the chairlifts are cranking at the ski resorts and the air is crisp. Whilst it may be a beautiful time of year to visit NZ as a traveller, we know that this season isn’t […]

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New Zealand’s Best Ski Resorts

By Tara | 10 June 2018 | 2 Comments

Winter is an amazing time to travel in New Zealand, especially for true mountain enthusiasts with a love of fresh, white pow pow! It’s time to strap into your snowboard and clip into your skis and experience how we get down in the Southern hemisphere…

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A Traveller’s Guide to Matariki

By Tara | 31 May 2018 | 0 Comments

Want to know more about Matariki – a.k.a the Māori new year? You’re in luck! We’ve put together a guide that will answer all of your questions, from What is Matariki? to Where can I see it? and How can I celebrate it? – we’ve got you covered…

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What it’s like to travel solo with Stray

By Tara | 22 May 2018 | 0 Comments

The thought of travelling solo can be intimidating, stressful and downright terrifying… especially when you’re on the other side of the world! At the same time, it might just be one of the most exhilarating and life-changing things you’ll ever do.

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These 3 Places Will Change How You View the World

By Emily | 18 May 2018 | 0 Comments

The history of Southeast Asia is filled with crucial events and cultural advances. Wars decided the fate of nations and rewrote the continent’s maps, protests rocked governments, and atrocities were committed both by and against the region. Southeast Asia is known for its beauty, cultural diversity and friendly locals. But it is also steeped in […]

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Stray Days: Straying with Sarah and Tim

By Tara | 26 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Originally from the USA and now travelling the world on an extended 20-month honeymoon (the dream, right?!), Sarah and Tim found some spare time to fill us in on their Stray adventure.

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Why you should travel South-East Asia in low-season

By Emily | 24 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Southeast Asia is an incredibly beautiful, geographically varied and culturally diverse place to travel. So many backpackers choose to travel in the Summer months (October to February) in order to take full advantage of the cooler climate and to experience this region in all its lively and bustling glory. However, travelling in monsoon season (or […]

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