Kaikoura is a pretty little coastal town two and a half hours north of Christchurch. There are plenty of pretty little coastal towns in New Zealand. What makes Kaikoura special? When you arrive in Kaikoura you’ll see huge mountains that frame the town. What you can’t see is that less than 2kms off the shoreline, […]
Tag: Kiwi culture
Early morning on Tuesday 12th September, a group of Stray staffers walked into the Auckland warehouse that serves as the headquarters for the Eat My Lunch program as part of our initiative to Make a Difference!
This month we’re Straying with Laura Nalin, a travel blogger originally hailing from the US. She decided to finish off her Working Holiday experience in New Zealand by getting off the beaten track on a Willy Pass around the South Island.
If you’re a true music lover as well as an avid traveller, then you’re probably inclined to check out the local music scene in every new destination you visit. New Zealand may be small, but travelling music buffs shouldn’t be surprised to discover the thriving community of local artists offering a distinct Kiwi sound.
No New Zealand summer experience is truly complete without attending one of the many world class music festivals held around the country. We’ve collated a list of some of the very best festivals New Zealand has to offer, each with its own flavour and musical genres. Many are located in truly unique parts of New […]
Stray focuses on showing travellers the best parts of New Zealand, and part of that mission is encouraging all travellers to keep NZ clean and green while they visit. Don’t think for a second we don’t practice what we preach – here’s how we made a difference with Sustainable Coastlines:
After five epic posts telling you the ins and outs of surviving Kiwi culture, guest blogger Sam from the UK gives his final insight into how best to travel around New Zealand… Now to see the country, taste the pies and learn the lingo, you’ll need some way to hit the road. As I’ve mentioned, […]
If you think you’ve already found the world’s best beaches (probably not Southend), New Zealand has them beat according to our guest blogger Sam the Brit. Here’s his best advice for enjoying the surf and sand of the Kiwi coastline. I know what you’re thinking, you’ve been to Southend, thrown up on one of the […]
You’re speaking like a local and dressed for Kiwi success – now what’s for dinner? Our guest blogger Sam from the UK is back to tell you all about New Zealand food. Food in NZ is same-same, but different to what we have back in the UK. Let me make this clear. Wattie’s and Heinz […]
Now that you understand basic New Zealand lingo, British guest blogger Sam’s next lesson is a tutorial on how to dress like a New Zealander. So we’ve covered the mighty jandal (now auto-correcting to “vandal”), but there are other items of apparel that have different Kiwi names and are used in different ways. The alternative […]
After introducing you to Kiwi-land in Part 1, our guest blogger Sam Berwick is back with a lesson on common Kiwi lingo and how to really pronounce those crazy New Zealand place names. Kiwis and Australians are not the same. Antipodeans, yes; part of the same country, no. Kiwis are also not Australian. Yeah, they […]