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How to prepare for the rough terrain of NZ’s best day hike: Tongariro Alpine Crossing

How to prepare for the rough terrain of NZ’s best day hike: Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, voted New Zealand’s best day hike, is a backpacker favourite. Don’t be fooled, however! The terrain can be tricky and weather conditions can be unpredictable, which means you need to be prepared and pack wisely. Luckily for you, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to answer all of your questions and help […]

Our top 6 of unique NZ beaches – these beaches are stunning, no matter the season!

Our top 6 of unique NZ beaches – these beaches are stunning, no matter the season!

Whether you’re a self-proclaimed beach babe or someone who could live without sand and it’s the ability to get everywhere, there’s no denying that the beaches in New Zealand are breathtakingly beautiful. We’ve narrowed it down to, what we think, are the top 6 must-see beaches in New Zealand.

6 ways to spend a day or two in Auckland

6 ways to spend a day or two in Auckland Auckland Harbour Bridge

Famously known as the ‘City of Sails’, Auckland is a world full of joy! A city that caters for everybody: the adventurous, the beach bums, the arts and culture lovers, the foodies and even your inner child – there’s something for everyone. With plenty to see and do in this whimsical city, our local Stray […]

7 Reasons why the Hahei Explorer is the best way to see Cathedral Cove

7 Reasons why the Hahei Explorer is the best way to see Cathedral Cove

Operating since 1992, the Hahei Explorer is a scenic boat trip like no other. You’ll cruise through the Hahei Marine Reserve and travel 14kms along the beautiful coastline. Unique, insightful and unforgettable this tour is not only perfect for snapping those Insta-worthy pics but also discovering the beauty of New Zealand from a different perspective. […]

Planting a seed of positivity with Kohutapu Lodge

Planting a seed of positivity with Kohutapu Lodge Kohutapu Lodge & Stray New Zealand group - planting the seeds of positivity

The friendly whanau (family) of Kohutapu Lodge at Stray’s Lake Aniwhenua overnight stop recently launched a new ‘Plant a Seed’ initiative as a way to say ‘thank you’ to their international visitors and encourage them to carry a positive message further on their travels.

Top tips for taking perfect skydive photos

Top tips for taking perfect skydive photos Skydive Bay of Islands tips for perfect skydive photos - Stray NZ

So, you’ve decided to cruise up to 16,500ft and skydive at the warmest and sunniest dropzone in New Zealand… good on ya!  You’ll want to remember this once in a lifetime experience so why not grab one of our camera packages and clue up on these top tips for some epic skydive photos.

Caving Adventures in Waitomo

Caving Adventures in Waitomo

I consider myself a well-heeled adventure traveller. I’ve bungeed, skydived, dived the blue hole in Belize, bombed from almighty waterfalls, swung, hung, twirled and zip-lined. But when Stray suggested I try Tumu Tumu Toobing, a black water rafting adventure in Waitomo, New Zealand…well I had no fricking’ idea what I was getting myself into.

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