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.
Tag: South Island
What makes South Island’s Glacier Country Kayak Adventure so magical?
Your Stray tour of South Island can present a unique kayak or stand up paddleboard adventure just minutes from the stunning Franz Josef Glacier. Feel the magic as you settle into your kayak, or hop on your SUP and smoothly glide across Lake Mapourika’s mysterious reflective waters while enjoying the spectacular views of the country.
Thrills and Spills in Queenstown – Jet boating with KJet
Queenstown is a stunning town in New Zealand’s South Island, located on beautiful Lake Wakatipu. But there’s nothing sleepy about this scenic lakeside town. It is known for its seemingly endless adventure activities, so if you’re looking for thrills and spills in Queenstown, blast-off on a jet boat with KJet!
7 Reasons Why Abel Tasman is NZ’s Most Scenic Skydive Location
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.
Jess Finds Out The Truth About Travelling the South Island in Winter: Freezing Cold or Unforgettable Experience?
We wanted to find out the truth about Queenstown and South Island. What happens when Kiwis experience Queenstown for the first time? Are they as blown away by the scenery and as excited about Ferg Burger as people from other countries? And what about the rest of the South, is the landscape really that awe-inspiring? […]
24 Hours on Stewart Island
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!
Should you travel New Zealand in winter if you’re a fan of sunshine and warmth?
What happens when you take an Island girl, used to tropical temperatures, and send her on the Stray bus in the middle of winter in NZ? Was it a recipe for disaster or an unexpected match made in heaven? Let’s find out!
Stray Days: Straying with Sarah and Tim
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.
Canyoning: The best adventure to get roped into!
Canyoning is a totally unique and exciting way to see part of the Abel Tasman National Park. We get right off the beaten track and head inland away from the coast to explore the beautifully sculpted granite rock canyons in the heart of the Park.
Welcome to Wanaka’s Wonderful World of Weirdness!
Home to some of the South Island’s most spectacular scenery and Instagram icons like ‘That Wanaka Tree‘ and Roys Peak, a stop in Wanaka is an absolute must! It’s also home to a truly unique NZ original you won’t want to miss: Puzzling World!
Top 5 Stargazing Spots in NZ
We could list a thousand reasons why New Zealand should be your number 1 spot for stargazing, but instead we’ve narrowed it down a little… With plenty of remote locations and limited light pollution, there’s no shortage of glittering constellations to be found here.
Skydive Abel Tasman: First Skydive in the World on Google Street View
The amazing team at Skydive Abel Tasman had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be the first skydive in the world to be added to Google Street View. Here, they share their behind-the-scenes story of how it all came together…
Set sail this summer in Abel Tasman National Park
Featuring: Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures The season has certainly gotten off to an awesome start with summer weather arriving early. Bucket loads of sunshine, hot temperatures and steady sea breezes all making for great sailing. Exploring the Abel Tasman National Park under sail is well known for being the most peaceful and relaxing way to […]
New Zealand’s best class 5 rafting on the Rangitata River
Have you ever considered white water rafting? Read on if you’re interested in a truly unique experience on the Rangitata River, ‘the river from the sky.’