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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.

What makes the Glacier Country Kayak Adventure so magical?

What makes the Glacier Country Kayak Adventure so magical?

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 and enjoy the spectacular views of the country.   Here’s 6 reasons we think you should […]

Thrills and Spills in Queenstown – Jet boating with KJet

Thrills and Spills in Queenstown – Jet boating with KJet 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 […]

The Truth About Queenstown (and other South Island Destinations)

The Truth About Queenstown (and other South Island Destinations)

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? We sent our mate Jess to find out. 

10 Mind Blowing Facts About Whales

10 Mind Blowing Facts About Whales

Did you know the blue whale’s heart is the size of a Volkswagen Beetle? The mind boggles. We asked the crew at Wings Over Whales in Kaikoura what makes these mysterious creatures of the deep so special. Having operated scenic whale watching flights for over 20 years, they know some pretty cool facts about whales…

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

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 an NZ winter? Was it a recipe for disaster or an unexpected match made in heaven? Let’s find out!

Skydive Abel Tasman: First Skydive in the World on Google Street View

Skydive Abel Tasman: First Skydive in the World on Google Street View Skydive Abel Tasman - World's first skydive 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

Set sail this summer in Abel Tasman National Park Abel Tasman Sailing Adventures - Stray New Zealand

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 […]

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