Duration: from 2 Days to 12 Months
Countries: New ZealandGet further off the beaten track! Stray operates flexible guided trips that get you into local culture, amongst real action and offer you the best value for money. Travel on Stray's comprehensive route that will take you to all the hot spots as well as some hidden gems that even most locals don't know about. Meet other adventurous travellers who are keen to get involved and really experience New Zealand.
Stray is a nationwide, guided hop-on hop-off bus network. Our passes are totally flexible so you can jump on or off the bus anywhere you want along the way – to stay longer, visit friends or even work for a while.
If you are short on time you can also use the Stray bus like a tour and complete your pass in minimum days and still enjoy outstanding locations and unique attractions around New Zealand.
We stay closer to the action:
On a gorgeous beach next to Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach; on a real sheep/cattle station; amongst Lord of the Rings scenery, beside seven amazing national parks (including Tongariro, Fiordland, Aoraki/Mt Cook and Abel Tasman) so you can easily access the good stuff.
We stop to do things along the way:
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing; a walk or sea kayak in the Abel Tasman National Park – ‘must do’ things that other trips don’t include time to do. We are not an express service, we Stray!
Our average group size is 30:
The benefits are many; you don’t feel herded around, we get many more accommodation and activity options; it’s easier to meet people; plus we can get you to the off the beaten track places and do more in a day!
We offer outstanding unique stops and activities:
A Maori cultural stop-over, a high country sheep station, a lodge in native bush, a wildlife stop-over on Stewart Island, a night by NZ’s highest mountain, jade carving, your own Maori tattoo designed... – all exclusive to Stray and some of our top-rating features.
The best people:
We attract independent people of a wide range of nationalities and ages to be crew and customers - people who want to get involved in the place they are travelling rather than just look out the bus window.
We give our driver/guides market-leading training to help guide you around New Zealand; as well as being your local on hand, they provide commentary, book beds and activities, and provide guidance on things as varied as history and culture to the best drinking spots. These are all people that you’d like to adventure with.
Save by getting off the beaten track:
With Stray you don't have to buy costly side trips as we include out of the way places like Raglan, Mt Cook, and the Abel Tasman. We save you time by picking you up and dropping you off at your accommodation; and by our extensive knowledge of where and what the best things in New Zealand are. We get you deals on the activities over the routes so you can afford to do more and there are always free activities for you to do (see each Stray pass page itinerary for the free options in each place).
What's included? Land transport around New Zealand; guidance and commentary from your driver/guide; accommodation and booking service; access to special deals; access to our expert local knowledge on the best things to do on and off the beaten track! All passes are valid for 12 months and with unlimited travel can be used as many times as you like, travelling in one direction around New Zealand.
Stray is New Zealand’s flexible bus network for adventurous travellers! ‘Jump-on’ and ‘jump-off’ the bus anywhere that you want along the way around our comprehensive NZ route. Go further off the beaten track for unique and down-to-earth stops, local culture and amazing activities. We have an extensive range of New Zealand bus passes for all timeframes. Use your pass for up to twelve months and as many times as you like with ‘unlimited travel’.