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New Zealand’s Ultimate Road Trip

Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass

New Zealand’s Ultimate Road Trip
From £760
Duration 31 - 360 Days
From £760
Duration 31 - 360 Days
Discover the real New Zealand from the far North to the very far South. Experience all the hotspots as well as many hidden gems that even the locals don’t know about!

Jump on the Stray bus and go on the ultimate road trip of New Zealand! Stray is the award-winning, flexible bus network designed for adventurous travellers, who are looking for something a bit different. The Everywhere Pass takes you from the very top of New Zealand to the very bottom and is totally flexible so you can hop on or off the bus anywhere you want along the way – to stay longer, visit friends or even work for a while.

 Roys Peak - Wanaka - Stray New Zealand


  • Discover the beautiful Bay of Islands and get to the northern-most tip of New Zealand where the two oceans collide!
  • Visit Hahei beach and hike to the famous Cathedral Cove (*Strademark Place).
  • Dig your own spa pool in the sand at Hot Water Beach.
  • (Summer only) Stay at a wilderness lodge in the bush at Raglan – overlooking New Zealand’s premier surf beach (*Strademark Place).
  • (Summer only) See glow-worms and do some amazing caving at Waitomo Caves.
  • (Summer only) Climb Mount Maunganui and look out over the golden sand beaches
  • Visit Rotorua to experience (smell) the geothermal activity and do extreme white water rafting.
  • Discover history and culture not yet touched by the hand of commercialism at our exclusive stop at Lake Aniwhenua (*Strademark Place).
  • Hike volcanic plateaus in Tongariro National Park (NZ’s best one day walk).
  • Stay at award-winning conservation stop Blue Duck Station, for wild wilderness activities (*Strademark Place).
  • Explore the hustle and bustle of Wellington – NZ’s capital city, home to our national museum Te Papa and a cool cafe culture.
  • Relax on the golden sand beaches of Abel Tasman National Park (walks, sailing and kayaking options) (*Strademark Place).
  • Experience the remote and rugged West Coast of the South Island.
  • Hike the majestic Franz Josef glacier.
  • Spend a few days in Queenstown – the adventure and party capital of NZ!
  • Cruise the stunning fiord of Milford Sound.
  • Stay at the historic Gunn’s Camp in the shadow of New Zealand’s largest mountain (*Strademark Place).
  • Travel to the sourthern-most tip of New Zealand; Stewart Island and experience natural untouched beauty and wildlife.
  • Stay at the base of Aoraki/Mount Cook, and do one of the many stunning walks in the area.
  • Go white water rafting or horse riding in Rangitata, home of ‘Lord of the Rings’ filming spots.
  • Stay the night in Christchurch, and enjoy the vibrant, artsy, post earthquake culture.
  • Visit Kaikoura, for the awe-inspiring whale watching and wildlife spotting.

*Strademark Places
‘Strademark’ Places are the places you’re less likely to find in the guide book but the ones you’ll be talking about long after the adventure has ended. Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible destinations so you can see more and do more!

Oban - Stewart Island - Stray New Zealand

Route Map

What’s Included

  • All transport on our comfortable, private buses.
  • Stray bus Driver-Guide, who comes with expert local knowledge, invaluable insight and the odd story or two!
  • You won’t just go from A-B, you will experience great stops and inclusions en route, like taking a walk to a secret waterfall, or stopping to observe a colony of seal pups bathing on the beach!
  • Reserved Accommodation – Have a bed reserved for you at every Stray overnight stop which is ideal, particularly during peak season!
  • Pay as you go for accommodation and activities on our Stray Mate app.
  • Your pass is valid for up to a year and you can re-travel most sectors (T’s & C’s apply).

Activities and Accommodation are not included in the pass price allowing you the flexibility to do only the things you are interested in, choose accommodation that suits your budget and hop off along the way.

Experience Tours
Region Australasia
Country New Zealand

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