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Stray is an award-winning, guided bus tour company for adventurous travellers who want to see more, do more, and get further off the beaten track. Stray offers guided, small group tours, and flexible travel passes which allow travellers to hop-on...more
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Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-917 4090
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rarely write a bad review on TripAdvisor. I had a very positive experience with the drivers and route. However the staff might need some retraining when handling customer complaints. They completed disregarded what I said and didn't take me seriously. The frustrating part was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sarah Elizabeth D
JodineL6, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We’re glad you had a very positive experience with the Stray drivers and the travel route and are sorry for the negative experience you had with the Adrift Tongariro Crossing activity. Adrift is one of the local companies that have Department of Conservation permission to...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

I’d recommend using this if you are not driving yourself. Everyone I met on the bus was considerate and friendly - the age range was wide. The bus drivers generally kept to time and provided good guiding along the way. My experience with head office...More

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Reviewed 23 November 2018

Why not travel with Stray and experience a whole other level of FUN with there outgoing and loving crew who make it all possible. Stray Travel a very unique and outgoing company that does not only deal with Travellers travelling but also has a lot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 18 November 2018

I had an AMAZING Stray experience!! I really loved the concept and I loved everything! I was so lucky to have on my bus GREAT people and to have also Nat as a driver! We were 18 persons for the 1st 5 days from 12...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CamilleM16
Reviewed 16 November 2018

I travelled on a Moe pass covering the North and South Islands, I travelled with a great bunch of like-minded people who were from a wide range of countries and of a wide age range. We bonded so much that we all stayed on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Holmesteader
Reviewed 16 November 2018

great drivers, amazing views, beautiful destinations, lovely people... Had the time of my life in New Zealand, Stray was the best choice I could have made.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank RobinT2034
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I've never been a big fan of backpacking. I dredd the thought of living in hostels and out of a backpack. BUT; my travel with Stray Journeys has changed everything. What laced in luxury and comfort was compensated with adventures and fun. From the first...More

Thank Jajuni
Reviewed 11 November 2018

Great tour, simply fantastic. The activities were incredible and most accommodation excellent. However, in one of the hostels five travellers shared a room with an ensuite bathroom. On paper that sounds good, but in reality there was a bottleneck in the morning, Some did not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Just finished my experience with the Stray bus and must say it was one of the best things I've decided to do. As a solo traveler it was a great way on meeting new people from across the globe, connecting and sharing moments and experiences...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

I had a amazing time with the stray bus going around both the north and the South Island! I can really recommend everyone to do a trip with stray! You will love it! I wish i had more time because I really loved it!!

Date of experience: November 2018
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JodineL6, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for choosing Stray and for recommending us! We're glad you loved your trip.

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30 August 2018|
Response from 267gabriellat | Reviewed this property |
I bought the max pass! It was perfect for my time there, I think it would be quite stressful if you’re there for a shorter time. But I would’ve loved more time aswell.
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Julia S
28 January 2018|
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Response from AntoniaN260 | Property representative |
Hi Julia, the majority of travellers on Stray's Hop-on Hop-off travel passes are 18-35 years old. However all age groups do travel on Stray and really enjoy it. It's a very inclusive atmosphere on board. If you are... More