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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
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+64 9-917 4090
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Traveled around new zealand with stray for about 5 weeks and had such an epic adventure. The few destinations which make stray unique really were the selling point for me and was the highlight of the whole trip. The bus runs very easily and flexible...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My time with stray was extremely busy but I packed a lot into my 5 weeks travelling on the bus around new Zealand. Stray takes you to places you've never even heard of and makes you want to go back to them. I'm currently sat...More

Thank Kimberley c
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kimberley, thanks for the review. You summed up what we are all about in a nutshell. While the weather in off-peak is less predictable the scenery is completely different with snow capped mountains and some incredible crisp blue sky days. Come back and visit...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Thanks to Stray, I met amazing travelbuddies and had the time of my life in New Zealand. Their buses will go via all these amazing places (most of them are on your bucketlist) and the drivers tell all the stories about their culture (or just...More

Thank Laura V
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review Laura. Sounds like you had a great time with the Stray crew. We hope to see you again either here in NZ or perhaps in Australia or Asia! Safe onward travels.

Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

To travel with stray was perfect! I didn’t have a lot of time but i see the whole island and met a lot of great people because there are a lot of solo travelers in the busses of stray! Also the drivers where realy kind...More

Thank steffcherain
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Hi Steff, thanks for sharing your experience. So pleased to hear you loved your time travelling with Stray. Come travelling with us again sometime soon in Asia or Australia. All the best.

Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I was travelling on the winter journey “Blake” which covered both the north island and the South Island. In the winter the journey passengers are mixed with hop on hop off passengers, but that was okay, as you get to meet even more people, and...More

Thank MikkelGraulund
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Some great advice there Mikkel. Thank you for sharing. As you say travelling the South Island over the winter months can be absolutely spectacular! The days are often crisp and clear and the views of the snow capped Southern Alps is pretty special. As a...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

We had a wonderful trip of South Island starting on 10-5-18. We loved the presence of Collin very much. His sense of humour was mind blowing. Our co- travellers were excellent too.We all jelled together very well. Looking forward to many such trips and meeting...More

Thank Aloke P
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thank you Aloke. We are pleased to hear you had a great time. We look forward to having you back again in the future.

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I would 100% recommend for people travelling alone, couples or small groups of friends. it takes all the hassle out of driving and they recommend all the best tours and trips- sometimes with good discounts as they book it all for you. I did a...More

Thank Aodhan_le_fada
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Aodhan, Thanks for taking the time to write a really comprehensive review. A few good points noted there which will discuss with our team. Being a totally flexible pass, if there are activities our passengers really want to do that doesn't fit into our...More

Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

stray bus was so food I want to use another stray bus such as asia stray and I hope we can travel europe by stray bus

Thank juyongl976
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Hi Juyong, we're not in Europe... yet. But you can certainly travel in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Australia with us! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 May 2018

If you're traveling solo and looking for a cool organization to go above and beyond, than book stray! Stray is great for those who look for a bit (or a lot) of party, heaps of hikes, countless funny adventures. Big + is that they have...More

Thank Pepijn E
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your experience. We hope we can host you again in Asia or Australia in the future. Safe onwards travels.

Reviewed 14 May 2018

I was travelling with the Max pass. I loved Stray because I didn't have to worry about how to get to all the amazing spots in New Zealand. It was also great to meet new people. Almost everyone was travelling alone. At the same time...More

Thank lizliz94
Antonia N, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thanks Liz. As you say, its a great way for solo travellers to see New Zealand and meet great people. Please to hear you enjoyed 'Stray-ing'.

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Julia S
28 January 2018|
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Response from Antonia N | 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
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