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Stray New Zealand: Morepork

Stray New Zealand: Morepork
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from $2,899.00 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
If you want to see all the Essential parts of New Zealand, and you've got 22+ days to explore, then the Essentials Freestyle Pass is for you! Starting from Auckland, you'll dig your own spa pool at Hot Water Beach, see bubbling mud and hobbits in Rotorua, hike NZ's best day walk at the Tongariro Crossing and explore the culture of the world's coolest little capital in Wellington. Heading to the South Island, you'll relax on the golden sand beaches of Abel Tasman National Park, before discovering the glaciers and rainforest of the wild West Coast. See the stunning views of Wanaka, before living out your wildest dreams in Queenstown. Heading up to Mount Cook, stay at the base of NZ's highest mountain. Go white water rafting or horse riding in Rangitata and explore street art in Christchurch. Check out the wildlife mecca of Kaikoura before heading back up to finish in Auckland! You can hop on and off the route anywhere you like for up to 12 months, so you can see more and do more!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 13949P29
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Breakfast • Dinner • Fun and knowledgeable Stray Guide • Access to 'off the beaten track' destinations and national parks • Transport on modern, comfortable air-conditioned coaches • A wide selection of free and optional activities • 23 Nights of Accommodation • Entry/Admission - Murupara
Exclusions
Optional Activities • Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Duration
24 days
Departure details
The Body Shop, 225 Cnr of Darby &, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Inclusions
Breakfast • Dinner • Fun and knowledgeable Stray Guide • Access to 'off the beaten track' destinations and national parks • Transport on modern, comfortable air-conditioned coaches • A wide selection of free and optional activities • 23 Nights of Accommodation • Entry/Admission - Murupara
Exclusions
Optional Activities • Food and drinks • Entry/Admission - Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Departure details
The Body Shop, 225 Cnr of Darby &, Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Duration
24 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travel days will include a free activity which will be explained by your Guide (ie local walks and sight seeing). Optional Activities can be booked via the Stray Mate App.
Insurance cover is not included in the price of a pass. We strongly recommend that you take insurance to cover you for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage and public liability.
Luggage is limited to one bag or suitcase per person (maximum weight of 15kgs), plus one day pack to carry onboard with your valuables. The carriage of any excess of oversized luggage is at Stray's discretion and must be approved prior to travel.
This pass is subject to the Operators standard terms and conditions
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
32 stops
Day 1
Auckland to Hahei
Day 2
Free Day in Hahei
Day 3
Hahei to Rotorua
Day 4
Free Day in Rotorua
Day 5
Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua
Day 6
Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck...
Day 7
Free Day in Blue Duck Station
Day 8
Blue Duck Station to Raetihi
Day 9
Raetihi to Wellington
Day 10
Wellington to Marahau via Picton
Day 11
Free Day in Marahau
Day 12
Marahau to Franz Josef
Day 13
Free Day in Franz Josef
Day 14
Franz Josef to Wanaka
Day 15
Wanaka to Queenstown
Day 16
Free Day in Queenstown
Day 17
Free Day in Queenstown
Day 18
Free Day in Queenstown
Day 19
Queenstown to Tekapo
Day 20
Free Day in Tekapo
Day 21
Tekapo to Christchurch
Day 22
Christchurch to Kaikoura
Day 23
Kaikoura to Wellington via Picton
Day 24
Wellington to Auckland
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5.0
19 reviews
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Lee B
8 contributions
Had a great time
Jan 2020
Had a great time doing the Essentials + Far South pass with Mozzie as my driver for most of it, he made sure everyone had a good time. We went on a kiwi hunt, drank beers, had Mozzie burgers (three times), went on a bar crawl (two times) and lots more. I definitely recommend the hop on/hop off pass.

The only thing that can be improved is the app, as it is quite slow and is frustrating to use on android as you have to scroll a long way when you're getting towards the end of your trip. However once you understand how the app works, it is really convenient for booking accommodation and activities all in one place. It means you don't need to hand over cash to hostels and for activities, it is paid in advance.

Thanks Mozzie and Stray!
Written 29 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Climber07077681985
Hi Lee, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like you had an awesome time with Mozzie and it's great to hear his famous 'Mozzie Burgers' are still living up to the hype! I am so glad you found the app convenient, I have noted down your comment regarding the scrolling and have sent it to our App development team so that we can pop it on the list of future improvements to be made. I'll be sure to pass along your great feedback to Mozzie and the whole team. Thanks again, Rachael
Written 22 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michela K
6 contributions
Amazing time - Shoutout to PacMan!
Feb 2020
I had a great experience with Stray! Was tight on time so booked the essentials pass (22 days) for North and South Island; it was a great way of seeing the country, with so many beautiful destinations that other buses don't go to. We were really lucky with the weather in most places, and I got to do loads of really fun activities.

I had PacMan as a driver for most of my trip and he was incredible - he combined deep knowledge about the country and anecdotes with fun facts, as well as being always available to help, and hanging out with the passengers whenever he could. Also, his group dinners were always amazing! 5* chef.

The only things I can fault are:

1) the app (especially on Android) can use some work
2) some places were very rushed, with late afternoon arrivals and early morning departures

Other than that, I highly recommend it! Good value for money, no need to spend hours planning your NZ trip, and you'll meet some awesome people on the way!
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Michela, Thank you so much for your review and the lovely comments about Pacman, one of our awesome Stray Guides! We appreciate you taking the time to give honest feedback and we're really happy that you enjoyed your Stray experience.
Written 25 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna H
Chislehurst, UK13 contributions
Best bus company ever!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Shout-out to Lego, Shorty and Soxx for being fantastic drivers, great cooks, and amazing fun. I started travelling with Stray back in May 2019 and had an amazing time and met some friends for life, but had to leave New Zealand before finishing my pass, but because of the 12 month validity of the passes I was able to come back in February 2020 to finish it. Because of this I was able to see as much of New Zealand as possible and experience it in summer and winter.
The app isn't perfect as it does sometimes glitch but the drivers are always so willing to help sort it out or book things for you and give recommendations. The stray exclusive stops are so much fun and really help you bond with others on the bus and make some great friends.
I honestly cannot recommend stray enough, weather you're 18 or 80 the bus is perfect for you, travelling alone or with friends or a partner you'll be well taken care of. It's just the perfect way to see New Zealand, you get from point a-b and have a laugh doing it. Thank you Stray!
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for sharing such positive feedback Anna. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the Stray style of travel. As you say, our guides are absolute legends who create really enjoyable road trip adventures around New Zealand. We hope to see you again soon in Asia or Australia. All the best!
Written 24 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eva
3 contributions
Great trip with Stray!
I traveled the North and South Island with Stray in 5 weeks. I had a great time, did a lot of stuff and met many new people. For most of my trip Mozzie was my driver. He organized nice group meals and organized fun things at night so the people on the bus could get to know each other better.
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for choosing Stray! We're glad you loved your trip.
Written 23 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Memmlaa
Shropshire, UK2 contributions
Loved it!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Great experience with Stray as my first time travelling alone. Made so easy and fun by the drivers throughout. Shout out to Waka, Husky and Soxx!!! :-)
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you for the great review of your trip. We're so glad you chose Stray to show you around New Zealand!
Written 28 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Drew089
1 contribution
First time with a tour bus
Jan 2020 • Solo
This was my first time using a hop on hop off bus and I can say it was great. Everything from the towns we stopped at to the other passengers I shared the bus with were fantastic. However having a driver who went over and beyond to make sure I had the best time which I did!! So thank you Mozzie and hope you guys get him or one of the other great drivers!!
Written 10 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there, Thank you so much for leaving your Feedback for us. It is great to hear you had a great time with your guide, Mozzie and that you enjoyed your Stray trip! Hope to have you on the bus again one day :)
Written 12 January 2020
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Jolien
2 contributions
An amazing unforgettable trip!
Dec 2019
This is such a beautiful country and you can see so much in a limited time with this Stray Pass. We had an amazing drive, Thor, who was very amusing and very helpful whenever necessary. We loved the activities that you can do (they are expensive, but you know when you go to New-Zealand that it won't be cheap) and you have such amazing views during the bus trips as well.
I Loved New-Zealand!
Written 18 December 2019
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Jess
York, UK18 contributions
Live for the moments you can't put into words!
Nov 2019
Well, what can I say except WOW!!
I was a female solo traveller who was seriously anxious about the concept of travelling alone for 24 days.
As soon as I got on the bus, all anxieties disappeared! I started my trip in Auckland and were greeted by our magnificent bus driver Pacman (more about him later) and travelled the whole way to Queenstown and then added on the Deep South trip (which I would highly recommend, seeing wild Kiwi Birds was such a privilege) with another excellent driver Skippy.
The experiences that I accumulated on this trip were nothing short of life changing and I firmly believe that this was due to the incredible people I met on the bus, the ‘It’s a beautiful day to be alive’ attitude from the effervescent and sometimes totally outrageous (in a good way) Pacman and the opportunities presented by Stray. The atmosphere on the bus was friendly and fun (from bus quizzes to karaoke and a mix of great tunes!), from group dinners, to partying in the places we visited and a wealth of knowledge that we were delivered. The group, I believe, was so tight and remained together for a whole 2 and a half weeks was because of the relaxed and friendly atmosphere created Pacman.
There are too many highlights for me to mention on this trip but I do totally recommend sticking to the itinerary and do not miss out places like, Lake Aniwhenua (Ena is a legend, I learned so much about Mauri culture here and the Hangi was incredible, YUM!), Blue Duck (awesome people who run it, incredible activities like horse riding to what feels like you are on top of the world, canoeing through what feels like Jurassic park and so liberating to be without phone signal!), Tongarino Crossing (exhausting but simply incredible!), Abel Tasman (just stunning, do a sky dive!) and Franz Josef (I didn’t do it but the Heli-hike but it looked and sounded amazing!). If you have time, definitely do the deep south leg of the journey, Milford Sound was simply out of this world (not to be missed), staying at Gunns Camp is a brilliantly quirky experience and Stewart Island is so worth it to see the wild Kiwi Birds. Like I said, you are constantly offered opportunities that you may have not done if you had not known about them (definitely my case).
I will 100% be back to NZ and would not hesitate to do it all over again! It was a trip of a lifetime and I made so many memories that I will life with me for ever. Thank you to Pacman first and foremost for being ever the professional, for educating me on the wonders of New Zealand, for making us laugh on at least an hourly basis and for making the trip so exceptional (It was an absolute Ripper!), to the people who I met along the way (firm friends for life, I have lots of new holiday destinations!) and to Stray for their customer service and endless suggestions for adventure.
Written 16 December 2019
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DimitriD
Turnhout, Belgium19 contributions
Legendary trip with an awesome team!
Nov 2019
Did the Essentials pass, so I started in Auckland and ended in Auckland over 24 days in total. Had the legendary PacMan is our driver for just about 2.5 weeks. I recon he was a big reason why most of the Auckland group didn't hop off for the whole 2.5 weeks.
He brought the whole bus together through his hilarious banter, group dinners, participating in activities, bus quizzes, as well as knowledge and stories at stopping points and on the road. He was punctual when needed and flexible when requested.
Trust me, if you get Pacman as your driver, you're in for a treat!

As for Stray itself, the HQ team always responded quickly to my communications and questions and took the effort of booking all my busses in advance when asked. They also have a great team @ Princess Warf in Auckland.

Our bus consisted of people aged 18-33 and up, and had a perfect balance between partying while still being respectful, responsible and being a tight knit group.

All in all; I would recommend Stray in a heartbeat. the only thing that could improve is the android app as activities and booking take too much white space in the overview which makes scrolling down more and more tedious as you progress through your trip. The iOS app seems to be fine.
Written 3 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ninive
1 contribution
Best experience of my life
Jun 2019 • Solo
I did the whole tour of New Zealand with stray and it was the best thing I've done during my entire trip. Everything was amazing, the places we stayed at (blue duck, lake aniwhenua, Franz Josef, Stewart Island, gunn's camp...) the people in the bus (friends for a lifetime I hope), the drivers (thanks a million Leftie, Rolex, Lego, kakapo, Shortie...). You are really free to do anything you want, any activity, change your accommodation if the ones on the app doesn't fit you,hop off where you want, etc. I'm so happy I choose stray, it gave me the opportunity to do so many things, see so many amazing and remote places, stay in incredible locations, far away from everything. I definitely recommend it and if I ever come back, I will do it again!
Written 24 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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