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“hop on hop”(6 reviews)
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 4 days ago

My experience with Stray was amazing! I easily met people from all over the world and saw the most beautiful things. The Stray-app is working well and with this app it is easy to book accomodation and activities (mostly you have certainty for accomodation when...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank everynameistakenalre
JodineL6, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. Rhino is a legend :) we will pass on your feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In 24 days throughout New Zealand. It was an awesome trip that I’ll remember always in good memory. The accommodations were mostly very good. Everything was well organized and there were plenty of stopovers during the long drives.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I travelled on the Jonah pass (North Island only) between Jan and Feb. Overall we had a great time, went to cool places and met some lovely people. However, a few aspects of Stray were pretty poor and could definitely be improved....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very happy that I did part of my holiday with Stray tours as I was able to get a short moe pass at a very good price. Receptionist Aly was great. The driver, Lefty, was very helpful and took great care of me when I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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JodineL6, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great feedback about your Stray trip and Ally and Lefty. We're glad you had a great time travelling with us and we really appreciate you writing a review for our future travellers. Future travellers - Please note, over peak...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Feel like traveling by bus in New Zealand ? Stray Cie sounds like a good idea, don’t forget then : 1) In summertime, the Cie does not have enough buses for everybody, then be prepared to stay 1,2,3 extra nights before getting a seat on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet As! It’s an awesome tour! I got to enjoy so many places in 7 days with other 19 fun-driven travelers, age from 18-75. Honestly I didn't really know what I signed up initially and doubted if this was the right tour for me when...More

Thank dingding369
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

I booked the bus beginning if December for end Jan to end February tour. I’m on a world trip right now and a friend from Germany visited me for around 3 weeks. So we thought because of the limited time we book a bus. No...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2019 via mobile

I bought the Moe pass and travelled both the north and South Island over a month with Stray. I really liked the friendly drivers who didn’t just drive the bus, but also participated in group dinners, some activities and just hang around talking to us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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JodineL6, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you had a great time travelling with us in New Zealand.

Reviewed 9 January 2019 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
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JodineL6, Manager at Stray, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2019

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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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