See how we’ve taken hop-on/hop-off to the following stage

See how we’ve taken hop-on/hop-off to the following stage

For a variety of travellers in New Zealand, hop-on/hop-off bus journey has been an essential a part of their expertise. It has been the traditional option to discover New Zealand for years. But instances are altering, and we’ve improved the traditional hop-on/hop-off expertise.

Change is nice

Without change, there is no such thing as a transferring ahead. At Stray, we like to assume exterior the field, be inventive and make the journey expertise for our prospects even higher.

We’ve been taking folks on superb adventures since 2002. We’re a bunch of travellers who prefer to journey a bit of otherwise. We love ticking off all the massive bucket checklist experiences, however our actual mission is to go additional off the overwhelmed observe. There’s all the time extra to find should you simply Stray a bit of additional off the freeway.

You are most likely questioning, “why change the hop-on/hop-off travel network that you have created years ago?” Simple. We’re making it even simpler so that you can discover New Zealand, with out taking away the enjoyable of travelling in New Zealand.

We’re taking the trouble out of hop-on/hop-off

The most requested query about travelling on the hop-on/hop-off community was “where should I hop off and how long should I stay?” And the second-most widespread query was “If I hop-off in XYZ is it guaranteed I can hop on again in X days?”.

For most travellers, it’s their first time travelling to our superb little nation. Of course, everybody needs to get probably the most from their once-in-a-lifetime journey to NZ. And who needs to fret about issues like hopping off, discovering lodging and the way to get to the following superb vacation spot?

Sit back and relax on Stray Tour
The best, most relaxed and enjoyable option to discover New Zealand: the brand new Stray bus excursions

Therefore, we created Stray Journeys some time in the past. And we’ve simply taken these new excursions to the following stage. These bus excursions are greater than only a bus tour. It’s a fixed-length tour with lodging included. Now you’ll be able to actually sit again, loosen up and benefit from the journey. You’ll arrive super-relaxed at your subsequent vacation spot. And you already know that as quickly because the bus stops, you’ve gotten arrived at an incredible place.

A spot the place you are able to do quite a lot of free or paid actions. The Stray Driver is your information on these journeys. And they’re filled with information about every cease alongside the best way. They have a lot inside info, ideas and details that aren’t even talked about in widespread journey books. It is like travelling with an area.

Advantages of Stray bus excursions in New Zealand

Here’s an outline of why you’ll love these new Stray Journey Tours.


Accommodation is included on these new excursions. You will likely be staying at 3-4 star accommodations for many of the nights and excessive nation farms or scenic lodges near the waterfront or nationwide parks in our distinctive locations. Hotel rooms are ensuite, whereas shared amenities are in Strademark locations. Upgrade to solo occupancy can also be potential. See for more information and reserving these excursions.

Private coach transport

Take the strain off, relax, loosen up, absorb the surroundings and let another person do the driving. You’ll journey by non-public, air-conditioned bus.

Stray Guide

Expect entertaining anecdotes, nice suggestions, additional help and native insider information out of your charismatic information. They know each inch of this nation. You can’t get this from a Google search!

Strademark Experience

Several of our excursions embody Strademark Experiences, particular locations or experiences that you’re much less more likely to discover within the guidebook. You’ll be speaking about these superb locations lengthy after your journey has ended.

So what makes a spot or expertise worthy of the Strademark badge? We have some easy guidelines for that, it should:

  • Be a singular native, cultural expertise
  • Have an environmental or conservation focus
  • Not be accessed by public transport

Our Strademark Places help you see extra and do extra. We take you to locations that you’d by no means in any other case see. Tick off your bucket checklist locations and expertise our particular, distinctive spots too.

On Stray tour to Blue Duck Station - Strademark Place
Blue Duck Station is likely one of the Strademark Places you’ll go to on a Stray Tour

Will hop-on/hop-off return as soon as the worldwide COVID / Corona-virus pandemic is over?

Never say by no means… But for now, all our NZ Hop-on/Hop-off Tours and passes are on maintain. If that adjustments you’ll examine it on our Service Updates web page, a web page that’s continuously being up to date when there’s information to share about our excursions.

We are assured that you’ll get pleasure from our new NZ excursions. These excursions will make your New Zealand journey simpler. No must make a plan your self. Just flip up on the day of departure, meet your fellow travellers and off we go. Aotearoa awaits. We’re wanting ahead to seeing you on one in every of our excursions.

Secure your seat & keep versatile

Are you excited to go to New Zealand once more as soon as the border is open once more? We are so wanting ahead to seeing you all once more… For now, solely travellers from Australia can enter New Zealand by way of the Trans-Tasman Travel Bubble however hopefully extra international locations will likely be added to that checklist.

Even although issues might look unsure, there’s plenty of flexibility whenever you e-book your Stray Tour now. It’s all a part of our reserving ensures, our guarantees so you’ll be able to e-book with confidence.

  • The begin journey date is versatile. If your plans change, you’ll be able to all the time change your journey dates, so long as you tell us earlier than the scheduled day of departure.
  • Tour swap possibility. Change your thoughts about the place you need to go? You can swap your journey for an additional Stray journey in any vacation spot we function in.
  • Book now, pay later. Only a ten% deposit is required to safe a seat on one in every of our excursions.
  • No reserving charges in any respect. It is straightforward to e-book your Stray bus tour on-line. The value you see is the value you’ll pay. There aren’t any nasty charges, like fee charges or bank card charges.

And our pleasant crew of journey specialists are all the time joyful to assist and reply your questions. Post ‘em beneath within the remark part or contact us by way of e-mail, cellphone or chat.


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