Wednesday, February 28, 2024

See how we have now taken hop-on/hop-off to the subsequent degree

For lots of travellers in New Zealand, hop-on/hop-off bus journey has been an vital a part of their expertise. It has been the traditional approach to discover New Zealand for years. However instances are altering, and we have now improved the traditional hop-on/hop-off expertise.

Change is sweet

With out change, there isn’t a transferring ahead. At Stray, we like to assume outdoors the field, be artistic and make the journey expertise for our clients even higher.

We’ve been taking individuals on superb adventures since 2002. We’re a bunch of travellers who wish to journey somewhat in a different way. We love ticking off all the massive bucket record experiences, however our actual mission is to go additional off the overwhelmed monitor. There’s all the time extra to find in the event you simply Stray somewhat additional off the freeway.

You’re most likely questioning, “why change the hop-on/hop-off journey community that you’ve created years in the past?” Easy. 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

Probably the most requested query about travelling on the hop-on/hop-off community was “the place ought to I hop off and the way lengthy ought to I keep?” And the second-most fashionable query was “If I hop-off in XYZ is it assured I can hop on once more in X days?”.

For many travellers, it’s their first time travelling to our superb little nation. After all, everybody desires to get essentially the most from their once-in-a-lifetime journey to NZ. And who desires to fret about issues like hopping off, discovering lodging and tips on how to get to the subsequent superb vacation spot?

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

Subsequently, we created Stray Journeys some time in the past. And we have now simply taken these new excursions to the subsequent degree. These bus excursions are greater than only a bus tour. It’s a fixed-length tour with lodging included. Now you may actually sit again, chill out 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 a tremendous place.

A spot the place you are able to do a wide range of free or paid actions. The Stray Driver is your information on these journeys. And they’re full of information about every cease alongside the way in which. They’ve a lot inside data, suggestions and information that aren’t even talked about in fashionable journey books. It’s like travelling with a neighborhood.

Benefits of Stray bus excursions in New Zealand

Right here’s an summary of why you’ll love these new Stray Journey Excursions.


Lodging is included on these new excursions. You may be staying at 3-4 star motels for a lot of the nights and excessive nation farms or scenic lodges near the waterfront or nationwide parks in our distinctive locations. Lodge rooms are ensuite, whereas shared services are in Strademark locations. Improve to solo occupancy can be attainable. See for more information and reserving these excursions.

Personal coach transport

Take the strain off, sit back, chill out, absorb the surroundings and let another person do the driving. You’ll journey by non-public, air-conditioned bus.

Stray Information

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

Strademark Expertise

A number of of our excursions embody Strademark Experiences, particular locations or experiences that you’re much less prone 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? Now 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 Locations permit you to 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 record locations and expertise our particular, distinctive spots too.

On Stray tour to Blue Duck Station - Strademark Place
Blue Duck Station is without doubt one of the Strademark Locations 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?

By no means say by no means… However for now, all our NZ Hop-on/Hop-off Excursions and passes are on maintain. If that adjustments you’ll examine it on our Service Updates web page, a web page that’s consistently being up to date when there’s information to share about our excursions.

We’re assured that you’ll get pleasure from our new NZ excursions. These excursions will make your New Zealand journey simpler. No have to make a plan your self. Simply 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 all our excursions.

Safe your seat & keep versatile

Are you excited to go to New Zealand once more as soon as the border is open once more? We’re so wanting ahead to seeing you all once more… For now, solely travellers from Australia can enter New Zealand through the Trans-Tasman Journey Bubble however hopefully extra nations shall be added to that record.

Though issues might look unsure, there may be numerous flexibility while you e book your Stray Tour now. It’s all a part of our reserving ensures, our guarantees so you may e book with confidence.

  • The beginning journey date is versatile. In case your plans change, you may 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 possibly can swap your journey for one more Stray journey in any vacation spot we function in.
  • E book now, pay later. Solely a ten% deposit is required to safe a seat on one in all our excursions.
  • No reserving charges in any respect. It’s simple to e book your Stray bus tour on-line. The worth you see is the worth 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 glad to assist and reply your questions. Put up ‘em beneath within the remark part or contact us through e-mail, telephone or chat.

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