The pass route is a loop, which means you can start and finish anywhere you would like. We recommend at least 4 weeks to get the most out of your trip and to allow some time to hop-off and explore your favourite destinations for longer.

Add on the Beach Hopper

Stay at an eco-lodge, built in native bush in Raglan – overlooking New Zealand’s black sand, premier surf beach. Explore an underground cave network at Waitomo Caves Visit Mount Maunganui, a local favourite holiday spot with an expansive white sand beach, hip cafes and boutique shops. This section of the pass must be travelled between 5 October 2018 – 29 April 2019. The rest of the pass is valid for a year.

Select Upgrade: “+ Beach Hopper” from the Options.

HIGHLIGHTS

Scroll through the gallery below to see the kinds of the things you’ll get up to on the Max Pass.

STRADEMARK PLACES

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible destinations so you can see more and do more! ‘Strademark’ Places are the places you’re less likely to find in the guide book but the ones you’ll be talking about long after the adventure has ended.

  • Only Stray stay at Hahei beach, an idyllic spot in the Coromandel, within walking distance to Cathedral Cove.
  • Spend two nights at Blue Duck Station, an award-winning conservation farm and get hands-on with some wilderness activities!
  • Discover history and culture not yet touched by the hand of commercialism at Lake Aniwhenua – it’s also your chance to try a traditionally cooked hangi dinner.
  • Stay beachfront on the golden sands at the edge of Abel Tasman National Park.
  • See the stunning fiord of Milford Sound and stay at historic Gunn’s Camp.
  • Stay at the base of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mount Cook/Aoraki.
  • Enter Middle Earth territory! Be surrounded by the breathtaking mountains and dense native bush, and have the chance to go white water rafting in Rangitata.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Bus transport – Travel on our comfortable private buses.
  • Driver-guide – Far more than just a driver, Stray Driver Guides are invaluable sources of local knowledge and assist with booking activities and accommodation on your behalf.
  • Reserved Accommodation – Have a bed reserved for you at every Stray overnight stop. Book through your Driver and pay-as-you-go directly to the accommodation.

Not included: The cost of your accommodation and activities is not included in a hop-on hop-off pass. You have the flexibility to choose what suits your budget and pay-as-you-go. These can be booked via your Driver, often at an exclusive Stray price!

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