Departing South Island

Stray’s mission is to get you further off the beaten track in New Zealand, immersing you in the places and activities that will, quite simply, blow you away. To name a few... an overnight stay on a real marae (Maori meeting ground), an authentic farmstay experience, a lodge set deep in native bush, a wildlife stop-over on Stewart Island, a night by NZ’s highest mountain... All of these and more are exclusive to Stray. 

Stray won the Best Visitor Transport Award at the NZ Tourism Awards and the Best NZ Tour Operator Award at the Australasian Golden Backpack (traveller-voted) Awards in 2010. Stray have extremely high customer satisfaction and referrals (97.5%) because they offer travellers more of what they want – down-to-earth, real New Zealand with an awesome crew and a greater emphasis on your needs.

Stray's average group size is 24. The benefits to having this size are many - you don’t feel herded around, they are able to include many more accommodation and activity options, it’s easier to meet people... plus stray can get you off the beaten track and do way more in a day!

Stray is passionately committed to environmentally sustainable tourism. Rather than just token gestures of energy-efficient light bulbs and recycling (which they do anyway) stray is  proud to lead the market with there environmental schemes and iniatvies. For this work we have been awarded Enviro-Gold accreditation from Qualmark. 


Stray NZ: Q pass (13 days minimum)
The wild West Coast and far South (aka Southland) of the South Island for those looking to get absorbed in scenic beauty and adventure in under 2 weeks... 
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From $91.51

Stray NZ: Short Q pass (8 days minimum)
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Anti-clockwise loop in the centre of the South Island! Start where you want - this is for you if you have limited time... gives you the chance to experience the wild West Coast, glaciers, Mt Aspiring...
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From $91.51

Stray NZ: Burt pass (3 days minimum)
Our tiniest South Island trip, but by no means least our least important! 
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From $272.67

Stray NZ: Stew pass (6 days minimum)
The Stew Pass is your ticket to see amazing scenery, remote areas and wildlife plus learn about the early settlers' history. 
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From $365.10

Stray NZ: Short Willy pass (11 days minimum)
Hello, West Coast! This trip starts Picton and finishes in Christchurch. For people who have at least 1-2 weeks, want to start in Picton and see the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park, wild West Coas...
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From $670.12

Stray NZ: Willy pass (12 days minimum)
The Willy Pass showcases the very best of the South Island, minus Southland and Stewart Island. You can start anywhere en route and hop-off in top destinations like the West Coast, Abel Tasman and Que...
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From $716.33

Stray NZ: Ron pass (16 days minimum) RON
This pass is designed for you if you just want to concentrate solely on the South Island – whether you have 2-3 weeks or 12 months! 
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From $827.25

Stray NZ: Short Ron pass (15 days minimum)
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The Short Ron pass is the Ron Pass but from Picton to Christchurch in an anti-clockwise loop. That means all of the South Island except Kaikoura.? ...
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From $827.25