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Stray New Zealand: Southern Circle - Freestyle Travel Pass

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Day 1: Queenstown to Mount Cook

Stop At: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park Visitor Centre, 1 Larch Grove, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand
Welcome to Stray! Your journey starts with a scenic drive from Queenstown to Aoraki/Mount Cook. Mount Cook is a hiker’s paradise and a South Island highlight! Choose from a range of tracks in the gorgeous Hooker Valley with outstanding views of NZ’s tallest mountain. As it grows dark, head outside for some of the country’s best stargazing.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Aoraki/Mount Cook to Rangitata (via Tekapo)

Stop At: Rangitata Rafts, 53 Waikari Road, Peel Forest 7992, New Zealand
Travel through landscapes made famous by the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films. Visit Lake Tekapo, a favourite photo stop, then arrive in Rangitata, Peel Forest in the afternoon. In summer there is the option for a top-notch Grade 5 white water rafting experience on the Rangitata River.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Rangitata to Christchurch

Stop At: Christchurch Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Christchurch New Zealand
Experience a city where old meets new as Christchurch continues to rebuild after the devastating 2011 earthquake. Wander the laneways, discover creative street art and see New Zealand’s most modern architecture alongside some of its oldest buildings
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Christchurch to Franz Josef (via Greymouth)

Stop At: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
Today you'll take an unguided connection to cross the beautiful Southern Alps on route to the West Coast town of Greymouth to meet up with your Driver Guide and group. From here you’ll continue on with the Stray group to the town of Franz Josef, home of the mighty Franz Josef Glacier. Your Southern Alps transfer will be on the Atomic Shuttle Bus, unless you've opted to upgrade to the highly regarded TranzAlpine Scenic Train (additional $99 and highly recommended. Contact Stray to arrange).
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Non Travel Day Franz Josef

Stop At: Franz Josef Glacier, Glacier Access Road Westland Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef, Westland National Park (Te Wahipounamu) New Zealand
Spend a full free day in Franz Josef, a quaint alpine town, home to the Franz Josef Glacier! Take a heli-hike, kayak tour or walk to explore the glacier.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Franz Josef to Wanaka (via Fox Glacier)

Stop At: Wanaka New Zealand
Can’t get enough of glaciers? Hop off at nearby Fox Glacier or continue with the group to Wanaka. We’ll make a few stops along the way to see some regions most scenic spots: the amazing mirror-like Lake Matheson, Thunder Creek Falls and the Blue Pools.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Wanaka to Queenstown

Stop At: Queenstown Hill, Belfast Street, Queenstown New Zealand
Kick start your day in with a brisk hike, an early morning skydive or learn to fly a stunt plane over Wanaka. Before arriving in Queenstown we’ll stop at Kawarau Bridge, the world’s first commercial bungy jump site, for your chance to take the big leap of faith!
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Non Travel Day Queenstown

Stop At: Queenstown Hill, Belfast Street, Queenstown New Zealand
Spend the day in Queenstown making the most of the wide range of activities on offer. Options include: bungy or swing, zipline tours, canyoning, jet boating, skiing (in winter), skydiving, local bush walks, or just spend the day relaxing and enjoying the stunning scenery. However you choose to wrap up your Stray adventure, we hope you’ve had an absolute blast!
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Nomads Queenstown Hostel, 5/11 Church Street, South island, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
8 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Fun and knowledgeable Stray Guide
  • Access to 'off the beaten track' destinations and national parks
  • Transport on modern, comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • A wide selection of free and optional activities
  • Flexibility - stay as long as you like in each destination and travel at your own pace.
  • Access to the exclusive Stray Mate App for special discounts
Exclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Had an amazing time with Stray. You meet great people and go to wonderful places. Including places you would not normally visit. The vibe is very relaxed. At no time did I feel hurried. The drivers are extremely knowledgeable and have a great sense of humor. Expect to
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Response from Climber07077681985, Reservations Supervisor at Stray New Zealand: Southern Circle - Freestyle Travel Pass
Responded 1 week ago
Hi There, Thanks so much for the awesome review! We hope to have you on the bus again one day and we'll be sure to pass on your great feedback about Lightning onto him :)
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By: Stray
208 reviews
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Memmlaa
Shropshire, United Kingdom
20
Loved it!
Great experience with Stray as my first time travelling alone. Made so easy and fun by the drivers throughout.
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unistudent86
561
Excellent and affordable!
Really enjoyed travelling with Stray. Went from Auckland to Christchurch over four weeks o the Short Moe. Stayed
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KuroPikoNagi
10
Not good service
I'v heard we can change the accommodations in city but it means we have to walk to pick up point. Sometimes some
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Toluca13
Henderson, Arkansas
20
I love stray travel, featuring Rollex!
I first landed in Christchurch sometime in October. I had no idea how I was going tour the spectacular amazing
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Ralbasini
Johannesburg, South Africa
50
What an adventure!
First trip to New Zealand. Did the 7 day North Island tour and was super impressed by the profesionalism of the
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savannes2019
Utrecht, The Netherlands
10
Wonderful time
Really enjoyed the stray journey. They are really helpful with everything. Lightning is the best!!!!
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Merino_I
41
Worth every penny
The Stray experience has exceeded my expectations. I thought I was getting a three week transportation service
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thind66
10
Lovely way to travel
I went tavelling whit the Stray busses for 3 weeks, at had a lot of good moments!! We was most of the time driving
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Drew089
10
First time with a tour bus
This was my first time using a hop on hop off bus and I can say it was great. Everything from the towns we stopped
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youknowwhoiamy
Franz Josef, New Zealand
23
Great Time
I have been using Stray for 4 weeks to get around the whole North- and South Island. Since I didn't always do
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ruairij
Mount Claremont, Australia
20
Great trip with Stray!
I did Stray ‘Dave’ pass, since renamed, which focused on the South island. Had two main drivers, Soxx and Cookie,
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Mees007
10
Cool trip
Had a great time in de south island. Next north island Thnx mozzie for te amazing bus ride neenneeenneeen hahahah
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RiccardoBurrows1
10
Our Experience
My girlfriend and I booked Stray without really knowing too much about the company and had no idea what to expect
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R5806JCfrankv
21
Absolutely loved it!
Had an amazing time with Stray. You meet great people and go to wonderful places. Including places you would not
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rachelmcg1234
10
Brilliant experience!
Had so much fun on the Stray bus and met so many lovely people from all over the world. Our bus driver Mozzie was
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