If you’re a young person who wishes to explore all the hidden and interesting parts of New Zealand, then the best thing you could do would be to check out the NZ Hop-On Hop-Off Bus specialists, Stray Travel. They are one of the best tour operators to use to explore the best and usually unseen (by tourists) parts of New Zealand. They focus on the things that are usually passed by other operators, and Stray will take you too many interesting destinations that you would never see otherwise.
What they have pioneered is quite unusual, a bus network that is a guided get on get off trip around New Zealand. The passes for the buses are completely flexible, which means that if you are interested in staying anywhere longer or want to see friends then you can get on or off the bus at any point along the route. This is so unconventional that any other kind of trip just seems boring!
The driver or guide is chock full of knowledge of all things kiwi and can assist you to book a place to stay or any activity that you would be interested in doing. But if you want to you can just do your own thing any time it suits you. What other organised trip can offer you that?
As mentioned before, the best part of what they offer is that they deliberately go into the locations that offer something special that are not normally on other operators top tours destinations. So you don't have to find someone else to help you experience things the kiwi way, it's already included.
You can also choose between the hop-on, hop off bus passes or their all-inclusive Stray Journey's, which includes everything from meals, to included activities and accommodation. The Stray Journeys are only small group tours to ensure that you will be a part of the trip experience. Whichever option you choose you will have a completely guided trip of the whole of New Zealand.
Choose which ever trip or route that suits you, they will even guarantee that you will have accommodation on the first night of each location, even in the out of the way places. No matter where you are, you will have the best and most unique trip of this beautiful country. An immersion in to the Maori culture and typical kiwi life is standard on these trips.
The founder of Stray, Neil Geddes, was a pioneer in the backpacking trips way back when and just wanted tourists to see New Zealand the way he did, down to earth and not just doing the tourist things that every other tour operator does. His vision lead to the birth of Stray and the wonderful and unique trips they organize. This is truly the only way to see this beautiful country for what it really is.
So if you are young and adventurous, and want to see the best parts of the kiwi nation, Stray is where you should go. Go by yourself or with friends, but go! You can find out more information on all the trips offered by Stray Travel at FOMO Travel. But you better be careful as travel FOMO is sure to hit as soon as you arrive...