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  • Getting off the beaten track - Paihia, North Island, New Zealand   2020-09-21

    I jumped on a Stray bus and took the 4.5 hour ride to Paihia. We stopped a few times along the way. After arriving, we got on a good size boat and toured the Bay of Islands and also saw some dolphins

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In the southern hemisphere, no one can hear you blog

today : 21st March 2020
After a couple days in NZ sprawl, I caught a Stray bus north to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. I spent a week up there, hiking, sand boarding, boating, eating pies, and brushing up on my beer pong skills. I saw whales, waterfalls, cows,..

Going A-Stray in New Zealand

today : 20th March 2020
Another relaxing evening in Whangerai welcomed the birthday in, and I celebrated the next morning by trekking along the Whangerai falls into town before hopping aboard another Stray bus up to Paihia in the Bay of Islands


The Northland

over a year ago : 23rd May 2008
122607: I took the Stray bus − which is kind of like Kiwi Experience − up to the Bay of Islands. Rob was the driver, he was pretty cool, but really scary behind the wheel. Gunter Jansen was a German traveler, and the only other person...

On the Road Again

over a year ago : 23rd May 2008
Im still completely full up from the fish and will probably miss dinner tonight Tomorrow Ill have a lazy day around Paihia (hopefully it wont be pouring anymore), as my Stray bus leaves at 4pm for Auckland....

Tongariro National Park

over a year ago : 23rd May 2008
The following day I took a train up to Auckland, having decided to book a second Stray bus pass that would take me up north to the Bay of Islands, and a trip that was to play havoc with my head...

New Zealand -the Stray bus

over a year ago : 23rd May 2008
Wow, its hard to fit all of this on here. First we went off to Paihia which is up north. We went on a trip up to the very top of New Zealand but the pouring rain meant the road was closed so we drove along part of the 90 mile beach...

Stray bus

over a year ago : 23rd May 2008
We then travel up the Coromandel peninsular, another beautiful spot which is similar in a lot of ways to the Bay of Islands. Again, more stunning beaches − tough life, eh The bus driver, Nana, drops us off at Cathedral Cove....

Hello

over a year ago : 23rd May 2008
Hey So, the day after my birthday we finally got on the Stray bus and drove up to Pahia or the Bay of Islands. Along the way, we stopped at Goat Island where some people went snorkeling. It was a bit cold for Terry and I though,...

Paihai

over a year ago : 23rd May 2008
<em>Paihia, New Zealand : </em> As I will be back in auckland to fly out of NZ, I decided to get out as soon as possible, and head north, to the Bay of Islands. The Stray bus stopped of along the way for some snorkelling at the Goat...

Bay of Islands

over a year ago : 15th December 2007
So we booked our bus that will take us around the whole of NZ, we are on the Stray bus its a hop on, hop off bus. On Sunday we headed up to the bay of islands, stopping on the way to view a 800 yr old Cody tree (me and Jay were...

Hahei, New Zealand :

over a year ago : 15th December 2007
Tuesday 8th November 2007 Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, Hahei. Left Auckland again and got on the Stray Bus with Lynn bumped into Sophie from Bay of Islands and met Julia. Met our drive Karlyn who w...

De kop is er af (Malou, Auckland, Nieuw Zeeland)

over a year ago : 15th December 2007
punt van NZ heb ik op de gevoelige plaat vastgelegd. Op dit moment ben ik weer in Auckland. De afgelopen dagen ben ik met de Stray bus (zo heet de organisatie) naar Paihia geweest. Dit is een plaatsje in de bay of islands ....

New Zealand here I come

over a year ago : 7th May 2007
This experience made clear to me, why the STRAY Bus or the Kiwi Experience Bus is called the vagina liner. Anyway, ouir first journey in our orange spaceship lead us up north to the Bay of Islands. When we arrived we could not quite...

Auckland and the North

over a year ago : 1st April 2007
Set off for the Bay of Islands the following day with the Stray bus. On the way we stopped to see a Giant Kauri tree, snorkel at goat island and the highlight of the day was a talking Tui bird called Woof Woof I could not believe it,...

Day 3: Bay of Islands

over a year ago : 7th March 2007
Id originally booked a sailing excursion to explore the Bay of Islands along with the Irish Snowboarder and another English dude from the Stray bus. But, Id grown seriously weary of their presence, so I decided at the last minute to...

Paihia, Bay of Islands Bay of Islands, New

over a year ago : 6th March 2007
Bay of Islands, New Zealand I'd decided to get on the Stray bus around the areas of the North Island of New Zealand i didn't go to last time i was here. It's basically like the KiwiOz Experience but with less idiots.Everyone on the bus was so nice and freindly. We were heading to the Bay of Islands, Paihia. Met Sophie the BFG...

Paihia, Bay of Islands

over a year ago : 6th March 2007
Everyone on the bus was so nice and freindly. We were heading to the Bay of Islands, Paihia. Met Sophie the BFG from Ipswich while we were waiting for the Stray bus this morning.. Although she was quiet to start with because shed been...

The One with the Pirate Ship

over a year ago : 8th February 2007
Raring to go, we headed off on the stray bus for our mini adventure to the Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga. Our bus journey north in the terrible weather meant that we couldn't stop at Goat Island for Snorkelling so we visited a bird rescue centre instead. Here we met Woof Woof, a talking Tui bird (he sneezes and says he has a cold, and wishes us...

Paihia and Cape Reinga

over a year ago : 7th February 2007
By the time the Stray bus was ready to roll out of town at 4:30, my fellow travelers had already gathered beneath the corrugated metal roof of the hostel pickup point, like refugees on the roof of some third world hospital waiting to be...

This aint no disco

over a year ago : 3rd February 2007
I was due to leave Auckland on Monday on the Stray bus to the Bay of Islands, intending to stay there overnight and then return for two final nights in Auckland. However, due to an administrative cock up at the Stray office (apparently,...

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