Stray Mate is your personalised planning and booking tool with everything you need to manage your Stray trip:
- View your travel itinerary
- Book departures
- Set pick up locations
- See accommodation options in each destination you’ll visit
- Book accommodation
- View included/pre-purchased accommodation
- See activity options in each destination you’ll visit
- Book activities at the best rate
- View included/pre-purchased activities
- Save favourite activities and accommodation options
- Read about the destinations you will visit
Passengers with Freestyle Passes will need to book and manage all travel dates in the Stray Mate App. Stray has secured special rates and allocations with many of our accommodation and activity operators on our route. Booking through the app ensures that you receive the Stray discounted rate and will be catered for in the Stray allocation. This is particularly handy during the summer season where prices rise and space is limited!
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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Great travel tool!
I love how easy it is to see your whole trip, book activities and accommodation and book and change buses too, I like how it’s laid out so it’s visually appealing and easy to access information. My trip with Stray was awesome too!
Needs some serious money invested into
Quite possibly the worst app in terms of reliability and bugs I’ve ever encountered. During the latter half of my North Island and the entire South Island tour I was unable to use the app to book any buses in advance- the dates available literally didn’t show up. Accordingly had to book all via email and phone call with the Stray office- much to both my and their annoyance, I’m sure. Can categorically say this is not a one off either as heard many very similar stories with other travellers.
The app also has some outdated information for some of the activities which was not clarified by drivers. In particular in my case was whale watching in Kaikoura: with two times available, I chose the earlier one thinking I didn’t want to spend time waiting around. It turned out the Stray bus didn’t even get there on time for this so I narrowly avoided missing my whole trip entirely (which I wouldn’t have got a refund for) but also had to go by myself which wasn’t ideal. All a real shame really as I did enjoy the Stray bus. There really really really needs to be some quite serious money put into the app, though- it screams out cheap job.
Easy to use! Gives you lots of freedom and makes it easier to budget for activities
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.