Stray’s hop-on, hop-off travel network has returned to the New Zealand holiday hot spot of Hahei in Coromandel, partnering with local operators of Hahei Holiday Resort to create a two-night experience in an exclusive facility for Stray customers.
Situated on Hahei’s beautiful water front, The Hahei Holiday Resort offers the classic New Zealand campground experience, as well as luxury accommodation, providing the perfect base to access the area’s popular attractions including Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach.
Grant Kilby, general manager of The Hahei Holiday Resort, and his team have developed a stylish purpose built backpacker facility which sets a benchmark for what budget accommodation in New Zealand can look like. The site, which comfortably hosts up to 100 people, includes six new cabins along with a major refurbishment on the original facilities.
Designed with the sociable traveller in mind, guests will enjoy generous common areas including an enclosed deck with comfortable furnishings, exclusive picnic and BBQ areas, gazebo with a brazier and a bespoke designed ablution block.
Kilby’s wife Cathryn, owner of CK Interior Design, worked on the project to create a ‘coastal chic’ boathouse feel that utilises natural timber and a clever use of up-cycled materials.
Stray’s CEO Brett Hudson said: “We see Hahei becoming a flagship destination for Stray passengers. Not only will our guests be situated on arguably one of New Zealand’s most spectacular beaches, they can look forward to a luxurious night’s sleep in spacious cabins with top-class bedding. We are pleased to be working with visionary Operators who share our customer-centric stance. On top of this, Strays fundamental USP’s are the industry’s challenge right now. Hahei will not only blow our customers away, but also create further effective dispersal of our customers to the regions.”