What makes a travel experience really special, something that brings a smile to your face for years and years afterwards?  It's easy right, the people.  No doubt you've done a bit of travel before, and the trips you remember best of all are those you made real connections with people. Well that's what we reckon too, we've all done heaps of travelling ourselves and if you ask us why we do what we do, it's because we love meeting new people and showing you around our home, New Zealand.

When you're talking about coming over to visit, you'll be chatting with Tanya, Tracy or Alisha - all true blue Kiwis, here to help you with any questions and make sure your MoaTrek experience is memorable from start to finish. 

Your Kiwi Guides

Our team of Kiwi guides are all professionals and have had pretty interesting lives, they all believe the personal touch of our small group style travel is the best way to see our amazing country. You'll love hearing about Richard's childhood on a farm in the South Island, or Matt's years as a true blue West Coaster - getting to know these Kiwi characters makes your New Zealand vacation that much more special.

Our guides are backed up by a support team, all with decades of experience and people who love sharing their favourite Kiwi spots with you on your holiday.

MoaTrek Kiwi Guides and office team in Ruatahuna

The Office Team

Most of our guests' adventures start with a friendly chat with one of our office team, Tracy, Tanya, Alisha or Ena and as so many of our guests return for more trips you will get to know them really well. Our team is a group of passionate travel professionals, with decades working and travelling all over the world and now we are all so proud to be helping Kiwis experience the very best of our own wonderful country. Find out more about each of the team below.

The MoaTrek office team in Whakatane

Meet the whole MoaTrek Team

Meet the team, from our Kiwi Guides to the friendly team at home base, click on the pictures below to find out more about each of the team...

Tracy from MoaTrek on the beach at Mission Bay
Tracy
- Office Team
Tracy has many years of experience in the travel industry so you know you're in a safe pair of hands!
Kiwi Guide Tim has been sharing New Zealand with guests for 25 years
Tim
- Kiwi Guide
Tim brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Kiwi guide with more than 25 years history in the New Zealand tourism industry.
Tanya - Office team
Tanya
- Office Team
Travel has been all over the world on her own ‘OEs’ and now spends her days helping other people make their travel dreams come true.
Christine from MoaTrek on the beach at Mission Bay, Auckland
Christine
- Office
Christine loves travel, she's been working in tourism since 1983 and can’t imagine doing anything else. 
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Andre
Andre
- Ops Team
Andre has over 10 years experience guiding and brings his passion for botany, eco-systems, environmental education to all his tours.
Susan from MoaTrek at the beach in Auckland
Susan
- Office Team
Born in the South and raised in Auckland, Susan is a proud and passionate Kiwi with decades of experience in travel.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Andrew on the Hokianga sand dunes
Andrew
- Kiwi Guide
A professional tour guide since 2015, Andrew loves sharing the outdoors with guests. Ask him how the native trees in his nursery are growing!
Operations and Fleet Manager Charlie Cavolo
Charlie
- Ops Team
Originally from Argentina, Charlie brings a ‘can do’ attitude combined with a background in vehicle maintenance and logistics.
Imke from MoaTrek
Imke
- Office Team
Originally from Germany, I fell in love with New Zealand the moment I stepped out of the plane and after living here for more than 8 years.
Kiwi Guide Nigel Murray
Nigel
- Kiwi Guide
Nigel is the classic Kiwi outdoorsman with an extensive background in guiding and outdoor travel across New Zealand and Australia.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Graeme at the Hokianga harbour
Graeme
- Kiwi Guide
Graeme brings an amazing background to the Kiwi Guide team, having spent 30 years working all over the world as a geologist!
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Richard Gallagher
Richard
- Kiwi Guide
Richard is a 5th generation South Islander, he grew up on a high country station and has been guiding all over the mainland for decades.
Nikita from MoaTrek at Great Barrier Island
Nikita
- Office Team
Originally from Tahiti, Nikita has lived all over the world prior to landing in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2012.
Pablo at Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Pablo
- Ops Team
Originally from Argentina, Pablo came to Aotearoa in the early 2000s. Previously a guide himself, he’s now a valuable part of our ops team.
Sean, our Kiwi Guide from Northland
Sean
- Kiwi Guide
Sean loves the great outdoors and is passionate about the environment. When Sean's not guiding he is a commercial artist.
Lisa - office team
Lisa
- Office Team
Lisa was born and raised in Auckland and has over 20 years experience in travel. She works behind the scenes with all our amazing suppliers.
Glen overlooking Wainui Beach,  Gisborne
Glen
- Office Team
Glen is a culture buff who has been running small group tours around New Zealand and overseas since 2007.
Steve, from Auckland, has been guiding in New Zealand for over 25 years
Steve
- Kiwi Guide
Steve is a born and bred Kiwi with a true passion for New Zealand’s history and culture with 25 years driving and guiding experience behind him.
Kiwi Guide Ian, loves sharing his favourite parts of New Zealand with you
Ian
- Kiwi Guide

Ian is an experienced tour guide and motorsport enthusiast. He has worked on racing teams over the years.

Jan, guiding around New Zealand for over 20 years
Jan
- Kiwi Guide
The last 20 years Jan has been guiding walking and biking tours. Being a Kiwi Guide provides her the next step in her guiding journey.

The friendly team at MoaTrek would love to chat

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