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, Christine, Tracy, Susan or Jo - 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.

Members of ProGuides New Zealand
All of our Kiwi Guides are members of ProGuides New Zealand, the Association for professional Tour Guides. The association upholds the highest standards of service, promotes excellence in guiding and offers a voice and support network to Tour Guides in New Zealand. 

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, Tanya, Christine, Tracy, Susan or Jo 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
- Office Team
Tracy has many years of experience in the travel industry so you know you're in a safe pair of hands!
Tanya - Office team
- 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
- Office
Christine loves travel, she's been working in tourism since 1983 and can’t imagine doing anything else. 
Susan from MoaTrek at the beach in Auckland
- Office Team
Born in the South and raised in Auckland, Susan is a proud and passionate Kiwi with decades of experience in travel.
Jo Adams
- Office Team
Jo is a passionate Kiwi who lived and worked in 5 countries and travelled to quite a few more. Now home, Jo is excited to getting you to travel across Aotearoa.
Imke from MoaTrek
- 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.
Lisa - office team
- 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.
Tania from MoaTrek
- Office Team
Tania just returned home after living 23 years in the UK and travelling around Europe. She has over 26 years of experience in Travel.
Alisha from MoaTrek on the beach
- Office Team
Alisha has been part of the MoaTrek team since 2010, she has a passion for traveling her own country and is a true Kiwi.
Nikita from MoaTrek at Great Barrier Island
- Office Team
Originally from Tahiti, Nikita has lived all over the world prior to landing in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2012.
Bonita from MoaTrek
- Office Team
Bonita is a born and bred Kiwi. Unlike the Kiwi, she loves to travel and explore new places especially in amazing Aotearoa.
Lauren from MoaTrek
- Office Team
Originally from South Africa, Lauren is now a proud Kiwi and has a passion for both travel, health & wellness. 
Operations and Fleet Manager Charlie Cavolo
- Operations
Originally from Argentina, Charlie brings a ‘can do’ attitude combined with a background in vehicle maintenance and logistics.
Pablo at Mission Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
- Operations
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.
Kiwi Guide Tim has been sharing New Zealand with guests for 25 years
- 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.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Andre
- Operations
Andre has over 10 years experience guiding and brings his passion for botany, eco-systems, environmental education to all his tours.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Andrew on the Hokianga sand dunes
- 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!
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Graeme at the Hokianga harbour
- 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
- 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.
Sean, our Kiwi Guide from Northland
- Kiwi Guide
Sean loves the great outdoors and is passionate about the environment. When Sean's not guiding he is a commercial artist.
Steve, from Auckland, has been guiding in New Zealand for over 25 years
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Ali, from Nelson is an experienced guide
- Kiwi Guide
Ali has lead hiking tours and worked in outdoor education. She loves travelling around New Zealand and sharing it with others.

The friendly team at MoaTrek would love to chat

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