Meet the MoaTrek Team

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!

Tracy - 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

Tanya 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 - Office

Christine loves travel, she’s been working in tourism since 1983 and can’t imagine doing anything else.

Susan - Office Team

Born in the South and raised in Auckland, Susan is a proud and passionate Kiwi with decades of experience in travel.
Sarah Office Team

Sarah - Office Team

With over 6 years in the travel industry, Sarah understands the importance of crafting memorable holidays. Her other passions are photography and interior décor.

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.

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.

Tania - 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 - 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 - Office Team

Originally from Tahiti, Nikita has lived all over the world prior to landing in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2012.

Bonita - 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 - Office Team

Originally from South Africa, Lauren is now a proud Kiwi and has a passion for both travel, health & wellness.

Charlie - Operations

Originally from Argentina, Charlie brings a ‘can do’ attitude combined with a background in vehicle maintenance and logistics.

Pablo - 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.

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.

Andre - Operations

Andre has over 10 years experience guiding and brings his passion for botany, eco-systems, environmental education to all his tours.

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!

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!

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.

Sean - Kiwi Guide

Sean loves the great outdoors and is passionate about the environment. When Sean’s not guiding he is a commercial artist.

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.

Ian - Kiwi Guide

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

Ali - Kiwi Guide

Ali has lead hiking tours and worked in outdoor education. She loves travelling around New Zealand and sharing it with others.

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