It’s a vibrant mix of breath taking destinations, culinary delights, boutique accommodation and friendly locals that makes New Zealand the ultimate country for a luxury touring vacation. At MoaTrek, we incorporate luxury into our small group tours every step of the way. Read on to discover why MoaTrek is the ultimate choice for a New Zealand luxury tour.
Carefully crafted itineraries that take you off the beaten track
A standout luxury tour doesn’t just follow the tourist trail. The feeling of taking the path less travelled is exciting, and we’ve taken this into consideration with all of our itineraries. In Northland, we visit the Kawiti Glow Worm caves - a little-known destination that’s home to lush rainforest, enormous caverns and thousands of twinkling glow worms. Our visit to the Bay of Islands offers the chance to swim with dolphins, and the beaches of the northern Coromandel peninsula always prove to be a favourite. In the South Island, we visit a working kiwi farm as well as enjoy a leisurely kayak safari at Okarito Lagoon on the West Coast, home to rare native bird species. A MoaTrek small group tour offers one-of-a-kind destinations for a bespoke and unique New Zealand experience.
Experiences to last a lifetime
Exciting activities that you wouldn’t normally be able to enjoy at home are dotted throughout a luxury New Zealand tour with MoaTrek. There’s the optional sand tobogganing on the dunes of Hokianga - skid down golden sand at your chosen speed with this very kiwi activity. Further south on the Coromandel Peninsula, enjoy soaking in your very own hot pool in the sand at Hot Water Beach. A scenic flight over Milford Sound and Fiordland is a real bucket-list experience, while optional wilderness jet boating or glacier hiking offers even more activities for those after a thrill.
Delicious and unique food and wine experiences
Imagine dining on a hearty, home-cooked lunch while listening to stories of early Maori history from a kiwi host. Or, picture exploring the perfectly manicured gardens of a mid-Canterbury homestead before feasting on a meal of their own freshly harvested meat and home grown veggies. Dining in the homes of local kiwis and gaining an insight into kiwi culture is a special kind of luxury that’s often overlooked.
But when it comes to opportunities for enjoying delicious restaurants on tour, MoaTrek won’t disappoint. New Zealand is famous for delicacies like wild venison, fresh salmon and tender lamb - and, on tour, you’ll have opportunities to try them all. Restaurants lakeside in Queenstown serve up tasty local fare, while Wellington’s Courtenay Place is known for it’s award-winning restaurants.
Make sure your delicious meals are complimented by a glass of local New Zealand wine. Kiwis have made it on to the world stage when it comes to top-quality drops, and our sauvignon blanc, pinot noir and syrah is some of the best you’ll taste. New Zealand wines (and craft beers, for that matter), make for a luxurious addition to any kiwi dining experience. With a MoaTrek luxury New Zealand tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to go wine tasting at premier vineyards in the Hawke’s Bay and in Marlborough.
Hand-picked, quality accommodation
We know accommodation is an integral element of any luxury holiday, and our tours are packed with beautiful, quality places to rest your head. The Copthorne Omapere lies right on the water’s edge in the Hokianga Harbour, and the Hermitage, nestled amidst the soaring peaks and pastel lakes of the Southern Alps, is another incredible place to stay. Experience lakeside living at the Edgewater in Wanaka, and at the Punakaiki Resort you’ll wake up to the sound of the Tasman Sea. With MoaTrek, luxury, quality and comfort combine for accommodation that makes the most of your New Zealand vacation.
Expert guiding, comfortable vehicles and the luxury of a small group
Having an expert, knowledgeable kiwi guide on tour is a real luxury. Everything is taken care of - our guides pride themselves on attention to detail. What’s more, you’ll enjoy a deeper, more personal New Zealand experience because of the knowledge, stories and insights your guide will share on tour. Have a question about New Zealand history? Want to know which local wine goes best with wild venison? Perhaps you’re keen to find out more about the birds of Okarito Lagoon? Having somebody to answer all of your questions and ensure everything runs smoothly transforms your New Zealand experience.
Our quality coaches ensure you’re comfortable on the road. Purpose built for our small group tour requirements, you’ll enjoy reclining seats, spacious legroom, large windows and climate control. Comfort while touring means that you arrive at each destination refreshed and excited.
On tour with MoaTrek, guests are guaranteed to be a part of a group of 18 or less. A small group of people is a real luxury - enjoy getting to know people from all over the world, enjoying their company and making new friends as you tour New Zealand.