Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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Ena

New Zealand is a small country in the South Pacific. It consists of two large islands referred to as the North and Souths Islands, as well as many smaller ones. With a coastline of 9,400 miles and spectacular mountains, it’s coastal, it’s rugged and it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

The terrain and activities are diverse and it’s an awesome country to visit. You won’t be disappointed. People are very friendly and it’s a safe place to be.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

The “best” of anything is always hard to determine. Everyone wants value and great experiences but we're all different. With group tour companies, "the best" for you might not be the same for someone else. The best of anything is subjective. When trying to find the tour that will give you an outstanding experience, check the details! It's sometimes the small things that make or break a trip.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

Here’s a handy article with everything you’ll need to help you get ready for your New Zealand holiday, complete with a downloadable packing list. We’ll cover what clothing and other essential items you need to bring, plus a few handy tips to make sure you don’t forget anything important.

Who are we? We’re MoaTrek, we’ve been running small group tours to the very best spots in New Zealand since 1971 and we’ve helped heaps of travellers get ready for their trip.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

New Zealand is one of the most naturally beautiful travel destinations in the world. Here are some great travel tips, common questions and important things to know before you go.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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miles

We like to put the “how long should I visit New Zealand for?” question in the same category as “how long is a piece of string?”  The answer is, it depends. The short answer is 14 days as a minimum time frame for visiting both the North Island and South Island of New Zealand. That’s roughly one week’s travel time for both islands and is just long enough for any visitor to experience the best of the country.