Looking for something very special for your New Zealand ‘Trip of a Lifetime’? Our Kakapo tour is the ultimate New Zealand 3 week itinerary, with all our favourite kiwi holiday spots bottled into one very special tour package.  

We know you’re coming a long way and want to see and do as much as possible, just like everyone else who loved seeing the very best of both the north and south islands on our signature tour.

Meet real Kiwis and hear their stories, marvel at one unbelievable view after another, see our unique and crazy wildlife up close, get out on the water and up in the air, savour the tastes of our fresh food and wine with new friends and at the end of each unforgettable day relax with all the comforts of home.

22 Night / 23 Day New Zealand Tour

Omapere on the Hokianga Harbour
Paihia in the Bay of Islands
Tongariro National Park
Abel Tasman National Park
Mount Cook
Milford Sound
Franz Josef Glacier
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Tour Price

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2018/19 Season

$11790.00 pp twin
$14890.00 pp single

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Kevin Thomas Stevens

Kakapo Tour - Forrest Wines Cricket Tim & Kevin
United Kingdom
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

This was a great trip put together by Mao Trek, the itinerary, was perfectly balanced between organised and free time, and whilst the pace was fast we were able to see and experience a great deal of New Zealand in just under three weeks. 

Our guide Andrew was brilliant, extremely knowledgeable and proud of his country. He was well organised, professional friendly and had a good seance of humour, which enable everyone to get the most out of the group.

Sally & Mike Robinson

Sailing on Lake Rotoiti
United States
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

We were so excited to travel in a small group to New Zealand with MoaTrek. The trip lived up to our expectations ... and beyond! We were thrilled with the itinerary and being able to choose and customize our trip. The optional tours were fantastic! If you take this trip be sure to include and experience everything on your "bucket list" that is offered. You won't be disappointed!

John O'Meara

Kakapo Tour - The Bruce - Group Shot
Republic of Ireland
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

Tropical Sky/MoaTrek’s 22-day All New Zealand Kakapo Small Group Tour (max 20), which I joined recently in November 2018, was perhaps the best single country tour I have ever done.

I have always wanted to complete a comprehensive tour of the North and South Islands, but had only a maximum of 3 weeks in which to do it, so this was the ideal trip for me. Tropical Sky were superb in helping me to arrange my tour, including my flight for a 10-day stopover to visits friends in Melbourne Australia. Donna Jones was my travel consultant, and she was so professional, competent and a really gifted multi-taker. She was absolutely superb (thank you Donna). Tropical Sky booked our trip with Auckland-based company MoaTrek, who, again, as you would expect, were fantastic.

From the very outset, Tropical Sky and their New Zealand Partner, MoaTrek, looked after all the relevant tour details and both companies kept me informed of everything I needed to know before stepping on the plane to Auckland, our tour starting point. An incredibly comprehensive and customised programme was also prepared with every conceivable detail of the tour provided for our comfort and it served as a very useful reference when we needed to review our travel itinerary, accommodation details or excursion details for each of the 22 days planned. During the booking process, MoaTrek provided a comprehensive excursion guide, some of which you could book in addition to the activities already included as part of the tour. I was advised by Tropical Sky/MoaTrek to book the excursions during the finalisation of my tour booking in order to avoid disappointment and I was glad I took their advice as they do fill up fast and may not be available to you should you wish to book them when on the tour itself.

Our MoaTrek tour guide, Nigel Murray, was without question, the best tour guide I have ever met and a driver to be proud of. He was simply amazing – a Kiwi to the core with a passion for the outdoors and an encyclopaedic knowledge of his home country and so many others (anthropology, botany, current affairs, economics, environmental issues, geography, geology, history, politics – you name it, Nigel knew it). A fountain of knowledge and a person of great integrity, kindness and compassion, Nigel is highly competent and was source of good humour and reassurance throughout the trip. Nigel, through his desire to go the extra mile and make ever passing moment light-hearted, interesting and customised in a way that only he knew how due to the love he has for his native land, he single-handedly turned this tour into a riveting adventure. Providing us all with our comprehensive MoaTrek Map of New Zealand just added to the sense of adventure, not to mention the occasional beach picnic or evening soirée that we would enjoy as a group for good measure!

The quality of the tour bus, hotel accommodation and excursions on offer was superb. Note that washing machine, dryer and ironing facilities were available in our hotel in Auckland and in Queenstown which made life easy for those of us packing for 11 days. While a trip of 22 days can be challenging on paper, it was so well organised, I always felt I had time to absorb the adventures of the day and take time to look ahead to the next. I also had plenty of time to get to know everyone in the group, and what a wonderful group we had. To cap it all off, the weather was simply superb, on both the North and South Islands, with the exception of one wet day which turned to snow travelling from Kaikoura to Mount Cook, the longest 1-day journey (520 km).

To think that I covered 4,600 km with Nigel and my fellow travellers and friends over 22 days, fills me with a great sense of achievement and I can’t thank Tropical Sky (Donna), MoaTrek, Nigel and my travel buddies for helping to make this trip one filled with unforgettable memories.

John from Cork, Ireland.

Susan Butters

The Bruce - Group Shot
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

As a solo traveller, I booked the tour with a certain amount of trepidation but it was a pleasure to be in the company of like-minded people, some of whom have become friends. Nigel, our guide and driver, was extremely interesting, knowledgeable and helpful. He was also very entertaining and we felt as though we were being given a true insight to New Zealand through him. He always went the extra mile and we felt privileged to have him as our guide.

Judy and David Keljo

Pure Cruise Lake Rotoiti - Judy and David Keljo
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

The 23 day Kakapo tour was an exceptionally comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Peter Meldrum

Beach Bonfire with Guests Punakaiki
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

Fantastic holiday all round. Could not have been better.
Our Guide/Driver Paul was great fun and very knowledgeable making the trip more interesting and enjoyable.

Kathleen Hushek

Kakapo tour group shot
United States of America
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

Traveling through New Zealand with MoaTrek was awesome! We enjoyed everything...from the sand boarding to the helihike. Our accommodations were as good as our guide, Paul. We enjoyed this trip very much! Thank you MoaTrek!

Christopher Allsop

Air Milford Flight Milford
United Kingdom
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

Moa Trek Personal Tour Guide went the extra mile with some unexpected activities which all the customers appreciated while keeping a a sense of good humour as it must be tiring for the Tour Guide. The information given by the tour guide was very interesting to us all & we found out a lot more about New Zealand than we would otherwise had done due to the excellent knowledge of New Zealand & its land & people. Particulary interested to meet Maori who were genuine & friendly. 

Donna Ciolli

Air Milford Flight Milford
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

A combination of being able to experience the diversity of both islands & the welcoming interactions with the Kiwi people made this tour a trip of a lifetime! You did not disappoint!!!!

Roy Newton

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
Kakapo 23 Day North & South Island Tour

Wonderful tour that gave great exposure to New Zealand - people, history, places and life styles.

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