New Zealand boasts some of the best short walks in the world and you don’t need to do a multi-day hike to get a taste of our wonderful flora, fauna and landscapes.

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moatrek

The West Coast of New Zealand is wild place with a fascinating and colourful heritage. Rugged landscapes and pristine wilderness have been the locations for exciting stories of times gone by, when brave pioneers flocked to the region to make their fortunes and rugged adventurers seized the opportunity to strike it rich. We’ve put together a brief history of some famous West Coast settlements – how they came about and what makes them tick, from gold and coal to glass, greenstone and wild venison recovery.

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moatrek

Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or simply wanting to document the memories of your trip, New Zealand’s otherworldly landscapes and colourful seasons combine for some incredible photo ops. Mirror-like lakes, pastel blue waterways and fields of golden tussock are just a few of the things that will tempt your lens every day. Read on to find out more about New Zealand’s top destinations for magnificent photos.

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moatrek

MoaTrek came to life in the early 70’s as New Zealand’s first-ever flagship youth budget tour company. Like a fine wine, MoaTrek has matured, and these days we offer small group tours round New Zealand for the more discerning traveller. But we still haven’t lost our unique way of doing things and our cheeky sense of humour from the old days. Not surprisingly, there are a few funny stories from those early days, including tales of romance and engagements.

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moatrek