Travelling solo to somewhere like New Zealand on the other side of the world can be a little intimidating, which is why many people travelling alone like to join a tour. You'll have an instant circle of travel buddies, a guide at your service and peace of mind knowing you're travelling in the safest way possible.
Joining a small group tour also means it's much easier to get to know your travel companions than it is in larger groups, you will find you get to know everyone and make new friends in no time.
Because our groups are so personal and you have enjoyed so many shared experiences, it’s more than likely you will stay connected with your fellow travellers long after you have returned home.
Around 25% of our guests are people travelling on their own and the majority of them are women.
How does MoaTrek look after solo travellers on tour in New Zealand?
If you have some flexibility with your travel dates, check in with our MoaTrek team and we will let you know the tour dates that have the most single travellers already on board.
Travelling as part of a group, you'll automatically be included in everything we do. Your Kiwi Guide is always aware of when you're most likely to need advice or help and makes sure any solo travellers are always included.
We have minimised the additional cost of our single supplement while still ensuring as a solo traveller you have the comfort of your own room which is exactly the same size room as the couples who are sharing a double room. (New Zealand hotel rooms are the same size regardless of whether the room is for one or two people. There are no designated “single” rooms.)
Getting ready for your trip
Once you have your booking confirmed you’re bound to find a few questions pop up. Any query, no matter how small, we’re here to help – dial our free call numbers or email our office and one of the friendly team will be in touch.
When you're travelling alone, having someone to ask questions about where you're going is one of the things our solo guests tell us they appreciate the most.
Full support from your Kiwi Guide
On the evening before your tour starts your MoaTrek Kiwi Guide will call to confirm your meeting arrangements for the next morning.
From that point onwards on your experienced guide is at hand to answer your queries, assist with any arrangements and take care of your luggage arranging porterage to and from your hotel room. Whether you want to find a great café or the best places to shop your guide will have the answer.
Meet the MoaTrek team here, the guides who will lead your tour and the office staff who will help you make it happen.
On the road with MoaTrek
You will find one relaxing day flows on into another. Along the way there are a number of included activities with your group, sailing to the hot pools on Lake Rotoiti or flying back from Milford Sound, for instance.
But there will be time for you to do your own thing too, walking out from your hotel along the lake or seafront or into a mountain valley.
Our accommodation is chosen for its sense of place and natural beauty and you will have time to enjoy tuning into your surrounding
If there’s any optional activity you have set your heart on, whether it’s a bike or jet boat ride, a heli-hike or wine tour, your friendly Kiwi Guide can help you book the experience for you once your tour has commenced.
Read more about solo travel in New Zealand
If you'd like to see exactly what travelling alone in New Zealand looks like, take a look at the following from Susan Mills, a solo traveller from Australia. Susan left the family at home for two weeks and joined one of our small group tours.
She wrote a diary, took lots of photos and even sat down for an interview after the trip.