For many years New Zealand has been a coveted destination. More people are discovering this piece of paradise after great shout outs from publications like Lonely Planet and Conde Nast Traveler. So, it’s time you got there and had a look for yourself. In this article we'll offer our suggestions for a three week itinerary of New Zealand, covering both the North and South Islands.

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.

Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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Ena

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.

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

As Kiwis born and bred in New Zealand, the natural wonderland of the South Island is our backyard and favourite playground. Thinking about a trip down-under? We’ve put together what we think is the best New Zealand South Island Itinerary for our tours – and it’s brimming with glaciers, lakes, rainforests and mountains.

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moatrek

New Zealand’s North Island is so ripe with Maori culture, natural wonders and adventurous activities, planning a trip here is no mean feat. Overwhelmed with where to start? We’re born and bred in New Zealand, and the North Island is our backyard. We’ve put together the best New Zealand North Island itinerary to get you inspired.

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moatrek

Are you dreaming of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to New Zealand but don’t know where to start? There’s so much to consider – independent travel versus a group tour, transport, the itinerary. We believe deciding ‘how’ you travel is the most important thing. We’ve put together five reasons why we think a New Zealand group tour will give you the most unforgettable Kiwi experience.

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moatrek

Picture this: you are in a pretty seaside town, where down-to-earth kiwis greet you like they’ve known you forever. Next minute you’ve travelled back in time – Maori are cooking a hangi in a traditional earth-oven. Now it’s like you’re in the middle of ‘The Lord of the Rings’, where threatening dark waters mirror snow-tipped mountains. Born & bred in New Zealand, we know that a top-notch New Zealand vacation includes experiencing all of these things, and more. To help you plan your trip ‘down under’, we’ve put together what we think is the Ultimate NZ Itinerary. 

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moatrek