We reckon New Zealand has got to be one of the best countries in the world for travelling alone. It ranks highly for safety, and it’s an incredibly easy place to get around. Kiwis are a friendly, open-minded bunch – we’ve always got time for a chat, to give directions or to recommend a nearby restaurant. Travelling New Zealand alone, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet people and make new friends; there’s no need to worry about being lonely. Plus you’ll have time to enjoy getting to know yourself a little more, amidst landscapes so beautiful they’ll take your breath away.

Miles (the Big Moa) from MoaTrek at Lake Wakatipu
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Planning a trip to New Zealand from the USA? One of the first things you need to know is how to get here, and you probably think that "Down Under" is a long flight? The good news is that it may not take as long as you think, and airlines (especially our mates at Air New Zealand) are working really hard to make your flight super comfortable and fun.

Updated 2018 for the new Air New Zealand flights to Chicago:

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

Are you thinking about visiting New Zealand in October, November or December? Well that's our spring season and we're sure you have a few questions, like “what is it like in New Zealand in spring?”, “Is it the same as in the Northern Hemisphere?” and “what should I pack for spring down under?” This is your complete guide to travelling to New Zealand during spring including what the weather is like, why visit in spring, the best things to do, what to pack and more. 

Andrew Wells
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Once you’ve decided now’s the time for your dream trip to New Zealand, there are a few logistics you need to figure out, like what’s the best way to access your money and pay for things? 

What’s the best way to access your cash to buy things like meals, activities and souvenirs? When should you use a Debit Card? When is a Credit Card best? Which Credit Cards are best for travelling in New Zealand with? And how do you minimize the fees you pay to withdraw cash while you’re travelling? 

Tanya - Office Team
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If you’re planning a dream trip to New Zealand and have finally decided that now is the time, you’ll want to figure out one very important thing, how much will my New Zealand trip cost?

Ena from MoaTrek by Lake Wakatipu
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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

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.

Tanya - Office Team
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