Reviews for MoaTrek's small group tours. These are independent reviews from our Facebook page, written by people who have been on our tours. You can see more reviews for each different tour on the individual page for that tour.
What an amazing adventure !! My return to the South Island 20 years later with MoaTrek ... yes , 20 ! What did I experience ? A lovely group , extraordinary MoaTrek guide "M " - who was funny , knowledgeable and creative and my multilayered sheep family and friends . Not to mention an exquisite / seamless coordination of travel adventures, lovely hotel settings and a deeper cultural understanding . The overriding intention ? " enjoy every moment " ! Brilliant !!! Thank you for providing me a magical reunion with NZ ! As M says , " We're so jolly lucky ! "
I had absolutely no experience with group tours but now I am pretty sure my standards are set high because of MoaTrek. Everything was great: accommodation, coffee stops, lunches, activities, New Zealand’s scenery, the guide (Marilyn), and the other people on tour. It is the perfect variety of more active and relaxing activities ranging from kayaking to enjoying a cruise. The best thing is you can choose while on tour what kind of activity you want to do. I totally recommend MoaTrek and the 23 day Kakapo tour as it is the perfect way to see all of beautiful New Zealand.
Had a wonderful time on the tour. Our group was great very friendly, well traveled and mostly willing to share their adventures to other countries and give their advice.
Loved the small group of travelers..feel it made for a better tour.
Our tour guide was great but was new to the company. He did his best to let us know about places and what there was to do on our stops. The tour company was wonderful and would go with them again.
Moa Trek was the best. Awesome guide and driver. Great accommodations.
Sight seeing was well planed out with excellent sights. Recommended optional trips were great with exception of Maiori dinner and show which was so so. The only improvement to be made would have been to go on the three week trip!
Had a fabulous time on the 23 day Kakapo tour (mid January-mid February 2017). Nice variety of cultural and historical experiences, unbelievable scenery with many walks and boat rides in unique natural settings. Our Kiwi guide, Andrew was delightful--very informative and personable. Had a great group of co-travelers which made the entire experience one of our best holidays ever. Do not hesitate to book with MoaTrek and really see this beautiful country!
We did the 23 day tour over Christmas and new year of both islands. It was FANTASTIC. (It was very tiring,thoug, being rather 'full on'. If you have to option you could take a break in the middle!). The tour is small group and expertly guided and covers a wide range of subject areas and experiences. New Zealand is a fascinating place and this tour shows it to advantage. I totally recommend it.
Folks!!!!! Listen. This was our third trip to New Zealand. Moatrek was Fabulous. Accommodations! Adventure! Culture! Hikes! Dolphins! Glaciers! Wine! Suspended bridges! Water rapids! kayaking! Maori! Trip of a lifetime ! Great guide! Safe and knowledgeable!!!! We did 3 weeks. Oh my!!!! Do it!!!!! We took our whole family of 5!
We took the first ever MoaTrek winter tour of the South Island, and we loved it! Although it was winter in NZ, the landscapes were stunning! We especially loved the snowy mountains and waterfalls. Also, because of the winter season, we were the only tourists in many places. For example, we could take photos in peace, go kayaking in the Blue Lagoon with no one else in sight and drive around the countryside on empty roads. We were lucky with the weather and with proper clothing the chilliness wasn't a problem. Our guide Matt was very professional, among other things he told about NZ's history, agriculture and geography (with a sense of humour ). The hotels, special lunches and activities included were superbe! We thoroughly enjoyed the well-organised tour and would recommend it to everybody interested in NZ!
Best regards, Hanna and Heidi
Sounds most enjoyable for a Family of 5 adults,In a City where we have abt 30 relatives.
My wife and I researched small group tours in NZ for weeks and noticed the consistently high marks for Moatrek. After doing the April 4th 22 day Kakapo tour we could see why and were completely happy. We handled everything by email with them and no question was too much trouble. The itinerary, the accommodations, the extra booked excursions and our fantastic guide/driver Matt were all fabulous. Beautiful scenery everywhere as evidenced by my 2000+ photos. History, culture and geography all explained by Matt. We got to most stops before the huge busses arrived and could get into many stops and viewpoints they couldn't. Plenty of well timed rest/coffee breaks. The hotel room keys put right into your hands and baggage put right in your rooms by hotel staff or brought to you by Matt. Vouchers and/or tickets all ready for attractions, etc. Thank you for a great trip Moatrek, one we will not forget !