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Kia Ora and welcome to MoaTrek




                                                                   Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park: A MoaTrek highlight


Have you been dreaming of visiting New Zealand for years and looking for something
special for that “once-in-a-lifetime” trip? Come and join us and enjoy the relaxation of
travelling in a small and friendly group where one carefree day flows on into another.

MoaTrek is a family business that’s been running               Meet friendly locals in their own homes, an off the
unforgettable small group tours of New Zealand since           beaten track experience you’ll find only with MoaTrek,
1971. There will be no more than 18 travellers on board -      and end each amazing day in quality, four star hotels
it’s like travelling with a group of friends!                  with a sense of place and good, old-fashioned Kiwi
                                                               hospitality. Our tours never compromise – you’ll travel
Our knowledgeable, helpful Kiwi guides are here to             in comfort all the way on our purpose-built coaches.
make every moment count - they’ll feel like good mates
in no time and look after your particular interests,           Whether you’re a couple, travelling solo or with friends
whether that’s photographing our natural wonderland            our boutique itineraries, personalised service and
and wildlife, wine and food, or for active travellers,         unique, included activities ensure you’ll have a once-in-
suggesting numerous walking possibilities in our               a-life-time experience every day.
countryside and national parks.
                                                               We look forward to showing you our country and
                                                               delivering your “best ever”travelling experience.




                                        “Our guide had extensive knowledge of
                                        the history and environment, including
                                        nature and culture, and added hugely to
                                        our understanding of New Zealand. The
                                        tour offered the flexibility to choose to
                                        be active or not. From our experience
                                        future MoaTrek travellers can be assured
                                        and confident they will have a great trip.”

                                        Graham and Cherryl Willis, March 2019


Kiwi Guide Mike meets Sparky the Kiwi                                                                    Our Kiwi Guide team

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Six MoaTrek tours to choose from
  21 Day Kakapo Tour                                                      p8      17 Day Kaka Tour                                                 p12          16 Day Kakariki Tour                                                 p16


                                                     2   Bay of Islands                                                                                                                                         2   Bay of Islands
                                  Hokianga   1                                                                                                                                              Hokianga    1



                                                         1   AUCKLAND                                                                    AUCKLAND                                                                   1   AUCKLAND



                                                                  2   Rotorua                                                                  2 Rotorua                                                                     2   Rotorua



                                                              1   Tongariro                                                               1 Tongariro                                                                    1   Tongariro




                  Nelson & Abel Tasman       2           2   Wellington                         Nelson & Abel Tasman         2         2 Wellington                          Nelson & Abel Tasman      2            2   Wellington

                      Punakaiki   2                                                               Punakaiki      2
                                                 1   Kaikoura                                                                     1 Kaikoura                                                                1   Kaikoura


          Franz Josef     1                                                               Franz Josef    1
                              Mt Cook        CHRISTCHURCH                                                  Mt Cook           CHRISTCHURCH
                          1                                                                              1                                                              Mt Cook     1
Milford                                                                         Milford                                                                       Milford
Sound
                  1    Wanaka
                                                                                Sound
                                                                                                1 Wanaka                                                      Sound
              3       Queenstown                                                              3 Queenstown                                                               2    QUEENSTOWN




  $NZ 11,790 pp twin                                                              $NZ 9,390 pp twin                                                             $NZ 9,190 pp twin
  $NZ 14,890 pp single                                                            $NZ 11,690 pp single                                                          $NZ 11,290 pp single
  Our signature tour starts in Auckland,                                          Travelling south from Auckland this                                           Starting in Auckland, visit Northland
  includes three nights discovering                                               tour includes walking in the West                                             for Maori culture and history. Cruise in
  Northland and three nights on the West                                          Coast’s rainforests and on the beaches                                        the Bay of Islands and see glow worm
  Coast before finishing in Christchurch.                                         before finishing in Christchurch.                                             caves. Finishes in Queenstown.



  12 Day Kiwi Tour                                                        p20     7 Day Kea Tour                                                   p24          4 Day Kotare Tour                                                    p26



                                                                                                                                                                                             2 Bay of Islands
                                                             AUCKLAND
                                                                                                                                                                         Hokianga       1



                                                                  2   Rotorua
                                                                                                                      Punakaiki   2
                                                                                                                                                                                                       AUCKLAND

                                                              1   Tongariro




                                                                                                        Franz Josef   1
                                                                                                                                               CHRISTCHURCH
                  Nelson & Abel Tasman       2           2   Wellington


                                                                                    Milford
                                                 1   Kaikoura
                                                                                    Sound                1   Wanaka

                                                                                                   2    QUEENSTOWN

                              Mt Cook
                          1
Milford
Sound
              2       QUEENSTOWN




  $NZ 7,490 pp twin                                                               $NZ 4,290 pp twin                                                             $NZ 2,190 pp twin
  $NZ 9,390 pp single                                                             $NZ 5,390 pp single                                                           $NZ 2,790 pp single
  If you have a time limit yet want to                                            Starting in Queenstown, cruise Milford                                        Starting from and returning to
  see our best known sights then this                                             Sound with scenic flight back to                                              Auckland, hear Northland’s history from
  itinerary, which starts in Auckland and                                         Queenstown. Stay in Wanaka and on                                             Maori guides, cruise through the Bay of
  finishes in Queenstown, is for you.                                             the West Coast. Finish in Christchurch.                                       Islands and see glow worm caves.


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Bay of Islands: Cruise to the Hole in the Rock



Your tour cost includes memorable activities
MoaTrek’s six tours feature an exciting range of included activities to famous places
and others that make travelling with us unique – off the beaten track experiences and
lunches with our friends – memories that will stay with you forever.




    Abel Tasman National Park: Cruise, guided walk & picnic in
                                                                        Wai-O-Tapu: Guided tour of this thermal wonderland
                                                     the park




4                     Akaunui farm homestead: Always a favourite stop                    At Akaunui: Lunch with our friends
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Waipoua Forest: See Tane Mahuta                                      Lake Rotoiti: Sail to the hot pools




                                              Milford Sound to Queenstown: Scenic flight over the alps




   Hokianga Harbour: Sandboard on the dunes                       Milford Sound: Cruise by Mitre Peak
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Abel Tasman National Park                   Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park



Enjoy short walks in eight National Parks
Walk as much or as little as you choose in stunning landscapes from volcanic
Tongariro National Park to the rainforests of Westland Tai Poutini National Park.




                                                                       Mt Aspiring National Park




6               Westland Tai Poutini National Park                      Tongariro National Park
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Paparoa National Park             Fiordland National Park




Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park   Westland Tai Poutini National Park




                                     Arthur’s Pass National Park.
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Hokianga Harbour, Omapere: The view from our hotel


    Kakapo - 20 Nights / 21 Days North & South Island Tour
    Looking for something special for your “Trip of a Lifetime”? Our Kakapo is the most comprehensive
    three week itinerary with all our favourite Kiwi holiday spots rolled into one unique tour. You’ll cover
    our country from north to south and see famous sights and treasures off the beaten track.

    Auckland – Omapere – Bay
                           ­­  of Islands - Auckland – Rotorua - Tongariro National Park - Wellington
    - Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park - Kaikoura – Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park - Queenstown -
    Milford Sound - Wanaka - Franz Josef Glacier – Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park – Christchurch



    Included Experiences                  Sightseeing & Exploring               • Cape Foulwind seal colony
                                                                                • Stroll at Arthur’s Pass
    • Milford to Queenstown flight        • Stroll to Muriwai’s gannet colony
                                                                                • Say hi to cheeky kea parrots
    • Nature cruise on Milford Sound      • Explore Russell, Bay of Islands
                                                                                • Stroll at Castle Hill
    • Abel Tasman cruise, guided walk     • Walk in Karangahake Gorge
    • Marlborough lunch & tasting         • Rotorua’s geothermal surprises      Included Meals
    • Bay of Islands cruise               • See Huka Falls                      • All breakfasts
    • Sail on Lake Rotoiti to hot pools   • Explore our capital Wellington      • Four lunches: Lake Tarawera,
    • See Kawiti glow worm caves          • See seal colonies at Kaikoura       Rotorua with the Walmsley
    • Tane Mahuta with Maori guides       • Photograph lovely Lake Tekapo       family; Forrest Estate Vineyard
    • Cruise to Hokianga dunes            • See Aoraki/Mt Cook                  Marlborough with wine tasting;
    • Sandboard & stroll on the dunes     • Drive dramatic Lindis Pass          Akaunui Farm homestead,
    • Lunch at Akaunui Farm               • Stay three nights in Queenstown     Canterbury with Di & Ian
    • Stroll Wai-O-Tapu’s wonderland      • Beauty of the Milford road          Mackenzie; Picnic on beach in
    • Guided visit to Stone Store         • Visit charming & leafy Arrowtown    Abel Tasman National Park
    • Kauri Museum, Matakohe              • Lakes Taupo, Wakatipu & Wanaka
    • Guided visit of Waitangi            • Walk in Haast Pass beech forests    Visit 8 National Parks
    • Meet a Kiwifruit orchardist         • Visit blue pools and waterfalls     • Tongariro; Abel Tasman; Aoraki/
    • Ferry across Cook Strait            • See Fox & Franz Josef Glacier       Mt Cook; Fiordland; Mt Aspiring;
    • Lunch at Lake Tarawera              • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks             Westland; Paparoa; Arthur’s Pass


                                                                                                                                 2 Bay of Islands
                                                                                                                Hokianga   1
    2019/20 Dates - Start Auckland finish Christchurch
    Tour Price: $NZ11,790 pp twin $NZ14,890 pp single                                                                               1 AUCKLAND



    2019                                  2020                                                                                              2 Rotorua

    24 October – 13 November              02 February – 22 February                                                                     1 Tongariro
    07 November – 27 November             09 February – 29 February
    14 November – 04 December             16 February – 07 March
    12 December – 01 January              23 February – 14 March                                  Nelson & Abel Tasman     2        2 Wellington
                                          01 March – 21 March                                       Punakaiki   2
                                                                                                                               1 Kaikoura
    2020                                  19 March – 08 April
    05 January – 25 January               26 March – 15 April                               Franz Josef   1
                                                                                                            Mt Cook        CHRISTCHURCH
                                                                                                          1
    12 January – 01 February
                                                                                  Milford
    19 January – 08 February                                                      Sound
                                                                                                 1 Wanaka
                                                                                                3 Queenstown
    26 January – 15 February

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Day 1: Auckland – Matakohe – Waipoua Forest – Omapere
Your adventure begins with a stroll to the gannet colony above Muriwai Beach on the West Coast. We visit the
Kauri Museum at Matakohe and in Waipoua Forest, accompanied by our Maori guide, we see the greatest kauri
of all, Tane Mahuta, Lord of the Forest. Our waterside hotel Copthorne Omapere has stunning views over the
Hokianga Harbour.

Day 2: Omapere – Hokianga Harbour – Waitangi, Bay of Islands
We cruise across the harbour to the magnificent golden sand dunes, the perfect place to try sandboarding
or walk along the deserted beach. Then we cross to the East Coast to visit Kerikeri’s historic Stone Store and
Waitangi where Maori signed the Treaty with Queen Victoria’s representatives in 1840. We stay two nights at
Copthorne Hotel Waitangi.

Day 3: Waitangi – Bay of Islands Cruise – Russell – Waitangi
Look out for dolphins on your relaxed cruise among the islands to Cape Brett and the famous “Hole in the
Rock”. We come ashore at Russell, a pretty town with a rollicking 19th century past, once known as the “Hell
Hole of the Pacific”, and the first capital of New Zealand. Later return by ferry to Paihia and Waitangi.

Day 4: Bay of Islands – Kawiti Caves – Whangarei – Auckland
At Kawiti Caves thousands of twinkling glow worms are a breath-taking sight on our guided walk through the
limestone cave. Still owned today by descendants of Maori chief Kawiti, the first visitors were shown through
the caves in the 1950s. This afternoon we call into Whangarei and continue down the East Coast to stay at the
Grand Mecure, Auckland.

Day 5: Auckland – Karangahake Gorge – Lake Rotoiti – Rotorua
Our Karangahake Gorge walk combines dramatic river scenery, native bush and relics of early goldmines. At
a Kiwifruit orchard we hear all about this famous fruit. Our private cruise on a 53ft catamaran on Lake Rotoiti
is a special highlight, calling into secluded bays and hot pools reached only by water. We stay two nights at
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside.

Day 6: Rotorua activities – Lake Tarawera lunch
There’s time to enjoy one of Rotorua’s unique optional activities or simply wander beside Lake Rotorua near
your hotel. We drive out to beautiful Lake Tarawera to lunch with the Walmsley family who have many stories
to tell of their Maori and Pakeha (European) history in this region once famous for the Pink and White Terraces.

Day 7: Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Tongariro National Park
The surreal, geothermal reserve Wai-O-Tapu is alive with bubbling mud pools, silica terraces and deep pools
of unforgettable colours. We stop at thundering Huka Falls and Lake Taupo and stay the night in the World
Heritage Tongariro National Park. Relax at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel or walk the gentle trail to Taranaki Falls
to enjoy the alpine views.

                                                     Lake Wanaka: Close to our hotel, this willow tree is a popular photo stop




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Kaikoura optional activity: Take a guided kayak tour at sunset among the fur seals

 Day 8: Tongariro National Park – Ohakune – Wellington
 We drive up Mt Ruapehu to the Top o’ the Bruce for panoramic views of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro
 before we continue down the centre of the island to Wellington. We tour the city and check out the sights
 from Mt Victoria and stay two nights at The Bolton Hotel in “the coolest little capital in the world”.

 Day 9: At leisure in Wellington – activities and day tours
 The day is yours to enjoy. The waterfront is just a short walk away and Te Papa National Museum. There’s a
 selection of activities to choose from plus great cafes and boutique breweries. Wellington is also the spiritual
 home of “The Lord of the Rings” and you can visit Weta Workshop too.

 Day 10: Wellington – Cook Strait - Picton ­- Marlborough vineyard -­ Nelson
 We cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry and up stunning Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton to
 step ashore on the South Island. At Forrest Estate Wines we call in for a tasting and lunch in this premier wine
 region before continuing to Nelson and Trailways Hotel, our home for two nights.

 Day 11: Nelson ­- Abel Tasman National Park -­Nelson
 At Kaiteriteri Beach we meet our local guide and cruise by catamaran and walk, as much or as little as you
 choose, along the stunning Abel Tasman coastline of islands, sheltered bays, estuaries and golden, sandy
 beaches. There’s time to relax on the beach with a picnic lunch and take a swim before returning to Nelson.

 Day 12: Nelson - Kaikoura
 The road hugs the spectacular coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Your afternoon
 is free to see Kaikoura’s bountiful marine life, the result of the ocean canyon close offshore. Optional
 excursions include whale watching cruises and flights and kayaking at sunset. We stay not far from the seal
 colony at The White Morph.

 Day 13: Kaikoura ­- Akaunui Farm -­Lake Tekapo - Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
 From Kaikoura the Hunderlee Hills lead to the Canterbury Plains where we join our hosts Di and Ian Mackenzie
 for a memorable lunch at their Akaunui farm homestead set amid beautiful gardens. The turquoise-coloured
 lakes, Tekapo and Pukaki, are unforgettable photo stops on our way to stay at The Hermitage Hotel in the alps.

 Day 14: Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park -­Lindis Pass -­Queenstown
 Explore the magnificent landscape crowned by Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on an easy
 walking track from the village or treat yourself to a scenic flight or cruise on a glacial lake. Later we drive over
 the golden tussock lands of the Lindis Pass and onto Scenic Suites, Queenstown our home for three nights.
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Day 15: Queenstown ­- Milford Sound Nature Cruise -­Scenic Flight ­Queenstown
From Queenstown we follow the shores of the great lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau into the mountains and
waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. We cruise on Milford Sound dominated by iconic Mitre Peak and home to
seal colonies and dolphins. A magnificent scenic flight back over the Southern Alps to Queenstown ends this
fantastic day.

Day 16: At leisure in Queenstown ­- activities and day tours
Today is yours to make the most of the infinite number of activities Queenstown has to offer. Your Kiwi Guide
is right there to help you choose from a jet boat ride on the Dart River in The Lord of the Rings scenery, wine
tasting at the vineyards or a day walk on the famous Routeburn Track and many more.

Day 17: Queenstown ­- Arrowtown ­- Cardrona Valley -­Wanaka
In the leafy village of Arrowtown gold mining history comes alive beside the Arrow River. We drive over the
Crown Range and stop for the last views of the Wakatipu basin then call in for refreshments at picture perfect
Cardrona Hotel. From Edgewater, our lakeside hotel, you can bike the waterfront trail or kayak on the lake.

Day 18: Wanaka -­Haast Pass -­Fox Glacier -­ Franz Josef
The pristine Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park has well-maintained short tracks leading to cascading
waterfalls and clear blue pools. Discover the beauty of Westland Tai Poutini World Heritage Park’s wild West
Coast beaches and lush, primeval rainforest and stop at Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson before we reach Franz
Josef to stay at Punga Grove.

Day 19: Franz Josef ­- Hokitika -­Punakaiki
The morning is free to walk to Franz Josef Glacier lookout or take an optional helihike or flight or cruise out
on Okarito lagoon in search of the rare Kotuku, White Heron. In Hokitika, the home of Pounamu (greenstone),
meet the carvers of this treasured stone. Our home for two nights is beside the beach at Punakaiki Resort.

Day 20: Punakaiki ­- Paparoa National Park -­Charleston -­Cape Foulwind
Close to our hotel is the leading local attraction, the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, limestone stacks
weathered by the sea. Paparoa Park has towering limestone cliffs and karst rock formations with river valleys
draped in subtropical forest. Walk to an isolated beach or the seal colony at Cape Foulwind. A favourite option
is the glow worm cave at Charleston.

Day 21: Punakaiki -­ Arthur’s Pass ­- Christchurch
Leaving the West Coast we head eastwards to Christchurch through the alpine beech forests of Arthur’s
Pass National Park. We stop to enjoy the mischievous antics of the Keas (alpine parrots) and take short walks
in the forest and to the rock formations at Castle Hill. The dramatic landscapes make a fitting finale to your
adventure with MoaTrek.

                        Okarito Lagoon, West Coast: Surrounded by rainforest, the lagoon is home to the rare Kotuku, White Heron




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Whakarewarewa Valley: In Rotorua geothermal activity is never far away


Kaka - 16 nights / 17 days North & South Island
Get to know Maori culture and Kiwi hospitality relaxing over private lunches with the locals. Stroll
gentle trails through our National Parks and get close up to our scenic wonders from the volcanoes
of the north to the breath-taking high country, lakes, fiords and coastline of the south. You’ll be
amazed it’s all the same country.

Auckland – Rotorua - Tongariro National Park - Wellington - Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park -
Kaikoura – Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park- Queenstown - Milford Sound – Queenstown -Wanaka
- Franz Josef Glacier - Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park – Christchurch

Included Experiences                  Sightseeing & Exploring                    • Stroll at Arthur’s Pass
                                                                                 • Say hi to cheeky kea parrots
• Milford to Queenstown flight        • Walk in Karangahake Gorge
                                                                                 • Stroll at Castle Hill
• Nature cruise on Milford Sound      • Rotorua’s geothermal surprises
• Abel Tasman cruise, guided walk     • See Huka Falls                           Included Meals
• Marlborough lunch & tasting         • Explore our capital Wellington           • All breakfasts
• Sail on Lake Rotoiti                • See seal colonies at Kaikoura            • Four lunches: Lake Tarawera,
• Relax in private hot pools          • Photograph lovely Lake Tekapo            Rotorua with the Walmsley
• Te Papa National Musem              • See Aoraki/Mt Cook                       family; Forrest Estate Vineyard
• Picnic in Abel Tasman               • Drive dramatic Lindis Pass               Marlborough with wine tasting;
• Ohinemutu Maori villlage            • Stay three nights in Queenstown          Akaunui Farm homestead,
• Lunch at Akaunui Farm               • Beauty of the Milford road               Canterbury with Di & Ian
• Stroll Wai-O-Tapu’s wonderland      • Visit charming & leafy Arrowtown         Mackenzie; Picnic on beach in Abel
• Bonfire on the beach at Punakaiki   • Drive over the Crown Range               Tasman National Park
• Meet a Kiwifruit orchardist         • Lakes Taupo, Wakatipu & Wanaka
• Ferry across Cook Strait            • Walk in Haast Pass beech forests         Visit 8 National Parks
• Lunch at Lake Tarawera              • Visit blue pools and waterfalls          • Tongariro; Abel Tasman; Aoraki/
                                      • See Fox & Franz Josef Glacier            Mt Cook; Fiordland; Mt Aspiring;
                                      • Punakaiki Pancake Rocks                  Westland; Paparoa; Arthur’s Pass
                                      • Cape Foulwind seal colony



2019/20 Dates - Start Auckland finish Christchurch
Tour Price: $NZ9,390 pp twin $NZ11,690 pp single                                                                                     AUCKLAND




2019                                  2020                                                                                                 2 Rotorua

14 October – 30 October               23 January – 08 February
                                                                                                                                      1 Tongariro
28 October – 13 November              30 January – 15 February
11 November – 27 November             06 February – 22 February
18 November – 04 December             13 February – 29 February                                    Nelson & Abel Tasman   2        2 Wellington
25 November – 11 December             17 February – 04 March                                         Punakaiki   2
16 December – 01 January              20 February – 07 March                                                                  1 Kaikoura

23 December – 08 January              27 February – 14 March                                 Franz Josef   1
                                                                                                             Mt Cook      CHRISTCHURCH
                                      02 March – 18 March                                                  1

2020                                  05 March – 21 March                          Milford
                                                                                   Sound
                                                                                                  1 Wanaka
                                                                                                 3 Queenstown
06 January – 22 January               23 March – 08 April
16 January – 01 February              30 March – 15 April
                                      06 April – 22 April
Day 1: Auckland – Karangahake Gorge – Lake Rotoiti – Rotorua
Your adventure begins with our Karangahake Gorge walk that combines dramatic river scenery, native bush
and relics of early goldmines. At a Kiwifruit orchard we hear all about this famous fruit. Our private cruise on a
53ft catamaran on Lake Rotoiti is a special highlight, calling into secluded bays and hot pools reached only by
water. We stay two nights at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside

Day 2: Rotorua activities – Lake Tarawera lunch
There’s time to enjoy one of Rotorua’s unique optional activities or simply wander beside Lake Rotorua near
your hotel. We drive out to beautiful Lake Tarawera to lunch with the Walmsley family who have many stories
to tell of their Maori and Pakeha (European) history in this region once famous for the Pink and White Terraces.

Day 3: Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Tongariro National Park
The surreal, geothermal reserve Wai-O-Tapu is alive with bubbling mud pools, silica terraces and deep pools
of unforgettable colours. We stop at thundering Huka Falls and Lake Taupo and stay the night in the World
Heritage Tongariro National Park. Relax at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel or walk the gentle trail to Taranaki Falls
to enjoy the alpine views.

Day 4: Tongariro National Park – Ohakune – Wellington
We drive up Mt Ruapehu to the Top o’ the Bruce for panoramic views of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro
before we continue down the centre of the island to Wellington. We tour the city and check out the sights
from Mt Victoria and stay two nights at The Bolton Hotel in “the coolest little capital in the world”.

Day 5: At leisure in Wellington – activities and day tours
The day is yours to enjoy. The waterfront is just a short walk away and Te Papa National Museum. There’s a
selection of activities to choose from plus great cafes and boutique breweries. Wellington is also the spiritual
home of “The Lord of the Rings” and you can visit Weta Workshop too.

Day 6: Wellington – Cook Strait - Picton ­- Marlborough vineyard -­ Nelson
We cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry and up stunning Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton to
step ashore on the South Island. At Forrest Estate Wines we call in for a tasting and lunch in this premier wine
region before continuing to Nelson and Trailways Hotel, our home for two nights.

Day 7: Nelson ­- Abel Tasman National Park -­Nelson
At Kaiteriteri Beach we meet our local guide and cruise by catamaran and walk, as much or as little as you
choose, along the stunning Abel Tasman coastline of islands, sheltered bays, estuaries and golden, sandy
beaches. There’s time to relax on the beach with a picnic lunch and take a swim before returning to Nelson.

                            Marlborough, premier wine region: Lunch and wine tasting at a family owned vineyard Is a special treat




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Abel Tasman National Park: Stroll along the beaches and over the headlands


 Day 8: Nelson - Kaikoura
 The road hugs the spectacular coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Your afternoon
 is free to see Kaikoura’s bountiful marine life, the result of the ocean canyon close offshore. Optional
 excursions include whale watching cruises and flights and kayaking at sunset. We stay not far from the seal
 colony at The White Morph.

 Day 9: Kaikoura -­Akaunui Farm -­Lake Tekapo - Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
 From Kaikoura the Hunderlee Hills lead to the Canterbury Plains where we join our hosts Di and Ian Mackenzie
 for a memorable lunch at their Akaunui farm homestead set amid beautiful gardens. The turquoise-coloured
 lakes, Tekapo and Pukaki, are unforgettable photo stops on our way to stay at The Hermitage Hotel in the alps.

 Day 10: Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park -­Lindis Pass -­Queenstown
 Explore the magnificent landscape crowned by Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on an easy
 walking track from the village or treat yourself to a scenic flight or cruise on a glacial lake. Later we drive over
 the golden tussock lands of the Lindis Pass and onto Scenic Suites, Queenstown our home for three nights.

 Day 11: Queenstown ­- Milford Sound Nature Cruise -­Scenic Flight ­Queenstown
 From Queenstown we follow the shores of the great lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau into the mountains and
 waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. We cruise on Milford Sound dominated by iconic Mitre Peak and home to
 seal colonies and dolphins. A magnificent scenic flight back over the Southern Alps to Queenstown ends this
 fantastic day.

 Day 12: At leisure in Queenstown ­- activities and day tours
 Today is yours to make the most of the infinite number of activities Queenstown has to offer. Your Kiwi Guide
 is right there to help you choose from a jet boat ride on the Dart River in The Lord of the Rings scenery, wine
 tasting at the vineyards or a day walk on the famous Routeburn Track and many more.

 Day 13: Queenstown ­- Arrowtown ­- Cardrona Valley -­Wanaka
 In the leafy village of Arrowtown gold mining history comes alive beside the Arrow River. We drive over the
 Crown Range and stop for the last views of the Wakatipu basin then call in for refreshments at picture perfect
 Cardrona Hotel. From Edgewater, our lakeside hotel, you can bike the waterfront trail or kayak on the lake.

 Day 14: Wanaka -­Haast Pass -­Fox Glacier -­ Franz Josef
 The pristine Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park has well-maintained short tracks leading to cascading
 waterfalls and clear blue pools. Discover the beauty of Westland Tai Poutini World Heritage Park’s wild West
 Coast beaches and lush, primeval rainforest and stop at Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson before we reach Franz
 Josef to stay at Punga Grove.
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Ship Creek, West Coast Tai Poutini National Park: Walk to the hidden lake behind the dunes

      Day 15: Franz Josef ­- Hokitika -­Punakaiki
      The morning is free to walk to Franz Josef Glacier lookout or take an optional helihike or flight or cruise out
      on Okarito lagoon in search of the rare Kotuku, White Heron. In Hokitika, the home of Pounamu (greenstone),
      meet the carvers of this treasured stone. Our home for two nights is beside the beach at Punakaiki Resort.

      Day 16: Punakaiki ­- Paparoa National Park -­Charleston -­Cape Foulwind
      Close to our hotel is the leading local attraction, the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, limestone stacks
      weathered by the sea. Paparoa Park has towering limestone cliffs and karst rock formations with river valleys
      draped in subtropical forest. Walk to an isolated beach or the seal colony at Cape Foulwind. A favourite option
      is the glow worm cave at Charleston.

      Day 17: Punakaiki – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch
      Leaving the West Coast we head eastwards to Christchurch through the alpine beech forests of Arthur’s
      Pass National Park. We stop to enjoy the mischievous antics of the Keas (alpine parrots) and take short walks
      in the forest and to the rock formations at Castle Hill. The dramatic landscapes make a fitting finale to your
      adventure with MoaTrek.

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park: The Mt Cook buttercup is the world’s largest buttercup, and Aoraki/Mt Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain




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Bay of Islands: Take a four hour cruise to the Hole in the Rock with an island stopover


 Kakariki - 15 nights / 16 days North & South Island
 The Far North is a land of ancient kauri forests, pristine coastlines and the beauty of the Hokianga
 and Bay of Islands. As the birthplace of the nation the links to early Maori and European culture are
 clearly visible and you will hear many fascinating stories from our local guides. Discover geothermal
 Rotorua and explore Tongariro and Abel Tasman National Parks before reaching the magnificent
 alpine scenery of Aoraki/Mount Cook, Queenstown and Fiordland.

 Auckland - Hokianga Harbour - Bay of Islands - Auckland - Rotorua - Tongariro National Park -
 Wellington - Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park - Kaikoura – Aoraki/Mount Cook Nationakl Park -
 Queenstown - Milford Sound – Queenstown


 Included Experiences                  Sightseeing & Exploring                       • Stay two nights in Queenstown
                                                                                     • Beauty of the Milford road
 • Milford to Queenstown flight        • Stroll to Muriwai’s gannet colony
                                                                                     • Great Lakes Taupo & Wakatipu
 • Nature cruise on Milford Sound      • Explore Russell, Bay of Islands
 • Abel Tasman cruise, guided walk     • Walk in Karangahake Gorge                   Included Meals
 • Marlborough lunch & tasting         • Rotorua’s geothermal surprises              • All breakfasts
 • Bay of Islands cruise               • Ohinemutu Maori villlage                    • Four lunches: Lake Tarawera,
 • Sail on Lake Rotoiti to hot pools   • See Huka Falls                              Rotorua with the Walmsley
 • See Kawiti glow worm caves          • Relax in private hot pools                  family; Forrest Estate Vineyard
 • Tane Mahuta with Maori guides        • Stroll to Taranaki Falls                   Marlborough with wine tasting;
 • Cruise to Hokianga dunes            • Explore our capital Wellington              Akaunui Farm homestead,
 • Sandboard & stroll on the dunes     • Te Papa National Musem                      Canterbury with Di & Ian
 • Stroll Wai-O-Tapu’s wonderland      • Picnic in Abel Tasman                       Mackenzie; Picnic on beach in Abel
 • Guided visit to Stone Store         • See seal colonies at Kaikoura               Tasman National Park
 • Kauri Museum, Matakohe              • Photograph lovely Lake Tekapo
 • Guided visit of Waitangi            • Church of the Good Shepherd                 Visit 4 National Parks
 • Meet a Kiwifruit orchardist         • See Aoraki/Mt Cook                          • Tongariro; Abel Tasman; Aoraki/
 • Ferry across Cook Strait            • Drive dramatic Lindis Pass                  Mt Cook; Fiordland


                                                                                                                                2 Bay of Islands
                                                                                                               Hokianga   1
 2019/20 Dates - Start Auckland finish Queenstown
 Tour Price: $NZ9,190 pp twin $NZ11,290 pp single                                                                                  1 AUCKLAND


                                                                                                                                           2 Rotorua
 2019                                  2020
 24 October – 08 November              26 January – 10 February                                                                        1 Tongariro

 07 November – 22 November             02 February – 17 February
 14 November – 29 November             09 February – 24 February
 12 December – 27 December             16 February – 02 March                                      Nelson & Abel Tasman   2        2 Wellington

                                       23 February – 09 March
                                                                                                                              1 Kaikoura
 2020                                  01 March – 16 March
 05 January – 20 January               19 March – 03 April                                      Mt Cook   1
 12 January – 27 January               26 March – 10 April                            Milford
 19 January – 03 February                                                             Sound
                                                                                                 2 QUEENSTOWN




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Day 1: Auckland – Matakohe – Waipoua Forest – Omapere
Your adventure begins with a stroll to the gannet colony above Muriwai Beach on the West Coast. We visit the
Kauri Museum at Matakohe and in Waipoua Forest, accompanied by our Maori guide, we see the greatest kauri
of all, Tane Mahuta, Lord of the Forest. Our waterside hotel Copthorne Omapere has stunning views over the
Hokianga Harbour.

Day 2: Omapere – Hokianga Harbour – Waitangi, Bay of Islands
We cruise across the harbour to the magnificent golden sand dunes, the perfect place to try sandboarding
or walk along the deserted beach. Then we cross to the East Coast to visit Kerikeri’s historic Stone Store and
Waitangi where Maori signed the Treaty with Queen Victoria’s representatives in 1840. We stay two nights at
Copthorne Hotel Waitangi.

Day 3: Waitangi – Bay of Islands Cruise – Russell – Waitangi
Look out for dolphins on your relaxed cruise among the islands to Cape Brett and the famous “Hole in the
Rock”. We come ashore at Russell, a pretty town with a rollicking 19th century past, once known as the “hell
hole of the Pacific”, and the first capital of New Zealand. Later return by ferry to Paihia and Waitangi.

Day 4: Bay of Islands – Kawiti Caves – Whangarei – Auckland
At Kawiti Caves thousands of twinkling glow worms are a breath-taking sight on our guided walk through the
limestone cave. Still owned today by descendants of Maori chief Kawiti, the first visitors were shown through
the caves in the 1950s. This afternoon we call into Whangarei and continue down the East Coast to stay at the
Grand Mecure, Auckland.

Day 5: Auckland – Karangahake Gorge – Lake Rotoiti – Rotorua
Our Karangahake Gorge walk combines dramatic river scenery, native bush and relics of early goldmines. At
a Kiwifruit orchard we hear all about this famous fruit. Our private cruise on a 53ft catamaran on Lake Rotoiti
is a special highlight, calling into secluded bays and hot pools reached only by water. We stay two nights at
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside.

Day 6: Rotorua activities – Lake Tarawera lunch
There’s time to enjoy one of Rotorua’s unique optional activities or simply wander beside Lake Rotorua near
your hotel. We drive out to beautiful Lake Tarawera to lunch with the Walmsley family who have many stories
to tell of their Maori and Pakeha (European) history in this region once famous for the Pink and White Terraces.

                                                   Hokianga Harbour: Catch the boat across to the dunes to try sandboarding




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Day 7: Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Tongariro National Park
 The surreal, geothermal reserve Wai-O-Tapu is alive with bubbling mud pools, silica terraces and deep pools
 of unforgettable colours. We stop at thundering Huka Falls and Lake Taupo and stay the night in the World
 Heritage Tongariro National Park. Relax at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel or walk the gentle trail to Taranaki Falls
 to enjoy the alpine views.

 Day 8: Tongariro National Park – Ohakune – Wellington
 We drive up Mt Ruapehu to the Top o’ the Bruce for panoramic views of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro
 before we continue down the centre of the island to Wellington. We tour the city and check out the sights
 from Mt Victoria and stay two nights at The Bolton Hotel in “the coolest little capital in the world”.

 Day 9: At leisure in Wellington – activities and day tours
 The day is yours to enjoy. The waterfront is just a short walk away and Te Papa National Museum. There’s a
 selection of activities to choose from plus great cafes and boutique breweries. Wellington is also the spiritual
 home of “The Lord of the Rings” and you can visit Weta Workshop too.

 Day 10: Wellington – Cook Strait - Picton ­- Marlborough vineyard -­ Nelson
 We cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry and up stunning Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton to
 step ashore on the South Island. At Forrest Estate Wines we call in for a tasting and lunch in this premier wine
 region before continuing to Nelson and Trailways Hotel, our home for two nights.

 Day 11: Nelson ­- Abel Tasman National Park -­Nelson
 At Kaiteriteri Beach we meet our local guide and cruise by catamaran and walk, as much or as little as you
 choose, along the stunning Abel Tasman coastline of islands, sheltered bays, estuaries and golden, sandy
 beaches. There’s time to relax on the beach with a picnic lunch and take a swim before returning to Nelson.

 Day 12: Nelson - Kaikoura
 The road hugs the spectacular coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Your afternoon
 is free to see Kaikoura’s bountiful marine life, the result of the ocean canyon close offshore. Optional
 excursions include whale watching cruises and flights and kayaking at sunset. We stay not far from the seal
 colony at The White Morph.

 Day 13: Kaikoura ­- Akaunui Farm -­Lake Tekapo - Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
 From Kaikoura the Hunderlee Hills lead to the Canterbury Plains where we join our hosts Di and Ian Mackenzie
 for a memorable lunch at their Akaunui farm homestead set amid beautiful gardens. The turquoise-coloured
 lakes, Tekapo and Pukaki, are unforgettable photo stops on our way to stay at The Hermitage Hotel in the alps.
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Lake Tarawera, Rotorua: The Walmsley family host us for lunch at this idyllic lake

Day 14: Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park -­Lindis Pass -­Queenstown
Explore the magnificent landscape crowned by Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on an easy
walking track from the village or treat yourself to a scenic flight or cruise on a glacial lake. Later we drive over the
golden tussock lands of the Lindis Pass and onto Scenic Suites, Queenstown our home for two nights.

Day 15: Queenstown ­- Milford Sound Nature Cruise -­Scenic Flight ­Queenstown
From Queenstown we follow the shores of the great lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau into the mountains and
waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. We cruise on Milford Sound dominated by iconic Mitre Peak and home to
seal colonies and dolphins. A magnificent scenic flight back over the Southern Alps to Queenstown ends this
fantastic day.

Day 16: Activities – depart Queenstown
Today is yours to make the most of the infinite number of activities Queenstown has to offer and your Kiwi Guide
is right there to help you choose. Fly out in the evening or do what many of our travellers do and extend your
stay a day or two. ­The MoaTrek team is happy to arrange additional accommodation in Queenstown.

                                      Crown Range, Central Otago: A cliff hanger along the road between Queenstown and Wanaka




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Wai-O-Tapu, Rotorua: Join a local guide for a tour of this geothermal wonderland


Kiwi – 11 nights / 12 days North & South Island
Got two weeks in New Zealand and want to make them count? Then this is the trip for you. From
Maori culture and the geothermal delights of Rotorua to visiting four national parks - Tongariro,
Abel Tasman, Aoraki/Mount Cook and Fiordland. Enjoy an unforgettable day cruising on Milford
Sound and take a spectacular scenic flight back over the alps to Queenstown.

Auckland - Rotorua - Tongariro National Park - Wellington - Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park -
Kaikoura - Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park - Queenstown - Milford Sound – Queenstown



Included Experiences                Sightseeing & Exploring                    Included Meals
• Milford to Queenstown flight      • Walk in Karangahake Gorge                • All breakfasts
• Nature cruise on Milford Sound    • Rotorua’s geothermal surprises           • Four lunches: Lake Tarawera,
• Abel Tasman cruise, guided walk   • Ohinemutu Maori villlage                 Rotorua with the Walmsley
• Marlborough lunch & tasting       • See Huka Falls                           family; Forrest Estate Vineyard
• Sail on Lake Rotoiti              • Relax in private hot pools               Marlborough with wine tasting;
• Relax in private hot pools        • Stroll to Taranaki Falls                 Akaunui Farm homestead,
• Te Papa National Musem            • Explore our capital Wellington           Canterbury with Di & Ian
• Picnic in Abel Tasman             • Te Papa National Musem                   Mackenzie; Picnic on beach in Abel
• Ohinemutu Maori villlage          • Picnic in Abel Tasman                    Tasman National Park
• Lunch at Akaunui Farm             • See seal colonies at Kaikoura
                                                                               Visit 4 National Parks
• Stroll Wai-O-Tapu’s wonderland    • Photograph lovely Lake Tekapo
• Meet a Kiwifruit orchardist       • Church of the Good Shepherd              • Tongariro National Park
• Ferry across Cook Strait          • See Aoraki/Mt Cook                       • Abel Tasman National Park
• Lunch at Lake Tarawera            • Drive dramatic Lindis Pass               • Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park
                                    • Stay two nights in Queenstown            • Fiordland National Park
                                    • Beauty of the Milford road
                                    • Great Lakes Taupo and Wakatipu




2019/20 Dates - Start Auckland finish Queenstown
Tour Price: $NZ7,490 pp twin $NZ9,390 pp single                                                                               AUCKLAND




                                                                                                                                    2 Rotorua
2019                                2020
14 October – 25 October             23 January – 03 February                                                                   1 Tongariro

28 October – 08 November            30 January – 10 February
11 November – 22 November           06 February – 17 February
18 November – 29 November           17 February – 28 February                               Nelson & Abel Tasman   2        2 Wellington

25 November – 06 December           20 February – 02 March
                                                                                                                       1 Kaikoura
16 December – 27 December           27 February – 09 March
23 December – 03 January            02 March – 13 March                                              Mt Cook
                                                                                                 1
                                    05 March – 16 March                          Milford
2020                                23 March – 03 April                          Sound
                                                                                           2 QUEENSTOWN
06 January – 17 January             30 March – 10 April
16 January – 27 January             06 April – 17 April
Wellington, “the coolest little capital”: Explore the city and ride the cable car

Day 1: Auckland – Karangahake Gorge – Lake Rotoiti – Rotorua
Your adventure begins with our Karangahake Gorge walk that combines dramatic river scenery, native bush
and relics of early goldmines. At a Kiwifruit orchard we hear all about this famous fruit. Our private cruise on a
53ft catamaran on Lake Rotoiti is a special highlight, calling into secluded bays and hot pools reached only by
water. We stay two nights at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside.

Day 2: Rotorua activities – Lake Tarawera lunch
There’s time to enjoy one of Rotorua’s unique optional activities or simply wander beside Lake Rotorua near
your hotel. We drive out to beautiful Lake Tarawera to lunch with the Walmsley family who have many stories
to tell of their Maori and Pakeha (European) history in this region once famous for the Pink and White Terraces.

Day 3: Rotorua – Lake Taupo – Tongariro National Park
The surreal, geothermal reserve Wai-O-Tapu is alive with bubbling mud pools, silica terraces and deep pools
of unforgettable colours. We stop at thundering Huka Falls and Lake Taupo and stay the night in the World
Heritage Tongariro National Park. Relax at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel or walk the gentle trail to Taranaki Falls
to enjoy the alpine views.

Day 4: Tongariro National Park – Ohakune – Wellington
We drive up Mt Ruapehu to the Top o’ the Bruce for panoramic views of Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Tongariro
before we continue down the centre of the island to Wellington. We tour the city and check out the sights
from Mt Victoria and stay two nights at The Bolton Hotel in “the coolest little capital in the world”.

                                    Ohinemutu, Rotorua: The Wharenui (meeting house) is at the heart of this living Maori village




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Lake Tekapo: A favourite photo stop on the road to Aoraki/Mt Cook

 Day 5: At leisure in Wellington – activities and day tours
 The day is yours to enjoy. The waterfront is just a short walk away and Te Papa National Museum. There’s a
 selection of activities to choose from plus great cafes and boutique breweries. Wellington is also the spiritual
 home of “The Lord of the Rings” and you can visit Weta Workshop too.

 Day 6: Wellington – Cook Strait - Picton ­- Marlborough vineyard -­ Nelson
 We cruise across Cook Strait on the Interislander ferry and up stunning Queen Charlotte Sound to Picton to
 step ashore on the South Island. At Forrest Estate Wines we call in for a tasting and lunch in this premier wine
 region before continuing to Nelson and Trailways Hotel, our home for two nights.

 Day 7: Nelson ­- Abel Tasman National Park -­Nelson
 At Kaiteriteri Beach we meet our local guide and cruise by catamaran and walk, as much or as little as you
 choose, along the stunning Abel Tasman coastline of islands, sheltered bays, estuaries and golden, sandy
 beaches. There’s time to relax on the beach with a picnic lunch and take a swim before returning to Nelson.

 Day 8: Nelson - Kaikoura
 The road hugs the spectacular coastline between the Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges. Your afternoon
 is free to see Kaikoura’s bountiful marine life, the result of the ocean canyon close offshore. Optional
 excursions include whale watching cruises and flights and kayaking at sunset. We stay not far from the seal
 colony at The White Morph.

                                     Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua: Take a relaxing sail on a catamaran to hot pools reached only by water




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Queenstown optional activity: Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the coal-fired steamer TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station

Day 9: Kaikoura -­Akaunui Farm -­Lake Tekapo - Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
From Kaikoura the Hunderlee Hills lead to the Canterbury Plains where we join our hosts Di and Ian Mackenzie
for a memorable lunch at their Akaunui farm homestead set amid beautiful gardens. The turquoise-coloured
lakes, Tekapo and Pukaki, are unforgettable photo stops on our way to stay at The Hermitage Hotel in the alps.

Day 10: Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park -­Lindis Pass -­Queenstown
Explore the magnificent landscape crowned by Aoraki/Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, on an easy
walking track from the village or treat yourself to a scenic flight or cruise on a glacial lake. Later we drive over the
golden tussock lands of the Lindis Pass and onto Scenic Suites, Queenstown our home for two nights.

Day 11: Queenstown ­- Milford Sound Nature Cruise -­Scenic Flight ­Queenstown
From Queenstown we follow the shores of the great lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau into the mountains and
waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. We cruise on Milford Sound dominated by iconic Mitre Peak and home to
seal colonies and dolphins. A magnificent scenic flight back over the Southern Alps to Queenstown ends this
fantastic day.

Day 12: Activities – depart Queenstown
Today is yours to make the most of the infinite number of activities Queenstown has to offer and your Kiwi Guide
is right there to help you choose. Fly out in the evening or do what many of our travellers do and extend your
stay a day or two. ­The MoaTrek team is happy to arrange additional accommodation in Queenstown.

                                          Milford Road, Fiordland National Park: Take an easy boardwalk stroll around the Mirror Lakes




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Punakaiki Pancake Rocks: Stroll out to these limestone stacks and blowholes on the edge of the Tasman Sea


 Kea - 6 Nights / 7 Days South Island Tour
 Starting from Queenstown discover the best of the south’s spectacular scenery, five national parks
 and the wild West Coast’s rainforests and seascapes. Cruise on Milford Sound and cap off the day with
 an unforgettable flight back over the alps. From Wanaka head to Lake Matheson, Fox and Franz Josef
 Glaciers. Experience untouched Paparoa National Park and return over Arthur’s Pass to Christchurch.

 Queenstown - Milford Sound – Arrowtown - Wanaka – Fox Glacier - Franz Josef Glacier - Punakaiki,
 Paparoa National Park – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch



 Included Experiences                    Sightseeing & Exploring                       • Stroll Paparoa National Park
                                                                                       • Cape Foulwind Seal Colony
 • Enjoy a 2.5 hour nature and           • Stay two nights in Queenstown
                                                                                       • Drive the dramatic Otira Gorge
  wildlife cruise around the             • Beauty of the Milford Road
                                                                                        highway
  majestic Milford Sound the             • Walk in the great outdoors in
                                                                                       • Stroll at Arthur’s Pass
  eight wonder of the world in the        Fiordland, Mt Aspiring, Tai Poutini
                                                                                       • Say hello to the Kea, a cheeky
  Fiordland National Park                 Westland and Arthur’s Pass
                                                                                        mountain parrot
 • Take flight on one of the world’s      National Parks.
                                                                                       • Stroll at Castle Hill
  most scenic flights over the           • Visit charming and leafy
  Southern Alps, from Milford             Arrowtown                                    Included Meals
  Sound to Queenstown                    • Drive over the Crown Range                  • All breakfasts
 • Enjoy a drink at the historic         • Great Southern Lakes of
  Cardona Hotel after you have            Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea                   Visit 5 National Parks
  travelled over the Crown range,        • Stroll in the Haast Pass mountain           • Fiordland National Park
  New Zealand’s highest road              beech forests.                               • Mt Aspiring National Park
  between Queenstown and Wanaka          • Visit blue pools and waterfalls             • Westland Tai Poutini National Park
 • Bonfire and drinks on the beach       • See the magical Fox Glacier and             • Paparoa National Park
  hosted by your Kiwi guide at            Franz Josef Glacier.                         • Arthur’s Pass National Park
  Punakaiki in Paparoa                   • Punakaiki Pancake rocks and
  National Park                           blowholes.




 2019/20 Dates - Start Queenstown finish Christchurch
 Tour Price: $NZ4,290 pp twin $NZ5,390 pp single
                                                                                                                   Punakaiki   2

 2019                                    2020
 24 October – 30 October                 02 January – 08 January
 14 November – 20 November               16 January – 22 January                                     Franz Josef   1
                                                                                                                                   CHRISTCHURCH

 21 November – 27 November               12 March – 18 March
 05 December – 11 December               15 March – 21 March                              Milford
 26 December – 1 January                 16 April – 22 April                              Sound       1 Wanaka
                                                                                                    2 QUEENSTOWN




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Day 1: Queenstown – Milford Sound Nature Cruise – Scenic Flight – Queenstown
After meeting everyone in Queenstown we travel along the shores of the great lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau
into the mountains and waterfalls of Fiordland National Park. We cruise on Milford Sound dominated by iconic
Mitre Peak and home to seal colonies and dolphins. A magnificent scenic flight back over the Southern Alps to
Queenstown ends this fantastic day. Stay at Scenic Suites, Queenstown our home for two nights.

Day 2: At leisure in Queenstown ­- activities and day tours
Today is yours to make the most of the infinite number of activities Queenstown has to offer. Your Kiwi Guide
is right there to help you choose from a jet boat ride on the Dart River in The Lord of the Rings scenery, wine
tasting at the vineyards or a day walk on the famous Routeburn Track and many more.

Day 3: Queenstown ­- Arrowtown ­- Cardrona Valley -­Wanaka
In the leafy village of Arrowtown gold mining history comes alive beside the Arrow River. We drive over the
Crown Range and stop for the last views of the Wakatipu basin then call in for refreshments at picture perfect
Cardrona Hotel. From Edgewater, our lakeside hotel, you can bike the waterfront trail or kayak on the lake.

Day 4: Wanaka -­Haast Pass -­Fox Glacier -­ Franz Josef
The pristine Haast Pass in Mt Aspiring National Park has well-maintained short tracks leading to cascading
waterfalls and clear blue pools. Discover the beauty of Westland Tai Poutini World Heritage Park’s wild West
Coast beaches and lush, primeval rainforest and stop at Fox Glacier and Lake Matheson before we reach Franz
Josef to stay at Punga Grove.

Day 5: Franz Josef ­- Hokitika -­Punakaiki
The morning is free to walk to Franz Josef Glacier lookout or take an optional helihike or flight or cruise out
on Okarito lagoon in search of the rare Kotuku, White Heron. In Hokitika, the home of Pounamu (greenstone),
meet the carvers of this treasured stone. Our home for two nights is beside the beach at Punakaiki Resort.

Day 6: Punakaiki ­- Paparoa National Park -­Charleston -­Cape Foulwind
Close to our hotel is the leading local attraction, the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes, limestone stacks
weathered by the sea. Paparoa Park has towering limestone cliffs and karst rock formations with river valleys
draped in subtropical forest. Walk to an isolated beach or the seal colony at Cape Foulwind. A favourite option
is the glow worm cave at Charleston.

Day 7: Punakaiki – Arthur’s Pass – Christchurch
Leaving the West Coast we head eastwards to Christchurch through the alpine beech forests of Arthur’s
Pass National Park. We stop to enjoy the mischievous antics of the Keas (alpine parrots) and take short walks
in the forest and to the rock formations at Castle Hill. The dramatic landscapes make a fitting finale to your
adventure with MoaTrek.

                                                              Lake Brunner, West Coast: A favourite holiday spot for locals




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Kotare - 3 Night / 4 Day North Island Tour
 Northland is idyllic and as the birthplace of New Zealand, Maori and early European history is
 around every corner. Cruise out on beautiful Hokianga Harbour and the Bay of Islands, favourite
 holiday spots for Kiwis. From ancient Kauri forests, white sandy beaches and sparkling blue sea to
 the local laid-back lifestyle, it’s always got that holiday feeling.

 Auckland – Muriwai – Waipoua Forest – Hokianga Harbour – Kerikeri – Bay of Islands –
 Whangarei – Auckland



 Included Experiences                 • A welcome drink on the deck at       Waipoua Forest.
                                       the Copthorne hotel Omapere          • Explore the giant sand dunes of
 • Enjoy a cruise out to the famous   • Explore the Kauri museum in          the Hokianga harbour.
  Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett      Matakohe                             • Visit the historic seafaring town
  in the Bay of Islands               • A relaxing and picturesque cruise    of Russell.
 • A walk with Maori guides through
  Waipoua Forest to visit Tane        Sightseeing & Exploring               Included Meals
  Mahuta - The Lord of the Forest     • The gannet colony nestled above     • All breakfasts
 • Marvel at the Kawiti Caves and      Muriwai black sand beach.
  their luminous glowworms.           • Travel through the ancient



                                                                                                   2 Bay of Islands
 2019/20 Dates - Start Auckland finish Auckland                                     Hokianga   1



 Tour Price: $NZ2,190 pp twin $NZ2,790 pp single
                                                                                                           AUCKLAND

 2019                                 2020
 07 November - 10 November            12 January - 15 January
 14 November - 17 November            26 January - 29 January
 12 November - 15 December            02 February - 05 February
                                      09 February - 12 February
 2020                                 16 February - 19 February
 05 January - 08 January              01 March - 04 March




                                      “I was given New Zealand on a silver platter and will always have
                                      wonderful memories to look back on. Thank you MoaTrek for the time
                                      of my life!”

                                      Glynis Hull, April 2019



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Bay of Islands cruise: Go ashore at an uninhabited island for a swim and a stroll

Day 1: Auckland – Matakohe – Waipoua Forest – Omapere
Your adventure begins with a stroll to the gannet colony above Muriwai Beach on the West Coast. We visit the
Kauri Museum at Matakohe and in Waipoua Forest, accompanied by our Maori guide, we see the greatest kauri
of all, Tane Mahuta, Lord of the Forest. Our waterside hotel Copthorne Omapere has stunning views over the
Hokianga Harbour.

Day 2: Omapere – Hokianga Harbour – Waitangi, Bay of Islands
We cruise across the harbour to the magnificent golden sand dunes, the perfect place to try sandboarding
or walk along the deserted beach. Then we cross to the East Coast to visit Kerikeri’s historic Stone Store and
Waitangi where Maori signed the Treaty with Queen Victoria’s representatives in 1840. We stay two nights at
Copthorne Hotel Waitangi.

Day 3: Waitangi – Bay of Islands Cruise – Russell – Waitangi
Look out for dolphins on your relaxed cruise among the islands to Cape Brett and the famous «Hole in the
Rock». We come ashore at Russell, a pretty town with a rollicking 19th century past, once known as the “Hell
Hole of the Pacific”, and the first capital of New Zealand. Later return by ferry to Paihia and Waitangi.

Day 4: Bay of Islands – Kawiti Caves– Whangarei – Auckland
At Kawiti Caves thousands of twinkling glow worms are a breath-taking sight on our guided walk through the
limestone cave. Still owned today by descendants of Maori chief Kawiti, the first visitors were shown through
the caves in the 1950s. This afternoon we call into Whangarei and continue down the East Coast back to
Auckland where your tour ends.

                                            Muriwai Gannet colony: A short walk leads to viewing platforms along the cliff face




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About our tours




                       Optional activity: Ride the Dart River Wilderness Jet in The Lord of the Rings scenery in Mt Aspiring National Park

Where do we stay?
After a great day out exploring being comfortable each
night is really important. You’ll sleep soundly in hand-picked
accommodation, places we know and stay in ourselves. Our
hotels are 4 star and just a short walk to town.
ONLINE: moatrek.com/tour-info/accommodation

What about meals?
Breakfasts are always included and usually buffet style
with hot, cooked fare, fresh fruit and cereal. Lunches
are casual counter food and sometimes picnic style.
Your Kiwi Guide will help you choose where to dine in
the evening from a range of options close by.                             Your Kiwi Guide: Here to make your tour memorable every day

ONLINE: moatrek.com/tour-info/wine-dine

What about optional activities?
Everyone’s idea of a dream holiday is different so we’ve
built in plenty of flexibility. You can tailor your trip to
your own interests such as biking, e-biking, zip lining
and wine touring as well as all the activities you’ve
heard about – a glacier hike or flight, Lord of the Rings,
Maori concert and hangi or jet boating just to name a
few. Many people book these before they arrive or your
Kiwi Guide can assist.
ONLINE: “Optional Activities” tab on tour page
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Travel style                                                     What’s included in our tours?
There’s a mix of single and multi night stays, for               All land travel, accommodation and porterage. All
example on our 21 day Kakapo tour there are five two             breakfasts and a selection of hosted lunches. All
night stays and one three night stay. Each day there             sightseeing highlights and activities as per your
are plenty of stops for photos and short walks. Often            itinerary. Services of your Kiwi Guide.
we travel for half the day with the other half free              ONLINE: “What’s Included” tab on tour page
for activities or relaxing. Days normally start around
8am, but you get a few sleep ins too. Groups are very            How do we travel around?
friendly and social, many say it’s like travelling with a        Travel is in our late model purpose built, midsize tour
group of old friends.                                            coaches. One of the great things about our coaches
                                                                 is we can get off the beaten track to places big tour
Who are our trips for? What about single                         coaches just can’t go.
travellers?
Take a look at our galleries online and if you can see           Who will be my Kiwi guide?
yourself enjoying time with these guys you’ll fit right          Your Kiwi Guide will be your best friend while you’re
in. Because our groups are small and personal – 18               here in New Zealand. Our guide team are proud Kiwis,
is the absolute maximum – you’ll find you’ll get to              born and bred, with a lifetime of holiday memories
know everyone and make new friends in no time. Our               and secret spots they love sharing. Our guides are all
travellers come from all over the world but mostly               experienced in tour driving, first aid and taking care of
from the US, UK, Canada, Europe and Scandinavia.                 people, not to mention their in depth knowledge of our
Around 25% are exploring on their own and the rest               culture, history, flora and fauna and a few amusing tales
are couples or travelling with friends. Whether you’re           of their own.
travelling solo or together our Kiwi guide is there every
step of the way taking care of everyone’s particular             Terms and conditions
interests, and ensuring you get the best out of each             Go online for our full tour booking terms and
amazing day.                                                     conditions, including payment, cancellation and
ONLINE: moatrek.com/gallery                                      insurance information.
                                                                 ONLINE: moatrek.com/booking-terms

                                Our accommodation: Stay in four star hotels such as the Chateau Tongariro in Tongariro National Park




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