When you look back at your favourite travel experiences over the years, what is it that makes some stand out more than others? For many, it's the people they meet and share special times with. Well that's what we think too and if you ask us why we do what we do, it's because we love meeting new people and showing you around our the very best spots in this magical country we're lucky to call home.

When you first get in touch about your trip, you'll be talking with Tracy, Tanya, Caroline or Alisha - all born and bred Kiwis, here to help with anything at all you need to know or want to ask, they'll make sure your MoaTours experience is relaxed and stress free from start to finish. 

Your Kiwi Guides

Our team of guides are great people with lots of interesting stories to tell, they love leading our small group style tours as they know this is the best way to see the amazing country we Kiwis call home. You'll love hearing about Paul's escapades in amateur theatre or Matt's years as a teacher on the Coast - getting to know these characters makes your trip that much more memorable.

Behind the scenes, the guide team is fully supported by one of the most experienced and committed teams in all of New Zealand tourism, folks with decades of experience who love sharing their favourite Kiwi spots with you on your tour.

Mike and Kiwi

Meet the MoaTours family

Meet the team, from our Kiwi Guides to the friendly team at home base, scroll through below to say hi...

Tracy from MoaTours on the beach at Mission Bay

Tracy

- Office Team

Tracy will be the person you talk to first of all when you're planning you're small group escape. She has years of experience in the travel industry so you know you're in a safe pair of hands! Having travelled all over New Zealand for years on her own holidays, she knows all the best spots and loves sharing with our guests. When she's not here at MoaTours she loves social dancing and exploring Auckland's amazing West Coast beaches.
MoaTours Kiwi Guide Matt at Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Matt

- Kiwi Guide

Matt is a natural and cultural history buff, and loves nothing more than sharing this side of New Zealand with guests. Even if you're a Kiwi you'll learn a few things you didn't know after a trip with Matt, guaranteed! His passion for history and Maori culture helps guests on his trips gain a deeper, more meaningful understanding of all the places they visit on tour.
Tanya from MoaTrek on the beach in Auckland, Rangitoto Island behind

Tanya

- Office Team

Travel has been a big part of Tanya’s life for many years, she has lived and worked all over the world on her own ‘OE’ and now spends her days helping other people make their travel dreams come true. Tanya grew up in the country, and it's outside she loves spending her time - in the garden or walking the dog!
MoaTours Guide Paul at Lake Tarawera

Paul

- Kiwi Guide

Like so many Kiwis, travel is Paul's great love and he's clocked up a few miles both here in New Zealand and overseas. As a seasoned globe trotter himself, he knows from first-hand experience what turns a good trip into an unforgettable one. Everyone loves his sense of humour and ability to entertain, as well as his in-depth knowledge of New Zealand culture, history and society.
Alisha from MoaTours on the beach at Mission Bay, Rangitoto Island in the background

Alisha

- Office Team

Alisha has been part of the MoaTours team since 2010, she has a passion for traveling her own country and is a true Kiwi, having been raised in the countryside on a dairy farm in the Waikato. Her warm personality, calm efficiency and creative skills are a valuable asset to our team. She is here to help you with any questions and to make sure your MoaTours experience is smooth from start to finish.
Fleet Manager Charlie Cavolo

Charlie

- Fleet Manager

Charlie is originally from Argentina but brings a Kiwi ‘can do’ attitude combined with a background in vehicle maintenance and detailing along with great enthusiasm to his role as MoaTrek Fleet Manager and Tour Support. Charlie ensures our vehicles are ready for your tour and runs the servicing programmes to make sure our fleet is always in good order for your comfort and safety. You may also see Charlie at the airport as when we get busy he also helps out with transfer arrangements in season. Charlie's hobbies include rebuilding European and Australian classic cars. He is involved in motorsport in New Zealand having most recently built a classic race car for competition.
MoaTours Guide Mike by the lake in Queenstown

Mike

- Kiwi Guide

Mike has been showing travellers around New Zealand as a guide for 20 years, although we reckon he doesn't look old enough for that! He now lives in Wellington and is a bit of a Lord of the Rings buff, so if you want to know where any scene was filmed then he's your man - he was in a few scenes himself as an orc too you know! He started his guiding life in Queenstown, leading off road tours all over the beautiful Wakatipu basin, and it's probably his favourite part of the country.
Imke from MoaTours

Imke

- Office Team

Originally from Germany, I fell in love with New Zealand the moment I stepped out of the plane and after living here for more than 8 years, I am still amazed by the natural beauty, diversity of landscapes and friendly people. My love for travel has taken me to many different places in the world and I am very excited to be helping others create their dream holiday and once in a lifetime experience. Apart from travelling, discovering new places and cultures, I have a passion for the outdoors and sports, as well as good food and wine.
MoaTours Kiwi Guide Marilyn at Lake Wanaka

Marilyn

- Kiwi Guide

Marilyn is one of the most experienced tour guides on the road in New Zealand, with over 20 years experience leading tours here and around the world. As soon as you meet her you'll realize she's right in her element showing visitors around the best sights in New Zealand, but what we always hear from people after Marilyn's trips is that it was like travelling with an old friend. When she's not guiding Marilyn loves exploring the best walking tracks in the country, she's got some great stories from years 'tramping' in New Zealand, just ask her and she'll be happy to share.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Tim

Tim

- Kiwi Guide

Tim brings a wealth of experience to his role as a Kiwi guide with more than 25 years history in the New Zealand tourism industry. From the South Island originally he knows the 'mainland' like the back of his hand. Tim now resides in the relaxed village of Opotiki on the east coast of the North Island to be closer to family. Having previously run a tour company Tim's true love is not being bound by an office but guiding our travellers through New Zealand and seeing them discover New Zealand for the first time.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Andre

Andre

- Kiwi Guide

Before taking up a career in guiding Andre worked as a Park Ranger in Christchurch putting to use the knowledge he obtained as a student of botany and plant ecology. Andre has over a decades experience guiding travellers through New Zealand and brings his passion for botany, eco-systems, environmental education and last but not least delicious pinot noir from Central Otago to his tours. If you go on a tour with Andre he is likely to involve himself in one of your selfies!
MoaTours Kiwi Guide Nigel on the Hole in the Rock Cruise

Nigel

- Kiwi Guide

Nigel has an extensive background in guiding across New Zealand and Australia. With his love for the outdoors and water, Nigel has guided for some of New Zealand's Great Walks and land tours and skippered a variety of cruises. Not surprisingly Nigel loves boating, fishing, camping and DIY. Nigel loves nothing more than to introduce his guests to the beautiful great outdoors and take you off the beaten track for that unique experience.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Chris

Chris

- Kiwi Guide

Chris is a 5th generation New Zealander raised in Gisborne, one of the most isolated cities in the world and the first to see the sun. Chris has an interest in knowledge, land, place, culture and people which all add to his love of guiding tours. With an employment background in horticulture, trees, gardens and ecology Chris loves explaining the landscapes of New Zealand to our travellers. In his spare time Chris enjoys tramping, river rafting, skiing, sailing and cycle touring.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Graeme

Graeme

- Kiwi Guide

Graeme brings an amazing background to the Kiwi Guide team, having spent 30 years working all over the world as a geologist! Back home in New Zealand, he loves sharing visitors around, his favourite spot out on the road is one he knows a lot about, Tongariro National Park. He’s been visiting since he was a young lad and even wrote his thesis on volcanoes. You won't find anyone better qualified to lead you through the volcanoes of the North Island! Graeme lives north of Auckland, in Leigh.
MoaTours Guide Richard bungy jumping in Queenstown

Richard

- Kiwi Guide

Richard is a 5th generation South Islander, he grew up on a high country station in Canterbury. He has always loved the great outdoors and has some pretty interesting stories to tell from working in places as exotic as outback Australia and Antarctica. When not sharing his favourite spots with guests on tour, Richard loves getting out on the open roads of the South Island on his beloved BMW motorcycle.
MoaTrek Kiwi Guide Brent at the Hokianga

Brent

- Kiwi Guide

Brent is a 5th generation kiwi bloke who grew up right here in the City of Sails, but now a rural area south of the city is home. He knows the country like the back of his hand, with years driving backpacker coaches from Cape Reinga to Bluff. He knows tourism inside out and even spent time working for Tourism New Zealand. He's now graduated to small group tours with MoaTrek and loves nothing more showing off his beautiful country to visitors. On the road he'll help you find the best coffee spots and if you're lucky he'll even share some of his "cheesey" jokes with you. You'll have to ask him more about that yourself...
MoaTours Kiwi Guide Andrew with guests on the beach at Kohaihai - Kahurangi National Park

Andrew

- Kiwi Guide

Andrew has been leading trips all over New Zealand since the late 1990s, when he started life as a guide on the Routeburn Track. If you ask him what he loves most about guiding he'll say it's meeting all kinds of interesting people and helping them discover corners of the country they otherwise would miss out on. In recent years Andrew has enjoyed tracing his family history and bringing these stories to life on trips, ask him about his Great-Great-Great Grandfather who was the baker in Kumara when Richard John Seddon was mayor!

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