Meet the MoaTours Team

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 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, Susan, Christine, Sarah or Tracey – 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 Sean’s surfing prowess or Graeme’s rocky years as a geologist – 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.

MoaTrek Kiwi Guides and office team in Ruatahuna

The Office Team

Most of our guests’ adventures start with a friendly chat with one of our office team, Tracy, Tanya, Christine, Susan, Sarah or Tracey and as so many of our guests return for more trips you will get to know them really well. Our team is a group of passionate travel professionals, with decades working and travelling all over the world and now we are all so proud to be helping Kiwis experience the very best of our own wonderful country. Find out more about each of the team below.

The MoaTrek office team in Whakatane

MoaTours Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) was formed to provide a unified, cohesive senior leadership support structure for the wider team, deliver prompt, sound decisions and ensure we deliver an outstanding client experience. The SLT is made up of 5 members who are passionate about the company identity, vision, strategic goals and ultimately supporting a positive, collaborative culture.

Collectively the SLT members have over 100 years’ experience in the New Zealand tourism industry with members also having worked specifically for MoaTours across different parts of the business for between 5-15 years.

We are a hard working, close-knit team but we also know the importance of work-life balance and ensuring the wider team is very much valued and appreciated. Not only do we provide support through challenges, we ensure we celebrate our wins and successes too!

Meet the whole MoaTours Team

Meet the team, from our Kiwi Guides to the friendly team at home base.

Tracy - Office Team

Tracy will be the person you talk to first of all when you’re planning your small group escape, she’ll look after you!

Tanya - Office Team

Tanya has been all over the world on her own ‘OEs’ and now spends her days helping other people make their travel dreams come true.

Christine - Office

Christine loves travel, she’s been working in tourism since 1983 and can’t imagine doing anything else. 

Susan - Office Team

Born in the South and raised in Auckland, Susan is a proud and passionate Kiwi with decades of experience in travel.

Imke - Office Team

Originally from Germany, NZ has been home for 8 years and she still loves the natural beauty, diversity of landscapes and friendly people.

Lisa - Office Team

Lisa was born and raised in Auckland and has over 20 years experience in travel. She works behind the scenes with all our amazing suppliers.

Alisha - Office Team

Alisha has been part of the MoaTours team since 2010, she has a passion for travelling her own country and is a true Kiwi.

Nikita - Office Team

Originally from Tahiti, Nikita has lived all over the world prior to landing in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2012.

Charlie - Operations

Originally from Argentina, Charlie brings a ‘can do’ attitude combined with a background in vehicle maintenance and logistics.

Valentin - Operations

Valentin is a journalist, musician and tour guide who fell in love with New Zealand.

Pablo - Operations

Originally from Argentina, Pablo came to Aotearoa in the early 2000s. Previously a guide himself, he’s now a valuable part of our ops team.

Andre - Operations

Andre has over 10 years experience guiding and brings his passion for botany, eco-systems, environmental education to all his tours.

Sean - Kiwi Guide

Sean loves the great outdoors and is passionate about the environment. When Sean’s not guiding he is a commercial artist.

Andrew - Kiwi Guide

A professional tour guide since 2015, Andrew loves sharing the outdoors with guests. Ask him how the native trees in his nursery are growing!

Tim - Kiwi Guide

Tim is a real people person and combines his love or travelling with 25+ years touring to be the Master Kiwi Guide.

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!

Richard - Kiwi Guide

Richard is a 5th generation South Islander, he grew up on a high country station and has been guiding all over the mainland for decades.

Helen - Kiwi Guide

Helen has been guiding in New Zealand and internationally for over 10 years and loves sharing NZ’s special places and people with guests.

Lindsay - Kiwi Guide

Hailing from the Kapiti Coast, Lindsay is versed in Te Reo, he has been a tour guide and expedition leader for ten years.

Peter - Kiwi Guide

Peter is Ex Army and a high school history teacher. His passion is how cultures and communities have interacted in New Zealand.

Ian - Kiwi Guide

Ian is an experienced tour guide and motorsport enthusiast. He has worked on racing teams over the years.

Jan - Kiwi Guide

The last 20 years Jan has been guiding walking and biking tours. Being a Kiwi Guide provides her the next step in her guiding journey.

Steve - Kiwi Guide

Steve is a born and bred Kiwi with a true passion for New Zealand’s history and culture with 25 years driving and guiding experience behind him.

Ali - Kiwi Guide

Ali has lead hiking tours and worked in outdoor education. She loves travelling around New Zealand and sharing it with others.

The friendly team at MoaTours would love to chat

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