Hear from our guests - MoaTours tour reviews
Hear from six MoaTours guests about their experiences last season, what did they like about our tours, what are the special memories they took away?
The best way to find out whether our tours are the right fit for you is to hear what other travellers have to say. These are folk who have experienced our tours first hand, read on to find out more.
Here are our guests' reviews:
Barbara & John Reid - Bridge to Nowhere & Forgotten Worlds
"From the pickup at our front gate to drop off at the conclusion of the tour, MoaTours exceeded our expectations in every way, with an excellent balance of sightseeing, cultural and the more active activities that covered the highlights at each stop.
"We chose the ‘Bridge to Nowhere and Forgotten Worlds’ tour because it gave us the opportunity to travel to a part of New Zealand that we had always wanted to explore.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the rail-cart ride, the jetboat on the Whanganui River, the walk to the Bridge to Nowhere with the picnic lunch and the Gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers. Whanganui and its history was a wonderful experience and our gumboot throwing contest in Taihape was a lot of fun."
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Keith & Joan Gordon - East Cape Caper
"The tour had many features that we appreciated and enjoyed. The itinerary was well thought out and managed, maintaining our interest and breaking up the longer travel sections. The coach was maintained and always clean and the meals were excellent.
"Finally, our guide and leader Tim was excellent, very knowledgeable about the area and good at keeping the group’s spirits high."
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Sylvia Eastland - Otago Farmhouse Gardens & Victorian Fete
"I enjoyed the variety of gardens and meeting the inspiring people who had created them. I also enjoyed meeting the other folk on the tour - each one had an interesting backstory/life experience and good humour. The meals were of excellent quality along the way and the two nights at each accommodation was a good pace.
"Our tour leader Helen was the best, during the tour we felt cared for and entertained with interesting travel stories from time to time on the longer stretches of travel.
"I inadvertently left my backpack on the van when delivered home by driver Mike. Thankfully my email was picked up by staff and relayed to Mike, plus a phone call to reassure me of delivery on its way after the final drop off at Orewa. Thank you!"
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Barbara Kent - Molesworth Station, Abel Tasman & Golden Bay
"We enjoyed our trip so much. Our driver Graeme looked after us so well and made the trip more interesting with his geological information. The visits to Molesworth and Farewell Spit were much enhanced by our local driver’s knowledge.
"An impressively well organised tour to parts of New Zealand I have always wanted to visit. We particularly enjoyed your “door to door” service with absolutely no need for us to worry about any arrangements. We would happily recommend Moa Tours and hopefully enjoy another trip soon."
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Lynda & Bob Stubbs - Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape
"We thoroughly enjoyed another MoaTour, this time to Great Barrier Island. We are sure that the tour included all the interesting places available and our driver guide Andre and all the local guides were exceptional.
"We particularly enjoyed the boat trip out of Fitzroy, the visit to the Okiwi Passion Organic Gardens, all the occasions that we had Russell as our local guide, the Elephant Craft Gallery and lunch at the Boar's Nest. The accommodation with Val and Francis with dinner and breakfast was superb.
"In fact everything was excellent."
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Helen Millward - Southern Beauty: Aoraki/Mt Cook, Milford & Franz Josef
"The glacier flight and Okarito Lagoon were my two highlights but I loved it all. The best food was at Walter Peak Station. The Akaunui Farm lunch was just the best way to start a trip.
"Cardrona Distillery was an interesting inclusion - no one had seen one before - and it was well done. Pre orders for meals worked very well and made meal service quick and easy.
"Andrew was a first class guide - he was conscientious, informative, good fun and always on time."
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Read more MoaTours reviews on Tripadvisor
These are just a small number of the reviews we received from our guests last season. Travellers on our tours often write reviews on Tripadvisor also, which is the world's largest travel site and totally independent from us. You can see a sample of these reviews below, or take a look for yourself on Tripadvisor here.
People have been loving our tours so much, we're rated in the top 5 tours from over 150 independent reviews!