Get a taste for New Zealand the way it used to be. Take the road less travelled around the stunning East Cape to Hicks Bay and on to Gisborne and Rotorua, enjoying local hospitality along the way.

6 Day / 5 Night Tour departing Auckland to discover the Gisborne and the East Cape, with additional stays in Whakatane and Rotorua

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$2390 pp twin
$2890 pp single
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Cherry Scott

Marlin fishing catch at Waihua Bay on the East Cape
New Zealand
East Cape Caper
I enjoyed the talks at kiwifruit orchard and Bushmere Estate and the aviary at Tiromoana. Although it wasn't on the itinerary I enjoyed watching the marlin weigh in at Waihau Bay and the visit to the remnants of Hicks Bay wharf. I particularly enjoy the home hosted meals. I did enjoy the trip and look forward to my next one!

Elaine Hills

Riding the carts at Kiwifruit Country Te Puke
New Zealand
East Cape Caper
This was my first trip with MoaTours. I have travelled extensively overseas and am now filling in the gaps in New Zealand. Hicks Bay was on my "bucket list" and this tour covered the East Cape very well for me. Enjoyed the friendships made with compatible travelling companions, our guide Mike was superb and the length of the tour was just right for me. I am pleased to recommend MoaTours as great value. Thank you.

Thelma Addison

Group dinner on our East Cape Caper tour
New Zealand
East Cape Caper
I enjoyed the varied activities throughout the tour but my favourites were Judy Newell and her wonderful food and hospitality. Everything on Day Four beginning with a fabulous breakfast, Rere Falls, looking spectacular after the rain, Eastwoodhill Arboretum good but better on a fine day. The wine tasting at Bushmere Estate came with an interesting commentary and the meal was tasty and beautifully presented. The guided tour of Tairawhiti Museum was interesting and the visit next morning to the home of Jack Richards with his wonderful garden and home full of treasures was a wonderful bonus. The Buried Village lunch and guided talk through the museum was informative.

Lorna Satchell

Guests at St Mary's church at Tikitiki on the East Cape
New Zealand
East Cape Caper
I just want to tell you what a really super trip this was. My first with MoaTours but it certainly won't be my last. We all thoroughly enjoyed everything but particularly the lunches at private homes and the wonderful driver. His amount of knowledge is astounding and such a pleasant man - nothing was a trouble.

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