Guest reviews for all our small group escapes. These are independent written by people who have been on our tours. If you're thinking about booking one of our tours and would like to talk to someone who's done one please get in touch and we'd be happy to put you in touch with one of our guests.
A very enjoyable tour with a nice variety of places to visit. The unexpected snow dumping was a big plus for we Aucklanders and added to the experience and the scenery. Matt gives interesting commentaries about the towns/districts or other features as we drive along and also has the knack of establishing a good rapport with the host/hostesses of the places we visit.
Lorraine & Jim Orman
We loved the whole tour, which took us to places we'd never get to on our own. Our favourite overall was experiencing Stewart Island's natural environment. Our guide Andre was always helpful, patient, prompt and accommodating. The lunches were lovely and in interesting venues, if we had complaint it would be that the South Island sized meals were sometimes a bit too generous!
Glenys and Harry Kynman
Booking the tour was easy, we chose this tour because it was fully guided, with comfortable accommodation, small group and had activities we like. Our favourite activity of all was going to all the gardens. This was a most enjoyable tour which we have recommended to friends.
I have been travelling with MoaTrek for over 10 years now continuing to enjoy every one - some two or three times. I cannot fault the service nor the kindness which is extended to me AND, I have seen and learnt so much about my country. Thank you.
Annette and Trevor Watson
We had never been to the Coromandel area, and really enjoyed seeing it at last. Beautiful native bush, and lovely beaches, but very hilly and winding roads. Highlights were digging a hole at Hot Water Beach and discovering how hot the water was and riding the Driving Creek railway. Our driver gave a good commentary and saw to everybody’s needs.
Ann and Jack Patrick
WOW was exceptional and the seats were great seats too. Meals in the various lovely homes were really nice as were the tours of the gardens. Paul was very attentive, funny, interacted with everyone and we all laughed our socks off all the way to and from Auckland. I have already recommended this tour to friends and have booked our next holiday with Moa to the Art Deco weekend and bringing a friend too!
I’m not prepared to name a highlight garden because I thoroughly enjoyed all the various gardens and it’s impossible to compare them as each had a different aspect of gardening. I would certainly recommend the boat ride at Tawhiti museum for a fun activity. Our driver Graeme went about his duties in an efficient but unobtrusive manner and each morning the bus was always clean and tidy for the day ahead.
Bill and Sandra Rewiri
We chose to travel with MoaTours for the ease of booking and the unique places we could visit on the tour. My favourite activities were the different private gardens and these would have been hard to do on our own. The hosts at the houses were all very welcoming and served nice food. Our guide Chris was always very pleasant, calm and caring throughout the trip.
Alistair and Bevlyn Bibby
We were very happy with the access to the rural gardens provided as that was our main interest and the lovely accomodation and meals were a bonus. Andre our tour guide with his caring and pleasant manner and experience made the tour effortless for us. We appreciated his knowledgeable commentary and he showed genuine concern for looking after us. We particularly enjoyed the farmhouse lunches.
Happy to recommend Moatrek to others.
We both really enjoyed the experience The tour was well organised but not regimented and the activities organised so that everyone participated as they felt they wanted to .The group was friendly We will go on another trip with Moa.