On a MoaTrek small group New Zealand tour you will experience our country with a friendly group of like-minded people which means a vacation that is relaxed and full of laughs. You’re guaranteed to be a part of a group numbering 18 or less – the perfect amount of people to allow you passage off the beaten track.

Your MoaTrek Kiwi guide will show you the real New Zealand and along the way, you’ll make new friends and enjoy the company of people from all over the world on our purpose built coaches.


Thinking of a Small Group Tour?

Considering a guided tour for your New Zealand vacation? There's so much to love about small group travel. Read on to discover whether a small group tour is the right style of travel for you.

Personal Attention from the Ultimate Kiwi Guides

On a New Zealand small group tour, one of the most important aspects of your experience is the guide. An experienced and friendly guide with exceptional attention to detail can make your New Zealand tour unforgettable. All of our MoaTrek guides are highly knowledgeable and passionate about New Zealand. They're ‘quintessential Kiwis’ with a great sense of humour, plenty of experience and a warm personality. Whether you're interested in history, flora, fauna or our colourful culture, MoaTrek's expert guides promise to bring New Zealand to life.

MoaTrek Group and Guide outsite Akaunui Homestead - NZ Small Group Tours

Visiting Truly Special Destinations

Travelling in a smaller group means you’ll enjoy more off the beaten track experiences. From the seculed sanddunes of the Hokianga Harbour in Northland to cruising on the Okarito Lagoon or enjoying a private homestead lunch with kiwi hosts, having less people on tour opens the doors to the real New Zealand. Small groups are able to visit places that the big tour groups simply can’t, and it’s often these experiences that form the most unforgettable highlights of your time in New Zealand.

Solo traveller in the Hokianga Harbour

A Flexible Schedule

On large-group coach tours, itineraries are often confined to a tight and rigid schedule, leaving no opportunities for flexibility or surprises. Enjoying your time soaking in your very own hot pool at Lake Rotoiti? Let’s stay a little while longer! Are there plenty of cheeky Kea birds on our way through Arthur’s Pass National Park? Take your time with photographs to ensure you get the perfect shot. With a small group, we don’t like to hurry – after all, you are on vacation.

Small group meeting the horses - NZ Small Group Tours

Purpose-Built Small Group Touring Vehicles

To enhance the flexibility of travelling in a small group, we own and operate quality coaches that have been purpose-built for our requirements. Reclining seats, spacious legroom and large picture windows have been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. All coaches have full standing headroom, climate control and a luggage compartment, as well as pure wool carpet. Being in a smaller coach means that visiting places that are a little out of the way is nice and easy.

Tour coach stoppping by Lupins, South Island High Country

Enjoying Good Company and Lots of Laughs

Touring New Zealand with like-minded people from all over the world results in plenty of good times and new friendships. When you’re travelling in a group of eighteen or less, you’re bound to meet people with whom you have lots in common, and yet still find it possible to mix and mingle with everybody during meal times. Activities like swimming with dolphins, wine tasting in Marlborough and cruising on Milford Sound are so much more enjoyable when you're sharing the moment with new friends.

Enjoying a soak in natural hot springs - NZ Small Group Tours

We think travelling New Zealand in a small group is the best way to see our wonderful country, so much so in fact that we've been doing this since 1971! Small group touring reminds us of how we used to travel on family holidays as kids, to all the same places we show our guests each year at MoaTrek. Keen to find out more? See all our New Zealand small group tours here or get in touch now. Cheers!

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