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Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour
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Kakapo 21 Day New Zealand Small Group Tour

By MoaTrek
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Ages 18-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 21 days
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  • Private transportation
  • 20 Included Activities as per itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - The Kauri Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Tane Mahuta Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Omapere
  • Entry/Admission - The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station
  • Entry/Admission - Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House
  • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Kiwifruit Country
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Rotoiti Hot Pools
  • Entry/Admission - Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington
  • Entry/Admission - Forrest Wines Cellar Door
  • Entry/Admission - Milford Sound
What's not included
  • Flights from your home country to New Zealand
  • Single Accommodation Supplement for Sole Room Use.

Departure details
  • Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments, 40 Beach Road, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand We meet our guests in the lobby of the Nesuto Stadium Hotel and Apartments, Beach Road, Auckland Central.
Return details
  • Christchurch, New Zealand We will drop all travellers to their accommodation in Christchurch.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 235632P1

  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 235632P1

Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
61 stops
Day 1
Auckland's West Coast -...
Day 2
Hokianga Harbour - Bay of Islands
Day 3
Explore the Bay of Islands
Day 4
Bay of Islands - Auckland
Day 5
Auckland - Rotorua
Day 6
Rotorua tours and activities
Day 7
Rotorua - Tongariro National Park
Day 8
Tongariro National Park -...
Day 9
Wellington Activities &...
Day 10
Wellington - Cook Strait...
Day 11
Abel Tasman National Park
Day 12
Nelson - Kaikoura
Day 13
Kaikoura - Akaunui Homestead -...
Day 14
Aoraki/Mt Cook - Queenstown
Day 15
Queenstown - Milford Sound
Day 16
Queenstown Activities and Day...
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Queenstown - Arrowtown - Wanaka
Day 18
Wanaka - Haast Pass - Franz...
Day 19
Day 19: Franz Josef Glacier -...
Day 20
Punakaiki and Paparoa National...
Day 21
Punakaiki - Arthur’s Pass -...
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Great trip/Great guide
This 17 day trip was well planned out to see as much of New Zealand highlights. I think what made the time on the
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17 day New Zealand kaka trip.
This trip was exceptional from start to finish. We traveled by van on both islands which allowed us to experience m
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This is the way to see NZ
I agree with all the other five star reviews posted here. Two friends and I did a 12 day Keewee tour which we had p
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Incredible Kiwi Experience
Simply the best tour we’ve taken in 40 years of travel. Our guide Ian Wooster, was incredibly knowledgeable, well
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Kea Tour, Christmas 2022. Super 7 night tour showcasing the best sights that NZ’s South Island has to offer. Grea
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Christmas trip
I had an awesome Christmas trip. Everything was so well organized,accommodation, meals and activities. Graeme our d
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20 on a scale of 10
A long awaited trip and it did not disappoint! The weather was iffy but this group didn’t seem to care, a super tig
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Wounderful all thought it rained most of the time it was great
See all the places that I know as a child and how much it had changes the people were great but it was raining and
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Southern beauty
Enjoy the southern beauty tour with Jan Kirkpatrick who was an excellent guide throughout the trip. The accommodati
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The best New Zealand experience
The best trip of a lifetime! Our driver Lynzy was excellent. Learned so much about NZ and Maori culture. He drove s
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Moatrek Southern Beauty
Moatrek Southern Beauty was an excellent experience made possible with a very competent and fun tour leader, Tim de
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"Southern Beauty"
For mature travellers planning a bus tour to South Island, I can highly recommend Moa Tours who are very well organ
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Southern Beauty Moa Tour
My husband and I have just completed our Southern Beauty tour with Moa Tours. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We have ne
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Overall a great trip with a variety of experiences and sights and well organised with an experienced guide.
I went on my first, ever guided tour with Moa on the Southern Beauty tour. Very well organisesd, especially when we
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Southern Beauty
Even though I have been to most of these places before I thought it was a wonderful tour by bus as you see, do and
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Anita C
Snoqualmie, WA5 contributions
Oct 2022
We were so sad when our 2020 Kakapo 21 day tour with Moa Trek was cancelled due to Covid. In the ensuing two years, we had plenty of time and opportunity for our anticipation to build. We had high expectations, and the tour did not disappoint. The tour was fast-paced, but we never felt rushed. We were able to see and do things that we would likely not have been able to do on our own or with a large tour group. The beauty and diverse landscapes of NZ are stunning, and our itinerary allowed us opportunities to take in a spectacular array of sights and experiences. Our van driver, outstanding tour guide, master scheduler, leader of “wee walks,” fount of NZ facts and information, and gifted story teller, Andrew Millson, made every day an adventure. It seemed that everywhere we went, Andrew had friends and acquaintances, making our encounters more interesting and more intimate. Andrew displayed tremendous flexibility. If a scheduled experience became unavailable due to weather or circumstances, he was able to immediately come up with an alternate plan. Andrew clearly loves NZ and enjoys sharing its beauty with others. We felt very fortunate to be in the first international tour group in 2.5 years conducted by Andrew
For Moa Trek Tours. Lucky lucky us! We highly recommend Moa Trek Tours.
Written November 28, 2022
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Kia ora and thank you for such a great review. We are so pleased that after two years delay you finally made it and had such a rewarding time on your 21 Kakapo tour. Andrew is one of our amazing Kiwi Guides. You have really summed up perfectly how much they know and do to make your time with us as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Thanks for the recommendation, we really appreciate it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Ka kite anō.
Written November 30, 2022
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Tibby
1 contribution
Nov 2022
So many highlights and great memories!. Nigel was a wonderful guide and from the first day set the tone for this amazing tour. It took the stress out of driving yourself and being alocal he proudly explained his country with passion and wit.
A small group makes all the difference.
I would highly recommend Moa Trek if you want to get the most out of New Zealand.
Written November 23, 2022
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Kia Ora and thanks so much for your review. Sounds like you had a great time with Nigel and enjoyed his passion and knowledge. Thank you for recommending MoaTrek and we hope to see you again one day. Ka kite anō.
Written November 25, 2022
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Coastal552623
1 contribution
Jan 2020
A new adventure awaited us every day on this tour of the North and South Island. It was expertly led by our guide Andrew whose knowledge of this stunningly beautiful country in terms of its history, geography and geology was very impressive, although at times some more practical information would have been useful.
Being part of a relatively small group was definitely an advantage. We were able to access places more easily in a mini bus than in a large coach. This often required skilful driving which Andrew demonstrated admirably throughout the tour.
It also meant that we enjoyed quite exclusive experiences such as the private lunches, the catamaran and boat cruises and the scenic flight from Milford Sound.
All the hotels were in ideal locations, the trip was well paced with opportunities to just relax or sign up for the great optional activities on offer.
If I was to book a New Zealand tour again, it would be with MoaTrek!
Written February 25, 2020
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Kia Ora and thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your tour. The best part of travelling in a small group is going to all those special spots the big coaches can't go, we wouldn't want to do it any other way! Ka kite anō, see you again.
Written February 25, 2020
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Barbara N
1 contribution
Dec 2022
I can't say enough good things about our MoaTrek tour.
Our trip guide Ali Frew was fabulous! No matter what problem our group presented to her, she handled it quickly, with good humor, and professionally. She was our Mother Hen.
The itinerary was very well put together and we were provided with detailed descriptions on what we would see and other things such as recommended restaurants along the way. Before we went, any questions we had were answered quickly and we had no snags at all on the trip.
Written January 20, 2023
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Kia ora and thank you for your review. We are really happy to hear you enjoyed your time with MoaTrek and our Kiwi Guide Ali. She is a really good example of our amazing Kiwi Guide team. We really appreciate the mention of the support pre tour as well. We aim to be a helpful, professional and friendly company from start to finish. We hope to see welcome you back to New Zealand again soon, thanks again. Ngā mihi nui.
Written January 22, 2023
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Beth S
38 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Everything about this 16 day Kakariki tour was five star! The tour was well planned & executed. We hit many sites that I don’t think I would have found on my own. I definitely recommend purchasing some of the optional activities; they can add a lot to your trip. The hotels ranged from posh to simple but all were extremely clean & comfortable. Our tour guide, Matthew, went above & beyond to meet our needs, really taking care of everything. He was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor Our group, about half from the UK and half from Canada & US,were lots of fun Perfect all around!
Written February 2, 2020
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MoaTrekNZTours
Kia Ora Beth and thanks for taking the time to write this. Matt's a great guy to travel with, it's like being on the Nat Geo channel! Safe travels and we hope to see you again one day soon. Ka kite anō.
Written February 2, 2020
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Conrad H
Sheffield, UK9 contributions
Feb 2020
Just home from our stunning 21 day tour of New Zealand. On our small-group coach tour, we couldn't have packed in more sights and experiences. The two islands are beautiful, and by choosing a coach tour with an experienced guide, we made sure that we saw the best of everything. Organisation from MoaTrek is outstanding and we were excellently looked after and guided throughout the tour.

Our tour group became like old friends within a remarkably short space of time and I have to pay special tribute to Paul, our guide/driver/resident comedian. Paul took us to all the best places (on and off piste - I didn't know a coach could do off-road!). It's a tough job keeping a group happy for three weeks, and I'm sure we were all glad that Paul was the one who volunteered!

We had thought about driving ourselves, but decided we would see more if we left the driving to somebody with more experience, and this turned out to be an excellent decision. We would never have seen all the sites and viewpoints, had all the experiences and found the best hotels without the expertise of MoaTrek and Paul.

Altogether a wonderful experience and we are sad that it is over.
Written March 5, 2020
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Kia Ora Conrad and thanks for this thoughtful and detailed review. Paul's job description does include the word "comedian", you're right about that. We will have to talk to him about that "off roading" though! :) That's one reason we love our small groups so we can go down a few roads that the big coaches couldn't even consider. We're so glad you enjoyed it all, it does sound like you'll get withdrawal symptoms though so you'll have to come back and visit again. Safe travels and Ka Kite Anō.
Written March 5, 2020
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Frank C-L
Boston, MA3 contributions
Feb 2020
My wife, Joanie, and I enjoyed an utterly amazing small group tour of both islands of New Zealand with MoaTrek. While I had never been on a group tour before and faced it with some trepidation, MoaTrek's itinerary, facilitated by our "Master Guide," Nigel, opened up places and experiences to us that we could never have managed on our own! I can't say enough about Nigel, who got to know each and every one of us and our personal interests and back stories," relating all that he opened up to us back to our personal interests. A true raconteur, Nigel, was a fount of background history and information of all we encountered. Our accommodations were wonderful, at times breathtaking, and we ended our trip feeling that we had experienced a comprehensive sampler of all that was singular, special, and extraordinary in New Zealand. It was a trip of a lifetime for me, and I now regard Nigel, our consummate guide, as a true Kiwi friend!! Thank You!!!
Written April 8, 2020
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Kia Ora and thank you for this thoughtful and kind review. We know Nigel loves sharing the countryside with guests and everyone become friends in no time. You probably even got to share his famous beach BBQ or room parties, he's the true Kiwi host. Thanks and we hope to see you back again here in New Zealand one day soon. Ka kite anō.
Written April 9, 2020
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Lester M
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Excellent small group tour of North & South Island. Our driver/guide, Nigel Murray went the extra mile to ensure all 17 people were very happy and informed. On evening 2 Nigel arranged a get together, with nibbles & drinks before dinner, to enable everyone to get to know the group. On our last evening together he also arranged a Pizza evening were we all recounted our favourite parts of the trip. If you want a no hassle, informed and fun tour of New Zealand then MoaTrek have got it 100%. The scenery was spectacular and the travel was superbly well organised. Thanks Nigel & MoaTrek!
Written March 10, 2020
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Kia Ora and thanks for your review! Nigel is the total host isn't he, even hosting drinks and nibble in his room for everyone. That's going above and beyond! His BBQ on the beach in Punakaiki is always a highlight too. Thank you again and we hope to see you back in NZ again one day soon. Ka kite anō.
Written March 16, 2020
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VinnyBasuino
1 contribution
Jan 2020
Just returned from an amazing 4 week vacation in New Zealand including the 21 day Kakapo tour with Moatrek. Shout out to both of our tour guides. Both Brent DeJongh and Andrew Millson were very knowledgeable in the numerous places we visited and made the trip very memorable through numerous stories and their humor as well as their responsiveness to any questions/concerns by the tour members. Some special memories included a visit to the Whangerei Native Bird Recover Centre, where we were able to get up close and personal with a Kiwi Bird named Sparky as well as other native NZ birds. As well as the visit to Milford Sound where we cruised by the amazing landscape followed by a flight back to Queenstown. There were many more special memories including the optional activities such as Maori village tour/peformance and Hangi Dinner in Rotorua, Dart River Jet Boat ride in Glenorchy , Heli-Hike on Franz Josef Glacier, a few Lord of the Rings/Hobbiton tours. etc. etc. etc. Thank you Moatrek team for a very well planned trip. One suggestion to improve this trip would be to have fewer one-night stays, just easier to travel where you spend a minimum of 2 nights at each stop, although I can't think of any day of the trip that I did not enjoy immensely. Kia Ora, Vinny.
Written February 6, 2020
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MoaTrekNZTours
Kia Ora Vinny and thanks for this detailed and considered review. We're so glad you enjoyed the trip and both our Kiwi Guides Brent and Andrew. You're right, it's always nicer to spend two nights in the same place, it's really tough to know where to spend less time as there are so many great spots to see all over the country. Thanks again and we hope to see you back here one day soon. Ka kite anō.
Written February 6, 2020
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Pirjo Passinen
4 contributions
Feb 2020
We did this 21 day tour with my sister and our hubbies. Our guide for most of the time was Chris Williams, a real bank of information, equipped with impeccable pacience and above all great stories with a twist of sparkling humour. The 21 day tour gives a good glimpse of what NZ is all about, the programme is varied and suitable for all tastes and interests. Accomodation was exceptionally well chosen for beauty and comfort. I highly recommend to book as many extra-activities outside the regular programme as possible - Moatrek helps with bookings and transportation all the way. This unique experience of seeing the beautizul NZ from north to south would have been a lot more challenging and arduous to organize on our own and we would not have gotten a more intimate insight on the NZ way of life without oyr wonderful guide Chris, and neither would we have met the really nice travelling companions from other corners of the world. Worth every penny!!!
Written March 1, 2020
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MoaTrekNZTours
KiaOra and thanks so much for your review. Sounds like you had a great time with Chris. Lots of guests tell us they love all the different optional activities too so you can tailor the trip to exactly what you want. Sharing with your sister must have been a great experience. Thank you for choosing MoaTrek and we hope to see you again one day. Ka kite anō.
Written March 2, 2020
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