Escorted Tours

Moa Tours New Zealand

MoaTours holidays are designed especially for mature travellers who want to explore our beautiful countryside, enjoy special annual events and get to know the locals over relaxed lunches in their homes.

The difference between MoaTours and other small group tours is the all inclusive costs. From the moment you step on board their coach (maximum 18 travellers) everything is taken care of by their knowledgeable and helpful Kiwi guide. All meals, sightseeing, entrance fees and activities are included in your tour cost. All South Island tours include return Auckland/Auckland airfares and flights are arranged for travellers joining from other regions.

Moa's leisurely paced itineraries are four to nine days in length and cover the country from Cape Reinga in the North to Stewart Island in the South. Each tour focuses on just one or two regions so you will have time to enjoy their special attractions and discover those off the beaten track places. And you’ll end each day in quality, en suite accommodation with a great “sense of place”.

They’re a family owned business and have been running unforgettable small group tours of New Zealand since 1971. Their mission is to make travelling around our beautiful country the best travelling experience you’ve ever had.

Taranaki Rhododendron Gardens

6 day small group Taranaki garden tour
This New Zealand garden tour makes the most of New Plymouth while the rhododendrons are blooming. Meet private gardeners and wander magnificent Pukeiti and Tupare. Other highlights include Whanganui, Cross Hills garden in the Manawatu and Taupo. This small group tour focuses on showcasing the most beautiful gardens of the North Island.

Price:  $2,990pp twin or $3,390pp single

Departure dates: 12Oct22; 15Oct22; 20Oct22; 22Oct22


2022 Moa Tours Programme Summary

*** Tours fill fast - enquire today to reserve your place ***

Taranaki Rhododendron Gardens - 6 days, $2,990pp twin or $3,390pp single; Departures - 12Oct22; 15Oct22; 20Oct22; 22Oct22

Canterbury Springtime Gardens - 7 days, $3,890pp twin or $4,490pp single; Departure 26Oct22 

Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape - 5 days, $2,990pp twin share; $3,490pp single; Departures - 11Dec22, 17Dec22, 04Jan23, 12Apr23.

High Country Stations, Gardens & Goldfields - 7 days, $3,890pp twin share; $4,490pp single; Departures - 4Jan23, 28Mar23, 31Mar23.

Summertime in Northland - 6 days, $2,990pp twin share; $3,690pp single; Departures - 22Jan23, 5Mar23.

Doubtful Sound & West Coast Odyssey - 7 days, $4,590pp twin; $5,290pp single; Dep - 30Nov22, 16Mar23, 23Mar23.

Southern Odyssey: Stewart Island & The Catlins - 7 days, $4,390pp twin; $4,990pp single; Dep -12Dec22, 14Jan23, 17Mar23.

The Bridge to Nowhere & Forgotten Worlds - 7 days, $3,290pp twin; $3,890pp single; Dep - 6Nov22, 1Dec22, 2Jan23, 29Mar23.

Southern Beauty:  Aoraki, Milford & Franz - 9 days, $5,690pp twin; $6,290pp single; Dep - 10Jul22, 16Oct22, 13Nov22, 11Dec22, 15Jan23, 13Feb23, 12Mar23, 16Apr23.

Note: Availability and price accurate at 12Apr22.  Enquire today to check availability.


Moa Tours all inclusive

Your tour is fully inclusive of all land transport and domestic air fares (Auckland/
South Island/Auckland*).
A main point of difference is that all meals are included, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
You’ll love dining in private homes and lodges in beautiful locations.
All activities and entrance fees are included. For each tour’s specific inclusions check the “What’s
Included” tab on our website.
Experienced and knowledgeable Kiwi Guide


Aotea Great Barrier Island Escape - 5 days

This is a real escape to a stunning part of our country many Kiwis haven't been and somewhere everyone who goes falls in love with. A five day adventure from Auckland to stunning Aotea Great Barrier Island, one of the Hauraki Gulf's real gems. The tour includes the wonderful return scenic flight to Aotea Great Barrier Island. Enjoy a leisurely holiday exploring the bush lined roads, coastline and harbours in our own MoaTours coach. You'll love the opportunity to meet local artisans, guides and island personalities. 

$2,990pp twin or $3,490pp single

Departures: 24 March 2022; 1 April 2022; 6 April 2022; 30 November 2022; 11 December 2022.


Te Urewera, Waikaremoana & Mahia - 7 days

Join us on a special journey into a corner of the North Island travelling an eastward trail to the remote and primeval forests of Te Urewera to meet local guides and hear their stories. Along the way there are close up wildlife encounters as we explore the stunning coastline famous for surf breaks (and rockets at Mahia), visit eco-sanctuaries and have fun at Awakeri riding the railcarts along the tracks.  

$3,290pp twin or $3,890pp single

Departures:  31 January 2022; 23 February 2022


Wairarapa Wandering - 7 days

Our Wairarapa Wandering tour has a stay-put holiday feeling with three nights out in the Martinborough countryside at Brackenridge Country Retreat. On the way south we stay in Napier. From Martinborough we explore the Wairarapa coastline out to Cape Palliser lighthouse and Ngawi fishing village. Visit Greytown, where the boutique shops are tempting, and stunning gardens. Stay at the 5 star Bolton Hotel in the heart of Wellington, visit Te Papa and enjoy three private lunches along the way.

$3,390pp twin or $3,990pp single

Departures:  14 February 2022; 5 March 2022; 1 May 2022


Bridge to Nowhere & Forgotten Worlds - 7 days

We follow rail, river and walking tracks, once the lifeblood of the Central North Island. Ride rail carts and cruise the Whanganui River by jet boat up to the landing to the Bridge to Nowhere. Then the delights of Hawkes Bay await, reached via the historic “Gentle Annie” route.

$3,290pp twin or $3,890pp single

Departures:  22 March 2022; 29 March 2022; 10 April 2022; 27 April 2022; 6 November 2022.


Wanaka Warbirds & Southern Wheels - 7 days

Our Southern skies and wheels tour begins at Mandeville Airfield and ends at Highlands Motorsport Museum. In Invercargill on Burt Munro’s trail we visit Classic Motorcycle Mecca and Transport World. At Te Anau we jet boat the Waiau River and at Wanaka the three-day gold pass gives you the best seats at this iconic air show.

$4,990pp twin or $5,490pp single

Departures: 12 April or 15 April 2022


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