MoaTrek New Zealand

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MoaTrek New Zealand is a family owned small group tour specialist operating since 1999. We offer tours from 4 20 days in length that showcase the best sights New Zealand has to offer with a focus on nature and soft adventure. MoaTrek carries a maximum of 18 clients per tour and each tour is managed by a professional, enthusiastic and knowledgeable driver/guide. Accommodation is generally of a four star standard and we pride ourselves on avoiding mass tourism wherever possible so our clients get to see the real New Zealand.
Member since: 25 Jan 2013

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

MoaTrek makes an annual donation to Kakapo Recovery. Kakapo Recovery combines the efforts of scientists, rangers and volunteers who are charged with looking after the last 126 Kakapo in the world.

All of our driver/guides are New Zealanders. We employ 6 staff on a full time basis including the management team.

Many of our activities either included or recommended are owned or operated by indigenous Maori Iwi (Tribes)which has economic benefits for these communities. These include but are not limited to...
Footprints Waipoua
Kawiti Glowworm Caves
Ohinemutu Village Tours
Mitai Cultural Performance

Environmental responsibility

MoaTrek is a Qualmark Approved Visitor Service:  This means MoaTrek has been independently reviewed and deemed to operate in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way.

Wherever possible MoaTrek selects suppliers that are also Qualmark approved and therefore deemed to operate in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way.

MoaTrek pays an annual licence and has official accreditation to operate on Department of Conservation land which demonstrates MoaTreks commitment to the environment and sustainability. Payment of the license fee funds the protection of New Zealand’s national parks.

MoaTrek is committed to operating environmentally sustainable tours. By nature small group touring using one vehicle to transport multiple clients is more environmentally friendly than usual modes of travel including rental car or campervan.

MoaTrek has monitoring systems in place to ensure our vehicles are serviced and driven in line with manufacturer’s guidelines making the running of the MoaTek fleets as efficient as possible

MoaTrek Office: MoaTrek works from several home offices saving on travel time and fossil fuel consumption. All printer cartridges and paper is recycled. Both home offices water supply is supplied by rain water.

Social responsibility

Maori culture and customs are an integral part of the MoaTrek tour experience. All of the below experiences are inclusions on MoaTrek tours.

Footprints Waipoua -  we learn how Kauri trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system that is the Waipoua Forest.

Kawiti Glowworm Caves - The caves traditional Maori owners act as living links to the past and making history come alive with their  rich local knowledge.

Ohinemutu Village Tours - Learn about living Maori culture with a private tour of Ohinemutu Village

Mitai Cultural Performance - Experience the warmth of a Maori concert and hangi dinner in Rotorua.