This is our news stream with the latest travel information and updates for international travellers on our MoaTrek New Zealand Small Group tours for 2020 and beyond. For anyone booked on our tours with specific questions please get in touch with our team directly.
Recently retired and planning to celebrate with a trip to to New Zealand? Or maybe it's a dream trip to celebrate a 50th, 60th or even 70th birthday? Perhaps it's for a special anniversary, a trip with your children or New Zealand is on your bucket list? But when you look at websites for "senior travel" it's not quite what you're looking for. Read on to find out how "senior travel" in New Zealand may not be what you think it is!
Nowadays more and more people travel New Zealand during our winter months of June to September and find out for themselves all the winter fun on offer. Whether you're looking for a winter tour or independent travel, here's the complete guide to New Zealand winter travel, the perfect escape from the heat (or rain) of the Northern Hemisphere summer.
Planning a trip to New Zealand from the UK? We’re not going to beat around the bush here. The flight from the UK & Europe to New Zealand is one of the longest air trips in the world. In fact, you’ll need at least two flights to make it here. But don’t let that put you off. The trip is worth every minute. Don't believe us? Almost 200,000 visitors make the trip every year from the UK, which is fantastic, we love making lots of new British friends on our tours every season.
We reckon New Zealand has got to be one of the best countries in the world for travelling alone. It ranks highly for safety, and it’s an incredibly easy place to get around. Kiwis are a friendly, open-minded bunch – we’ve always got time for a chat, to give directions or to recommend a nearby restaurant. Travelling New Zealand alone, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet people and make new friends; there’s no need to worry about being lonely. Plus you’ll have time to enjoy getting to know yourself a little more, amidst landscapes so beautiful they’ll take your breath away.
If you're visiting New Zealand from the UK or Europe, one of the biggest things to deal with is the time difference. There's no easy way to get round it, times in New Zealand are pretty much the exact opposite to the UK and Europe. Breakfast time in Auckland is dinner time in London, mid afternoon in Nelson is the middle of the night in Amsterdam. It's all upside down! Here's a handy summary of time differences between New Zealand and the United Kingdom / Europe, including the best time to phone and a few handy hints on how to handle that time difference once you're here.