You’ve probably heard about boat tours on Milford Sound or the Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu but I bet you don’t know about Chaddy’s Lifeboat Cruise in New Plymouth, Pure Cruise’s Catamaran trip on Lake Rotoiti or even the Okarito Lagoon Wildlife Cruise down south – do you even know where that is?! Being an island nation, nowhere is that far from the sea, you can follow in the wake of navigators Kupe and Captain Cook spotting plaques and memorials to him here and there. But it’s not just the coastline where we can get out onto the water. Thanks to Bill Hamilton, a New Zealander, who developed the modern jetboat we can discover some awesome lakes and rivers. We've been touring all over New Zealand on our small group tours since 1971 and in that time we've lost count of how many amazing scenic cruises and boat trips we've done, here's a summary of our favourite from the Far North to the Deep South.
Meet MoaTours Kiwi Guide Dianne, we caught up with Dianne out at St Heliers in Auckland for a chat on the beach. Find out where she's from and what her favourite spots in the North & South Islands are.