Around 13,000 international anglers are expected during the fishing season, according to Fish & Game New Zealand.
Porirua District Council has declined a request to invest $1.9m in an adventure park project, citing the project’s high risk and lack of affordability for ratepayers.
Christchurch Attractions is restarting its Punting on the Avon tours from the Worcester Bridge site from today.
A climber on Mt Taranaki has been rescued after falling down the mountain over the weekend and coming to rest 600m below.
Adventure South has launched a new food tour across the Alps to Ocean bike trail for the coming season.
Active Adventures and Austin Adventures have beaten JW Marriott and Hotel Britomart to win the Contribution to Tourism with the USA award at the American Chamber of Commerce’s DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards.
Queenstown-based BLACK Tourism is now offering a James Bond Aston Martin experience to cater to the luxury market.
Operators will have to up their game to meet the changes in risk communication required under the government’s new rules for adventure activities, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa chief executive Rebecca Ingram.
RealNZ has sought Commerce Commission approval for its purchase of Southern Discoveries’ Spirit of Queenstown vessel based at Lake Wakatipu.
A Northland operator is sentenced after South Korean visitor Jin Chang Oh died while sandboarding in 2019.
Co-owner and skipper Dave Nesbitt on the operator’s recovery from the pandemic and how the addition of a significant new asset will help.
Better risk communication, improved hazard monitoring, and more powers for WorkSafe are among the changes.
Distinction Christchurch has taken the top spot in two categories at Grand Pacific Tours’ Supplier and Crew Awards this year.
The iwi-owned operator of Shotover Jet and Dart River Adventures says the deal would not significantly lessen competition.
Christchurch Attractions is partnering with the Central City Business Association and Salvation Army in an effort to provide more warmth for the city’s vulnerable people.
The operator is getting its leadership, partnerships, and a big rebrand in place for its new Kaikōura attraction.
The FIFA Women’s World Cup will help the tourism sector to kick its winter goals, according to Rotorua Canopy Tours general manager Paul Button.
Marlborough Tour Company has acquired adventure tour operator Picton-based Wilderness Guides.
Driving school and rally experience Rally Drive NZ has new owners.
The GM on the operator’s best year ever for revenue, managing pricing and costs, and what he wants to get off his chest.
The Matariki long weekend gave operators a welcome boost over the final stretch of the school holidays with decent weather also helping to fill tours and attract customers.
Active Adventures has launched new private group tours across its range of experiences.
Christchurch Attractions is giving visitors the opportunity to punt along the Avon River during the city’s Tirama Mai festival.
The Queenstown-based operator is selling four businesses but also investing in an asset to serve its popular Walter Peak attraction.
Revenue jumps by 49% to $183m, “with the reopening of international travel markets a strong contributor to that result”.
Ziptrek Ecotours will fully reopen to the public on 1 July following the completion of renovations to Skyline Queenstown’s gondolas.
New Zealand tourism operators have topped the rankings in three categories across Tripadvisor’s best travel experiences in the world for 2023.
The Department of Conservation has confirmed Taupō Fishing District licence fees for the 2023-24 season.
The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has recommended the mandating of pilot restraint harnesses during critical phases of commercial balloon flights.
The Civil Aviation Authority is encouraging the skydive community to proactively report incidents and near misses to improve safety.
It is the iwi’s fourth deal in tourism after it entered the industry in 2017, making it one of Taupō’s most significant operators.
Milford Sound attractions are proving to be a popular drawcard for travellers looking for their next adventure, according to new insights from Tripadvisor.
A scheme for a cable car up Bowen Falls to provide a “world-class activity” is mooted in the area’s masterplan.
Carbon-zero, predator trapping, kiwi protection and a business are all in a decade’s work for Franz Josef Wilderness Tours.
ZipTrek Eco Tours is closing for 10 weeks while $200m in renovations to the Skyline Gondola are made.
Today is the final day for submissions on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s draft amendments to the Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) regulations.
The warming climate and changing weather patterns pose “a great risk” to the viability of ski fields and glacier tourism.
RotoruaNZ and Rydges are partnering on a campaign to attract domestic visitors to the region for rest, relaxation and to help prevent workplace burnout.
Operators have just over a week to submit on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s draft amendments to the Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) regulations.
The charges relate to the death of a British skydiver Sarah-Jayne Bayram, who was part of a group taking part in a sunset jump last year.
Herenga ā Nuku Aotearoa Outdoor Access Commission is providing funding and support for further developments to Mountain Safety Council’s (MSC) Plan My Walk app.
Ruapehu District Council has committed $10,000 toward the Mayoral Relief Fund to aid Cyclone Gabrielle recovery efforts and also help local tourism.
Cardrona and Treble Cone are aiming to cut visitor numbers during peak periods.
But the voluntary administrators say season pass promotion is on hold due to uncertainty over the future of ski at Mt Ruapehu.
Online travel agent Everything New Zealand has partnered with Australasian giant Big Red Group to drive access to Kiwi tourism experiences.
Crankworx Summer Series will showcase four iconic South Island biking destinations in March.
Tourism development, winter tours and star gazing events, and more bed nights are among the benefits that could come from Wairarapa’s new International Dark Sky Reserve status
After nearly three years of discounting to attract the domestic market, many operators have raised their prices this summer to cope with increasing costs.
Summer bed night bookings around New Zealand’s Great Walks jumped 49% this season as the international visitor recovery takes hold.
The Cromwell attraction was the first in NZ launched by the entrepreneur and motorsport enthusiast.