Queenstown Lakes District Council is installing more signage and observing how people use ski lanes to protect boat users and swimmers around waterways this summer.
Mt Hutt, The Rees, Matakauri Lodge, and Azur Luxury Lodge have all picked up awards at the World Ski Awards for 2022.
An almost fully-booked summer is ahead for Hollyford Wilderness Experience, and with newly-renovated accommodation, back-end investments and a win at the New Zealand Tourism Awards, there is much to get on with.
The operator’s new regional GM says it is seeing “pleasantly strong” bookings.
Cardrona, Central Otago, Queenstown and Wānaka are set to host the Crankworx Summer Series of mountain biking events in 2023.
The iwi-owned operator says there has been a strong uptick in bookings for the coming year.
A sold-out event in Queenstown brought mindfulness, connection, nature and adventure together in a unique treehouse meditation session and zipline experience.
Operators say good weather and the return of cruise contribute to the best customer numbers since Covid began.
A drive into North America during the pandemic has helped the Queenstown-based operator through Covid.
A new visitor fee, a commitment to zero carbon, and operator co-operation are part of an initiative to improve the coastal village of Mārahau on the edge of Abel Tasman National Park.
Nelson Tasman hospitality, tourism, events and retail businesses are getting behind a new game encouraging locals and visitors to explore their own backyards.
“Considerable assessment, feasibility testing and planning work is now needed,” says Conservation Minister Poto Williams.
Queenstown’s Ziptrek Ecotours is holding a mindfulness event to be held in the trees on Saturday 29 October.
The new operator requirements form part of the govt’s response to the Whakaari/White Island tragedy.
Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village and Electric Bike Rotorua have partnered to offer an exclusive Whaka E-Bike Trail experience into previously non-accessible areas of the Whakarewarewa Valley Reserve.
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Active Adventures has spruced up its signature travel experience, formerly known as Rimu.
Mountain bikers could be generating more than $200m in annual visitor spend in the region in four years.
Maritime New Zealand and the New Zealand Commercial Jet Boating Association have unveiled new guidance to promote common standards for jet boat maintenance and improve safety on and off the water.
Experiences must be great for visitors and the environment but also create rewarding connections for Kiwis too, says Stephen England-Hall.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s new GM on innovation, community, and bringing more storytelling to experiences.
A proposal to change recreational fishing rules around the Fiordland Marine Area could include daily limits on many fish species, temporary closure of fisheries, and a change to boundary lines where activities can take place.
Ziptrek Ecotours says it is honoured to have won the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s award for the New Sustainability Initiative.
Nine Abel Tasman tourism businesses are involved in a new regenerative tourism initiative that aims to support the village of Mārahau and the region.
Skyline Enterprises has reported a pre-tax profit of $34.98m for the year to March 2022, down 51% from the $68.67m reported last year.
While outdoor attractions outside of ski saw demand impacted, indoor activity iFLY Queenstown saw its busiest month on record.
A washout serves up an off-season challenge for its new owner but bookings look good for spring and summer.
There’s little room to increase prices in an unpredictable environment, says the skydive and scenic flight operator.
The RTO’s GM will join the national tourism group in August.
The school holidays are giving operators a lift but it’s not all smooth sailing during the crucial business period.
With a focus on having a laugh, a new venture aims to leave guests smiling.
Ngāi Tahu Tourism says its wants to have half of its jet boat fleet electric by 2030.
New Zealand’s only heli-snowmobiling visitor experience has kicked off winter 2022 with scenic helicopter flights around the Garvie Plateau and a snowmobile experience for 12 passengers.
Auckland’s Sky Tower will be lit up in the colours of Matariki this week.
Keen whale and dolphin watchers will be keeping a close eye on the ocean this weekend as part of Cetacean Spotting’s third nationwide citizen scientist cetacean survey.
NZSki has opened its Coronet Peak ski field near Queenstown with five of its eight lifts operating.
More than 1.5 metres of snow blanketed parts of Queenstown over the weekend, marking an “epic” ski season ahead for the Southern Lakes ski fields, says Destination Queenstown.
Hot pools and winter experiences are strong marketing opportunities for holiday parks.
The operator also secures critical worker exemption for 275 skilled staff, helping to meet staffing challenges.
Rotorua Ziplines, a venture between an operator and local iwi, offers a 2.5-hour trip and a reforestation mission.
The Helicopter Line has received the Gold Award for Operational Activity for its Mount Cook base at this year’s New Zealand Search and Rescue Awards.
Skydive Queenstown has appointed Martin Langford to the role of national sales manager.
Events, food and entertainment are back on the menu to attract visitors and revive the heart of the city.
Two new cycle trails in Rotorua and Central Otago will join the Ngā Haerenga Great Rides network, the first to be added in more than a decade.
The effort highlights the need for operators working in vulnerable environments to become more sustainable.
Specific volcano traits could form the basis of a new eruption warning system.
Tourism has started its long road to recovery for some with the holidays, the weather and Australians contributing.
Two local Kaikōura businesses have teamed up to create a new gin experience in the mountains.
DOC says hunters need to share the backcountry, including huts and tracks, safely and are mindful of others during this season’s roar.
Employers will be required to pay at least the median wage of $27 an hour for the roles.