The operator says it will be the first to provide electric transport to the country’s adventure industry.
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.
AJ Hackett Bungy Auckland will host a world record attempt for the most jumps in 24 hours.
A climber on Mt Taranaki has been rescued after falling down the mountain over the weekend and coming to rest 600m below.
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Operators and travel sellers face new risk rules – what are the gaps that need to be filled?
EcoZip Adventures has launched two $15,000 per annum scholarships for students from Waiheke Island and Kaikōura.
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.
The marine operator on his best year yet, controlling costs and pricing, the challenge of finding female guides, and the impact of the World Cup.
New Zealand’s backpacker industry is making a steady recovery from the pandemic with some operators managing to hit pre-Covid levels but significant challenges remain.
Amuri Jet Adventures and an associated lodge at Hanmer Springs are up for sale.
A Northland operator is sentenced after South Korean visitor Jin Chang Oh died while sandboarding in 2019.
Better risk communication, improved hazard monitoring, and more powers for WorkSafe are among the changes.
The iwi-owned operator of Shotover Jet and Dart River Adventures says the deal would not significantly lessen competition.
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.
Happy Travels chief executive Eddy Brown and ROADY founder Roscoe Price Moor will be among the speakers at the Backpacker and Youth Adventure Tourism Association 2023 conference in Christchurch.
The Titan submersible disaster demonstrates the unpredictability of frontier tourism and its unintended consequences, as well as what could happen if industry does not respond in the right way.
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.
EcoZip Adventures welcomed over 150 Waiheke Island residents to its second annual Locals’ Day, raising $7,000 for charity.
The Ticker hears from the operator’s new sales and marketing executive, who is also new to tourism and NZ as well.
Seventy years ago today, Kiwi Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mt Everest. Now, mountaineering is hugely popular and commercial but that has come with consequences, write tourism researchers.
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.
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.
Christchurch Adventure Park says it is “disappointed” in the Court of Appeal decision to uphold a High Court ruling that found the operator’s chairlift helped spread the 2017 Port Hills fires.
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.
Cardrona and Treble Cone are aiming to cut visitor numbers during peak periods.
A kayaker has died near Jackson Bay and Ohaaku in Haast.
The Ropes & Thrills Rotorua attraction, set to launch in November 2023, is a prime investment opportunity for those looking to take advantage of New Zealand’s growing tourism industry.
But the voluntary administrators say season pass promotion is on hold due to uncertainty over the future of ski at Mt Ruapehu.
Crankworx Summer Series will showcase four iconic South Island biking destinations in March.
Six operators have been recognised in National Geographic Traveller’s six best adventures in New Zealand.
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.
A drive into North America during the pandemic has helped the Queenstown-based operator through Covid.
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.
Active Adventures has spruced up its signature travel experience, formerly known as Rimu.
Adventure South has launched new products aimed at encouraging travellers to take part in challenging, multi-activity adventures across the breadth of the South Island.
Mountain bikers could be generating more than $200m in annual visitor spend in the region in four years.