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“Unlawful” glacier landings to stop
24 Apr 2018  

“Unlawful” glacier landings to stop

The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand is today declaring victory over the Department of Conservation’s decision to allow a massive number of helicopter landings on a remote Fiordland Glacier.


Normal service resumes after $80K evac day for Real Journeys
26 Feb 2018  

Normal service resumes after $80K evac day for Real Journeys

Real Journeys cancelled an 8am sailing of its Doubtful Sound cruise today but further trips are operating normally following a slip that trapped 339 tourists yesterday.


Motorcycle Mecca starts expansion and redevelopment
2 Feb 2018   / / /

Motorcycle Mecca starts expansion and redevelopment

A large expansion and redevelopment project has officially started at the Classic Motorcycle Mecca in Invercargill.


After 15 years and nearly $400K, Milford Sound’s Bowen Falls track reopens
1 Feb 2018  

After 15 years and nearly $400K, Milford Sound’s Bowen Falls track reopens

Milford Sound/Piopiotahi’s popular Lady Bowen Falls walk has reopened for the first time in more than 15 years.


Milford Sound introduces Smart Parking tech
21 Dec 2017  

Milford Sound introduces Smart Parking tech

The popularity of Milford Sound Information Centre and Café with the hundreds of thousands of tourists who visit the area each year meant increasing pressure on the parking facilities.


Support for Cape Foulwind conservation
18 Dec 2017  

Support for Cape Foulwind conservation

A project to protect native species and enhance the landscape of Cape Foulwind in Buller will be boosted by support from the DOC Community Fund.


Southern Discoveries recommits to help threatened species
15 Dec 2017  

Southern Discoveries recommits to help threatened species

A movement to protect some of New Zealand’s most precious native species has been given another vital boost with Southern Discoveries renewing its sponsorship of the Sinbad Sanctuary Project.


Destination Fiordland appoints new tourism manager
12 Dec 2017   /

Destination Fiordland appoints new tourism manager

Destination Fiordland has appointed Sharon Salmons to the role of Regional Tourism Manager. 


Invercargill to get a ‘Rev Up’ in new event
8 Dec 2017  

Invercargill to get a ‘Rev Up’ in new event

The Invercargill City Council is looking to kick-start the New Year by launching a new event to help show how the city centre can shine with a bit of cut-and-polish!


Milford Sound Scenic Flights expands fleet
4 Dec 2017  

Milford Sound Scenic Flights expands fleet

Milford Sound Scenic Flights has added a 3rd Cessna Grand Caravan to its already impressive fleet of planes which currently comprises three GA8 Airvans, two Cessna Grand Caravans and three BN Islanders.


DOC: Scorching southern summer a serious fire risk
4 Dec 2017  

DOC: Scorching southern summer a serious fire risk

Campers and outdoor enthusiasts are urged to be fire wise this summer as warm, dry weather persists in the south.


Real Journeys reopens Te Anau visitor centre
30 Nov 2017   / /

Real Journeys reopens Te Anau visitor centre

Real Journeys is ensuring visitors to the Te Anau Glowworm Caves, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound enjoy a remarkable experience every step of the way, with the official opening of its new visitor centre in Te Anau.


Heavy spring snow partially closes Routeburn Track
9 Nov 2017  

Heavy spring snow partially closes Routeburn Track

DOC is advising the alpine section of track will be closed today with 25cm of snow at Routeburn Falls Hut and 40cm in the Harris Basin.


Lifetime of contribution to hospitality recognised
31 Oct 2017  

Lifetime of contribution to hospitality recognised

Invercargill Licensing Trust General Manager Greg Mulvey has been inducted into the Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the hospitality industry and local community.


Milford, Routeburn guided walks awarded Qualmark Gold
25 Oct 2017  

Milford, Routeburn guided walks awarded Qualmark Gold

Queenstown-based hiking specialists, Ultimate Hikes is kicking off the hiking season on a high, after being awarded Qualmark Gold for its guided walk operations.


Texaco tanker to make historic journey
17 Oct 2017   /

Texaco tanker to make historic journey

In what is a once in a lifetime occasion, one of the rarest trucks in the world, Bill Richardson Transport World’s ‘Texaco Tanker’ will drive in the Southland Truck Parade this weekend.


Southern Discoveries launches fleet
26 Sep 2017  

Southern Discoveries launches fleet

Southern Discoveries is launching its new fleet of glass-topped coaches taking passengers from Queenstown to its Milford Sound cruises.


Fiordland Tourism Awards – and the winners are…
26 Sep 2017  

Fiordland Tourism Awards – and the winners are…

Over 150 people turned out with Destination Fiordland to celebrate 40 years of annual Tourism Awards.


Eight excited new team members join Dig This Invercargill
13 Sep 2017  

Eight excited new team members join Dig This Invercargill

Eight very excited new team members started at Dig This Invercargill this week.


Dig This Invercargill to open 2nd October
1 Sep 2017   /

Dig This Invercargill to open 2nd October

New Zealand’s first heavy equipment playground, Dig This Invercargill, will officially open on Monday 2 October 2017.


Fiordland Outdoors Company secures scholarship
8 Aug 2017  

Fiordland Outdoors Company secures scholarship

Fiordland Outdoors Company have just been named the winners of the Innovation Category in the 2017 Nurture Change scholarship awards.


Cascade Creek campsite ready for summer
2 Aug 2017  

Cascade Creek campsite ready for summer

The Department of Conservation is prepped for another busy season on the Milford Road with upgrades to the popular Cascade Creek campsite almost complete.


$1m funding for Stewart Island heritage centre
24 Jul 2017  

$1m funding for Stewart Island heritage centre

A new purpose-built heritage centre on Stewart Island will receive more than $1m in Government funding, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has announced.


Wilderness experience trumps crowds at Milford Sound
12 Jul 2017  

Wilderness experience trumps crowds at Milford Sound

Record numbers of visitors to the Milford Sounds have not affected the wilderness experience according to a new report.


Cancer Society, Forest & Bird receive Real Journeys Cruise-for-a-Cause
1 Jun 2017  

Cancer Society, Forest & Bird receive Real Journeys Cruise-for-a-Cause

The Real Journeys Cruise-for-a-Cause this year will assist Forest & Bird with predator control and help train the greater number of volunteers needed by the Cancer Society.


Invercargill air travel is not servicing local demand
22 May 2017  

Invercargill air travel is not servicing local demand

Invercargill air travel is not meeting local demand as there is significant usage of other nearby airports.


Fish & Game offers to work with Southland council
18 May 2017  

Fish & Game offers to work with Southland council

Southland Fish & Game is welcoming the Southland District Council withdrawal of its High Court appeal on the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail.


InterCity plumps for JUCY with new Milford Sound deal
17 May 2017   / /

InterCity plumps for JUCY with new Milford Sound deal

InterCity Group has ended its commercial relationship with Southern Discoveries Milford Sound cruises and will instead feed its passengers on to JUCY vessels.


Fiordland & Te Anau to host Godzone Chapter 7
5 May 2017  

Fiordland & Te Anau to host Godzone Chapter 7

The stunning natural features of New Zealand’s World Heritage Fiordland will be on show next year as the location for the world’s largest adventure race, GODZone.


Tourism catalyst for $40m Invercargill hotel scheme
20 Apr 2017  

Tourism catalyst for $40m Invercargill hotel scheme

A booming tourism market is the catalyst for a new $40m hotel in Invercargill.


Quietlight launches in Southland
29 Mar 2017  

Quietlight launches in Southland

David Cary received only two weeks ago his Department of Conservation concession to conduct walking tours through some of Southland’s most picturesque landscapes.


Explorer Tourlines statement on Te Anau Milford Highway crash
27 Mar 2017  

Explorer Tourlines statement on Te Anau Milford Highway crash

Presented at Press Conference at 2pm Friday at Rydges Latimer Christchurch following the Te Anau Milford Highway crash last Tuesday that killed two German tourists.


New zipline, kiwis and classic motorcycles among winners of $2.5m TGP funding
3 Mar 2017   /

New zipline, kiwis and classic motorcycles among winners of $2.5m TGP funding

Two Rotorua and two Southland attractions have been granted nearly $2.5m in funding from the Tourism Growth Partnership.


Southern Discoveries invests $2m into “seamless” Milford tours
28 Feb 2017  

Southern Discoveries invests $2m into “seamless” Milford tours

Southern Discoveries will enter Queenstown’s competitive coach sector after committing close to $2m to launch a fleet of coaches.


Fly fishing Waiau River makes prestigious travel list
26 Jan 2017  

Fly fishing Waiau River makes prestigious travel list

What does fly fishing the Waiau River have in common with whale watching in Hawaii and visiting pyramids in Guatemala?


Showcasing New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise
24 Jan 2017  

Showcasing New Zealand as a photographer’s paradise

Tourism New Zealand and Nikon Australia have today launched a new global partnership to dshowcase New Zealand’s landscapes and Nikon’s KeyMission 360-degree camera.


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