Aviation tourism operator INFLITE has entered the New Zealand skydive sector with a multi-million dollar purchase of Skydive Franz Josef Glacier.
Buller District Council has voted overwhelmingly to keep control of Tourism West Coast but has left the door open to the local economic development agency to proceed with its take it over.
An attempt to wrestle West Coast tourism promotion from the local regional tourism organisation has been slammed as “poorly timed” and “without supporting evidence” by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Samantha Beneke has been appointed the new marketing manager at Tourism West Coast.
Regional tourism leaders have welcomed the government’s investment in developing new products and expect more to come from the $1bn Provincial Growth Fund in further rounds.
Tourism in Northland, Tairāwhiti-East Coast, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatū-Whanganui and the West Coast will be among the first beneficiaries of the first deployment from the $1bn Provincial Growth Fund.
Customers on a Kiwi Experience coach stranded near Franz Josef by last night’s storm are in good spirits and waiting for the road to clear, says the tour operator.
The record number of dry days* in a row recorded at Christchurch Airport was 45 days and this was seen during September/October 1954.
Conservation land should be protected for tourism and not be made available for mining, says the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.
The West Coast has been selected as the region to feature in Tourism New Zealand’s second single-region marketing campaign and its first in the South Island.
One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, KiwiRail’s iconic TranzAlpine train journey, has marked 30 years of operation with celebrations in Christchurch and Greymouth.
Tourism expenditure grew in most regions over the year to September 2017.
New Zealand has made it into Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 countries to visit in 2018.
Skyline Enterprises’ proposed Franz Josef Glacier Gondola project will be a “spectacular” attraction well positioned to capture growing West Coast tourism numbers.
The West Coast Wildlife in Franz Josef is proud to be announcing the opening of its brand new Tuatara Encounter in Franz Josef on Sunday 1st October 2017.
The Labour Party wants to build on the West Coast’s strengths in tourism and engineering in its development plan for the region.
Abel Tasman and Kahurangi national parks are now connected by a 169-hectare block of land purchased by the Nature Heritage Fund.
Three South Island cycle trails feature in the latest TNZ promotion to get more Australians thinking about and planning a cycling based Kiwi holiday.
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Former head of Saatchi & Saatchi Kevin Roberts and the current CEO of TVNZ Kevin Kendrick can take a bow for their parts in helping the West Coast’s ‘Untamed natural wilderness’ brand win a prestigious Local Government New Zealand award.
Construction is set to start by the end of the month on the new Great Walk in Paparoa National Park in memory of the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike River Mine disaster.
A $36.8m Action Plan will help boost the West Coast’s visitor economy, support economic development, and improve connectivity and infrastructure.
The success of the West Coast Wilderness Trail has bought Hokitika-based shuttle company Wilderness Shuttles together with Christchurch-based Cycle Journeys, to enable them to establish a ‘one-stop’ point of contact for the trail.
The West Coast’s regional tourism organisation says a new report is further endorsement of its marketing strategy which has seen the region become the fastest growing tourism market in the country over the past 12 months.
The West Coast’s ‘Untamed Natural Wilderness’ brand has seen the council become a finalist at the 2017 Local Government New Zealand EXCELLENCE Awards.
Contrary to recent media reports, DOC has not committed to any “theme park” style development in the Oparara Basin.
Tourism expenditure grew in all regions over the year to February 2017, according to the latest Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates released by MBIE.
A new Great Walk through the Paparoa National Park to be built as a memorial to the 29 men who died in the 2010 Pike Mine tragedy.
The Top of the South regional tourism cluster has released a new 2017 itinerary brochure, following route changes north of Kaikoura.
New Zealand’s largest long distance transport provider InterCity will operate bus services between Christchurch and Greymouth while the TranzAlpine scenic railway is out of action.
KiwiRail has cleared the slips on the Midland Line and will begin running services, including the internationally acclaimed TranzAlpine train.
KiwiRail is offering day trips from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass on its popular TranzAlpine service after Wednesday’s weather bomb cut road and rail links.
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