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Big award win, new investments propel Hollyford Wilderness Experience into busy summer
18 Nov 2022   /

Big award win, new investments propel Hollyford Wilderness Experience into busy summer

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.


Holiday park first for Te Anau operator
4 Oct 2022   /

Holiday park first for Te Anau operator

Summer bookings are coming in thick and fast at Tasman Holiday Park Te Anau – and visitors are already seeing first-hand how the operator is creating a sustainable future for guests – and the business.


Feedback sought on Fiordland fishing changes
23 Aug 2022  

Feedback sought on Fiordland fishing changes

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.


Milford Opportunities Project leader appointed
3 Aug 2022   /

Milford Opportunities Project leader appointed

Business transformation professional Chris Goddard has been appointed to lead the controversial Milford Opportunities Project through its next chapter of growth.


Conservation project “godsend” for Te Anau operators
25 Jul 2022   /

Conservation project “godsend” for Te Anau operators

Fiordland operators have been part of a monumental effort to rid the national park of more than 100,000 invasive weeds.


GODZone 2023 to boost Fiordland
9 May 2022   /

GODZone 2023 to boost Fiordland

Fiordland will host the 11th chapter of the GODZone adventure race from 24 February-4 March 2023.


Lodge worker found dead at Milford Track named
20 Apr 2022  

Lodge worker found dead at Milford Track named

Police have named the man who died last month while on a day tramp near the northern end of the Milford Track.


Fiordland allocates $143k to new events
19 Apr 2022   /

Fiordland allocates $143k to new events

Great South has approved $142,500 funding for a climbing invitational and a ukulele festival in Te Anau.


Ultimate Hikes mourns loss of staff member
4 Apr 2022   /

Ultimate Hikes mourns loss of staff member

A rāhui is in place in the Giant Gate Falls and the Lake Ada area until 17 April.


DOC questions value of Milford Sound airstrip, scenic planes
9 Mar 2022   /

DOC questions value of Milford Sound airstrip, scenic planes

Fixed wing aircraft may be incompatible with one of the jewels in NZ’s tourism crown, says one of DOC’s leaders.


ADP: December occupancy takes Delta hit, but Aucklanders start revival
16 Feb 2022   /

ADP: December occupancy takes Delta hit, but Aucklanders start revival

Occupancy rates in December at accommodation types nationwide improved to 34.2% for the month continuing an uptrend that started last month, according to Accommodation Data Programme (ADP) results.


2022 Te Anau Tartan Festival another Covid casualty
10 Feb 2022  

2022 Te Anau Tartan Festival another Covid casualty

The Te Anau Tartan Festival 2022 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 red alert setting.


JUCY Cruise turns into Pure Milford
13 Dec 2021   /

JUCY Cruise turns into Pure Milford

Milford Sound’s JUCY Cruise has rebranded to Pure Milford and altered its product mix for the recovery.


Fiordland DOC hut Covid location of interest
8 Dec 2021   /

Fiordland DOC hut Covid location of interest

The Department of Conservation’s Green Lake Hut hut in Fiordland National Park has been named a location of interest after a visit by a Covid case last weekend.


RealNZ launches voluntourism expedition
11 Nov 2021   /

RealNZ launches voluntourism expedition

RealNZ is seeking 24 people for a Fiordland cruise that will also see them get involved in the area’s history and conservation.


Southland events fund finished, Fiordland still available
11 Oct 2021   /

Southland events fund finished, Fiordland still available

Great South has allocated more than $550,000 this year from the government’s Regional Event Fund for events in Southland and Fiordland.


RealNZ Cruise-for-a-Cause raises almost $30k
8 Oct 2021   /

RealNZ Cruise-for-a-Cause raises almost $30k

The RealNZ Cruise-for-a-Cause raised nearly $30,000 for the Deep Cove Outdoor Education Trust. 


Hard hit tourism communities to benefit in $17m Jobs for Nature investment
20 Sep 2021   /

Hard hit tourism communities to benefit in $17m Jobs for Nature investment

Among the recipients of the Jobs for Nature funding is an operator who has secured $700k for a restoration project.


Milford airport closure plan “quixotic, utopian” – Save Milford Airport group
20 Sep 2021  

Milford airport closure plan “quixotic, utopian” – Save Milford Airport group

Milford Sound aviation operators and stakeholders have hit back at calls for the closure of the facility in a document that outlines the case to keep the runway.


Fiordland trust secures nearly $1m for trails, conservation
16 Sep 2021  

Fiordland trust secures nearly $1m for trails, conservation

The funding will create 15 full-time-equivalent staff over the length of the project, or roughly 50 part-time seasonal positions. 


DOC seeks info on Lake Manapouri hut vandals
15 Sep 2021   /

DOC seeks info on Lake Manapouri hut vandals

The Department of Conservation is looking for information about vandalism to huts in the Lake Manapouri area.


Milford road re-opens with avalanche risk warning
14 Sep 2021   /

Milford road re-opens with avalanche risk warning

The road between Te Anau and Milford Sound/Piopiotahi is closed due to ongoing high avalanche risk.


Agencies appointed to roll out $20m South Island tourism support
31 Aug 2021   /

Agencies appointed to roll out $20m South Island tourism support

New business support for tourism operators in five South Island regions can be accessed from this week, with specialist local agencies now appointed to deliver the scheme.


Victorian explorer to rest easy as Fiordland names set for correction
27 Aug 2021   /

Victorian explorer to rest easy as Fiordland names set for correction

The New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa is calling for submissions on place name changes in Fiordland.


Great South taps Cordelle to lead Visit Fiordland
25 Aug 2021   /

Great South taps Cordelle to lead Visit Fiordland

Great South has hired former Shotover Canyon Swing boss Stu Cordelle to lead Visit Fiordland.


Fiordland, Southland form new marketing alliance
25 Aug 2021   /

Fiordland, Southland form new marketing alliance

Visit Fiordland and Visit Southland have formed their own international marketing alliance, to be promoted as ‘Great South’.


Southland, Fiordland events fund opens
3 Aug 2021  

Southland, Fiordland events fund opens

Great South has opened applications for round two of its Regional Events Fund


“Disgrace, kick in the guts, disrespectful” – Milford operators on masterplan
29 Jul 2021  

“Disgrace, kick in the guts, disrespectful” – Milford operators on masterplan

Operators line up to challenge the plan’s recommendations with aviation and cruise at the front of the queue.


TIF Round 5: $18m shared by 57 projects
16 Jul 2021   /

TIF Round 5: $18m shared by 57 projects

About $10m of the latest deployment is going to five regions hit hard by the lack of international tourists.


Milford Sound masterplan to be unveiled 28 July
14 Jul 2021   /

Milford Sound masterplan to be unveiled 28 July

The Milford Opportunities masterplan project is set to be launched publicly at the Te Anau Club on Wednesday 28 July at 11am.


TECTS: Aussie spend felt in Queenstown, cities, but not smaller regions
2 Jul 2021   /

TECTS: Aussie spend felt in Queenstown, cities, but not smaller regions

Australian spend quadrupled in Queenstown and more than doubled in Auckland and Christchurch from April to May.


Milford landing rights likely to rollover into 2022
14 Jun 2021   /

Milford landing rights likely to rollover into 2022

But the future of Milford’s airfield remains uncertain as stakeholders jockey for the tourism minister’s ear.


Ticker Take: Will Nash’s plan transform tourism?
7 May 2021   /

Ticker Take: Will Nash’s plan transform tourism?

More recovery than regenerative, the plan introduces yet another initiative to reimagine tourism.


ADP: March occupancy falls with season end
29 Apr 2021   /

ADP: March occupancy falls with season end

Hotel guest nights beat holiday parks and campgrounds for the first time in several months.


DOC, operators hope for smooth landing on Milford concessions
27 Apr 2021   /

DOC, operators hope for smooth landing on Milford concessions

Parties appear to be working together to avoid conflict, emphasizing process to ensure no surprises.


Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC
22 Apr 2021   /

Tourist hotspots cool over summer – DOC

But areas near urban centres saw strong growth in visitor numbers.


New Great South campaign aims to “inject some immediacy”
14 Apr 2021   /

New Great South campaign aims to “inject some immediacy”

Great South’s regional tourism organisations Visit Southland and Visit Fiordland have launched their latest Southland campaign.


No instant relief for hardest hit regions, but cautious optimism
7 Apr 2021   /

No instant relief for hardest hit regions, but cautious optimism

Areas with outsize reliance on international visitors ready to grab Aussie lifeline.


Wayfare’s $1 ‘no joke’ Milford promo crashes bookings
1 Apr 2021   /

Wayfare’s $1 ‘no joke’ Milford promo crashes bookings

Real Journeys was forced to pause its $1 ‘no joke’ Milford Sound scenic cruise promotion this morning after demand overwhelmed its bookings systems.


Goodbye Destination Fiordland, hello Visit Fiordland
1 Apr 2021  

Goodbye Destination Fiordland, hello Visit Fiordland

Destination Fiordland becomes part of economic development agency Great South from today, 1 April 2021.


Nash names five regions in line for targeted structural support…
19 Mar 2021  

Nash names five regions in line for targeted structural support…

Nash says he is “deeply concerned” about the situation unfolding in these five destinations.


Govt putting tourism in “too hard” basket – Nats
1 Mar 2021   /

Govt putting tourism in “too hard” basket – Nats

The Government must provide targeted support for struggling Fiordland and Glacier Country operators, says the National Party.


Queenstown and Fiordland make TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best
28 Jan 2021   /

Queenstown and Fiordland make TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best

Queenstown came in sixth under the Trending Destinations category, while Fiordland came in 10th for National Parks.


Ultimate Hikes raises $125k for Starship
22 Jan 2021  

Ultimate Hikes raises $125k for Starship

Queenstown-based guiding company Ultimate Hikes has raised $125,000 for the Starship Foundation.


Southern tourism still suffering most – Westpac
14 Jan 2021   /

Southern tourism still suffering most – Westpac

But tourism in regions like Hawke’s Bay and Northland has fared better, says the bank.


Milford Track fully re-opens
30 Nov 2020  

Milford Track fully re-opens

Fiordland’s Milford Track has fully re-opened today after being damaged by a storm on 4-6 February.


Partial track closures leave million dollar hole – Destination Fiordland
24 Nov 2020   /

Partial track closures leave million dollar hole – Destination Fiordland

The ongoing closure of the Milford and Routeburn tracks has the Fiordland economy $1m out of pocket, says Destination Fiordland manager Madeleine Peacock. 


Te Anau Bird Sanctuary welcomes ducklings
12 Nov 2020   /

Te Anau Bird Sanctuary welcomes ducklings

Te Anau Bird Sanctuary has welcomed three new kōwhiowhio, or blue duck, ducklings who hatched at the end of October.


NZTA funds $2m repair of Lower Hollyford Road
10 Nov 2020   /

NZTA funds $2m repair of Lower Hollyford Road

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency will fund the $2m repair of the last 3km of Lower Hollyford Road in Fiordland.


Destination Fiordland launches summer ‘reset’
9 Nov 2020  

Destination Fiordland launches summer ‘reset’

Destination Fiordland has launched its reset for 2021 summer campaign to attract domestic travellers.