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Adventure tourism businesses pull plug as compliance rockets
7 Oct 2021   /

Adventure tourism businesses pull plug as compliance rockets

Moves to bring in tougher safety standards and higher costs are forcing operators to consider their viability.


West Coast launches competition campaign
30 Jun 2021   /

West Coast launches competition campaign

Campaign targets Kiwi families to plug gap left by internationals.


Better demand on horizon for Altitude Tours, Black ZQN – Hobbs
29 Jun 2021   /

Better demand on horizon for Altitude Tours, Black ZQN – Hobbs

The possibility of profit beckons after a long drought and tough restructuring for Queenstown operator.


New eGuide aims to boost South Island eco road trips
20 May 2021  

New eGuide aims to boost South Island eco road trips

Options included for sustainable accommodation, activities and discount codes for electric vehicle rentals. 


Bungy NZ facing “significant losses” despite $10m support
25 Jun 2020   /

Bungy NZ facing “significant losses” despite $10m support

The funding consists of a $5m grant in the first year followed by a $5m loan, if required.


Mokai vendor: “I dodged a bullet” with Taupo Bungy sale
18 Jun 2020   /

Mokai vendor: “I dodged a bullet” with Taupo Bungy sale

The owner of the Mokai Gravity Canyon has placed the company in liquidation but remains hopeful that it will eventually attract a buyer.


Bungy NZ, Jim Boult jumpstart Queenstown tourism
14 May 2020   /

Bungy NZ, Jim Boult jumpstart Queenstown tourism

Mayor Boult takes a dawn leap off Kawarau Bridge to mark NZ’s move to alert level 2.


Recreation groups urge Govt to reconsider travel settings for level 2
4 May 2020   /

Recreation groups urge Govt to reconsider travel settings for level 2

Recreation Aotearoa and the New Zealand Alpine Club are supporting calls from the tourism sector to reduce restrictions around non-essential domestic travel during alert level 2.


“Huge disruption” to adventure sector – Bruce Poon Tip
10 Mar 2020   /

“Huge disruption” to adventure sector – Bruce Poon Tip

The visiting founder of one of the world’s largest adventure tour operators says “hype and panic” are hurting the industry.


Waiheke’s EcoZip expands to South Island
19 Dec 2019  

Waiheke’s EcoZip expands to South Island

Co-founder Gavin Oliver says the new venture plans to open in October 2020, creating up to 30 new jobs.


Experience Co puts businesses up for sale
22 Nov 2019   /

Experience Co puts businesses up for sale

One of Australasia’s most acquisitive operators in recent years has put that strategy in reverse with the announcement that it is now selling businesses, most of which were bought in the past three years.


Stray NZ, Haka Tours and Go Orange shine in adventure tourism awards
20 Nov 2019   /

Stray NZ, Haka Tours and Go Orange shine in adventure tourism awards

Stray New Zealand, Haka Tours and Go Orange were amongst the winners at the 2019 Adventure Tourism Awards that took place 14 November on the Gold Coast.


Experience Co CEO: We’re actively looking for NZ acquisitions
19 Nov 2019   /

Experience Co CEO: We’re actively looking for NZ acquisitions

The former Tourism Australia boss and Experience Co’s new CEO on further NZ expansion.


Experience Co warns of FY20 earnings fall
11 Nov 2019   /

Experience Co warns of FY20 earnings fall

One of Australasia’s most acquisitive operators has warned of a decline in earnings for FY20 and has launched a strategic review to help turn around its performance.


SOLD! Van Asch’s Bungy NZ buys Taupo Bungy
30 Oct 2019   /

SOLD! Van Asch’s Bungy NZ buys Taupo Bungy

AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand has acquired Taupo Bungy, and will take over the site this November.


Canyoner airlifted following incident in Coromandel
29 Oct 2019   /

Canyoner airlifted following incident in Coromandel

A canyoner was airlifted to safety on Sunday by Maritime NZ’s Rescue Coordination Centre NZ in the Coromandel Forest Park.


Van Asch gets go-ahead for Taupo Bungy purchase
18 Oct 2019   /

Van Asch gets go-ahead for Taupo Bungy purchase

ComCom approves the deal stating the Taupo business is not a close competitor to Bungy NZ’s operations.


Turangi operator secures $500k from PGF
7 Oct 2019   /

Turangi operator secures $500k from PGF

Rafting NZ will use the money to train up to 20 new river guides for its Tongariro River business.


Skydivers scramble after dispute over parachute stops jump site
3 Oct 2019   /

Skydivers scramble after dispute over parachute stops jump site

Operators seek legal advice after INFLITE is forced to delay NZ’s newest skydive venture.


Experience Co: NZ bright spot, Aus operation suffers
2 Sep 2019   /

Experience Co: NZ bright spot, Aus operation suffers

The acquisitive operator has launched a review of all its businesses following a A$62.2m write down.


Chris Jolly Outdoors rocks North Island snow-shoeing first
3 Jul 2019   /

Chris Jolly Outdoors rocks North Island snow-shoeing first

Chris Jolly Outdoors is expanding its portfolio of products after recruiting a new operations manager and drawing on his diverse background that spans tourism, rock and roll touring and survivalism.


Romano targets $2.5m annual tourism turnover
2 Jul 2019   /

Romano targets $2.5m annual tourism turnover

The All Black’s new luxury adventure tour company has partnered with premium lodges, guides and operators.


Cordelle takes the plunge at Canyon Swing
6 Jun 2019   /

Cordelle takes the plunge at Canyon Swing

Well-known Queenstown tourism industry talent, Stu Cordelle, has taken the helm of Shotover Canyon Swing and Canyon Fox as general manager.


DQ chair, Canyon Swing GM Matt Hollyer to leave both roles
18 Apr 2019   / /

DQ chair, Canyon Swing GM Matt Hollyer to leave both roles

DQ chair and general manager of Shotover Canyon Swing and Canyon Fox, Matt Hollyer, is leaving both roles.


Go Orange adds top commercial roles to drive US expansion
21 Mar 2019   /

Go Orange adds top commercial roles to drive US expansion

Adventure activity group Go Orange is continuing on the expansion trail appointing a new head of sales and creating a new senior business development role as it eyes the lucrative US market.


Queenstown lands 2020 International Adventure Conference
4 Mar 2019   /

Queenstown lands 2020 International Adventure Conference

Queenstown has won a bid to host the 9th annual International Adventure Conference in a move which will see the event come to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time.


Police host NZ-first canyon rescue workshop
28 Nov 2018  

Police host NZ-first canyon rescue workshop

Nelson Police have hosted New Zealand’s first scenario-based canyon Search and Rescue as the popularity of the sport grows with both locals and visitors.


Canterbury makes Nat Geo’s top 2019 adventure destinations
27 Nov 2018  

Canterbury makes Nat Geo’s top 2019 adventure destinations

Canterbury has made National Geographic Travel’s Best Trips list being selected as one of the world’s best destinations to explore in 2019.