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Hobbiton plan wins approval with 3500 daily visitor cap
9 Aug 2019  

Hobbiton plan wins approval with 3500 daily visitor cap

The end of a four-year-long, $500k+ process is finally in sight, says founder and CEO Russell Alexander.


Consultation on Napier’s National Aquarium underway
8 Aug 2019  

Consultation on Napier’s National Aquarium underway

Sector consultation is underway on the proposed expansion of the National Aquarium of New Zealand.


Wellington, Auckland zoos euthanise big cats
2 Aug 2019   /

Wellington, Auckland zoos euthanise big cats

The two zoos have both lost bigs cats this week due to the animals’ poor health and age.


Skyline Queenstown launches Night Luge
26 Jul 2019  

Skyline Queenstown launches Night Luge

Skyline Queenstown has launched its Night Luge experience after installing 225 lights and 5.5km of cabling on its luge tracks.


Council seeks operator for new attraction cafe
23 Jul 2019  

Council seeks operator for new attraction cafe

Christchurch City Council is looking for a private operator to lease the new café that is being built as part of the hot water pools complex in New Brighton.


Baldwin Street: The steepest street in the… Southern Hemisphere?
17 Jul 2019  

Baldwin Street: The steepest street in the… Southern Hemisphere?

Enterprise Dunedin plans to continue promoting Baldwin Street as part of the city’s mix of tourism product despite it losing the steepest street in the world title.


Auckland Zoo scores luxury cruise opportunity
5 Jul 2019   /

Auckland Zoo scores luxury cruise opportunity

Auckland Zoo will take its first directly booked cruise passengers this summer with the luxury Seabourn Cruise Line starting to promote the attraction as a shore excursion.


Tourism Holdings appoints YoungShand for Waitomo businesses
4 Jul 2019  

Tourism Holdings appoints YoungShand for Waitomo businesses

Tourism Holdings has appointed Auckland advertising agency YoungShand to manage the “creative and media aspects” of its Discover Waitomo business.


Economic lift from new Dark Sky Project
2 Jul 2019  

Economic lift from new Dark Sky Project

The $11m attraction has brought around 100 new jobs to Takapō / Lake Tekapo.


Gallery: Dark Sky Project
2 Jul 2019  

Gallery: Dark Sky Project

Ngāi Tahu Tourism and its joint venture partners have opened their Dark Sky Project at Takapō / Lake Tekapo to the public following a launch event attended by Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy.


Watch: Ngāi Tahu Tourism teases Dark Sky Project
28 Jun 2019  

Watch: Ngāi Tahu Tourism teases Dark Sky Project

The $10m astronomy experience at Takapō / Lake Tekapo opens its doors on Tuesday.


Polynesian Spa, Rainbow’s End visitor numbers dip – Rangatira
26 Jun 2019   /

Polynesian Spa, Rainbow’s End visitor numbers dip – Rangatira

Rotorua’s Polynesian Spa and Auckland’s Rainbow’s End suffered dips in visitor numbers over FY19 with owner Rangatira Investments downgrading its long-term earnings forecast for the latter attraction.


Skyline seeks consent for Queenstown luging night lighting
25 Jun 2019  

Skyline seeks consent for Queenstown luging night lighting

Skyline Enterprises is seeking permission for night luging and lighting at its Queenstown attraction that could see it remain open for customers until 10pm. 


Rangatira: Rainbow’s End performance down again
12 Jun 2019   /

Rangatira: Rainbow’s End performance down again

The Auckland attraction has struggled to lift numbers over the past three years.


Earth & Sky appoints head of Lake Tekapo observatory
26 Apr 2019   /

Earth & Sky appoints head of Lake Tekapo observatory

The new boss will join the $10m attraction in June, a month before the stargazing experience is due to open.


Hanmer Springs boosts $4.5m development to protect Redwoods
3 Apr 2019   /

Hanmer Springs boosts $4.5m development to protect Redwoods

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa’s new $4.5m thermal pool extension will see five pools constructed on wooden piles in an effort to protect a number of 90-year old giant Redwood Trees.


NZTE: Three years after Project Palace launch, 1 hotel being built
21 Mar 2019   /

NZTE: Three years after Project Palace launch, 1 hotel being built

However, the agency says it is working on 29 other hotel opportunities across NZ.


…while road slip forces Fox Glacier operators into “frustrating” limbo
6 Mar 2019  

…while road slip forces Fox Glacier operators into “frustrating” limbo

The closure of foot and road access to the West Coast’s Fox Glacier has left local operators including Glacier Valley Eco Tours juggling bookings and considering alternative options in the face of uncertainty over future access.


Northland doubles down on $8m Manea Footprints of Kupe project
1 Mar 2019   /

Northland doubles down on $8m Manea Footprints of Kupe project

The Northland Regional Council is investing $500,000 to help bring forward a proposed $8m-plus cultural centre and tourism attraction at Opononi.


Skyline secures Queenstown gondola redevelopment consent
21 Feb 2019  

Skyline secures Queenstown gondola redevelopment consent

The Environment Court has granted approval for the project, originally estimated to cost around $100m.


Weta bolsters tourism team as it preps for Auckland push
14 Feb 2019   /

Weta bolsters tourism team as it preps for Auckland push

Iconic kiwi brand Weta Workshop is beefing up its tourism team to get in shape for the opening of its new Auckland attraction next year.


Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools gets $4.5m development go-ahead
11 Feb 2019  

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools gets $4.5m development go-ahead

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has been given the green light for a $4.5m development that will add five new thermal pools and a new aquatic “thrill ride” to the attraction.


Southland, Coromandel, Marlborough projects secure PGF support
19 Dec 2018   /

Southland, Coromandel, Marlborough projects secure PGF support

The expansion of Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre has been granted feasibility funding.


Wellington’s Weta Workshop heads north with new experience
18 Dec 2018  

Wellington’s Weta Workshop heads north with new experience

Peter Jackson’s tourism business is heading to Auckland’s SKYCITY entertainment precinct.


Dolomite Point’s big $26m tourism redevelopment
30 Nov 2018   /

Dolomite Point’s big $26m tourism redevelopment

New visitor experiences and improved infrastructure will transform the already popular destination.


“Safe and sensitive” $5.7m Oparara development planned
30 Nov 2018   /

“Safe and sensitive” $5.7m Oparara development planned

West Coast visitor attraction Oparara Arches is in line for road and track access improvements as well as overhauled viewing areas following yesterday’s announcement of a $5.7m cash injection from the Provincial Growth Fund.


Rotorua’s $70m Whakarewarewa opportunity
23 Nov 2018   /

Rotorua’s $70m Whakarewarewa opportunity

New projects including a visitor centre and events space are expected to help double visitation to the forest.


Watch: Christchurch to open city promenade on Sunday
22 Nov 2018  

Watch: Christchurch to open city promenade on Sunday

Christchurch’s new 2km city promenade will be officially opened this Sunday.


ATEED’s tourism attractions investment plan
20 Nov 2018   /

ATEED’s tourism attractions investment plan

The agency is hunting for new ideas and investors to help develop tourism product across Auckland.


Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools unveils $4.3m development plan
20 Nov 2018   /

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools unveils $4.3m development plan

The operator is building five new thermal pools and a 13.5m high aquatic ride.


Kiwi season hits Rainbow Springs, Auckland Zoo
12 Nov 2018   /

Kiwi season hits Rainbow Springs, Auckland Zoo

Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Rainbow Springs has added an interactive ‘Kiwi Burrow’ experience to its offering.


Sweet as: $7.5m Chelsea Bay visitor centre opens
29 Oct 2018  

Sweet as: $7.5m Chelsea Bay visitor centre opens

Auckland’s iconic Chelsea Sugar factory has re-opened to the public.


Report: Restructure Auckland’s cultural attractions
23 Oct 2018  

Report: Restructure Auckland’s cultural attractions

MOTAT could possibly be split in two with part located in a disadvantaged area of the city, says a new review.


Rotorua and Nelson Tasman to star in Royal Tour
5 Oct 2018   /

Rotorua and Nelson Tasman to star in Royal Tour

Tourism and conservation attractions in Rotorua and Nelson Tasman are gearing up for a visit from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the end of the month.


International Hobbit Day gains momentum at Hobbiton
25 Sep 2018  

International Hobbit Day gains momentum at Hobbiton

Matamata tourist attraction Hobbiton Movie Set hosted more than 400 Hobbit fans from around the world for its third annual International Hobbit Day celebrations.


Museum hires former Starship Foundation CEO, Air NZ GM
20 Sep 2018   /

Museum hires former Starship Foundation CEO, Air NZ GM

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum has appointed the former chief executive of the Starship Foundation, Brad Clark, to be its director of transformation and development.


Hobbiton goes Maverick in digital first transition
4 Sep 2018   /

Hobbiton goes Maverick in digital first transition

Hobbiton Movie Set has teamed up with an external marketing agency for the first time as it transitions to a digital-led marketing strategy.