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Whakarewarewa’s plan for post-Covid tourism
23 Aug 2021   /

Whakarewarewa’s plan for post-Covid tourism

Cultural attractions are suffering but one operator has found a path forward, managing to boost domestic visitor numbers above pre-Covid levels.


New plan proposed for popular lagoon
23 Jul 2021  

New plan proposed for popular lagoon

Grovetown Lagoon has become a popular area for walking, biking, picnicking, kayaking, food gathering and bird watching.


Queenstown gets new, safe lake lookout
22 Jul 2021  

Queenstown gets new, safe lake lookout

New area better sign-posted, with multiple parking spots for cars, coaches and campers.


Christchurch pedestrian mall to be permanently lit
29 Jun 2021  

Christchurch pedestrian mall to be permanently lit

Lighting to form part of Matariki season event on 10 July.


$10m centre mooted for Whanganui River living entity
16 Jun 2021  

$10m centre mooted for Whanganui River living entity

The new visitor centre project dovetails with plans to promote Whanganui River Road as a tourism driving route.


Picton looking to boost visitor offerings through new attractions
9 Jun 2021  

Picton looking to boost visitor offerings through new attractions

A heritage/ environment centre, a mountain bike park and a hot-pool style aquatic facility proposed.


Durie Hill elevator to reopen with upgrades
20 May 2021  

Durie Hill elevator to reopen with upgrades

Historic ride set welcome guests again by end May.


New Christchurch cinema to open July, further sites planned
12 May 2021  

New Christchurch cinema to open July, further sites planned

New cinema to be located in Christchurch’s The Landing Shopping Mall.


Kiwi Birdlife Park in “survival mode” as it marks 35 years
6 Apr 2021  

Kiwi Birdlife Park in “survival mode” as it marks 35 years

The Queenstown attraction is waiting for a trans-Tasman bubble to help turn around its fortunes.


New story telling stop near Aoraki Mt Cook
1 Apr 2021  

New story telling stop near Aoraki Mt Cook

A new sign installed at Tapataia Mahaka Peters Lookout on Highway 80 to Aoraki Mt Cook tells the stories of manawhenua in Te Manahuna Mackenzie Basin.


Capital’s Cable Car celebrates 119th birthday
17 Feb 2021  

Capital’s Cable Car celebrates 119th birthday

Wellington’s iconic Cable Car, launched in 1902, will celebrate its 119th birthday this month.


Bumper season for Splash Planet
29 Jan 2021  

Bumper season for Splash Planet

The Napier attraction has enjoyed one of its busiest seasons to date, with more than 100,000 visitors since 16 November.


Mackenzie station, tourism operation jets onto market
26 Jan 2021   /

Mackenzie station, tourism operation jets onto market

A South Island high-country station which plays its part in the Mackenzie tourism landscape as the birthplace of the Hamilton Jet has been put up for sale.


Rotorua attraction re-opens after 9-month hibernation
14 Dec 2020   /

Rotorua attraction re-opens after 9-month hibernation

Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village is now open again following a nine-month hibernation.


Waiheke WWII tunnels reopen as visitor experience
11 Dec 2020  

Waiheke WWII tunnels reopen as visitor experience

The Fort Stony Batter tunnels on Waiheke Island have been reopened following a six-year closure.


Manea Footprints of Kupe opens in Northland
10 Dec 2020   /

Manea Footprints of Kupe opens in Northland

The Manea Footprints of Kupe, an interactive cultural, heritage, tourism and education centre, has opened in Opononi in the Hokianga.


And action…Whangarei’s $990k Camera Obscura opens
23 Nov 2020  

And action…Whangarei’s $990k Camera Obscura opens

The sculpture would make a lasting contribution to Whangarei’s tourism and education landscape.


Northland tourism projects stimulating growth – EMA
11 Nov 2020  

Northland tourism projects stimulating growth – EMA

Northland’s current infrastructure project pipeline will bring massive benefits to the region, says Employers and Manufacturers Association chief executive Brett O’Riley.


Queenstown attraction re-opens after 11 years
16 Oct 2020  

Queenstown attraction re-opens after 11 years

Queenstown’s Deer Park Heights is opening its gates again after 11 years.


Goodbye AZ, hello ABs – McGowan makes his move
1 Oct 2020   /

Goodbye AZ, hello ABs – McGowan makes his move

After five years ushering in millions of visitors, Auckland Zoo’s head of visitor experience leaves to lead the country’s newest attraction.


Ngāi Tahu Tourism revives kiwi attraction
21 Sep 2020   /

Ngāi Tahu Tourism revives kiwi attraction

Rotorua’s National Kiwi Hatchery will reopen to visitors in time for both the September school holidays and to celebrate the hatching of its first kiwi chick of the season.


Recruitment underway as All Blacks Experience sets December opening
4 Sep 2020   /

Recruitment underway as All Blacks Experience sets December opening

Recruitment is underway for key roles to join the attraction ahead of its 2 December opening date.


Skyline Rotorua workers in self-isolation after Covid case visit
13 Aug 2020   /

Skyline Rotorua workers in self-isolation after Covid case visit

The family went to a number of tourism experiences in the city last weekend, including Skyline Rotorua’s gondola and luge.


Fire contained at 105-year-old Dunedin icon
11 Aug 2020   /

Fire contained at 105-year-old Dunedin icon

A roof fire in the Anglican St Paul’s Cathedral in Dunedin has been contained and early reports suggest little damage from smoke and water.


Wellington’s Cable Car returns to service
6 Aug 2020   /

Wellington’s Cable Car returns to service

Wellington’s Cable Car will be back in service from this Saturday 8 August after its annual maintenance shutdown.


Chathams, Rotorua, Far North tourism share in $110m in Govt funding
3 Aug 2020   /

Chathams, Rotorua, Far North tourism share in $110m in Govt funding

Tourism projects in the Chatham Islands, Rotorua, and the Far North will share in just over $110m in new funding announced by the Government.


Hanmer secures unique ‘hybrid’ funding for $2m Fly-Line
24 Jul 2020   /

Hanmer secures unique ‘hybrid’ funding for $2m Fly-Line

The operator says the cash is coming from the PGF and the Government’s $3bn infrastructure fund.


Te Puia another step closer to iwi ownership
24 Jul 2020   /

Te Puia another step closer to iwi ownership

The New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute Vesting Act 2020 has been passed by the House. 


Northern attractions look ahead as holiday rush recedes
21 Jul 2020  

Northern attractions look ahead as holiday rush recedes

While the southern ski fields saw better than expected numbers during the holidays, major North Island attractions also saw good attendance.


Busy school holidays give way to uncertainty, caution for operators
17 Jul 2020   /

Busy school holidays give way to uncertainty, caution for operators

Reduced prices and extra costs mean businesses have had to work hard to make a profit.


Tourism-related southern projects secure $34m
17 Jul 2020   /

Tourism-related southern projects secure $34m

The Govt is investing the cash in Fiordland’s Homer Tunnel, an Arrowtown museum, and a Balclutha hub.


First Look: $26m Dolomite Point centre
15 Jul 2020   /

First Look: $26m Dolomite Point centre

The development at Punakaiki will also feature cycle paths, walkways, and a new viewing platform.


Govt provides $15m for struggling animal attractions
13 Jul 2020   /

Govt provides $15m for struggling animal attractions

Wildlife institutions suffering from the impacts of Covid-19 can apply for support.


Some projects delayed but $11m for visitor attractions – HCC
7 Jul 2020   /

Some projects delayed but $11m for visitor attractions – HCC

Hamilton City Council has delayed an extension to its Victoria on the River boardwalk and an upgrade to the city’s Transport Centre because of Covid-19.


Ngāi Tahu revives Dark Sky Project, pulls plug on hotpools
3 Jul 2020  

Ngāi Tahu revives Dark Sky Project, pulls plug on hotpools

Ngāi Tahu is restarting its Dark Sky Project at Tekapo but is ditching its multi-million-dollar hotpool scheme at Queenstown.


“Positive signs” for capital – Experience Wellington’s new CEO
2 Jul 2020   /

“Positive signs” for capital – Experience Wellington’s new CEO

Experience Wellington is seeing visitor numbers at some key sites return to around 60% of normal, as the council-owned operator forges ahead through its Covid-19 recovery. 


Christchurch Attractions looks to revival following redundancies
1 Jul 2020   /

Christchurch Attractions looks to revival following redundancies

With only four redundancies made to date, Christchurch Attractions is preparing to bring most of its operations back online for a local and domestic market.


Christchurch Gondola re-opens 1 July
30 Jun 2020  

Christchurch Gondola re-opens 1 July

A re-opening special offered the first 20 people through the doors a 50% discount on adult Gondola tickets on opening day. 


Polynesian Spa “strong” but development on hold – Rangatira
29 Jun 2020   /

Polynesian Spa “strong” but development on hold – Rangatira

A significant development plan for the attraction is on hold until visitor volumes return.


National Aquarium launches virtual penguin encounter
18 Jun 2020  

National Aquarium launches virtual penguin encounter

The National Aquarium of New Zealand has launched a virtual encounter with its Little Penguins.


PGF pumps $18m into ‘game changing’ experiences
17 Jun 2020   /

PGF pumps $18m into ‘game changing’ experiences

Four new ‘visitor experience centres’ will be built along the West Coast as part of the Te Ara Pounamu pathways project.


Wayfare relaunches scenic cruise, jet boat experiences
17 Jun 2020  

Wayfare relaunches scenic cruise, jet boat experiences

Experiences in Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Te Anau, Stewart Island and the TSS Earnslaw and Go Orange Jet Boats in Queenstown would relaunch on 4 July


Heli-maintenance for Christchurch Gondola
17 Jun 2020  

Heli-maintenance for Christchurch Gondola

Preventative work is taking place on the Christchurch Gondola cableway towers ahead of its planned reopening on 1 July.


RFA reopens Auckland attractions, venues
15 Jun 2020   /

RFA reopens Auckland attractions, venues

Regional Facilities Auckland has reopened the Auckland Town Hall, Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki,  The Civic, Bruce Mason Centre, The Cloud, and Shed 10 on Queens Wharf.


PGF injects further $4.5m into Hundertwasser
12 Jun 2020   /

PGF injects further $4.5m into Hundertwasser

The new money takes the total invested from the fund into the $33.2m Whangarei project to $18.4m.


Waimangu Volcanic Valley: Restructures, reorients, reopens
11 Jun 2020   /

Waimangu Volcanic Valley: Restructures, reorients, reopens

“We have to recreate our future rather than wait for it to come to us,” says GM David Blackmore.


Rangatira CEO: “If any country is in a good place to respond, NZ is”
9 Jun 2020   /

Rangatira CEO: “If any country is in a good place to respond, NZ is”

Rainbow’s End, Polynesian Spa have good bank, shareholder support, says Mark Dosser.


Mountain bike park, thermal spa pools to be scoped for Picton
9 Jun 2020  

Mountain bike park, thermal spa pools to be scoped for Picton

A mountain bike park and thermal spa pool will be investigated as potential new destination attractions for Picton, says Marlborough District Council.


Bush and Beach launches new ‘Kiwis guiding Kiwis’ product
28 May 2020   /

Bush and Beach launches new ‘Kiwis guiding Kiwis’ product

Auckland-based tour operator Bush and Beach have launched a new series of ‘Kiwis guiding Kiwis’ products for the domestic market.


Larnach Castle’s Barker puts ‘worst days’ behind with reopening
22 May 2020   /

Larnach Castle’s Barker puts ‘worst days’ behind with reopening

 The Dunedin attraction opened its doors this morning after a period of consolidation and cutbacks.