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Restored steam engine a highlight for attraction
23 Jan 2023   /

Restored steam engine a highlight for attraction

Bay of Islands Vintage Railway will unveil its fully-restored steam train over the upcoming Anniversary Weekend.


Cultural attraction opens on West Coast
12 Dec 2022   /

Cultural attraction opens on West Coast

A new cultural and heritage attraction near Fox Glacier and the Wekeka township is now open to visitors.


Historic battle site reopens after $1.8m restoration
17 Oct 2022   /

Historic battle site reopens after $1.8m restoration

Historic battle site Te Pakanga o Ōhaeawai near Kaikohe in Northland has opened to the public after a $1.79m restoration project.


West Coast Pounamu Pathway hub to seek consent
20 Sep 2022   /

West Coast Pounamu Pathway hub to seek consent

The first of four experiential visitor hubs along the Pounamu Pathway on the West Coast is to apply for consent from Grey District Council.


Refreshed Rotorua boardwalk open to public
24 Aug 2022   /

Refreshed Rotorua boardwalk open to public

The final stage of the boardwalk around Lake Rotorua is open to the public after almost a year under construction.


PM opens $32m Hastings aquatic centre
12 Aug 2022  

PM opens $32m Hastings aquatic centre

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has officially opened the new $32m Hawke’s Bay Regional Aquatic Centre in Hastings.


Whakarewarewa Village closes indefinitely after sinkhole accident
29 Jul 2022   /

Whakarewarewa Village closes indefinitely after sinkhole accident

Whakarewarewa Village is closed indefinitely while repairs are underway to fix a footpath sinkhole that severely burned an Australian tourist yesterday.


Māori cultural attraction proposed for Tauranga
28 Jul 2022   /

Māori cultural attraction proposed for Tauranga

A plan to transform a Tauranga reserve into a cultural and historic centre would provide a visitor experience around Māori life, including the 1864 battle of Gate Pā Pukehinahina.


Hundertwasser attracts 40k visitors, 70% from outside Northland
18 Jul 2022   /

Hundertwasser attracts 40k visitors, 70% from outside Northland

The attraction is proving a boon five months after opening, enticing visitors to spend more time in the region.


Merit in new Picton tourist attractions – study
28 Jun 2022   /

Merit in new Picton tourist attractions – study

Marlborough District Council will consider a new hot-pool aquatic facility, a heritage or environment centre, and a mountain bike park to boost tourism opportunities and increase economic benefits in Waitohi Picton.


Zoo receives tick for animal welfare
28 Jun 2022   /

Zoo receives tick for animal welfare

New Plymouth’s Brooklands Zoo has received accreditation from the Zoo Aquarium Association for its excellence and commitment to positive animal welfare.


Magic Memories snaps up Game of Thrones tour deal
14 Jun 2022   /

Magic Memories snaps up Game of Thrones tour deal

Magic Memories has secured a content partnership with the world’s only Game of Thrones Studio Tour in Northern Ireland.


Historic Tauranga battle site upgrades underway
20 May 2022   /

Historic Tauranga battle site upgrades underway

A Tauranga reserve commemorating the 1864 Battle of Re Ranga is being upgraded to create a place of remembrance and storytelling.


WCC approves $5.6m for destination skate park
8 Apr 2022   /

WCC approves $5.6m for destination skate park

Wellington City Council has approved $5.64m in funding for a Destination Skate Park in the capital.


Game legends to host All Blacks Experience tours
1 Apr 2022   /

Game legends to host All Blacks Experience tours

A group of legendary All Blacks will play host at the All Blacks Experience in Auckland over the April school holidays.


$1.7m Omaka funding a ‘catch-22’
28 Mar 2022   /

$1.7m Omaka funding a ‘catch-22’

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Marlborough will receive a $1.7m funding injection from Marlborough District Council, but there’s a ‘catch-22 situation’ attached, says the district’s mayor.


Ngāi Tahu’s Rainbow Springs confirms closure
1 Mar 2022   /

Ngāi Tahu’s Rainbow Springs confirms closure

The iconic tourism attraction will close its doors for good in September.


Royal Albatross Centre celebrates 50 years
23 Feb 2022   /

Royal Albatross Centre celebrates 50 years

The Royal Albatross Centre on the Otago Penisnsula today is celebrating 50 years since opening with a 50% discount on their tour.


New hotspot launches at Ngāruawāhia
16 Feb 2022  

New hotspot launches at Ngāruawāhia

A new business space has launched at Ngāruawāhia aimed at attracting visitors, offering food, local tourism experiences, retail shopping, and professional services.


Ruapehu garden awarded 5-star garden of National Significance
16 Feb 2022   /

Ruapehu garden awarded 5-star garden of National Significance

Bradley’s Garden in Taumarunui has been recognised as a 5-star Garden of National Significance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.


LOTR costume trail celebrates 20 years of film
9 Feb 2022  

LOTR costume trail celebrates 20 years of film

Costumes from The Lord of the Rings film trilogies will be displayed across Wellington as the franchise celebrates its 20-year anniversary.


New ice bar opens at Queenstown
9 Feb 2022   /

New ice bar opens at Queenstown

A new ice lounge attraction has opened its doors at Queenstown’s Upper Village.


New attraction to bring up to 100 jobs to Queenstown
3 Feb 2022  

New attraction to bring up to 100 jobs to Queenstown

Kingpin will open its doors next week to what it calls a ‘first-class entertainment hub’.


Canterbury operators see softer numbers, steel for post-summer slump
20 Jan 2022   /

Canterbury operators see softer numbers, steel for post-summer slump

Tourism businesses suffer a significant drop in visitation.


Ōtorohanga Kiwi House: Slow summer ahead, $8m development on track
8 Dec 2021   /

Ōtorohanga Kiwi House: Slow summer ahead, $8m development on track

Ōtorohanga Kiwi House is ready to welcome back Aucklanders from 15 December but does not expect many tourists until March or April next year.


All Blacks Experience turns one, preps to re-open Friday
1 Dec 2021  

All Blacks Experience turns one, preps to re-open Friday

The All Blacks Experience will re-open on Friday 3 December and plans a week of celebration to mark its first year of operation.


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.