Queenstown Mayor Glyn Lewers has thanked operators and people involved in the search for a Korean tourist who drowned in Lake Wānaka on Thursday evening.
Queenstown Lakes District Council is installing more signage and observing how people use ski lanes to protect boat users and swimmers around waterways this summer.
Freshwater monitoring buoys have been deployed in lakes Wānaka and Whakatipu as part of an effort to improve water quality monitoring.
The draft destination management strategy for Queenstown Lakes is now moving towards its second iteration following feedback from the community.
A $10m homestead will be a major feature of the $650m Mt Cardrona Station development and act as the heart of the alpine village.
Otago wine and food festival Ripe will return to the shores of Lake Wānaka on Saturday 18 March 2023 after Covid forced the cancellation of the 2022 event.
The second stage of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan will open to the public this Friday.
The operator has been ordered to pay a $315,000 fine and $64,000 in legal costs over the 18 October 2018 helicopter crash that left three people dead.
A new short video showcasing the local Wānaka film industry aims to promote the region as a strong destination for local filmmaking.
Destination Queenstown and Lake Wānaka Tourism have helped to develop questions on the visitor economy for Queenstown Lakes District Council’s latest Quality of Life survey.
Queenstown Lakes District Council is making a play for the management of Mount Iron Scenic Reserve, currently under control of the Department of Conservation.
The iconic Edgewater resort is losing its GM to the United Kingdom.
PACT is close to lodging its resource consent application for the new building, which will be constructed in two stages.
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark will visit Snow Farm near Wānaka on Saturday to officially open the new 36-bed Musterer’s Hut.
Winter Games New Zealand is returning to Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables this season.
NZSki has opened its Coronet Peak ski field near Queenstown with five of its eight lifts operating.
More than 1.5 metres of snow blanketed parts of Queenstown over the weekend, marking an “epic” ski season ahead for the Southern Lakes ski fields, says Destination Queenstown.
More than 200 people attended The Ignite Wānaka Business Excellence Awards last night to celebrate business resilience through the challenges of the pandemic.
SOUTH launches a new ski product designed to attract Australian visitors.
Hook Wānaka, Lavender Farm, and WildWire have made the shortlist for the outstanding in tourism category at the Ignite Wānaka Business Excellence Awards.
Lake Wānaka Tourism, in partnership with creative media firm Monster Children Group, has launched an inaugural short film award worth $10,000.
National Party’s tourism spokesperson says the minister won’t decide how the sector is shaped in the recovery – industry will.
Wanaka’s Ripe Food & Wine Festival and Ironman NZ in Taupō are the latest events to cancel due to capacity restrictions under Covid-19 red light settings.
The 2022 Wānaka A&P Show has been cancelled due to Covid-19 red alert restrictions.
Applications for the third and final round of the Southern Lakes Regional Events Fund are now open for events held May 2022 to February 2023.
Queenstown Lakes District Council is buying 100ha of land at Mt Iron and Little Mt Iron in Wānaka.
Silverlight Studios has secured resource consent for its $280m film studio development near Wānaka.
Lake Wānaka’s Edgewater Hotel says it will accept only fully vaccinated guests from this Friday 3 December, to coincide with the introduction of the new Covid-19 Protection Framework.
The Southland A&P Show on 5 March 2022 has been cancelled due to uncertainty around the new Covid-19 Protection Framework.
Tourist attractions Wild Wire, Lavender Farm, and Hook Wānaka are the finalists in the tourism category of the Ignite Wānaka Business Awards.
Attendees at next year’s Warbirds Over Wanaka will be able to see the Royal Australian Air Force’s new F-35A Lightning II fighter jet in New Zealand for the first time.
The airport operator says it will be “particularly focussed” on the flight paths the Tarras proposal seeks.
An iconic Taupō tourist attraction selected less than a year ago by the government as a strategic asset worthy of a $500,000 grant is now on the market.
Wānaka will host the Back to Life Hui regenerative tourism event on 26 October 2021.
Auckland’s drop to level 3 is welcomed but tourism businesses will suffer in lockdown for almost seven weeks.
Queenstown Lakes, Central Otago and Auckland are funding the hunt for an answer to the question puzzling industry.
The new series of events being hosted in the Southern Lakes and Central Otago could attract thousands of visitors over the summer.
Additional flights are operating out of Queenstown today for New Zealanders to return home.
Destination Queenstown’s new CEO on the opportunity to shape the future of tourism.
Australian spend quadrupled in Queenstown and more than doubled in Auckland and Christchurch from April to May.
Destination Queenstown and Lake Wānaka Tourism, and Queenstown Lakes District Council have formed a partnership to design a regenerative tourism strategy for the region.
Winter welcome party event, skiing documentary premiere to mark opening of new facility.
Queenstown Lakes District Council will not appeal the High Court decision that ruled Wānaka Airport’s 100-year lease unlawful.
A new Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone ski facility in Wānaka is set to open its doors on 1 June.
More recovery than regenerative, the plan introduces yet another initiative to reimagine tourism.
The airshow, set to take place on 16-17 April 2022, will be headlined by a Polikarpov I-16 Russian WWII fighter aircraft.
It’s promising to be a busy southern ski season, says the airline.
New campaign launching this week features work by local photographers designed to lift spending.
Wānaka’s inaugural food and wine festival Ripe drew 2000 festival goers on Sunday 21 March at Corbridge Woolshed.
The annual Wānaka A&P Show drew approximately 45,000 people to the two-day event.