Seismic mapping of the bed of Lake Wānaka has provided further evidence of a likely active fault at the popular destination.
Cardrona Alpine Resort will open its 65 hectare Willows Basin in time for this winter’s ski season following the installation of a chairlift.
YHA sells five hostels in what it says is a reflection of the distressed nature of the tourism industry.
The former operator says the biggest priorities for the Regional Tourism Organisation at the moment “are around trying to help businesses in the industry here survive”.
The Queenstown and Wanaka Chambers of Commerce have launched an annual business confidence survey to provide greater insights into the local economy.
The work would see the implementation of Te Ara Wānaka, a shared pathway, for pedestrians and cyclists along Lakeside Road, and a separate boardwalk along the lake’s edge.
Lake Wānaka Tourism has launched the Local’s Choice Wanaka 2020 competition.
Snow blanketing southern ski fields has forced them to close their summer activity operations.
Unexpected turbulence probably contributed to the crash that claimed Wanaka pilot Matthew Wallis.
The public is being misled by Queenstown Airport Corporation and majority shareholder Queenstown Lakes District Council about their plans for Wānaka Airport, says the Wānaka Stakeholders Group.
We need to keep as many operators as possible alive, says Lake Wānaka Tourism’s acting GM.
Operators are planning for a domestic-only 2021 and are growing warier of the effects of global warming.
The finance minister rejects revisiting how the programme allocated funds, despite operator concerns.
A new wine and food festival has been announced for Wānaka, taking place over Otago Anniversary weekend next year.
Wanaka has launched a new event, Toi, in a bid to champion its creative sector.
Wanaka and Queenstown operator Alpine Group has launched what it calls a ‘world first’ heli-adventure.
Wanaka 4WD tour operator Ridgeline Adventures is a finalist in three categories at the 2020 New Zealand Food Awards.
Andrew Crawford says his new Wānaka to Christchurch service is simply “giving people what they want”.
Lake Wanaka Tourism has revitalised its local campaign, LoveWanaka, Supporting Local, ahead of the shoulder season.
Revenue from the operator’s NZ jump sites has been hit hard by the pandemic.
Flights would run daily with 12 return services a week, using Sounds Air’s turbo-prop Pilatus PC12 aircraft.
Lake Wānaka Tourism and Winter Games NZ will together host an outdoor film event showcasing the town’s mountain culture and the final event of the Winter Games NZ Obsidian.
Lake Wanaka Tourism has appointed Tim Barke as acting general manager.
Will Otago tourism swing in behind a new international airport at Tarras?
In a first for Queenstown Lakes, the district’s two RTOs have teamed up to launch a local campaign.
Rippon and Craggy Range have been included in the top 20 of the world’s top wine tourism destinations in the 2020 World’s Best Vineyard Awards.
The airline is proposing a scheduled direct service with up to 15 return flights a week.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and tourism minister Kelvin Davis visited the Queenstown Lakes District on Friday spending the morning at Wayfare’s Cardrona Alpine Resort, near Wanaka, before a tour in the afternoon of its TSS Earnslaw steamer boat in Queenstown.
Winter Games NZ has branded this year’s event ‘Obsidian’ and confirmed it will be on from 10-20 August.
Regional airline Sounds Air may launch a Christchurch to Wanaka weekly service depending on whether a survey indicates sufficient support.
The council will take $445k from its tourism promotion budget, meaning less money for the region’s destination marketing bodies.
Lake Wanaka Tourism and Ignite Wanaka are promoting a short form video mini-series about local Covid-19 lockdown stories.
The third stage of the Wānaka Lakefront Development Plan is underway with a detailed design nearing completion and a number of artist impressions released to the public.
Lake Wanaka Tourism has gone live with its winter ski campaign, The Mountains are Waiting, leading with a campaign video.
Wanaka adventure tourism operator Wildwire is extending its Koha Climb product to domestic tourists.
Makarora’s Wonderland Lodge GM Glenn O’Callahan on hunkering with half-a-dozen staff, reconnecting as a family, and ensuring the business is as nimble as possible.
Lake Wanaka Tourism and the town’s chamber of commerce is rallying the community with the launch of a new campaign to collectively promote a “go local” approach to business as the country transitions through alert level 3.
Warbirds Over Wanaka has been cancelled as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce board chair Bridget Legnavsky has resigned to focus on her expanded responsibilities at Cardrona and Treble Cone.
Around 40,000 people are expected to attend the 2020 Wanaka A&P Show this weekend.
Close to 4,000 participants from around New Zealand and 19 countries will take part in Macpac Motatapu near Wanaka this weekend.
After a two-year hiatus, NASA is to return to Wanaka Airport in mid-April to launch its super pressure balloon.
The public engagement phase of the Wanaka Airport impact assessment gets underway next week, with MartinJenkins seeking community views on options.
The Wanaka Stakeholders Group (WSG) says consultation on a proposed airport is substandard.
The co-owner of Yello! on growth, coping with extreme visitor peaks and troughs, and preparing for a quieter 2020.
The South Island’s newest mountain biking adventure park opens today at Glendhu Bay, Wanaka.
Two popular tourist routes in the South Island will be affected by maintenance and resealing this week.
The decision paves the way for the consolidation of ski field ownership in the wider Wanaka area.
A deluge across the south has seen lakefront businesses in Wanaka and Queenstown shore up defences against rising waters.
Wanaka businesses along its lakefront have been shoring up defences as more rain falls on the already-drenched town.