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.
Two new winter music festivals are to hit southern ski slopes in the same week in September.
Three Queenstown Lakes District councillors have come out against the proposed airport developments at Wānaka at Tarras.
Film and wine ventures with tourism components are being fast-tracked through the consenting process.
New Wānaka-based business Forage & Feast aims to showcase Central Otago’s locally cultivated food and chefs through an “immersive culinary adventure”.
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.