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Favourite experiences booked by travellers. Find Inspiration Explore recommendations from overtravellers. Trips Be inspired by real itineraries of our users dream getaways to New Zealand. North Island Activities. South Island Activities.There are almost 70 i-SITE Visitor Centres around New Zealand, which provide international visitors, domestic travellers and locals with comprehensive, up-to-date information and a New Zealand-wide booking service for activities, attractions, accommodation and transport.
Many of our visitors will wait until they arrive in New Zealand to book parts of their holiday, including local transport, accommodation and activities. The i-SITE Network provides a brand that is trusted by our visitors to provide good quality, useful and relevant information that is vital to ensuring these visitors have a safe, stress-free and rewarding New Zealand holiday.
Each year, these centres welcome overinternational visitors and collectively assist with 7. The i-SITE brand is managed by Tourism New Zealand and accredited members must meet standards in staff training, professionalism and information technology. The day-to-day running of individual centres is funded by booking fees, retail sales and other income, and supported by local government either directly or indirectly through incorporated societies, trusts or Council controlled organisations.
You can contact us here. Almost one third of all users actually made a booking at an i-SITE. The report showed that:. We can help you get in front of customers and businesses to let them know about your product, service or experience.
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Assists visitors and locals during natural disasters and other challenging events. Want to know more? Get our Corporate Profile. Please share your location to get relevant alerts. There are no alerts at this point to show.The most French town in New Zealand, Akaroa will have you entranced with its historic buildings, magnificent harbour and passion for fine food.
Beyond Akaroa, the wider south island includes other hot spots like Queenstown, Wanaka, Dunedin and Christchurch. Akaroa, a unique place in the world, was born of Volcanic Fire and soothed by the gentle caress of the Pacific Ocean. Subtly defined by the Maori, French and European influences of it's settlers, Akaroa epitomises classic New Zealand beauty with a twist of historical significance.
Just 75 kilometres from the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, Akaroa is a historic French and British settlement nestled in the heart of an ancient volcano. Relax or take part in the many activities that are on offer. Explore the dramatic outer bays and take your time to soak in the magic of this area. A wide range of accommodation is available and you will need more than a day to explore this little piece of paradise.
Akaroa and the wider area have a large number of exciting and unique experiences to offer our visitors. From Volcanic harbour nature cruises, to land based wildlife tours. A wide range of options to suit all Budgets.
Choose one and enjoy your holiday from your holiday. But that's not all what New Zealand is about, beauty I mean. New Zealand is a world in its own, with an enormous amount of different activities and events that continue year. If you are a browser or a unique find seeker Akaroa's boutiques and and art and craft galleries will please and easily satisfy your curiosity.
Home to many artists and craft people from all disciplines means there is a shopping adventure for everyone. If you are a lover of natural landscapes and abundant wildlife then look no further. Hector Dolphins, little Blue Penguins. Fur seals, Alpacas are all awaiting your visit. Throw in the occasional Orca and whale and your wildlife fix is definitely satisfied. While you are visiting the wildlife take a look around at the majesty of the landscape and wonder at Mother Natures exquisite craft.
If you are a high energy adventure type then we have you covered here. Wildlife Kayaking, Paddle boarding, Biking, Hiking, Swimming, Golfing and much more are here to satisfy your energy levels.
All set in the beautiful surrounds of Akaroa. Don't get us started on the food. Its awesome! A true culinary experience awaits any food adventurer. Akaroa is home to many world class restaurants and cafes.
Each Showcasing its own unique styles and featuring the best in local produce and vineyards. Leave your cares behind and escape to our welcoming French influenced village, Akaroa. Tucked into the protective cradle of our extinct volcano, caressed by the pacific ocean and blessed with an abundance of wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and life experiences.
Akaroa is is a foodies wonderland with food choices galore, a Bakery to die for and plethora of world class restaurants. Talk to us, we are the local experts and can help you choose what to do, where to stay and lots more!
Trip Planner [ 0 ]. Email a Friend Send. Homepage Explore the location The most French town in New Zealand, Akaroa will have you entranced with its historic buildings, magnificent harbour and passion for fine food. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Akaroa and the wider south island. Accommodation A wide range of options to suit all Budgets. The adventure It is almost impossible to come to Akaroa and not find some personal adventure.With more than 80 i-SITEs in New Zealand, these tourist information centres are a hub of information on local activities and accommodation.
They are a free service to help plan and book your travel. This short guide will answer these questions:. It allows accredited members to open tourist information centres in the main cities or tourist attractions of the country. In exchange, i-SITE members offer booking services to tourists much like a travel agency.
As towns and cities in New Zealand are quite small, i-SITEs often become a landmark in each city being a main pick up point for services providers. Getting to know the location of your closest i-SITE is a must when arriving in a new town! There are more than 80 i-SITEs in the country.
Some of the i-SITEs have short opening hours, especially in small towns. Was this article useful?
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Eighty per cent of the country's 75 centres have reopened since the end of the Covid lockdown, despite the dearth of overseas tourists. Another three will stay closed until spring. Most are privately owned and operated, and about a third are owned by regional tourist organisations. Most receive local government funding in addition to income from bookings and retail sales.
Boyd Warren, commercial general manager at ChristchurchNZ, said the i-SITE's major decline in revenue "looks set to continue indefinitely" and it would be "mothballed for the foreseeable future". Warren said the centre had been subsidised even before the lockdown, and Government tourism money could not be used to support it.
He said most paying customers came from long-haul destinations, and domestic travellers mostly booked directly with operators. At the time the i-Site leased space in the Arts Centre init was reportingvisitors a year and hoped that would grow toSeveral others across the country have shut in the past few years in locations including Kapiti, Kaipara, and Ashburton, triggering concerns that the closures would harm those centres' tourism industries. This is not correct.
The iSITE will reopen when demand returns. Liz McDonaldJun 19 Tourism New Zealand.Log in to get trip updates and message other travelers. Visitor Centers. Get the full experience and book a tour.
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Thanks for helping! Share another experience before you go. What travelers are saying 4. Lots of information. Great place to pick up souvenirs. Pick up stop for many tour operators. Steam train directly across the street. Be sure to check out the free toilets outside. The people working here were lovely and we booked a private tour of the coastal area in order to see more than just this very small town.
The tours were less expensive than those offered off the crui We have been planning our trip this December to New Zealand for quite a while.
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