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1 February 2024

Top sustainability award for Guided Walks New Zealand

Guided Walks New Zealand, which is operated by Ngāi Tahu Tourism, has earned Qualmark’s Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award.

8 December 2023

A new home is hatched… The National Kiwi Hatchery embarks on a fresh chapter at Agrodome Rotorua

The globally acclaimed National Kiwi Hatchery is gearing up for a significant move to a purpose-built facility, a notable step towards fortifying the preservation of the iconic kiwi. 

29 November 2023

New names for Hollyford Track lodges reflect traditional Ngāi Tahu whakaaro

The renaming of two luxury lodges on the Hollyford Track in Fiordland National Park is part of a larger kaupapa (project) of anchoring Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses within the cultural heritage of the iwi.

16 NOVEMBER 2023

Shotover Jet fleet electrification one step closer

Prototype testing on Shotover Jet’s electric jet boat has been completed as the tourism operator moves ahead with the electrification of its fleet.

26 SEPTEMBER 2023

Towards a future of no food waste

Agrodome, in Rotorua, is a major tourist attraction that allows visitors to experience a working 140-hectare farm.

For about the last 18 months, they can also have an almost entirely waste-free food experience at Farmhouse Cafe.

21 JULY 2023

Agrodome introduces the Pāmu PurePod

Amongst the farmland that is looked after by our Ngāi Tahu Tourism team at Agrodome, is a tiny glass hut that doubles as a great excuse for a romantic getaway or an adventurous escape.

24 MAY 2023

The National Kiwi Hatchery Celebrate Record Number of Chicks

A little kiwi known as Mt.Plm.13 is the 150th chick to hatch this season, making this the most successful hatching season on record for the National Kiwi Hatchery.

Man facing All Blacks on wide panoramic screen

1 April 2023

All Blacks Experience introduces Japanese and Chinese subtitled translated tours

The All Blacks Experience, joint venture between New Zealand Rugby and Ngāi Tahu Tourism, is excited to be launching Japanese and Chinese subtitled translations of their interactive cultural attraction in Auckland’s Sky City Precinct from April 1. 

6 December 2022

Shaun the Sheep joins the flock at Agrodome

Rotorua’s Agrodome has a new addition to the flock – a cheeky and mischievous little sheep who is famous around the globe.

Movie and TV star Shaun the sheep is here in Aotearoa! He’s on his long-awaited OE and after a whirlwind tour of the country has arrived at his new home.

6 July 2022

Electric jetboats from Ngāi Tahu herald a zero-carbon future for tourism

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is heading bravely towards a zero-carbon future, pioneering the world’s first electric jetboat designed solely for tourism.

The iwi has unveiled an ambitious 88-point action plan to tackle the causes and effects of climate change and a host of other environmental issues.

Young girl stroking a lamb

22 November 2021

Rotorua's favourite farm show back for Christmas

Agrodome, a unique farm experience set in Rotorua, is re-opening just in time for the summer holidays.

Over the past 18 months, the staff at Agrodome have been caring for the animals and the land, while things have been in hibernation due to restrictions.

Kiwi egg hatching

20 April 2021

Historically important chick hatches at National Kiwi Hatchery

Keepers at the National Kiwi Hatchery are thrilled to announce the arrival of a very special kiwi chick.

The newly hatched chick, arrived on 31 March, is the offspring of a male called Tahi, who was the first kiwi chick born at the hatchery in 1987. 

Man standing in front of the entrance to the All Blacks Experience

7 April 2021

All Blacks mauri stone arrives at its new home

The sacred All Blacks mauri stone has been handed over to the All Blacks Experience at SkyCity in central Auckland, where it will stay whenever the All Blacks are not playing. The stone embodies The All Blacks mana and offers them protection in their travels and on the field.

Couple embracing overlooking alpine river

6 April 2021

Ngāi Tahu Tourism businesses celebrate opening of trans-Tasman bubble

Ngāi Tahu Tourism welcomes today’s Government announcement to open the trans-Tasman bubble.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism owns several world-class tourism attractions, and all have been lucky to have incredible domestic support from New Zealanders this past year.