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Regional tourism highlights: August

Posted on 28/08/2019 by

Fox Glacier has been named as one of the greatest places on Earth by Rough Guides, along with Franz Josef.

At the end of each month, we bring you regional tourism highlights so you can stay up-to-date with airline, travel, and tourism news from around New Zealand.

The last month of winter has been a bumper one for regional New Zealand tourism.

Here are the top headlines from August. 

Two regional NZ destinations named ‘the best places on Earth’

The Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers and Queenstown have been named as two of the greatest places on Earth by Rough Guides.

Unique view on a multi-million dollar astro-tourism attraction

Stuff.co.nz writer Alice Geary shares her thoughts on Tekapo’s new Dark Sky Project.

Hobbiton’s plans to increase tourist numbers approved by Council

Major tourist attraction Hobbiton has the all clear to welcome up to one million visitors a year.

Public to get say on Napier’s $51m aquarium dream

The Napier City Council may start public consultation this year on plans for the major expansion of the National Aquarium of New Zealand.

New Zealand’s best off-the-radar towns

These smaller centres have some hidden gems.

Taranaki beats other regions to host national tourism industry conference

The 2020 Tourism Export Council of New Zealand conference will be hosted in Taranaki for the first time in more than 20 years. 

Bumper cruise season nears

This summer’s cruise season promises to be a bright spot for New Zealand tourism. 

Top six most beautiful New Zealand towns narrowed down

The list of New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Towns has been narrowed down to six – Cambridge, Pukekohe, Hutt City, Whanganui, Waihi (pictured), and Hanmer Springs.

That’s all for this month. We’ll be back at the end of July with more updates. If you want to stay up-to-date in real time, please subscribe to our Industry News Bulletin.

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