Tourism funding

Investment in quality infrastructure and tourism assets helps creates positive economic, social and environmental benefits for New Zealanders, and our visitors.

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Investment by the Government in infrastructure and tourism assets:

  • allows our visitors to have a positive experience of our country, and
  • helps ensure New Zealanders can continue to enjoy their public spaces at home, or around the country.


In this section

International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy

Since 1 July 2019, most international visitors to New Zealand are charged the International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of $35. The IVL is invested in projects that will help to create productive, sustainable and inclusive tourism growth that supports and protects our environment and enriches New Zealanders’ lives.

Responsible camping

Funding for the 2019/20 summer will be available to local authorities to help manage responsible camping. It will be for operating costs, including education and enforcement projects, ambassador programmes, as well as temporary facilities like showers and toilets

Regional Events Promotion Fund

The Regional Events Promotion Fund (REPF) provides $5 million over 2 years to support the promotion of regional events to the domestic market. The aim of the fund is to encourage regional dispersal and increase visitor spend in the regions with an additional focus on encouraging seasonal dispersal by promoting events outside of the peak summer season.

Closed tourism funds

The Tourism Growth Partnership and Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund closed in 2017. Remaining funds were rolled into the Tourism Infrastructure Fund.

Tourism Data Partnership Fund

The Tourism Data Partnership Fund (TDPF) is a $400,000 contestable fund available in 2024/25 only, to identified tourism industry bodies.