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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Old Coach Road

Photo credit: Camilla Stoddart

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 (IVL)

The Government is introducing an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) to enable our international visitors to contribute directly to the infrastructure they use and help protect the natural environment they enjoy.

Tourism Infrastructure Fund

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund provides up to $25 million annually to develop projects that support regions facing pressure from tourism growth.

Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail

Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail includes the Great Rides, Heartland Rides and some of the cycle trails in the Urban Cycling Network.

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 case studies

These video stories from Northland show how tourism helps create job and business opportunities in New Zealand's regional communities.