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

From 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 protects and supports our environment. The IVL annual performance report for 2019/20 is now available.

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

Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails

Ngā Haerenga New Zealand Cycle Trails include 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.