International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy

From 1 July 2019, most international visitors entering New Zealand will be charged a levy of $35 that will be invested in sustainable tourism and conservation projects.

The IVL is an important tool to make sure that New Zealander’s lives are enriched by sustainable tourism growth. It will do this by investing in projects that will substantively change the tourism system, helping to create productive, sustainable and inclusive tourism growth that protects and supports our environment.

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How the IVL works

Visitors to New Zealand will directly contribute to making sure that tourism continues to benefit communities, visitors and the environment.

Projects funded by the IVL

The first projects to be funded by the IVL are tangible examples of how visitors can directly contribute to the unique natural heritage they enjoy, and the infrastructure they use while they’re here.