Strategic Tourism Asset Protection Programme funding recipients

Tourism Businesses, Inbound Tour Operators, and Regional Tourism Organisations received funding through the Strategic Tourism Asset Protection Programme (STAPP)

Businesses

The former Tourism Recovery Ministers Group approved grant and loan funding from STAPP to 130 tourism businesses.

Grant funding overview

In 2020, $68,352,902 of STAPP grant funding was offered to 130 businesses. 127 businesses had accepted STAPP grants, totalling $66,352,902.

Three businesses have declined the full value of their grant, while two businesses have declined partial value of their grant*. The total value of grants declined is $2,000,000.

Loan funding overview

In 2020, $182,844,612 of STAPP loan funding was offered to 106 businesses**. 64 businesses* have entered into loan agreements for a total value of $104,276,006.

42 businesses have declined their loans. The total value of loans declined is $78,568,606*. This includes partial value of loans declined. 

*Some businesses have chosen to decline or take a reduced funding amount due to a range of reasons, for example, trading being better than expected. 

**There are 24 businesses which received grant offers, but did not receive loan offers, as their grant value was less than $500,000.

Tourism Asset Grant Value Loan Value Total Value
Abel Tasman Sea Shuttles $500,000 - $500,000
Abel Tasman Soul Ltd (Abel Tasman Kayaks) $500,000 $1,208,000 $1,708,000
Air Milford $500,000 $316,556 $816,556
Air Safaris $500,000 - $500,000
Alpine Guides Aoraki $148,000 - $148,000
Alpine Helicopters & Southern Lakes Heliski  $500,000 $332,000 $832,000
Art Deco Trust $500,000 $134,000 $634,000
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki $500,000 - $500,000
Auckland Seaplanes $480,000 - $480,000
Auckland Zoo Te Whare Kararehe o Tamaki Mākaurau $500,000 - $500,000
Backcountry Helicopters $500,000 $450,000 $950,000
Black Cat Cruises $500,000 - $500,000
Bungy NZ $5,100,000 $5,100,000 $10,200,000
Buried Village of Te Wairoa $500,000 $484,000 $984,000
Cardrona and Treble Cone $500,000 $1,900,000 $2,400,000
Caveworld $290,000 - $290,000
Christchurch Adventure Park $500,000 - $500,000
Christchurch Tram and Punting on the Avon $500,000 - $500,000
Dark Sky Project $500,000 - $500,000
Dart River Safaris $450,000 - $450,000
Discover Waitomo $2,000,000 - $2,000,000
Dive! Tutukaka $500,000 - $500,000
Dolphin and Albatross Encounter $500,000 $400,000 $900,000
Doubtful Sound (Real Journeys Limited) $500,000 $8,100,000 $8,600,000
Driving Creek $500,000 - $500,000
Explore $500,000 $1,500,546 $2,000,546
Fiordland Expeditions Limited $500,000 $107,000 $607,000
Footprints Waipoua $390,595 - $390,595
Forgotten World Adventures $220,000 - $220,000
Fox Glacier Guiding $500,000 $1,304,000 $1,804,000
Franz Josef Glacier Guides and Glacier Hot Pools $500,000 - $500,000
Fullers Great Sights $500,000 - $500,000
Glenbrook Vintage Railway $500,000 - $500,000
Glenorchy Air $500,000 $292,000 $792,000
Heliservices NZ $500,000 $2,184,320 $2,684,320
Highlands Motorsport Park $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000
Howick Historical Village $500,000 - $500,000
Huka Prawn Park $500,000 $272,000 $772,000
INFLITE $500,000 $5,500,000 $6,000,000
International Antarctic Centre $500,000 $2,100,000 $2,600,000
JUCY Cruise $500,000 $1,300,000 $1,800,000
Kaikoura Kayaks $500,000 $67,406 $567,406
Kaiteriteri Kayaks $500,000 - $500,000
Kapiti Island Nature Tours $500,000 $340,000 $840,000
Kiwi Cave Rafting $500,000 - $500,000
Kiwi Journeys $500,000 - $500,000
Kiwi North $400,000 - $400,000
KJet $500,000 - $500,000
Ko Tāne $302,000 - $302,000
Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours Limited $500,000 $350,000 $850,000
Lake Taupo Cruises $250,000 - $250,000
Lakeland Queen $500,000 - $500,000
Larnach Castle Limited $500,000 - $500,000
Maniototo Curling International Inc. $199,766 - $199,766
Marahau Sea Kayaks Ltd $366,000 - $366,000
Marahau Water Taxis Ltd $500,000 - $500,000
MDA Experiences $500,000 - $500,000
Milford Sound (Real Journeys Limited) $500,000 $6,700,000 $7,200,000
Milford Sound Tourism $500,000 $4,500,000 $5,000,000
Mitai Māori Village $500,000 $2,830,000 $3,330,000
Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours $500,000 $130,000 $630,000
National Aquarium of New Zealand $500,000 - $500,000
National Kiwi Hatchery $500,000 - $500,000
Natures Wonders $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
New Zealand Maritime Museum Hui Te Ananui A Tangaroa $500,000 - $500,000
Ngāti Awa Tourism Limited & Te Mānuka Tūtahi Marae $500,000 $2,500,000 $3,000,000
NZ Ski - - -
Oamaru Penguin Colony $500,000 $448,130 $948,130
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre $500,000 $43,000 $543,000
Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park $500,000 $392,000 $892,000
Orana Wildlife Park  $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000
Otago Museum $500,000 $1,065,000 $1,565,000
Otorohanga Kiwi House $500,000 - $500,000
Outback New Zealand (Nomad Safaris / Info & Track / Info & Snow) $500,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000
Over the Top $500,000 $2,328,304 $2,828,304
Penguin Place Limited $500,000 $1,100,000 $1,600,000
Polynesian Spa $500,000 - $500,000
Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre $450,000 - $450,000
Puzzling World $500,000 - $500,000
Rakiura Stewart Island Ferry Service (Real Journeys Limited) $500,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000
Rainbows End Theme Park $500,000 - $500,000
River Valley $200,000 - $200,000
Rotorua Canopy Tours $500,000 $400,000 $900,000
Rover Tours Group Limited $500,000 - $500,000
Royal Albatross Centre $500,000 $700,000 $1,200,000
Salt Air $500,000 $200,000 $700,000
Sand Safaris & Dune Riders $500,000 $490,000 $990,000
SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton's $500,000 - $500,000
Shantytown Heritage Park $500,000 $100,000 $600,000
Skydive Queenstown Ltd $500,000 $4,276,000 $4,776,000
Skyline Queenstown $250,000 - $250,000
Skyline Rotorua $250,000 - $250,000
South Pacific Helicopters &  Wings over Whales $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Southern Alps Air Limited $500,000 $475,000 $975,000
Southern Discoveries $500,000 $6,430,000 $6,930,000
Spellbound Glowworm and Cave Tour $401,440 - $401,440
Tamaki Māori Village $500,000 $2,630,000 $3,130,000
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort $500,000 - $500,000
Te Anau Glowworm Caves (Real Journeys Limited) $500,000 $700,000 $1,200,000
Te Anau Helicopter Services $500,000 $1,300,000 $1,800,000
Te Hana Te Ao Marama $210,000 - $210,000
Te Puia $500,000 $6,122,000 $6,622,000
Tekapo Springs $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora $500,000 - $500,000
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel $500,000 - $500,000
The Hermitage Hotel and Glacier Explorers - - -
The Kauri Museum $500,000 $190,000 $690,000
Totally Tourism  $500,000 $2,615,716 $3,115,716
Transport World $500,000 - $500,000
True South Flights $500,000 $2,056,000 $2,556,000
TSS Earnslaw (Real Journeys Limited) $500,000 $5,500,000 $6,000,000
Ultimate Hikes - - -
Velocity Valley $400,000 - $400,000
Volcanic Air $500,000 - $500,000
Waewae Pounamu $320,000 - $320,000
Waimangu Volcanic Valley $500,000 $150,000 $650,000
Waimarama Māori Tours $260,000 - $260,000
Waiotapu Thermal Wonderland $500,000 $2,500,000 $3,000,000
Waitomo Adventures $500,000 $200,000 $700,000
Wanaka River Journeys $215,101 - $215,101
Wellington Zoo $500,000 - $500,000
West Coast Wildlife Centre $500,000 $1,334,086 $1,834,086
Westcoast Treetop Walk and Café $500,000 - $500,000
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village $500,000 $1,000,000 $1,500,000
Whale Watch Kaikoura $1,500,000 - $1,500,000
Wilkin River Jets $500,000 $72,942 $572,942
Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park Ltd $500,000 - $500,000
Zealandia $500,000 $1,600,000 $2,100,000
Ziptrek Ecotours $500,000 $456,000 $956,000
Zorb Rotorua $300,000 - $300,000
Total $66,352,902 $104,276,006 $170,628,908

Inbound Tour Operators (ITOs)

In total, $18,500,000 of loan funding was offered to 26 Inbound Tour Operators (ITOs) under the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme (STAPP).

As part of the Tourism Communities: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan, Cabinet agreed that up to $500,000 of each ITO loan will be converted to a grant.

More information on the Tourism Communities: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan

See the below table for approved grant and loan amounts for the 26 ITOs, as of 14 May 2021.

Inbound Tour Operator Grant Value Loan Value Total Value
Active Adventures $500,000 $250,000 $750,000
Ahipara Luxury Travel $500,000 - $500,000
ANZ Nature Tours $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Beyond The Blue $500,000 - $500,000
China Travel Services (NZ) Ltd $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
DNZ Travel Ltd $250,000 - $250,000
Exclusive Travel Group $500,000 - $500,000
General Travel $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
GSN Pacific Ltd $500,000 - $500,000
ID New Zealand $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
KAD International Travel Services Ltd $500,000 - $500,000
New Zealand Journeys $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Pacific Destination $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Pacific Travel Planners $250,000 - $250,000
Pan Pacific $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Seasonz Travel Ltd $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Southern Crossings Ltd $500,000 $250,000 $750,000
Southern Travelnet Ltd $500,000 - $500,000
Southern World NZ $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Tāpoi Travel $250,000 - $250,000
Terra Nova Coach Tours $500,000 $250,000 $750,000
The Green Spot $500,000 - $500,000
Touch of Spice $500,000 $250,000 $750,000
Travelmore International $500,000 $500,000 $1,000,000
Unparalled Journeys Ltd $500,000 - $500,000
Volkai (Leisure Time Tours) Ltd $500,000 $250,000 $750,000
Total $12,250,000 $6,250,000 $18,500,000

Regional Tourism Organisations

The following 31 Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) have received funding through the STAPP programme.

More information on the Tourism Communities: Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan

Regional Tourism Organisations Approved
Northland Inc. Limited $700,000
Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development $1,000,000
Destination Coromandel Trust $700,000
Hamilton & Waikato Tourism $700,000
Trust Tairāwhiti Ltd $400,000
Western Bay of Plenty Tourism and Visitors Trust (Operating as: Tāpoi Te Moananui ā Toi | Tourism Bay of Plenty) $700,000
Hawke's Bay Tourism $700,000
Visit Ruapehu $700,000
Destination Lake Taupō Trust (known as Destination Great Lake Taupō - DGLT) $700,000
Rotorua Economic Development Limited $1,000,000
Venture Taranaki Trust $700,000
Whanganui and Partners Ltd $700,000
Central Economic Development Agency Ltd (CEDA) $700,000
Destination Wairarapa $400,000
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency Ltd. (WREDA) $1,000,000
Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) $700,000
Destination Marlborough $700,000
Development West Coast $400,000
Destination Kaikōura $400,000
Hurunui Tourism $400,000
ChristchurchNZ Ltd $1,000,000
ChristchurchNZ Ltd (on behalf of Mackenzie District Council) $400,000
Venture Timaru Ltd T/A Aoraki Development & Tourism $400,000
Tourism Waitaki Limited $400,000
Dunedin City Council $700,000
Lake Wanaka Tourism Inc $700,000
Central Otago District Council $700,000
Destination Queenstown Incorporated $1,000,000
Destination Fiordland Incorporated $400,000
Clutha Development Incorporated $400,000
Great South $700,000
Total $20,200,000

Last updated: 13 July 2021