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We have done many projects and advised on feasibility studies, development and management throughout New Zealand. Here is a short list of our projects!

Projects in New Zealand

Project list

Feasibility studies

  • Visitation and Market Stimulation Analysis (Wellington City Council)
  • Tourism and economic assessment of proposed Military Heritage Trail (Ruapehu District Council)
  • Tourism potential of proposed walkway developments in the Thames Coromandel district (Thames Coromandel District Council)
  • Economic impact of heritage tourism in the North Island’s Eastland Region (Eastland Community Trust)
  • Ecotourism feasibility assessment study for Aotea Island, Auckland (Ngati Rehua Ngatiwai ki Aotea Trust Board)
  • Feasibility and business plan for Pureora skywalk (Tiroa E  and Te Hape B Trusts)
  • Market demand assessment and evaluation of wilderness trail and accommodation product in the Kaimanawa Ranges (Owhaoko B and D Trusts)
  • Fyffe House heritage business development concept, Kaikoura (Historic Places Trust)
  • Development of Cycle Trails in Taupo, Ruapehu-Whanganui, Pureora Forest Park and Opotiki – Motu Valley (Bike Taupo, Ruapehu District Council, Opotiki District Council)
  • Development of visitor infrastructure and heritage site upgrades for Tairawhiti (Gisborne District Council)
  • Porter Heights ski area redevelopment (Private client)
  • Auckland’s bid to host the Commonwealth Games 2018 (in association with Sports Impact Ltd for Auckland City Council)
  • Proposed Cultural, Arts and Heritage Centre (Taupo District Council)
  • Wairakei Geothermal Plant – A pre feasibility study on the development of an Industrial Heritage Tourism Visitor Experience at the Wairakei Power Station (Client: Contact Energy Ltd NZ)
  • Dunedin Convention Centre redevelopment (Dunedin City Council)
  • Lake Tarawera trail development – economic impact and feasibility (DOC, TPK and Rotomahana Parekarangi Trust)
  • Milford Dart Tunnel proposal for Milford Sound (Natural Capital Partners)
  • Commercial, multi-day walk in Northland (Enterprise Northland)
  • Whirinaki/Minginui Village economic feasibility assessment (DOC, Te Puni Kokiri, Ministry for Social Development)
  • Expansion of the Te Araroa Trail (Te Araroa Trust)

Tourism planning

  • Nelson Tasman Region Tourism Strategic Plan (Nelson Tasman Tourism)
  • Twin Coast Discovery Highway development (Northland Inc)
  • Visitor and education centre review (Te Mata Park Trust Board)
  • Geraldine visitor marketing strategy (Timaru District Council)
  • Strategic Plan for the Tongariro National Trout Centre, create a cohesive visitor destination (Department of Conservation)
  • Assessment of options to improve New Zealand’s reputation as a sustainable destination (Tourism NZ)
  • Moutohorā / Whale Island visitor assessment (Department of Conservation)
  • Tourism opportunities in the Whirinaki Forest – a scoping study (Ngati Whare Holdings Ltd)
  • Taumarunui, Ruapehu community driven tourism marketing plan (Visit Ruapehu and Totally Taumarunui Tourism)
  • Forgotten World Adventures marketing plan and coaching – development of a tourism marketing plan for a start up rural nature / rail tourism business in New Zealand, and one on one marketing coaching (Forgotten World Adventures Ltd)
  • Christchurch Earthquake Recovery – tourism input into the draft Christchurch City Plan (Christchurch City Council)
  • Destination management plans for glacier country (Franz Josef glacier, Fox Glacier) and South West New Zealand World Heritage Area (Development West Coast)
  • Tourism development plan for the Macraes Flat (Oceana Gold (NZ) Ltd)
  • Review of funding options and international marketing alliances for New Zealand’s Regional Tourism Organisations (RTONZ)
  • New Zealand Tourism Strategy (Ministry of Tourism, TIA)
  • Water-based tourism opportunities assessment on the West Coast (Development West Coast)
  • Regional tourism strategies for Dunedin, Maniototo, Lake Taupo, Whanganui, Kapiti Horowhenua, Southland, Stewart Island
  • Tourism research for the New Zealand Maori Tourism Council (NZTE)
  • Demonstrating the Tourism Benefits to New Zealand of the proposed large scale Kermadec Islands Marine Reserve (Pew Environment Group)

Resource management

  • Queenstown Trails Strategy, for future development, maintenance and management of trails in the Queenstown Lakes District (Queenstown Trails Trust)
  • Technical audit of the Recreation Effects Assessment, MV Rena Stranding on the Astrolabe Reef (Bay of Plenty Regional Council)
  • Wellington Rivers recreation and tourism assessment (Greater Wellington Regional Council)
  • Economic impact assessment for Ahuriri Conservation Park (Department of Conservation)
  • Recreation and Tourism assessment for the proposed Waverly Wind Farm  (Trust Power Ltd)
  • Preparation of evidence for tourism and recreation options at Macraes Gold Mine, East Otago (Oceana Gold NZ Ltd)
  • Assessment of effects – Salmon Farm expansion, Marlborough Sounds (King Salmon)
  • Point Howard Wharf recreational use survey (Hutt City Council)
  • Porter Heights ski area redevelopment
  • Expert witness advice on the proposed regional coastal plan for the Kermadecs and Sub Antarctic Islands (Heritage Expeditions)
  • Hutt River Trail user survey to assess current recreation use and options for flood protection management (Wellington Regional Council)
  • Preparation of evidence for proposed resort development near Wanaka (Anderson Lloyd)
  • Expert witness advice on proposed jet boat operation, Wilkin Valley (Southern Alps Air)
  • Arnold River, West Coast, Technical audit of recreation effects for the TrustPower hydro scheme (Grey District Council/Davie Lovell-Smith)
  • Preparation of evidence for Project West Wind Farm, Wellington (Meridian Energy)
  • Expert witness advice in relation to the creation of a new mussel farm, Kaipara Harbour, Northland (Mitchell Partners)
  • Audit of Recreation Effects Assessment Report and the Waitaki River Recreation Survey Technical Report for the Waitaki District Council, Waimate District Council, Environment Canterbury and the Otago District Council (Davie Lovell Smith)

Workforce development

  • Indonesian ‘Green Tourism – Smart Economy Study Tour to New Zealand (GIZ, Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Montenegro Study Tour to New Zealand (UNDP Croatia and Montenegro)
  • Marketing plan for East by West Ferry, Wellington Harbour (East by West)
  • Facilitation of  bike tourism workshop (Hikurangi Foundation)
  • Facilitation of Sir Peter Blake Youth Environment Forum (Ministry for the Environment)
  • South Pacific Marine Tourism (Mammal Watching) Study Tour (Chameleon Public Relations)
  • Queenstown Ski Field Marketing Industry Workshop (Ski Tourism Marketing Network)
  • Chilean National Parks, Tourism and Road Development Study Tour to New Zealand (NZAID)
  • Philippine Ecotourism Study Tour to New Zealand (NZAID)

Park management

  • Destination Management Plans for Taranaki, Pureroa and Taupo/Tongariro (Department of Conservation)
  • Recreation and Tourism Options for the Baring Head Block, Wellington (Greater Wellington Regional Council)
  • Visitor demand assessment for overnight accommodation on Motuora Island, Hauraki Gulf (Department of Conservation)
  • Kauri and Coast trail proof of concept study, Great Barrier Island (Department of Conservation)
  • Development of a visitor strategy for the Orongorongo and Catchpool Valleys, Wellington (Department of Conservation)
  • Issues, options and management framework for Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands, Hauraki Gulf (Department of Conservation)
  • Trails strategy for the West Coast (Development West Coast)
  • Visitor monitoring study at Fox Glacier (Department of Conservation)
  • Visitor monitoring study at Cape Foulwind (Department of Conservation)
  • Visitor monitoring study at Franz Josef Glacier (Department of Conservation)
  • Preparation of the visitor monitoring toolkit (Department of Conservation)
  • Visitor survey at the Routeburn Track (Department of Conservation)

Get in touch, we look forward to discussing your challenge.