Kaikoura gains regional tourism status

Kaikoura has become the country’s 30th regional tourism organisation and is now a member of the coordinating and advocacy body Regional Tourism Organisations NZ (RTONZ).

Kaikoura Mountainscape
Kaikoura, with its mountains-and-sea setting and myriad eco-tourism activities, already attracts up to one million visitors a year. The region’s eco credentials were recently further enhanced by becoming the first community in the Southern Hemisphere to gain Earthcheck Platinum certification and by PM John Key’s announcement of the Government’s agreement to implement the Kaikoura Marine Strategy, Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura, establishing new marine reserves and sanctuaries to protect Kaikoura’s wildlife.