Webinar training: On demand

Missed it? Watch recorded events and webinars on-demand

Tourism New Zealand is hosting a series of webinars every 2 weeks to keep you informed, educated and excited about New Zealand's regions, products and activities.


Please see below to view the past webinar recordings. 

Series 3 

Session 1: Hiking in New Zealand 

Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2021 , 11am SGT   
Guest Speaker : Mr Leon Lee - Hey Tours NZ
We are stepping back into our Virtual Road Trip with a session on hiking in New Zealand. Hiking is the best way to see beautiful landscapes and explore vast wilderness areas.
Mr Leon Lee, a qualified guide from Hey Tours New Zealand, will join us live to share his tips on planning, preparation and packing for a hike in New Zealand, as well as what to look out for when visiting a National Park or wilderness area.
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Session 2: Beach to Bush Escapades in Nelson Tasman

Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021  11am SGT 
Guest Speaker : Donna Adlam – Nelson Tasman ,Nick Crocker – Cable Bay Adventure Park ,Sandra Williamson  –  Wilsons Abel Tasman
This time, we're exploring the beautiful Nelson Tasman area! 
Donna Adlam from Nelson Tasman will take you to explore the Nelson Tasman area, the very centre of New Zealand, where the world's finest peanut butter is made.    Sandra Williamson will give you a very civilised adventure in Abel Tasman National Park. Then soar over the native bush on the Skywire with  Nick Crocker at the Cable Bay Adventure Park.  
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Session 3 : Highlights of Dunedin, Edinburgh of the South 

Date : Wed, 1 Sept 2021 11am SGT 
Guest Speakers:  Sarah McDonald, Enterprise Dunedin , Jan Davies, Olveston Historic Home, Teresa Fogarty, Otago Museum
From beautiful heritage highlights & Otago Peninsula wildlife encounters to urban escapes and delicious local cuisine, Dunedin has it all and is a must for any South Island tour itinerary. Join Sarah from Enterprise Dunedin as she takes you on a tour of all the great tourism experiences Dunedin has to offer!
Jan Davies joins from the Olveston Historic Home, and learn about the Otago Museum from Teresa Fogarty
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Session 4 : Oamaru & Waitaki-a hidden gem in New Zealand  

Date : Wed, 15 Sept 2021  Time : 11am SGT 
Guest Speakers:   Margaret Munro-Tourism Waitaki  , Ace Liu-Tourism Waitaki
Margaret Munro and Ace Liu from Tourism Waitaki will take us to visit the Waitaki District, where is on the South Island of New Zealand. The region stretches from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, from Lake Ōhau to Ōamaru. Featuring the Waitaki Whitestone aspiring Global Geopark, the region holds significant geological landmarks such as Clay Cliffs, Elephant Rocks, Anatini, and Moeraki Boulders. The rich heritage is showcased in the beautifully restored limestone architecture of Ōamaru. Aspects of early Maori culture and European settlers are dotted throughout the Geopark together with the delightful wildlife of Little Blue Penguins and Fur seals. Serving up the best of local Geo-gastronomy, restaurants such as Cucina, Fleurs Place, and Riverstone Kitchen is well known. A destination delighting in recreational activities of all kinds from skiing, gliding, surfing, jet boating, fishing, hiking and cycling on New Zealand’s longest cycle trail, the Alps 2 Ocean. Take a journey through Waitaki New Zealand’s only Geo-wonderland - ready for you to discover. 
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Session 5 :  Discover Wairarapa Highlights 

Date: Wed, 29 Sept 2021  Time: 11am SGT
Guest Speakers:  Barbara Hyde Destination Wairarapa / Sarah Watkins Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre
We are heading to Wairarapa - just an hour from Wellington and 3 hours from Hawke's Bay, in the heart of New Zealand's classic wine trail. If Wairarapa is new to you, this will be a great introduction: Wairarapa is where country warmth meets world-class food and wine in the wine village of Martinborough and Greytown, but it's also a bit wild, with its rugged coastline and lighthouses, parks and dark starry skies. Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre will join us so we can learn about this wonderful wildlife park, home to of New Zealand's most endangered wildlife.
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Session 6: Discover the Kāpiti Coast in Wellington

Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2021  Time: 11am SGT
Guest Speakers:  Leanne Smith, WellingtonNZ / Manaaki Barrett, Kapiti Island Nature Tours / Robyn Renouf, Atahuri Lodge
We are heading to discover the Kāpiti Coast, only one hour drive North of Wellington . You will learn more about Kapiti Island, one of New Zealand's oldest and most important nature reserves and visit Atahuri, a boutique luxury lodge where your clients can enjoy a luxurious stay in secluded surrounds.   
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Session 7 : Explore Bay of Plenty – loved by kiwi’s  

Date: 27 Oct 2021     Time: 11am SGT 
Guest Speaker: Denise Siviter / Tourism Bay of Plenty 
The Bay of Plenty is a coastal paradise for generations of kiwis, this is where they have spent their weekends and holidays. Known for the three top beaches in New Zealand with its warm waters and white sand that stretches along the coastline for 125km.
This is home to kiwifruit and avocado orchards, the freshest of berries, truffle farms, fresh seafood; all served straight to your plate throughout the region at some of the best restaurants and cafes you will find in NZ. 
Paired with our deep cultural foundation of manaaki tangata, Denise will introduce you to this place she calls home where you will learn what your customers can see and do when visiting.
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Session 8: Uniquely Kaikōura

Date: 11 Nov 2021 (Thursday), Time: 11 AM SGT  
Guest Speakers: Luci Williams / Destination Kaikōura
We are heading to Kaikōura, a coastal town located on the east coast of the South Island. Few places in the world can boast of such natural wonders as those offered by land and sea in Kaikōura. If Kaikōura is new to you this will be a great introduction, and for those of you familiar with this coastal gem you will be reintroduced to some of our favourite products and spots, including Whale Watch Kaikōura, and Seafood BBQ.  
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Session 9 :  Seeing is Believing in Fiordland 

Date : 24 Nov 2021  Time : 11am – 12pm SGT 
Guest Speakers: Gemma Heaney – Visit Fiordland, Kerri Jones from Radfords on the Lake, Adam Butcher from Fiordland Historic Cruises
Gemma Heaney from Visit Fiordland will take you on an epic journey from Te Anau, along the Milford Road to visit the “8th wonder of the world” Piopiotahi Milford Sound, finishing with some rural luxury in Manapouri. Then we will go live to meet our lovely local operators in Te Anau the base camp for all Fiordland experiences,  a beautiful, peaceful town which is a hidden gem and worthy of a night or two on your clients itinerary.
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Session 10 :  Magnificent Southland 

Date : 8 Dec 2021 Time : 11am – 12pm SGT = 4-5pm NZT
Guest Speakers: Ella Zhang – Great South, Asia Market Development Manager , Adam – Transport World, Nikki & Angee -  Invercargill Licensing Trust
It's time to visit NZ's southernmost region- Southland, renowned for its unmatched beauty, rugged coast and rolling plains, famous Bluff oysters. It is a region of contrasts that boasts world-class scenery, from mountain peaks, the deep lakes, meandering rivers, fertile farmlands, lush primordial forests, and captivating coastlines, to the wild Southern Ocean and its islands.
Ella will give you an introduction of Southland – the Southernmost region in NZ and the third largest island – Stewart Island. Do you know where you can encounter Kiwis in the wild? If you are brave enough, you can literally swim with Great white sharks in NZ? Where is the seafood capital of NZ where rock lobster, Paua, Oyster and blue cod? Come and join us to learn everything you need to know about Southland! 
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Series 2 

Session 1:  Exploring Auckland Region, Waiheke Island

Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 11am SGT
Guest Speakers: Ting Ting Yin, Auckland Unlimited / Brett Warman, Fullers 360 / Nik Siimes, Stonyridge Vineyard / Jenna McAlphine, EcoZip Adventures
We kicked off our Virtual Road Trip webinar series 2 in Auckland where Ting Ting and Brett took us through the beautiful Stonyridge Vineyard on Waiheke island and shared what visitors can expect from a trip to the island while showcasing the best of the winery with the sommelier, Nik. Jenna also showed us just why they are one of Auckland's most spectacular native forest adventures. 
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Session 2: Unveiling the new All Blacks Experience and Weta Workshop 

Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2021Time: 11am SGT
Guest Speakers: Ting Ting Yin, Auckland Unlimited / Cecil  Potatau, All Blacks Experience / Harry Kumar, WETA Workshop
Ting Ting was back again to introduce the two latest attractions in Auckland. She and Cecil walked us through the All Blacks Experience, a must-visit for anyone who's a big fan of New Zealand's iconic Rugby team. Following that, Harry brought us on a tour of Weta Workshop, the heart of where movie magic is created!
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Session 3: Visiting Matakana

Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2021 , 11 SGT 
Guest Speakers: Ting Ting Yin, Auckland Unlimited / Karen Thompson-Smith, Matakana Coast Tourism  / Philippa Potaka, Village Picnic
Join her and Ting Ting / Karen Thompson and Phillippa Potaka as they chat about the various activities  to do in Matakana over a lovely picnic. 
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Session 4: Discovering the Movie Magic of Waikato

Date: Wed, 3 March 2021, 11 SGT 
Guest Speakers: Rebecca Evans, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism / Henry Horne, Hobbiton / Freeman Ehu, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

Buckle up and join Rebecca Evans from Hamilton & Waikato Tourism on a ride to get dazzled by the magical world of the Hobbiton Movie Set. What's more, you'll get transported to experience the stunning beauty of Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari with virtual tours and live crosses.
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Session 5: Connecting with nature in Waikato

Date: Wed, 17 March 2021  11am SGT
Guest Speakers: Rebecca Evans, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism / Logal Doull, Ruakuri Cave / Annabel Henderson-Morrell, Hamilton Gardens / Nick , Henley Hotel
Rebecca Evans from Hamilton & Waikato Tourism is back to give you a taste of luxury, live from the Henley Hotel in Cambridge. Together with her, get ready to uncover the dark and mysterious home of the glowworm in Ruakuri Cave in Waitomo, and perk up your morning with a visit to the mesmerizing and internationallly-recognized Hamilton Gardens. 
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Session 6: Discover the Rustic Side of Rotorua 

Date: Wed, 31 March 2021  11am SGT 
Guest Speakers: Lou Baddiley, Destination Rotorua / Ann Gregor-Greene, Peppers on the Point / Bruce Thomson, Redwoods Tree Walk /  Keith Kolver, Secret Spot
If you've always wondered about all things Rotorua, this session is for you. Join Lou from Destination Rotorua live from Peppers on the Point, as she lets you in on Rotorua's latest "Secret Spot". To top off this Rotorua experience, be one with nature at Redwoods Tree Walk - Lonely Planet's second best canopy walk in the world! 
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Session 7: Discover the cultural Side of Rotorua

Date: Wed, 14 April 2021 11am SGT 
Guest Speakers: Lou Baddiley, Destination Rotorua / Sean Marsh, GM Sales and Marketing Te Puia 
Have you really visited Rotorua if you haven't been to Te Puia and Tamaki Maori Village? In this session, Lou is taking the wheel again through these two iconic Maori cultural experiences, where you will learn about New Zealand's indigenous people. Get ready to fall in love with New Zealand's beautiful Maori culture.
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Session 8: Get your Adrenaline Pumping in Rotorua

Date: Wed, 28 April 2021 11am SGTGuest Speakers: Haydn Marriner / Destination Rotorua / Tim Barrow, Volcanic Air / Ian Tew,  Off Road Legend, Off Road NZ
You don't need to be a "daredevil" to experience adventure in Rotorua. From mud to sky (and everything in between), let Ian from Off Road NZ and Dorien from Volcanic Air to show you what it takes to have the ultimate thrill-seeking fun in Rotorua - the adventure playground of New Zealand. Click here to watch the webinar 

Session 9: Discover Wairakei Thermal Valley in Taupo

Date: Wed, 12 May 2021  11am SGT
Guest Speakers: Amanda West, Destination Great Lake Taupō / Mark & Jo Saville, Huka Honey Hive/ Richard Klein, Huka Prawn Park
This Taupō session is for those who believe ‘treating yourself’ is key to a happy life. Starting with historic thermal hot-springs, join Ria as she walks you through the iconic Wairakei Terraces (we bet you’ll recognize this famous spot!). Then we indulge in some “liquid gold” with Mark & Jo at Huka Honey Hive, where you’ll find the largest variety of Manuka honey products in all of New Zealand.
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Session 10: Experience Taupo from the water

Date: Wed, 02 June 2021  11am SGT
Guest Speakers: Simon Jolly , Chris Jolly Outdoors / Dave Kilmister, Huka Falls River Cruise / Amanda West, Destination Great Lake Taupō.
You can’t visit Taupō without exploring the magical moana (waters) that surround us. We cruise Lake Taupō (which is roughly the size of Singapore!) with Chris Jolly Outdoors to reach the famous Ngātoroirangi Māori Rock Carvings; a beautiful collection of cultural art above the water. Then we show you New Zealand’s most visited natural attractions – the mighty Huka Falls, on board Huka Falls River Cruise.
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Session 11: Discover Wellington Highlights 

Date: Wed, 16 June 2021 11am SGT 
Guest Speakers:  Leanne Smith, WellingtonNZ / Len Yu, WellingtonNZ / Kevin Orlando , Weta Workshop
We are heading to the Capital of New Zealand - Wellington!  If Wellington is new to you, this will be a great introduction and for those who know Wellington already, you can discover some of Wellington’s hidden gems along what is arguably the world’s tastiest laneway – Hannah’s Laneway. You will also get to join Weta Workshop to see how they do their movie magic and find out more about their Wellington products. 
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Session 12: Experience Capital Personalized Tours & discover stories at The Papa Museum

Date: Wed, 30 June 2021  11am SGT 
Guest Speakers:  Leanne Smith, WellingtonNZ / John Barry, Capital Personalized Tours / Lucho Arca, Te Papa Museum  
Leanne Smith from WellingtonNZ joins us again to introduce you to some more of the Wellington highlights. In this session, John Barry, Capital Personalized Tours, will tell you about some of the places he can take your clients on his private and personal guided tours. Lucho Arca, Te Papa Museum will tell you the stories of the National Museum and show you some of our Taonga (treasures) within the museum. 
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