Explore New Zealand Discount Programme

Are you seeking new adventures, new connections, and new perspectives? Apply for the Explore independent famil programme.


Tourism New Zealand, with the support of Qualmark New Zealand tourism businesses, extends an invitation to you, our valued international travel trade, to experience Aotearoa New Zealand on the ultimate self-famil.


What is the Explore New Zealand Discount Programme?

Explore is a travel industry discount programme that allows you and your travel companion to curate your own Aotearoa New Zealand itinerary through discounts generously provided by Qualmark tourism businesses.

You choose when to travel (close out periods apply between December and February), what regions and operators to visit and then experience Aotearoa New Zealand at your own pace.

In this programme, we’ll be asking for your feedback on what you like and don’t like about it.


Who can apply for Explore?

You must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the discount programme:


What type of discount can I expect from operators?

Discounts offered by Qualmark tourism businesses are typically free of charge, or between 30% - 50% off. Discounts are usually extended to your travel companion.

Take a look at our suggested itineraries(opens in new window) featuring accommodation and experiences that can be booked through the Explore Programme.

How do I apply for Explore?

Simply fill out the application form at the bottom of this page.

Tourism New Zealand will review your application within ten (10) working days. If approved, you will receive a link to view the Explore Programme discounts and instructions on how to book.

Close out periods apply for travel between December and February. Travel sellers are encouraged to travel between March and November.


Curious to learn more?

You can read more about the Explore Programme in our Frequently Asked Questions(opens in new window) and the terms and conditions(opens in new window).


Tiaki - Care for New Zealand

Aotearoa New Zealand is precious and everyone, who lives and travels here, has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to this place.​

On your self-famil we ask that you:​

  • care for land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace
  • travel safely, showing care and consideration for all
  • respect the culture and local communities, travelling with an open heart and mind.

Find out more about Tiaki.(opens in new window)


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Terms & Conditions

By submitting an application form for the Explore Programme and providing your email address to us, you accept the Terms and Conditions(opens in new window) and Privacy Policy(opens in new window) of the Programme and you consent to receiving emails from TNZ about pre and post-travel surveys, as well as other commercial electronic messages marketing and promoting goods and services which TNZ considers may be of interest to you, and electronic messages containing updated information in relation to the Explore Programme and various other information of related interest’