The Department of Conservation will reassess the way it counts visitor numbers to the Hokitika Gorge because the attraction may be even more popular than previously thought.
Over the Christmas period local residents observed that the car park at the gorge — which has space for two bus parks and 16 car parks —had become congested due to the number of cars and campervans.
Franz Josef Township is open for business and fully watered in one of the West Coast’s best ever summers. A hiccup with the water supply system last week resulted in water services being cut for 1½ hours, but the town is now being supplied fresh water direct from the side of a
mountain in the adjoining national park and all services are back in operation. Not all the residents and businesses of Franz Josef are affected as places on either side of the main settlement have their own water supplies.
Fairfax reports that construction of New Zealand’s first treetop walk could begin in March. Australian eco-tourism company Canopy01 is planning on a DEC12 opening of the 450m Hokitika Rimu Treetop Walk after consents were granted late last year. The $7.7 million aerial walkway would be suspended about 25m above the forest floor, offering visitors views of native bush and Lake Mahinapua.Read the full post
The days are getting longer and warmer and already we’ve had a visit from the Radiance of the Seas, marking the start of the popular summer cruise ship season to New Zealand.Read the full post
What does one say or even think when one discovers that Scott Dixon has just booked a car with you?Read the full post
Adam Parore’s purchase of Pegasus Rental Cars has largely gone un-noticed by the press but, as far as the Pegasus franchisees and staff are concerned, it’s big breaking news.Read the full post