Tourism

Bringing visitors to Tararua District directly supports local businesses, with the potential that some of these visitors becoming residents. Current annual spending in Tararua District is $52m according to Tourism New Zealand.

With only 550 visitor beds in the district, we face challenges around capacity for visitors. This has been a key reason behind the successful strategy in recent years to attract domestic visitors with motorhomes.

We promote Tararua District at the Covi Motorhome Caravan & Outdoor Supershow. And in 2019 we attended the Motorhome Caravan & Leisure Show in Hamilton.  Both events attract thousands of enthusiasts.  Tararua has three motorhome friendly towns.

See our dedicated website, Tararua.com, for where to stay and play in Tararua, plan your trip and check out our Love Local businesses.  And see the District Marketing section of our Economic Development Plan for our activities in the visitor sector. And our Visitor and Walk-Cycle Strategy