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The Explore New Zealand Programme

About the Programme

Tourism New Zealand's mission is to motivate travellers to come now, do more and send others. To help achieve that goal they've put together Explore New Zealand - a discount programme available to travel sellers. Like us, Tourism New Zealand believes that if you have first-hand knowledge of our country, you will be better able to help your clients plan their New Zealand holidays.

Tourism operators in the Explore New Zealand programme offer you very special discounted offers - making it easy and inexpensive for you to experience Queenstown and our surrounding regions. To use the discounts, you need to apply for the Explore Card as described below.

All the current discounts and participating operators are listed in the Explore New Zealand book.

Who Can Apply for an Explore Card? 

If you're a travel seller, you may be entitled to use the discounts in the Explore programme. 

Explore New Zealand cards may be eligible to:

Frontline travel sellers that are currently selling New Zealand as a destination

Product planners, managers and other key decision makers who can increase New Zealand's profile and visitor numbers

How to apply 

You should allow at least three weeks for your application to be processed and the necessary documentation to be returned to you by post. If you are going to other destinations before arriving in New Zealand, please ensure you apply for your card at least three weeks before leaving home.

Once approved, you will be issued an Explore New Zealand card which gives access to around 500 discounted offers on scenic flights, accommodation, sightseeing, activities, restaurants and shopping. You’ll also receive print version of the Explore New Zealand book listing all the discounts.