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i-SITE Visitor Information Centres

i-SITE Visitor Information Centres in New Zealand


i-Site Visitor Information Centres in NZ

i-Sites are tourist information centres found all over New Zealand in an official network of over 80 in the major towns and tourist hotspots.

Established by what is now Tourism New Zealand back in 1990, i-Sites are privately owned and operate on a franchise system.

They offer masses of maps, brochures and bus timetables etc along with a mine of local information on what's on and where to go. Both local and long-distance buses often leave from outside the centres. Many i-Sites now provide free WiFi, too. Most also have their own websites as well (see the listing below).

Meeting Points

The official website (isite.nz) in English and Chinese has a list and finder for all the i-Sites in New Zealand. They often act as meeting points for tours and they are also a good place to share information with other travellers. A few are even tourist attractions in their own right!

The Department of Conservation (DOC) also runs a network of visitor centres, mainly in the country's National Parks.

Over 3 million overseas tourists normally visit New Zealand every year with the majority from Australia, followed by China and the USA. Tourism New Zealand's YouTube channel (100% Pure New Zealand) and its Instagram account (instagram.com/purenewzealand) should both be part of your pre-departure preparation and a visit to i-Site when you arrive at your destination.

Some i-Sites and DOC Visitor Centres in New Zealand

Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - SkyCity
Cnr Victoria & Federal Streets
Victoria Street
Auckland Central

Auckland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - Princes Wharf
Shop 2, Shed 19/137 Quay Street
Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

DOC Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch

Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
50 The Octago
Dunedin City
Dunedin Central

Fiordland i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
85 Lakefront Drive
Te Anau

Hastings i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Westermans Building
Corner of Russell Street and Heretaunga Street East
Tel: 06 873 5526

Havelock North i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
1 Te Aute Road
Tel: 06 877 9600

Matamata i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
45 Broadway
Matamata

Napier i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
100 Marine Parade
Tel: 06 834 1911

Queenstown i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Clocktower Building
Cnr Shotover & Camp Street
Central Queenstown

DOC Pōneke / Wellington Visitor Centre
18 Manners Street
Wellington Central

Rotorua i-SITE
1167 Fenton Street
Tel: 07 349 3463

Taupo i-SITE
30 Tongariro Street, Taupo
Tel: +64 7 376 0027

Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
111 Wakefield Street
Wellington Central

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