Hurunui Tourism is a regional tourism organisation (RTO) that's tasked by Hurunui District Council to market the Hurunui district to domestic and international visitors.
Developing Hurunui as a tourism destination and collaborating with key stakeholders within and outside of our district.
Targeting key markets to visit our district and actively selling all that our district offers.
Introducing The Hurunui Tourism Board
Members: Mayor Marie Black, Cr Geoff Shier, Cr Ross Barnes, Michael Malthus (representative Hanmer Springs Business Association), Claire Inkson (representative Amberley NZ), Jude Hart (representative North Canterbury Winegrowers) and Grant Lilly (representative Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa Committee).
Secretary: Maree Hare
The Hurunui Tourism Board is a committee of the Hurunui District Council and you will find our meeting agendas and minutes on the council website.
- Our Memberships
What your Targeted Tourism Rate pays for...
We've developed the following infographic that explains what projects the TTR funds.
What's all the fuss about with famils?
Famils are an essential part of the work that Hurunui Tourism, Tourism New Zealand and the trade, media and consumer team from ChristchurchNZ does. Here are two handy guides to understanding the famils or 'familiarisation tours'.
- Tourism 2025
Official Visitors Guide (OVG)
Hurunui Tourism currently produces the OVG on a yearly basis and prints 60,000 copies.
The OVG is extensively distributed at i-SITEs throughout the top of the South Island, at the Christchurch International Airport and via two distribution companies to motels, hotels and rental vehicle agencies.
Want copies of the OVG? Head to Beck and Cauls website to order either 20, 50 or 100 copies or you can order a carton of 160 guides.
Interested in advertising in the OVG? The OVG takes a couple of months to pull together in preparation for the summer season. We usually start work around June each year and aim to have the guide available in the market before October. Take a look at this years advert and pricing structure.
Any business in the Hurunui District can advertise in the OVG, if you are unsure if you qualify or have any questions about the OVG then please don't hesitate to get in touch.
To display your brochure at the Hurunui i-SITE Visitor Centre in Hanmer Springs contact the helpful team for further information.
Events and conferences in the Hurunui
Planning an event or conference in the Visit Hurunui region? Take a look at our Conference Manual.
Tourism New Zealand Database Training & Qualmark Info Session
On Wednesday the 26 of May we held a session with Tourism New Zealand about newzealand.com and listing deals on their website. The training also covered current campaigns, and the importance of Qualmark.
You can access the recordings below: