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We're your local guides New Zealand-wide

isite is New Zealand’s network of official visitor information centres. We give you unbiased, friendly information and local expertise, so you can have the best time exploring our beautiful country.

Want to make sure you experience all the must-do activities? The local isite will make sure you don’t miss a thing. Needing to book activities, attractions, accommodation or transport? You can trust our isite team to get you sorted. Just want to chat about the area? We’re happy to help.

Plus, we'll help you with the next steps on your journey, whether it's helping you book things in other parts of the country, or putting you in touch with other isites in New Zealand.

We just want to help you enjoy the best of New Zealand’s regions and so you can go home full of good memories of good times. And you’ll get all that advice for free, from friendly teams of locals who know their regions inside-out and are passionate about sharing all New Zealand has to offer.

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We are proud to partner with the Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centres

DOC operates a network of visitor centres  located nationwide, most of them in our national parks. They are staffed by DOC rangers who have first-hand, in-depth local knowledge about conservation places and activities. Together isite and DOC work hand-in-hand to provide visitors with the very best advice and assistance.

DOC Visitor Centres

A little more of the isite story

and why you should visit us

We've been around since 1990, established by what's known today as Tourism New Zealand. The isite brand is proudly managed by Tourism New Zealand, the government entity responsible for attracting high-value visitors to New Zealand. Each year, our network of over 50 isite Visitor Information Centres welcome about 7.6 million visitors.

Each isite is individually locally-owned and operated, giving each one a unique local flavour, tailor-made for their region.

Every person who works at isite is a travel expert for their own  home town, so they can help you to find the sorts of activities, attractions, accommodation and transport that only a local would know. You can be sure that once you have experienced the latest and greatest of what one place has to offer, isite will help connect you with their equally friendly isite colleagues at the next stop on your journey.

So whether you’ve come around the world or down the road you can rely on isite for expert local knowledge and bookings throughout New Zealand.

  • Itinerary planning and information - for today and rest of your holiday.
  • Bookings nationwide and local - accommodation, transport, activities, attractions.
  • Free maps, weather & safety information.
  • Local information - events, places to eat & more!
  • Many isites offer free Wi-Fi.
  • Most isites are open every day (except Christmas Day). Some isites operate reduced hours in off-peak periods.
  • Most isites have staff who speak multiple languages.



"Helpful friendly staff, loads of information and terrific patience dealing with many nationalities! "
- mebates00 on Trip Advisor, Zakynthos, Greece
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