Wildwire funding boost for Wanaka tourism

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Waitaki MP and Parliamentary Private Secretary for Tourism Jacqui Dean said a $250,000 Government funding boost for Wildwire Wanaka was a massive win for tourism in the area.

“The $250,000 grant will be used to extend the Wildwire climbing route which will soar to the top of the 700m twin waterfall based in Wanaka. 

“This will create a third guided tour option and expand on what the company is already doing.

“I have been a supporter of this development from the beginning, having visited the site last year when construction work was underway.

“Wanaka needs additional tourist attractions like this to broaden the range of options of offer for visitors and encourage more people to come.

“The Government can see the value in this business, which it believes will help boost tourism and create jobs and economic growth.

"This funding is part of the Government’s Tourism Growth Partnership, which supports innovative projects that will create new opportunities in tourism throughout New Zealand.

“$150,000 in funding was also announced this week for the Queenstown Resort College to expand its Ambassador Programme, which already operates in Wanaka, to another 10 regions.”



Authorised by Jacqui Dean MP, 127 Thames Street, Oamaru