The Explore Central North Island ‘macro’ marketing alliance was formed in 1998 by seven Central North Island Regional Tourism Organisation.

The Seven regions are:

These regions are on the Pacific Coast Highway, Thermal Explorer Highway and Volcanic Loop that make up Explore Central North Island.

Explore Central North Island is happy to help all forms of media with a variety of resources that are available on this site.

Photographic images

Explore Central North Island produces a CD-ROM which includes images from all the seven regions as well as logos for Explore Central North Island, Pacific Coast Highway, Thermal Explorer Highways and Volcanic Loop of New Zealand.

These images can also be viewed in our Image Gallery, the images are high resolution and able to be downloaded.

Visiting media programme

Explore Central North Island is happy to assist visiting media in conjunction with the 7 regional tourism organisations that form the Pacific Coast Highway, Thermal Explorer Highway and the Volcanic Loop.

International media should first contact Tourism New Zealand prior to visiting New Zealand; they are able to provide media with a wide range of assistance. They have both consumer and travel industry & media web sites.

Regional Media Links

The following are links to the 7 regions of Explore Central North Island media information.

Articles in the Media

Below are a selection of articles that have been published recently on the various regions within the Explore Central North Island macro region.

Tongariro Crossing – The World’s Greatest One Day Hike? – Ruapehu Region

Mountain Moments – Ruapehu Region

A Mountain of Fun – Ruapehu Region

Great Downunder Wine Challenge – Bay of Plenty Region

Cycle Trail Funding Approval  – Hawke’s Bay Region

Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre Opening – Waikato Region

Tom’s Cottages Accommodation – Hawke’s Bay Region

Key Contact

Media, Trade and Marketing