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Poster produced by the New Zealand Tourist and Publicity Department promoting wine tourism, 1980
Te Aroha boasts New Zealand's most authentic Victorian/Edwardian spa resort.
Sophia Hinerangi, circa 1895. She wears a korowai.
Best known as ‘Guide Sophia’ she was the principal tourist guide of the famous Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana.
A few months after the last steam locomotives had been withdrawn from this country's scheduled rail operations, New Zealand Railways launched a new tourist-oriented steam passenger venture in the South Island.
Poster promoting the South Island train service
From the late 19th century the expanding rail network opened up exciting leisure and tourism opportunities for ordinary New Zealand families. New Zealand Railways promoted rail holidays through bright, attractive posters and its own popular monthly magazine.
Images from the Air New Zealand booklet. 'The Antarctic Experience'.
In this page from Air New Zealand's The Antarctic experience brochure, Mt Erebus – the 'sentinel of McMurdo' – is clearly visible from the DC-10's cockpit.
The Erebus disaster was mainly caused by an unfortunate, late change in flight path and the white-out conditions in Antarctica.
Air New Zealand and Qantas began offering sightseeing flight over the Antarctic in February 1977.
Stylised ‘bathing belles’ and other images of women figured prominently in inter-war railway advertising.
This 1948 advertisement was one of hundreds of eye-catching posters, pamphlets and maps produced by the Railways Studios and publicity branch.
This 1923 New Zealand Railways poster offers a four-week Tourist Ticket for each island for £10 (around $930 in today’s money) or a seven-week nationwide pass for £16 5s (around $1500 nowadays).
The future of National Park station was affected by the threatened closure of the Overlander service in 2006.
Since the 1990s the TranzAlpine service, which traverses the spectacular Southern Alps between Christchurch and Greymouth, has become a popular tourist venture.
After the peak years of the 1920s and late 1930s, tourist travel all but ceased during the Second World War.
During the inter-war years no other monthly magazine matched New Zealand Railways for its commitment to promoting a popular literary culture in New Zealand.
In 1920 New Zealand Railways established it own Railways Studios – the country’s first outdoor advertising studio. The studios produced posters, pamphlets, maps and pictorial postage stamps promoting the services of New Zealand Railways.
As well as day excursions, from the mid-1890s New Zealand Railways offered special deals for travellers taking longer rail journeys over the Christmas and Easter holiday periods.