Venture Southland is focused on increasing tourist numbers by encouraging visitors to stay longer and spend more.
In order to attract visitors, Southland needs high quality, unique experiences. Venture Southland supports Southland businesses in preparing and assessing business plans, and accessing funding for potential opportunities such as Anderson House, Tuatarium and Kakaporium, Curio Bay Tumu Toka Natural Heritage Centre, and Motorcycle Mecca.
New tourism operations can have an incredible impact on the region by creating jobs, contributing to GDP, increasing an area’s profile with domestic and international visitors, while also protecting the environment and preserving cultural heritage.
Venture Southland provides support to existing operators looking to expand or diversify their product as well as supporting and guiding start ups from concept through to reality.