More funds for conservation with our visitor levy

Our beautiful birds and bush get a big boost in Budget 2019.

Tourists will be contributing to looking after our precious places that they come here to see, such as our unique wildlife and amazing landscapes.

The Tourist Levy means DOC will get an extra $180 million to invest in projects that protect and enhance our natural environment and biodiversity, and safeguard Aotearoa’s wildlife for generations to come

As visitor numbers rise, we must ensure the tourism industry is part of the solution for our biggest conservation challenges; most notably the impact of pest species, and habitat loss and degradation.

Budget 2019 delivers

  Conservation Vote Estimates Page Number $ OPEX $ CAPEX
International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy - Forecast 7 180m