Te Manahuna Ki Uta / Destination Mackenzie is a multi-partner strategic planning process for the Mackenzie District led by Mackenzie District Council. Co-design with our Treaty Partner is a crucial element of the project and all work will be informed by mana whenua values and aspirations.
The project will develop a Destination Management Plan for the Te Manahuna / Mackenzie District as part of a wider tourism journey that includes Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, the upper Waitaki Valley and the Lindis Pass.
A Destination Management plan provides a coordinated approach to the management of all the aspects that contribute to a visitor's experience, including residents, business and industry and Iwi, and aims to create a sustainable and resilient tourism eco-system for the benefit of the local community.
The Plan will incorporate a vision for the next one hundred years, a planning horizon of 30-50 years, and has been funded by a grant of $711,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund (MBIE) for destination planning in collaboration with DOC.
There will be multiple opportunities for the community and stakeholders to provide input into the project, and in doing so, help shape the future of the Mackenzie District.