About Interpretation New Zealand

Interpretation NZ has had over twenty five years’ experience in planning and delivering visitor experiences in New Zealand.

Interpretation NZ’s clients include:

  • Department of Conservation
  • Real Journeys/Fiordland Travel
  • Black Cat Group
  • Hiking New Zealand
  • Tranz Scenic
  • Ngati Kahungungu
  • Ngai Tahu Tourism
  • Te Runanga o NgaiTahu
  • Coral Princess Cruises
  • Aviation Tourism and Travel Training Organisation / Service IQ
  • New Zealand Forest Service
  • National Geographic
  • Meridian Energy
  • The New Raglan Museum
  • Buried Village
  • Waikato Coalfields
  • Tirau Crimeatourium
  • Vision Waihi
  • South Taranaki Council
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Wilsons Abel Tasman
  • Royal New Zealand Air Force (Ohakea)

The Team

Malcolm Anderson

Malcolm first started designing visitor experiences in the early 1980’s. Since that time he has continued to promote modern interpretation practices and apply fresh thinking to developing new approaches to engaging visitors.

Malcolm has previously been awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to review Interpretation in North America and is a Fellow of the Executive Development Institute for Tourism at the University of Manoa (Hawaii). Malcolm has previously worked in Project Director, Managerial and General Manager roles for the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre,  Department of Conservation, Real Journeys, the Tourism Industry Association of NZ, the Mackenzie Heritage Centre, Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari and the Museum of Transport and Technology.

Malcolm is well known for both his former regional and national roles in developing units standards for Interpretation, iwi liaison, product development, resource management, DOC concessions, sustainability,  expedition leading and guest lecturing, small business toolkits and the fore-runner (for the outdoor sector) to Qualmark.

Malcolm works nationally from his base overlooking the picturesque Akaroa Harbour.


Interpretation New Zealand works closely with national associates in the areas of feasibility studies, strategic planning, small business consultancy and graphic design.