What we do, and what our clients think..

Some Of Our Projects

Interpretation New Zealand’s work falls into four fields: these are Visitor Experience Planning,  Tourism Planning, Interpretation Planning and Guest Lecturing/Expedition Leading.

Our projects have included:

Visitor Experience Planning

  • Honey and Bee Centre in conjunction with Tourism Leisure Group
  • Meridian Energy
  • Tirau Crimeatorium
  • Strategic Visitor Planning for Godley Head in conjunction with Tourism Leisure Group
  • Conceptual Visitor Experience Plan Buried Village

Tourism Planning

  • DOC Concession, Safety Plan and Consent for Coral Princess Cruises
  • DOC Statutory Planning  for Ngai Tahu tourism and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu
  • Royal New Zealand Airforce (Ohakea) Feasibility in conjunction with Tourism Leisure Group
  • New Raglan Museum Feasibility
  • Mercury Bay Regional Museum Feasibility

Interpretation Planning

  • Information and Interpretation Project Christchurch City Council
  • Brunner Coal Mine Department of Conservation/New Zealand Historic Places Trust
  • Tranz Scenic (Overlander/Coastal Pacific and Tranz Alpine)
  • Real Journeys (Patea Doubtful Sound)
  • Interpretation Training (Ngati Kahungunu, Real Journeys, Black Cat Group, Tranz Scenic, Hiking New Zealand)

Guest Lecturing  / Expedition Leading

  • Oceanic Discoverer 5 and 12 night New Zealand cruises
  • National Geographic 12 day South Island expeditions

Here is a sample of what our clients have to say:

WOW – very bold and imaginative

Canterbury, Community Member


We’ll blow them away when we get this interpretation plan up and running

Pam McGrath,  Buried Village


Your review will get things rolling and stimulate much needed debate

Linda Wrigley, Whangarei Museum


We were able to learn and apply a number of principles…help us in providing a world-class experience

Paul Bigham, Black Cat Group


The Interpretation Plan Malcolm put together met all our requirements

John Cushen, Real Journeys


The roles of the kaiarahi expertly trained by Malcolm

Makuini Kerehi, Ngati Kahungunu