28 Jul 2021

Piopiotahi cruise ship ban welcomed as a 'game changer'

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 28 July 2021

Some Fiordland businesses are calling a new vision for Piopiotahi Milford Sound 'a game changer'.

The Milford Opportunities masterplan suggests charging foreigners an access fee, banning cruise ships and a new park and ride scheme.

Visitor numbers into Piopiotahi more than doubled in the six years to 2019, putting pressure on the iconic region.

Reporter Tess Brunton was at the launch.