New touring map released for Chinese visitors

The i-SITE network has released a Chinese version of their popular New Zealand touring map for the first time this month. The map is designed to support the more than 400,000 visitor arrivals from China each year, providing key targeted driver safety information.

The touring map will equip Chinese visitors with detailed information about driving on the left side of the road, driving to the conditions, wearing seatbelts, giving way, overtaking and potential hazards.

“First and foremost, we want all visitors to be safe when travelling in New Zealand,” says i-SITE Executive Manager, Paul Yeo.

“Language is often a barrier for our Chinese visitors, so the touring map has been designed to simply and clearly explain driving hazards and rules for these visiting drivers to make for a safer, more enjoyable New Zealand visitor experience.”

Both Chinese and English language touring maps also highlight locations of i-SITE visitor centres and themed highways across New Zealand, as well as contact information for Police and freedom camping, travel safety and driver safety information.

These free maps will be stocked by the 80 i-SITE visitor centres across the country over the coming weeks, and can be downloaded at

“Our i-SITE visitor centres are well-equipped with local experts in and around our most popular visitor destinations. Wherever you’re visiting in New Zealand, there’s bound to be an i-SITE nearby to support you in your travels and general enquiries,” says Mr Yeo.

“If you encounter any visitor in need of local information or unsure about rules and regulations, I encourage you to send them in the direction of one of our friendly i-SITE teams.”

Each year, around 7.3 million people visit the i-SITE visitor centres. This includes more than 895,000 international visitors. The i-SITE network specialises in knowledge of local accommodation, travel and attractions, as well general New Zealand travel information such as camping and driving laws.

View the English i-SITE touring map
View the Chinese i-SITE touring map

For more information about the i-SITE visitor information network, visit