New Zealand takes the spotlight once again in The Amazing Race

Destination New Zealand will take the spotlight once again with the latest episode of The Amazing Race airing on TV2 tonight (24 September, 2013).

The episode, which hit no.1 when it aired on major American broadcast channel CBS in March this year,  reaching 9.2 million US viewers, profiles New Zealand's stunningly beautiful landscapes and adrenaline pumping activities.

The Amazing Race filmed in New Zealand in November last year, with the opportunity secured through Tourism New Zealand's International Media Programme.

It is the fourth time New Zealand has featured in the major reality TV show, providing compelling, high-profile coverage, motivating active considerers in our target markets to travel to New Zealand.

The episode aired on Sunday 3 March in the US, and was no.1 for its time slot on US television, topping the nights broadcast competition in adults 18-49. The show is also aired in several other countries extending the reach and maximising the exposure of destination New Zealand.

The activity was supported by Christchurch Canterbury Tourism along with Experience Mid-Canterbury. Many tourism operators also assisted during filming including Discovery Jet, Terrace Downs Resort, Mt Hutt Helicopters, Fish and Game New Zealand and On Yer Bikes from the West Coast.

Read more about The Amazing Race project.