Terms of Use

We hope you're enjoying discovering the hidden gems of the Top Of The South. 

Here's some information on the legal bits & pieces that support what we do. 


This website contains general tourism information about the Hurunui, Kaikōura, Marlborough, Nelson/ Tasman and West Coast region. ‘TOTS’ referred to the working collaboration of Visit Hurunui, Destination Kaikōura, Destination Marlborough, Nelson / Tasman (NRDA) and Development West Coast.  Provided as an introduction and background to visiting each of these regions. While all due care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, the collective Regional Tourism Offices ( RTO’s) referred to as ‘TOTS’ accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions, offers or details of any business or event listings. Prices, timetables and other details or terms of business may change without notice. The information is not advice and does not imply any endorsement by ‘TOTS’ and is subject to the following:

No Warranty

‘TOTS’ gives no warranties express or implied, that the content is up-to-date, correct, complete or useful for any particular purpose. ‘TOTS’ may change the information, or make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the services described in this information at any time without notice. This website is established in New Zealand, therefore only New Zealand law applies to the content of this website.

The products and/or services referred to may not be available at all times and places. Consult the local iSITE, visitor information centre or the tourism business directly, for information regarding the products and services which may be available at any specific time or place.

‘TOTS’ is not liable to any party for any direct or other damages for any use of this website, or any other hyperlinked website, including that due to any viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature, even if we were aware of the possibility of loss or damages.

Your Contributions

Any comments or materials sent to the collective ‘TOTS’ Regional Tourism Offices relating to this website or its contents will be regarded as public information. TOTS  is free to reproduce, use, disclose, adapt or distribute that material or any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in that material, without limitation.

No person may make any statement on this website which would be binding on TOTS or which is defamatory or unlawful or gives legal rights or remedies to anyone against TOTS.

Any information collected on this website is for the sole use of TOTS for use in the organisation's promotional activities. All information collected on this website will be held by TOTS. Information relating to an individual which is collected on this website is available to, and may be corrected by, that individual.

Access to Other Websites

Any website you access from this site is independent from TOTS. TOTS has no control over the content on that website and does not make any representations about, nor endorses nor accepts any responsibility for the content, or the use, of any other website.


The material on this website is copyright to TOTS ( And individual RTO’s). You may, however, copy, store or reproduce if you acknowledge topofthesouth.co.nz as the source of that material with the following exceptions:

The Top Of the South logo and images, are copyright and TOTS does not permit anyone to incorporate these in any other work, whether in electronic, hard copy or other form, including, in particular, republishing it for commercial or any other purpose, nor to transmit it to or store it in any other website or storage and retrieval system without prior consent from TOTS.

The Services and Links of our Web site
Our Website does not enable our visitors to communicate with other visitors or to post information to be accessed by others.
Our Website includes links to third party web service providers.

TOTS is a collaboration of the following Regional Tourism Offices: 

Visit Hurunui


Destination Kaikōura


Destination Marlborough 




Development West Coast 


Visiting Our Regions


From the rolling hills and wineries of Waiparato the rugged limestone cliffs along the east coast, the incredible vistas, relaxed vibe and warm Kiwi hospitality in Hurunui offers an opportunity to slowdown and make the most of your visit.


From the thrill of whale spotting by plane, trekking with llamas and visiting with seals, there are so many exciting opportunities to explore this unique area by land, sea or air. The waters in this part of the world are home to a vast array of marine mammals and birdlife which can be viewed from above and below the waves.


Dreamy sunsets, calm reflections and star-filled nights - you couldn’t ask for a more inspiring backdrop to create un-filled holiday memories with your loved ones.  Explore the four valleys that create Marlborough, meet the passionate people who live, work and play there and learn about their connection with the land.

Nelson Tasman

Nelson Tasman has an incredible arts and events scene, an exciting and diverse range of food and beverage producers and an indelible connection with the outdoors. Along with a vibrant array of fresh produce and artisan products, boutique wineries, craft breweries and award winning cider makers can all be found in this part of the world.

West Coast

From its stunning coastline to the epic peaks of the Southern Alps, the West Coast is a place of stunning natural beauty and the ideal spot for a getaway. Whether the hills are calling your name, or you prefer a more laid-back approach to taking some time out, there is no better place to re-set, recharge and reconnect.

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