TNZ Stop dreaming and go
TNZ Stop dreaming and go

Wake Up: Stop dreaming about New Zealand, book and go!

Tourism New Zealand is telling Australians to ‘Stop Dreaming about New Zealand and Go’ in its first major campaign since the trans-Tasman bubble opened.

Tourism New Zealand is telling Australians to ‘Stop Dreaming about New Zealand and Go’ in its first major campaign since the trans-Tasman bubble opened.

Tourism New Zealand has launched its first major campaign since quarantine-free travel opened between Australia and New Zealand, and it’s almost like they’ve been inside our heads while we’re sleeping; fantasising of a distant land boasting natural wonders, mindblowing cuisine, adrenalin-filled activities, and everything in between.

Titled ‘Stop Dreaming about New Zealand and Go’, the campaign was created in partnership with Special Group and aims to encourage Australians to seize the opportunity for a well-deserved break and jet off to New Zealand.

Have you been dreaming of NZ?

Highlighting both the welcoming people and stunning landscapes of New Zealand, the campaign is centred around a dreaming Australian and a New Zealand guide as they experience a literal ‘dream’ holiday in New Zealand.

Throughout the dream, the pair take part in a range of experiences, such as fine dining, jet boating, cycling through a vineyard, and stargazing in a hot tub… just a taste of some of the seriously dreamy kiwi experiences on offer when you take a flight across the Tasman.

Declan Malone, Marketing Lead – Australia for Tourism New Zealand, said ‘Stop Dreaming about New Zealand and Go’ aims to spark the emotional longing in Australians to experience a unique and meaningful New Zealand holiday.

“We know travelling overseas is one of the most missed activities for Australians, who previously made up 40% of international arrivals to New Zealand. We wanted to remind our friends over in Australia that New Zealand’s beautiful landscapes, wide-open spaces, and welcoming people are only a short flight away.”

Dreaming New Zealand
Jet Boat on the Dart River. Image: Ngai Tahu Tourism

“After being confined to Australia for over a year, Australians everywhere have been dreaming of quarantine free travel, and New Zealand is now ready and waiting,” said Tom Martin, CCO and Partner, Special Group Australia. “We wanted to create the New Zealand version of that dream, filled with the tone and down-to-earth charm that Kiwis are famous for.”

The campaign launched in Australia on 6 May and run for 12 weeks across all major channels including Cinema, TV, on-demand, social media, radio, digital audio, digital display, and will be supported by PR and trade activity.

So, what are you waiting for? Time to make your dreams a reality.