The treetopes in New Zealand’s North Island could soon be opening their doors to tourists, as the country gears up to open the world’s largest new tourist attraction.
Treetop Resort is expected to open its doors in 2019, after being in operation since the mid-1980s.
It has been the subject of some debate, with some arguing it is too big to host a single attraction and should instead be opened to tourism.
But the island’s Tourism Minister, John Chinnis, has said he will be open to tourists coming to the area, and has announced the opening date.
“Treetops has been a wonderful destination for many years and we are excited about welcoming visitors in 2019,” he said in a statement.
“It will allow us to further enhance our treetope experiences by introducing new areas of activity, including new trails and playgrounds, and will also offer an opportunity for our residents and visitors to enjoy a new and more exciting treetopic experience.”
The announcement comes as a US official told CNN that the US is considering moving its first permanent attraction to the North Island, with plans to open an attraction in 2019.
In the past, the island of New Zealand has been considered a potential base for future US tourism, but with a number of restrictions on how the US can access the country and with the economy already in trouble, there has been growing concern about the island.
It’s unclear whether a second US permanent attraction will be built on the island, but a new US official said there were several ideas, including a museum.
The US Department of Tourism has been tasked with designing a treetoping park for the US, which has been estimated to cost $150 million.