|dc.description.abstract||The presence of tourists and tourism has, over
the decades, increased in importance on a
national, regional and local scale. Both the
physical and cultural components of the total
landscape have been affected in many ways.
When taking an historical perspective, the
original landscape character stood on its own to attract the tourist. Publicity hype has grown to distort these past landscape assets. A large discrepancy between reality and the image presented in the publicity hype is a situation far from ideal.
Because of this discrepancy a need to create new
experiences is emerging for many reasons.
Creation of contrived effects, for example,
tends to detract from the uniqueness of a place.
Risk of a could-be-anywhere, placeless,
standardised image is threatening our identity
as New Zealanders.
Part One initially fits tourism into broader
Justification for creating new experiences is
reinforced in the following chapters examining
the physical and social impact of tourism. This
includes identifying the need to recognise that
tourism involves sequential experience of
The holistic overview, encompassing national,
regional and local levels to establish
continuity of experience is also examined as
well as this. It is important to gain an
understanding of sense of place so that our New
Zealand sense of identity can be established
with which we can be proud to share with
The case study is used to illustrate these
points. Rotorua is a classic example of how
reality, over time, now presents an image vastly
different from that existing in reality.
Guidelines and recommendations are aimed at
those concerned with the quality of experience
of our total landscape.
The Rotorua District Council are in a position
to take steps to improve the quality of tourists
and host experience.
There is a need for a more holistic approach
providing cohesion in our 'landscape of little
The creation of tourism protection zones
parallel to our ecological district schemes are
suggested as the means to integrate the
landscape of tourism within the total landscape. Objectives of this study are to:
[I] Identify the impact of tourism upon the
 Examine the physical and cultural context
of the tourist experience.
 Trace both the changes in tourist
experience and the physical changes that
result from, and influence, this.
 Compare reality with the publicity hype
 Suggest that there is a need to create
a new landscape of experience.||en
|dc.publisher||Lincoln College, University of Canterbury||en
|dc.subject||sense of place||en
|dc.title||The landscape of tourism: a case study of the development of Rotorua : a dissertation submitted for partial fulfilment of the Diploma in Landscape Architecture, Lincoln College||en
|thesis.degree.grantor||University of Canterbury||en
|thesis.degree.name||Diploma of Landscape Architecture||en
|lu.contributor.unit||School of Landscape Architecture||en
|dc.rights.accessRights||Digital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only.||en
|dc.subject.anzsrc||160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography||en
|dc.subject.anzsrc||120107 Landscape Architecture||en