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Environment and Sustainability


Adventure South NZ is not a large company. Rather, we are a group of like-minded individuals who are committed to sustainability and the environment.

Adventure South NZ operates in some of the world’s most beautiful places, and are proud to share these with visitors from New Zealand and overseas. Much of the attraction for these visitors is to experience the unspoiled and uncrowded landscapes and it is our challenge to ensure that in this sharing of the experience, we will minimise the impact of our business where possible.



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Qualmark Gold Award

Adventure South NZ is proud to have received the Qualmark Gold Award for Sustainable Tourism Businesses - the highest award a business can hold.

Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism's official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to identifying quality travel experience. When you book with Adventure South NZ, you know you’re traveling with a business that’s providing quality experiences and leading the way in sustainability.

Learn more about our Qualmark Gold Award here.






Adventure South NZ Supports The Tiaki Promise

New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.

Tiaki means to care for people and place. By following the Tiaki promise, we are committed to acting as a guardian and protecting our home.
 






Department of Conservation Approved


DOC Concession Holder


Adventure South NZ works very closely with NZ's Department of Conservation to ensure that our impact on NZ's National Parks and reserves is minimal. We are licensed concessionaires and a portion of all tour payments go towards DOC park management.
 








Sustainable Tourism

Adventure South NZ is part of the New Zealand Tourism Commitment. To deliver on this, we must achieve ambitious economic goals while sharing the overwhelming benefits with supportive host communities, contributing to restoring, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, and continuing to be a high quality destination of choice for domestic and international travellers.








The Thoughtful Traveller

Conserving environments and cultures requires a united front with our industry partners, travellers, guides and staff. The Thoughtful Traveller booklet is a World Expeditions Travel Group initiative and is an easy to read document that empowers travellers with ideas on how they can be part of the solution and collectively change the world through their travels for good.

Read The Thoughtful Traveller e-book here.






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