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Sustainability

KAIKOURA TOP 10: RESPONSIBLE TOURISM STATEMENT

SustainabilityKaikouraTOP10Kaikoura is a unique region and a significant tourist destination.  

The Kaikoura community is committed to being a sustainable community; in fact we were the first community in New Zealand and second in the world to achieve Environmental Benchmark status in 2002 and certification status in 2004 through the Green Globe Environmental Certification Scheme (now called EarthCheck), the world's only truly global tourism certification standard.  Our community has now achieved EarthCheck's Platinum Award for continuous certification and commitment to community sustainable tourism. 

At Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park we are very aware of our community's aim to sustain the social, economic and environmental well being of the district now and for future generations and, as part of this community, we want to actively contribute and play our part at protecting our environment.  We proudly operate our Holiday Park in a way that considers our responsibility to sustainable tourism by striving to minimise and reduce waste, reduce energy consumption, reduce chemical use and reduce adverse effects on our environment.  We feel it is important to acknowledge what we do, in the hope that our guests will contribute to these efforts as well.

 Here are just a few of the things we do around the park:

  • Our team's goal is to recycle as much as possible, so we have recycling stations located all around the Park and when we take rubbish out of units and our offices our staff will actively sort through and recycle
  • We have dual flush toilets and water flow restrictors, as well as shower timers in the ablution blocks to save water
  • Where possible we have replaced lighting with energy efficient bulbs
  • We use water efficient appliances to reduce water use
  • We are replacing heaters in units with heat pumps which are a much more energy efficient way to heat.  We are also replacing hot water cylinders with gas hot water systems - so far all our ablution blocks and 65% of our units with bathrooms are on gas, with an additional 2 units to be replaced in 2014
  • We order in bulk and try to source products locally (South Island) where possible
  • We use bark on our gardens and have 95% native trees - both reducing the need to water gardens
  • We use refillable soap dispensers around the Park
  • When we are quiet in winter fridges and appliances are turned off until the unit is next used
  • We actively promote the local business - Trees for Travellers, where guests can buy a native tree to be planted on their behalf to help offset their carbon footprint while travelling.  Our Park was recognised as a top seller in 2013.
  • We donate old sheets to Project Jonah, so that these can be used at Whale Strandings, we donate old goods to the second hand store at Innovative Waste Kaikoura, old towels are recycled as cleaning towels
  • We support and sponsor local charities and institutes
  • We continually review & adapt our practices

We seek your co-operation too. Here's what our guests can do to help:

  • Recycling - you will find recycling depots around our Park, we ask that you please recycle and separate your rubbish, or leave your rubbish in your unit and we will do it for you
  • Switch off your lights, heaters and appliances when you leave your room
  • Reuse your towels - we have a servicing sign that can be placed outside your unit if you want us to service your unit.  Opt not to and save water, power and reduce use of chemical detergents
  • Recycle your TOP 10 brochures and our Park map - hand them back to reception and we will reuse them
  • If it's a sunny day, why not hang your washing on our lines? Pegs are provided from reception if needed.

Here are some helpful websites: Trees for TravellersProject JonahEco-wise Travel Guide.

We thank you for your support and welcome any suggestions.