Ecotourism involves: 

  • Nature based attractions
  • Interpretation of a natural and cultural environment
  • Promoting sustainable tourism
  • Working alongside communities

Ecotourism NZ’s role 

  • Deliver specialist training and educational support for communities, operators and individuals
  • Equip communities and operators with the skills and knowledge to add value to customer experiences through interpretation and understanding the environment
  • Establish ecotourism best practice standards and establish New Zealand as a nation of excellence in ecotourism
  • Develop ecotourism opportunities throughout the world
  • Develop strategies to ensure sustainable management of ecotourism worldwide
  • Monitor and understand customer expectations and develop marketing strategies to position our clients and partners as high calibre practioners of internatioanl eco-tourism

Find out about some of the services we deliver: 


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