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Sustainable Tourism

Wildlife, conservation, responsible holidays in Auckland, Hauraki Gulf

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Places to visit and things to do

Make a difference. Want a holiday that is sustainable and supports conservation? Auckland has places to visit where visitors will feel positive about the impact of people on the environment. It’s a holiday, from your routine with a difference. Give nature a helping hand. Donate, visit and support people who care.

Little blue penguin, Hauraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand
Little blue penguin, Hauraki Gulf


Discover a natural predator barrier* the ocean creating sanctuaries for New Zealand’s native flora and fauna to flourish. It’s up to visitors to ensure pests are not re-introduced as they disembark from private vessels or public ferries.


  • Remote quiet places where you can camp or stay in a heritage bungalow
  • Soak in the serenity of an island with its views of twinkling Auckland in the distance
  • Swim, snorkel, climb volcanic summits and spend time listening to bird song
  • Volunteer or donate supporting ongoing projects

* Although pesky ships rats have learnt to swim long distances.

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