Auckland Eco Tourism

Auckland Eco Tourism

There has been a lot of talk about eco-tourism and sustainability lately; they are the buzz words of the ‘primes’. What exactly is eco-tourism you ask? In short, it’ is what New Zealand has built its reputation as a clean and outdoors nation on.

Auckland is lucky to have many wonderful sites and activities that allow visitors and locals alike to enjoy some of natures’ finest offerings.

It isn’t just about enjoying nature though; eco-tourism depends on us keeping our environment free of rubbish and our landscape cared for to ensure the natural beauty is sustainable for many generations to come.

There are plenty of activities around the Auckland region that don’t involve too much travel or harm to the environment, just a little imagination and you can have an action packed day! Here are a few ideas to jump on the eco-tourism/sustainability bandwagon and feel slightly superior about having a clean, green conscience.

  • Take the bus or train into town and jump onto a Fullers Ferry to explore one of the many islands in the Hauraki Gulf. Tiri Tiri Matangi is a bird sanctuary where you will see native birds up close; not something you get to experience everyday!
  • Drive out to the Waitakere Ranges to tramp one of the forest tracks – make sure you take your rubbish back with you though.
  • Volunteer at a restoration project. There are many different projects aiming to preserve the environment.
  • The Beach! Auckland has an abundance of beaches to be enjoyed and the best thing about them is that they are free.
  • Take the link bus to shop around Central Auckland; the buses are ‘Green Buses’. Ok this one may not be entirely eco/sustainable but hey it’s a better way of getting around the city than in your car!

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