See what the Tiaki Promise means for your New Zealand trip

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Tiaki Promise: what it means for your trip

✓ Experience the magic of NZ

✓ While keeping NZ beautiful

✓ We're doing this together

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What the Tiaki Promise is all about

Tiaki means to care for people and place. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now, and for future generations.

New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa,

Welcome to New Zealand

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"Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air
and giving fresh strength to our people."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

See what you can do

The easiest way to help out is to stick to the Tiaki Promise. This means that while travelling in New Zealand you will:

✓ Care for sea, land and nature. Treading lightly and leaving no trace

✓ Travel safely, showing care and consideration for all

✓ Respect culture, travelling with an open heart and mind

How to care for New Zealand

✓ Protect nature ✓ Keep NZ clean ✓ Drive carefully 
✓ Be prepared ✓ Show respect

How to go (freedom) camping in a responsible way

✓ Camp only in places where you are allowed to camp

✓ Follow the rules of the campsite

✓ Take with you what you brought in and leave no trace

Use our free camping app

It is the best and easiest way to find all free & budget campsites in New Zealand!

Safe driving tips for your road trip

✓ Keep left!
✓ Wear your seatbelt.
✓ Don't exceed the speed limit.
✓ Drive to the conditions.
✓ Stop at STOP signs.
✓ Slow down to the recommended speed around bends.
✓ Only overtake vehicles when it's safe to do.
✓ Do not drink and drive.
✓ Don't use your mobile phone while driving.
✓ Take your time

More info & tips about driving in NZ

See more of New Zealand but leave no trace

Explore the amazing scenery that New Zealand has to offer, but respect the rules and make sure to leave no trace.

Always stick to the Tiaki Promise when exploring New Zealand.

Make sure to get off the beaten path as New Zealand has much more to offer than the "standard" Instagram photo locations.

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Conservation Project Children's Bay Park

What we are doing

Children’s Bay Park is a 200-hectare peninsula of land located in Akaroa Harbour. It is a beautiful piece of land surrounded by two harbours. Approximately 100 Hectares is in native bush. The other half of the land is an operating farm running a small high-quality herd of Angus cattle that graze the grass faces and ridges.


Spaceships has been involved for many years now helping to replant areas of the property, re-fence the gullies so the native plants can grow, create wetlands to help filter any stock runoff and provide habitat for local birdlife, pest trapping and more recently public walking tracks.

More info about this project

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