Community & Partners

ZIPTREK Thinks local and gives global

Besides a strong and passionate focus on ensuring our guests and employees have the best possible experiences, we also recognize our responsibility of being solid members of the community.


Our community is the sum of all our guests, our team past and present, our suppliers, our colleagues in business and tourism and the Lakes District.  Over the past seven years in business, we have contributed and taken part in many partnership projects.  Some of those include but are not limited to Paper for Trees, Queenstown Trails Trust, Youth Booth, Active QT, Cure Kids, Queenstown Primary School and Queenstown Biodiesel Programme.


One of our coolest projects is the annual Ziptrek Locals' Day. This allows the community  to experience our tours at a significantly reduced price and allows us to raise money and awareness for local and global charities (KIVA, Kiwi Birdlife Park, Wakatipu Search and Rescue, Queenstown Lakes Family Centre, Scouts Queenstown, St John's Ambulance and Wakatipu Reforestation Trust are some of the lucky recipients).


As employers, Ziptrek partners with Queenstown Resort College to support local students through internships and preparing them for a career in Adventure Tourism. We also give back to the community through our knowledge by assisting as advisors and guest lecturers in operations, sustainability, Take 5 Business programme and Queenstown Spirit programme.


If you would like to get involved in the many projects for the community then Contact Us. 

"Kiwi Birdlife Park enjoy a great and long standing relationship with Ziptrek and admire their commitment to sustainable practise and environmental education.  We both share a similar ethos and as such, have found them to be a wonderful company to work with.   We are currently constructing a new Reptile Wing at the Park and are delighted to have Ziptrek as one of our major sponsors, helping us to meet our conservation goals."

- nicole kunzmann, park manager, kiwi birdlife park

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The Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust


Ziptrek are proud to support the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust which are bringing back native birdsong to one of the great walks of New Zealand.  


How can you help?   Add a donation, from as little as $2 to your booking or contact them directly via their website.  


Your donation will go towards continuing this work in the beautiful Routeburn and Dart valley by creating an "inner sanctuary" free from introduced pests and full of native wildlife.


Find out more information or make a donation by visiting their website found here 



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