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 nine years in business, we have contributed and taken part in many partnership projects, donating in excess of $160K.  Some of those include but are not limited to Paper for Trees, Queenstown Trails TrustYouth 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, The Branches Trust 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 Kea Conservation Trust


Ziptrek are proud to support the Kea Conservation Trust for Conservation Week and throughout September.

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


This is a great cause that is doing some very important work to conserve our gorgeous Kea across the nation. This ranges from working with local communities to identify Kea nesting grounds to rescuing injured birds and dealing with those with high lead content.


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


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