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 (hapori) 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 last decade in business, we have contributed and taken part in many partnership projects, donating in excess of $250K. 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 Kiwi Birdlife Park.
One of our coolest projects is the annual Ziptrek Locals' Day which has now morphed into Locals Month. This allows the community to experience our tours at a significantly reduced price as well as 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). Check out our Locals page for more information.
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 recently CONSTRUCTed 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."
- PAUL KAVANaGH, PARK MANAGER, KIWI BIRDLIFE PARK