Ziptrek Ecotours has announced it will donate more than $4,000 to the Love Queenstown community platform supporting local climate, conservation and biodiversity projects. The adventure ecotourism business raised funds at its annual Locals’ Day and has also pledged to donate 10% of all merchandise sales to Love Queenstown Dec 1st through to March 31st.
A number of zippers took to the trees during the event on Sunday 12 November. This year Ziptrek also offered guests the chance to plant a tree and sip on some complimentary drinks from Canyon Brewing.
Southern Lakes and Central Otago residents were given the chance to experience the eco-exhilarating fun of ziplining high above Queenstown at a significantly reduced rate with 50% of ticket sales donated to Love Queenstown.
Ash Bickley, Community Fund Coordinator of Love Queenstown says, “Love Queenstown was honoured to be Ziptrek’s charity of choice this year. It was a perfect opportunity to connect with our community and introduce the people who live, work, and play in this incredible region to Love Queenstown's mission of a regenerative future for this place.
All funds raised will support critical environmental action across the district via our annual distribution rounds, amplifying the work of our local non-profit organisations who operate in the climate, conservation, and biodiversity spaces right here in Tāhuna-Queenstown".
“Ziptrek have been paving the way for low-impact eco-tourism in the region for years – so it was the perfect pairing of values, and an ideal way to celebrate a local’s day in support of local environmental action”.
Ziptrek’s Executive Director and Owner, Trent Yeo says. "We want to thank everyone who got behind our Locals’ Day and helped to support a very important local cause.
As part of our region's Destination Management Plan we sought to create a new way to utilise the visitor economy towards direct contributions to Te Taiao - our natural world. Visitor, Community, Love Queenstown. A new fund to allocate the generosity of our manuhuri (visitors), to our place.
We are looking forward to hearing where the Love Queenstown distribution committee allocates these funds. Thanks to Ash at Love Queenstown and also Canyon Brewing for their support on the day”.
About Love Queenstown
Love Queenstown exists to amplify environmental mahi within the Queenstown-Lakes region by raising funds and awareness for critical climate, conservation, and biodiversity action. By connecting with key industry operators, local businesses, and visitors, Love Queenstown provides the opportunity for tourism to drive positive environmental outcomes at a scale and in a manner that would not otherwise be achieved in our region.
Love Queenstown also acts as a hub for information and inspiration on sustainable, low-impact travel, connects visitors with local volunteer opportunities, and raises the profile of our passionate community organisations who deliver this work in the field day-in, day-out.
Guests getting ready to zip, sip and plant some native trees!