Environmental Practices | Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels

Our Environmental Practices

Our Kaupapa

Our Philosophy

Four generations of our whānau (family) have resided in Te Anau, so we see that it is our responsibility to conserve the area for future generations. We hope our guests can share in our kaupapa (or philosophy) to tread lightly and respect others and the environment.

The values of Manaakitanga & Kaitiakitanga are at the core of our operations, and these terms express two key messages which we pass onto our team and to our guests.

  • Manaakitanga: this expresses the obligations of the Tangata Whenua (hosts) to ensure our Manuhiri (visitors) receive the highest level of hospitality, service, and respect to expand their experience.
  • Kaitiakitanga: we don’t just work in Te Anau; we live, thrive, and grow our family and our community. This message relates to the responsibilities we have to take care of the natural environment around us for future enjoyment.

Te Anau street in Autumn
Our Environmental Practices

What we do

Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels was awarded a Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award during our most recent Qualmark Assessment (2022). This Award recognises a wide range of business practices together with a focus on sustainability that we put into place during the course of our business day.
Following are some of the things we do to foster sustainability:

Qualmark Assessed

Qualmark evaluations assess a wide range of business practices, from sustainability to health & safety. Our regular Qualmark assessments ensure that we are keeping up to date with best practices in the industry while pushing us to get the very best results from our business on all levels.

Switch it Off

If it is not required, it gets switched off and we would encourage our guests to do the same. Lighting, heaters, fridges and even whole buildings can be turned off, especially during the winter months when our guest numbers are lower and can close off accommodation that is not required.

Reduce & Re-use

We aim to minimise waste and wasteful practices by conserving resources such as water, electricity, & packaging. We consider alternative sources for products used in our business if it allows us to reduce consumption. Re-use benefits the environment by reducing the need to harvest new resources for each new product.


Guests can place clean glass, paper, tin, aluminium cans, plastic food, drink bottles, and cardboard into our yellow-top bins near our main facilities. Please ensure items are free from food and liquid residues. If you are uncertain or your item is not clean, please use the all-waste, red-top bin.

Service Opt-Out

We have provided our guests in serviced accommodation the option to opt out of having their rooms serviced daily. This allows guests to reuse towels & bedding, thus reducing the amount of cleaning products and water required for cleaning and laundering.

Tiaki Promise

Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels aligns its values with the Tiaki Promise - to respect the environment by protecting nature and keeping New Zealand clean. Also to respect others & their culture, driving carefully and being prepared.

Environmental Action

Kōwhiowhio Sponsor

Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park & Motels are proud sponsors of the kōwhiowhio hand-rearing program at the Punanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary. In the 2021 season the kōwhiowhio, otherwise known as the whio or blue duck, had 4 ducklings. In 2022, they have had another successful hatching - so watch this space! These ducks are only found in New Zealand and there are less than 3,000 left in the world, so they need a little help.

Support the whio and other native birdlife by visiting the Punanga Manu o Te Anau/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary. It is a 10-minute walk from the Holiday Park. Entry is free for self-guided visitors and you may consider making a donation into one of the donation boxes, or donations can also be made at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre. For more information, see the Te Anau Bird Sanctuary page.

Photo Credit: Kate Clapshaw

kowhiowhio chick
Care for New Zealand

The Tiaki Promise