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.
Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park was awarded a Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award during our most recent Qualmark Assessment (March 2019). 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:
Te Anau Lakeview Holiday Park 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. This year 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 Te Anau Lakeview 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
New Zealand is a treasure that needs to be preserved not only for future generations that live here but also for future visitors to enjoy. Join us in supporting the kaupapa (philosophy) of the Tiaki Promise. During your travels, tread lightly and respect the environment & others by: