Award-win­ning sus­tain­abil­ity

Element - - Eco-Tourism -

Zip­trek Eco­tours has sus­tain­abil­ity as its core value, re­cently recog­nised with an En­vi­ron­men­tal Tourism Award.

The ac­tiv­ity takes guests on an eco-ad­ven­ture in­clud­ing the world’s steep­est tree-to-tree zi­pline (fly­ing fox), com­bined with a sus­tain­abil­ity story, with Queen­stown as its stun­ning back­drop.

“Ex­press­ing the sto­ries of our place, con­nect­ing with the com­mu­nity and all within a con­text of touch­ing the earth lightly is im­por­tant, but do­ing it while hav­ing an enor­mous amount of fun is ab­so­lutely fun­da­men­tal to tourism,” says di­rec­tor Trent Yeo.

The com­pany gets in­volved in plant­ing na­tive trees, com­mu­nity projects, and even uses its own ziplines to help build tree houses, min­imis­ing dis­tur­bance of the for­est floor be­low.

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