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Sustainable Tourism At Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park

As New Zealand’s official mark of quality for tourism, all businesses that have Qualmark are assessed on their environmental performance. We have been awarded the Qualmark Enviro-Bronze rating, in addition to our Qualmark 4-star plus Holiday Park status.

The assessments minimum requirements include basic environmental practices and an environmental review of our holiday park. To show that we are operating at the top levels of environmental awareness, we must demonstrate that we are engaging in the following activities:
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Conservation Initiatives
  • Waste Management
  • Community Activities
  • Water Conservation
This is part of New Zealand tourism’s commitment to looking after New Zealand for future generations to enjoy.

At Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park we believe in protecting the beautiful environment of New Zealand and want to ensure that future generations can visit and enjoy it too. If we all work together it will minimise the negative effects on the environment, economic and social impacts making the world better for our future generations and making positive contributions to the conservation of our natural and cultural heritage.

Actions Taken By Whanganui River TOP 10 Holiday Park:


Energy Efficiency

  • Solar Heating is soon to be introduced to heat our swimming pool and later in the year to our park.
  • Infinity hot water systems in all blocks and units.
  • Low energy or LED bulbs throughout the park.
  • Motion sensor lighting in communal areas.
  • All computers turned off at night.
  • All appliances replaced with high energy efficiency rated ones when due for replacement.
  • All large appliances are regularly serviced to ensure their highest efficiency.

Conservation

  • Soon to introduce solar energy to heat our swimming pool and power our communal areas.
  • Use recycled paper in the office.
  • Use recycled toilet paper throughout the park.
  • Use of eco-friendly cleaning products where possible.
  • Use of eco-friendly pesticides where-ever possible.
  • Shampoos, & soaps are in pump dispensers to minimise waste.

Waste Management

  • Recycling station in the park with colour coded bins for each colour of glass and mixed recycling bins for all other recyclable materials.
  • Reminders to guests about recycling and recycling bins in all units.
  • Use of recycled products where possible.
  • Green waste used in worm farms or composted on site for use within the grounds.
  • Double-sided printing and reuse of single sided paper for office notepads.

Community

  • We host Okoia School, Paua and Skids for their Christmas and summer parties each year.
  • We host Sport Wangnaui Duathalons/Triathalons & Harriers Club Brine to Vine races.
  • Members of the Lions Club.
  • Where possible we use local manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Donations of used furniture and fittings to local marae.

Water

  • Garden are watered with timers to water late at night or early mornings for measured amounts.
  • Dual flush toilet systems are in place.
  • Guests are encouraged to reuse towels rather than having them changed every day to reduce water and detergent use in our laundry.
  • Our new showers are fitted with water reducing heads.

We actively encourage our guests to participate in our environmental efforts and welcome any feedback or suggestions to help us further improve.