Sustainable Tourism

Redcliffe Homestead has received a Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award.

Qualmark is New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation. A Qualmark business offers an environmentally friendly and holistically sustainable experience, where safe principles and practices are part of every experience and where you will always find a genuine welcome and true New Zealand hospitality.

A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do. A Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award identifies those businesses leading the way in making New Zealand a world class visitor destination.

The Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award is also testament to Redcliffe Homestead's culture of sustainability. We think before we buy, we think before we use and we certainly think before we discard. Social responsibility is at the core of our operations.

We are committed to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations. We invite you to follow the Tiaki Promise, to care for our future by helping protect our land, our sea and our culture.

At Redcliffe Homestead our aim is to provide you with a quality accommodation experience that is both economically viable and socially responsible, as we manage our impact on the environment by minimising waste, energy consumption, water usage and pollution.

Nurturing the soil rests at the heart of our mission to preserve and improve the environment for generations to come. Healthy soil supports healthy food sources for the birds, for the bees, and in turn, for you and for us. Encouraging and preserving local biodiversity is a small but important action that can be achieved in our own backyard, and the permanent plantings also help mitigate the effects of climate change.

More importantly however, we are forever striving to actively reduce our carbon emissions.

From thoughtful purchase decisions for large capital items like vehicles and solar panels, to searching out zero carbon consumables, and making bicycles our first choice for local transport, we consider what we can do to protect and improve the environment every day.

Measures we have already taken include:

Energy Efficiency

Waste Management

Water Conservation

Community Activities

Conservation Initiatives

Redcliffe Homestead has been here for over one hundred years. We are making every effort to conserve our natural resources and enhance our environment so that the homestead can be enjoyed for another hundred years.

By making the choice to stay with us you will help minimise the environmental impact of your travels. We hope that your time at Redcliffe will encourage and inspire you to embrace the culture of sustainability.

We welcome your suggestions to help us become even more socially responsible.

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