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Keep New Zealand green!

Kiwi Experience is committed to green New Zealand bus travel - and not just by painting our buses and wearing the t-shirts! We’ve done a few things to take the first steps towards protecting our stunning environment and have some tips for you to help us along the way. We’re passionate about sustainable eco-tourism and keeping New Zealand beautiful, and we like to encourage people who travel with us to look after it too. After all, it’s the backdrop to one of the most exciting and amazing trip you’ll ever make, so let’s keep it green!

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Green New Zealand bus travel
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Protecting our stunning environment
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Keep NZ green!

Vehicle emissions

Kiwi Experience already has a head start in this department by using one of the most modern fleets in the business. It helps as well that the buses are full more often which lessens the carbon emissions per passenger, and makes it an even better alternative when compared to car transport. However, that’s not going nearly far enough. The fleet we use is currently undergoing emissions testing with VTNZ – New Zealand’s leading vehicle testing company. This information is used to identify any inefficient vehicles, sell those older buses and buy new fuel efficient ones. As new emission reduction technology comes aboard we will be quick to adopt that too.

Light footprints

When you decide on New Zealand bus travel with Kiwi Experience you’ve already made a good start by sharing your transport needs with others. As you travel around you’ll also notice our Driver Guides keeping a close eye on rubbish disposal, and giving you tips on how to protect the landscape during those stunning walks, swims and adventures you do all along the way. For more information check out the green tips below that we give out on the bus, included in the Kiwi Experience Travel Guide.

Office initiatives

Behind the scenes we’ve got a team keeping the buses, Driver Guides and passengers humming along, and these guys aren’t exempt from doing their bit to fight climate change either. It’s just a start but every little bit helps - here are some examples of what’s being done:

  • Printing onto paper from responsibly managed forestry.
  • Printing using mineral oil free soy based vegetable inks.
  • Recycling of all paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and cans.
  • Using old paper for notes instead of new notepads.
  • Double sided printing on business documents.
  • Creating a “paperless society” to reduce demands on paper stocks.

We love our country. Please help us to look after it while you are here.

Green Not Mean

At Kiwi Experience we have an awesome volunteer program with our friends at Conservation Volunteers. A 4 or 6 day volunteering experience will have you helping out at Punakaiki on the West Coast of the South Island, with a variety of tasks in a stunning location, including tree planting, seed collection and removal of weeds to create an ecological corridor spanning the mountains to the sea. Packages include transfers from the Punkaiki Visitor Centre, either 3 or 5 nights’ accommodation in the hostel-style accommodation at the project, and all meals. You will be guided by the expertise of an enthusiastic Conservation Volunteers Team Leader during the project and will receive a certificate of participation at the end of the project. Click here to find out more