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Our Commitment

Nurturing Communities, Nature & Tomorrow

At Canterbury Trails, we pride ourselves on providing unparalleled luxury experiences while championing sustainability at every turn. Our commitment to responsible practices is unwavering, and we are proud to hold Carbon Positive certification, ensuring that our operations actively benefit the environment.

Rooted in our deep reverence for nature, we strive to foster a harmonious relationship between our guests and the environment. Through our dedication to the principles of sustainability, we aim to leave a positive impact on the places we visit, supporting the well-being of both local communities and the natural world.

Aligned with New Zealand’s Tiaki Promise, when you choose Canterbury Trails, you're not just embarking on a journey – you're actively participating in the preservation of our planet and the enrichment of local communities. We carefully select and endorse businesses that share our commitment to sustainability, ensuring that every aspect of your experience aligns with our values.

Our approach goes beyond mere exploration; it's a collaborative journey with our passionate local guides, who share their stories, history, and deep connection to the land. We prioritize the well-being and growth of our guides, recognising them as integral to the fabric of our experiences.

Economic sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We intentionally support small businesses and local economies, fostering mutual prosperity and resilience within the communities we visit.

Every Canterbury Trails adventure is thoughtfully crafted to minimise environmental impact. Our guides are not only experts in their fields but also stewards of the land, educating guests on responsible practices and ensuring that each visit leaves a positive mark on the environment. By keeping our groups small and intimate, we significantly reduce disruptions to the natural world, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the beauty of the South Island.

At Canterbury Trails, sustainability is not just a buzzword – it's a way of life. We are committed to creating conscientious experiences that positively contribute to our environment, our people, and our communities, ensuring a brighter future for generations to come.