We all know travelling more sustainably is better for the environment, but finding an ethical experience isn't easy. That's where we come in! Hop on to these eco-friendly adventures.

From horse riding on the beach to flying through the bush on a zipline. Saying a big hello to the worlds favourite bird - the penguin (sorry Kiwi, you're still our favourite) to learning about our flora and fauna and animal welfare programs, and checking out our local blooms at one of Auckland's gardens. These experiences will leave you with the warm and fuzzies knowing you've supported a local business making change and that your visitor environmental impact has been minimal.

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Puhoi Kayaks

Operating for 18 years, Puhoi Kayaks is an established tourist attraction in Puhoi, just 35 minutes drive north of Auckland central. Puhoi Kayaks offer a safe, leisurely unguided paddle along the Puhoi River, with kayaks and canoes to suit all ages and fitness levels.

Muriwai Beach Horse Treks

Connect with nature and explore the picturesque sights of the wild west coast with Muriwai Beach Horse Treks. There are horse riding options for everyone, including casual riders, beginners and those more experienced.

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Eco Zip Adventures

Nestled in the heart of Waiheke Island, Eco Zip is an award-winning eco-tourism destination, offering state-of-the-art twin cable flying-fox ziplines through the forest. With conservation at the heart of Eco Zip’s business, each flying-fox adventure contributes directly to the preservation and protecting of the forest.​

Te Wao Nui - Auckland Zoo

Discover the native fauna and flora at Auckland Zoo’s precinct, Te Wao Nui. Home to over 75 native animals and over 100 plant species, Te Wao Nui will take manuhiri/visitors on an immersive journey through New Zealand's natural world.

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Ayrlies Garden, east Auckland

This 50-year-old "quintessential New Zealand garden" is located 40 minutes east of the city centre, near Whitford. The garden covers 4 hectares of rolling terrain, with large lawns, ponds and waterfalls. Some areas feature roses, clematis and perennials; others contain lush, sub-tropical plants. 

Wrights Water Gardens, south Auckland

A stunning and picturesque water garden located 45 minutes south of the city centre. Ponds, gardens and paths surround the iconic Mauku Waterfall and stream. There is also a newly refurbished café, function centre and plant nursery.

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Auckland Zoo


Muriwai Beach Horse Treks


Puhoi River Kayak Hire


EcoZip Adventures, Waiheke Island


Ayrlies Garden


Wrights Water Gardens