Visitors to Turangi often marvel at how stunning our region is, so together we must help preserve the natural beauty of the Tongariro Crossing. If you're travelling to Turangi, here are some tips and guidelines on how you can contribute to keeping our region beautiful.
The NZ Environmental Care Code
While hiking the Tongariro Crossing, it's important that you follow a few steps to help minimise your impact on the environment. The Department of Conservation has come up with an Environmental Care Code to help hikers and travellers around New Zealand. These steps include:
• Protect Plants & Wildlife
• Remove Rubbish
• Keep Streams & Lakes Clean
• Take Care with Stoves & Fires
• Camp Carefully
• Respect our Cultural Heritage
• Keep to the Track
• Consider other People
To help the Tongariro Crossing further, consider doing these little things that will help shape the future of the region:
Consider the use of the shuttle to get to the Tongariro Crossing. Licenced Operators approved by the Department of Conservation will supply transportation, and we have transport available daily from Parklands Motor Lodge.
Leave what you find
This is an easy one. Leave the surrounding area as pristine as possible and do not take any souvenirs home with you such as stones, sticks and plant life.
Take everything with you
Even if there are rubbish bins near, it is a good habit to take your rubbish home. Animals can get into the bins and make a mess, but they can also become reliant on these bins as a source of food, rather than finding some naturally. This can have a major effect on the wildlife and ecosystem of the area.
These factors all contribute to a greater Turangi, and the team at Parklands Motor Lodge are grateful to those that help keep out beautiful region clean. We hope you have a wonderful time visiting Turangi. Learn more about the Tongariro Crossing at its official website.