I feel it’s important when sharing these beautiful places to also emphasise our responsibility to keep it that way so future generations can also benefit. Part of what makes these places so special is their unspoilt quality. To keep them that way, remember to take only photos, and leave only footprints. If you're passionate about helping, you can do more to help than just removing your litter and following the signs - these following organizations are the best in NZ when it comes to protecting and conserving our natural wonders. Check out their sites, and volunteer or donate where you can.


EcoMatters Environment Trust run a number of social enterprises to work together on restoration of bush and water health, waste minimisation, energy conservation and local food growing.

Forest and Bird

Since 1923 Forest and bird has played a great and important role in protecting and restoring NZ's wildlife and wild places - from endangered Maui’s dolphins to high-country tussock-lands.

Keep NZ Beautiful

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is dedicated to keeping our communities clean and safe. Home of the well-known "Be a tidy kiwi" and "Do the right thing" campaigns.

Department of Conservation

DoC is a government agency charged with conserving natural and historic heritage. They manage 8 million hectares which is about 30% of New Zealands land.

Environmental Defence Society

EDS (est 1971) is a professional, charitable think tank, who provide leadership and who represent the environment before the courts.

Green Party

The Green Party are our leading environmentally conscious political party, fighting for cleaner rivers, renewable energy, sustainable development and farming.