We are committed to preserving the environment we live and work in.
Ultimate Hikes is proud to work with the Department of Conservation and Wildlife Trusts on conservation and sustainable tourism in our World Heritage National Parks.
Kea Conservation Trust
Go lead free to save Kea!
Kea are very curious birds and they love shiny things. Their beaks are extremely sharp and one of their favourite things is to prize lead nails from old buildings in our National Parks. The KCT has a programme of catching, testing and treating Kea for lead poisoning. Last summer was the first time the trust has included the Milford Track area in the programme and we are helping them to identify Kea families, and we have almost completed a programme of removing all lead based materials from the buildings along the tracks.
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Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust
Saving the birdsong
The Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust is committed to saving the birdlife in the Routeburn Dart Valley. The core method is predator control and the trust has laid 50 Kilometres of traplines in the valley forests, starting near the Routeburn shelter, targeting rats and stoats. We are supporting the trust and assisting in checking the trap lines and doing our own predator control around our lodges on the Routeburn Track.Find out more
The Tiaki Promise