Golden Bay Air Sustainability

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Kaitiakitanga Golden Bay Air Manaakitanga

We are a locally owned and operated air and ground transport service.

We have become integral to the infrastructure of Golden Bay and the communities of the South Island north-west.

We believe we have a responsibility to reduce our impact on climate change and the environment.

Plus, we must play our part in contributing to the wellbeing of communities we operate in.

Minimising our Environmental Impact

We support Golden Bay’s Mohua 2042 Sustainability Strategy in the following ways:

Contributing to Community Wellbeing

In addition to being an essential transport connection for people in the remote North-West of the South Island, and a company that supports the economic wellbeing of the community by bringing in tourists and visitors, examples of support Golden Bay Air has provided to community groups includes:

Our Accreditations

Qualmark Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award

Golden Bay Air Qualmark certified

We are proud of our Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award which is awarded by Tourism New Zealand to recognise the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do.

Tiaki Promise

Golden Bay Air supports the Tiaki promise to care for New Zealand

Tiaki means to care for people and place. New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.

By following the Tiaki Promise, you are making a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand.

Department of Conservation Approved

DOC approved to operate in conservation areas

The DOC Approved label symbolises the significant contribution tourism and recreation businesses make to conservation in New Zealand.

The label shows the value of our business to DOC and illustrates to visitors that our business pays fees to DOC to support conservation.

We have passed the environmental standards set by DOC, as well as safety standards set by an independent auditor, and been approved to operate in public conservation areas.

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2024

Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2024 winner Golden Bay Air

Golden Bay Air is a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice award-winner. Travellers’ Choice award-winners are among the top 10% of listings on Tripadvisor, recognizing businesses that earn consistently great reviews. Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice honours select accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

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