Responsible & Sustainable Tourism

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park is and has been committed to sustainable and environmental practices for many years. “Running on the smell of an oily rag” is a well known kiwi term of phrase, relating to economical business practise which is also often about being sustainable.

Most of us are aware of the impact that we have on our environment. Everything we do has an effect or impact impact. At Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park we would be grateful if you assist us in taking care of our little piece of New Zealand. To ensure that our Holiday Park is one to enjoy for future generations we believe in protecting our environment.

We are committed to:

  • Contributing to New Zealand’s reputation as a sustainable destination
  • Making positive changes that help our environment and community
  • Respecting the history and cultural heritage unique to this region
  • Protecting native flora, fauna, marine and wildlife

To this end we are undertaking a number of actions. Many of these you will not see but some you may notice. One of our aims is to reduce environmental and social impacts in a way that can improve the sustainability of our place. We have found that to do this, a bit of Kiwi ingenuity goes a long way! With this in mind here’s some easy ways you can help us,

  • Turn off appliances at the power point and lights when not in use will help us to reduce the energy we use
  • Separate and recycle your waste – paper, plastic, glass, aluminium, tin and food scraps in the appropriate bins helps to reduce landfill
  • Recycle unwanted but edible food – we provide bins for that purpose
  • Use water sparingly, turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, minimise shower time and use the plug when doing dishes and washing vegetables to conserve water.

Ask any of our team about our initiatives, or if you have time check out our website for more information. We welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas for ways that can improve our operations.

Thanks for your help.

The team at Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park