Our commitment to the environment

Tree planting at Awaararoa

Tree planting at Awaararoa

Walking by Nature is committed to managing and developing its business in a sustainable manner and to minimising the environmental impact of its activities.

We are also committed to actively working to conserve the unique environment that we work in.

Tree planting at Awaawaroa

  • We minimise the use of plastic in our operations.
  • We measure and minimise our carbon footprint.
  • We educate our clients about conservation on Waiheke Island and in the Hauraki Gulf.
  • Gabrielle Young, our founder, is Chair of Project Forever Waiheke, an organisation committed to sustainable community and tourism development on Waiheke Island.
  • We actively work on conservation in our own backyard. Gabrielle started Friends of Hekerua which looks after Department of Conservation reserve and council land in the Hekerua Bay catchment. She runs a stoat-trapping and rat-baiting programme there, which is part of Predator Free Waiheke, and our team actively volunteers on this project.
  • Walking by Nature has also been involved in community planting days and reforestation projects including Awaawaroa catchment to protect the giant banded Kokopu.

Waiheke Island view