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Destination Kaikōura and the Kaikōura i-SITE Visitor Information Centre are proud to support the Tiaki Promise to protect and preserve 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." tiakinewzealand.com


Kaikōura is home to a unique marine environment with a wide range of important species and ecosystems. We are well-known for our NZ fur seals, whales, dolphins, seabirds, and are home to the last two surviving Hutton’s Shearwater breeding colonies along with 30 other indigenous bird species.


In Kaikōura to commit to the Tiaki Promise means that we care for our land, ocean, and mountain environment. Marine Conservation is always a top priority, we respect and care for our marine wildlife and support sustainable eco-tourism.


We aim to keep the Tiaki promise and guidelines on the minds of all travellers visiting Kaikōura and show them how to protect, care and preserve our land by following these commitments.


Kaikōura supports many environmental and conservation initiatives which can be found on our environment page.


Tiaki Promise - Care for New Zealand


Find out more about the Tiaki Promise on the Tiaki New Zealand website