Aotearoa New Zealand is a taonga (treasure). Whether you live in this land or are visiting, we ask you to make a promise to look after it for future generations.

In Aotearoa, we feel a special connection with the natural world. Tangata whenua (people of this land) see nature as something intrinsically intertwined with human life. Every mountain, every river, every tree has a story.

Guardians such as Ranginui (sky), Papatūānuku (earth), Tāne Mahuta (forest) and Tangaroa (oceans) look over these lands and waters.

The Tiaki Promise(opens in new window) is a commitment to this place.​

We ask that you:

  • care for land, sea and nature, treading lightly and leaving no trace
  • travel safely, showing care and consideration for all
  • respect the culture and local communities, travelling with an open heart and mind.

Be guardians, be protectors. Make a promise. Tiaki(opens in new window) - care for New Zealand. 

Tiaki promise

The Tiaki Promise(opens in new window) 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 act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.


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