Sustainability of the environment.
The Dream Maker is committed to encouraging and achieving a "responsible event" experience to our customers, ensuring to do our best to help protect the environment we work in, for our customer's enjoyment and our future generations.
We are active :
• We do our best to monitor all use of chemicals and buy in bulk where possible.
• We are active in our community for the ecology and protection of the wildlife and the environment.
• We use as much energy efficiency as possible.
• We use all quality crockery minimising any disposable items. If disposable items are required due to weight or safety issues we try our best to make sure these items are either recycled and are recyclable.
• We are building stronger relationships with charity organisations who work within our location to improve its natural beauty and in the protection of the wild life. For example; The Birdsong Trust www.abeltasmanbirdsong.co.nz and Project Janzoon http://www.janszoon.org/the-park/abel-tasman-national-park-virtual-visitor-centre/ who are both consentrating on the Abel Tasman and Project Jonah www.projectjonah.org.nz a nationwide organisation to help mammals in trouble. The Dream Maker encourages all customers to make donations where they feel most passionate to help maintain and continue the efforts to protect our environment.
If you feel we could do better please feel free to contact us, we will appreciate your effort in improving our service.
Information for Visitors to the Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks in New Zealands National.
Although these national spaces are government run by Department of Conservation (DOC) they do not have an endless packet of money and rely on the good behavior of visitors, passionate volunteers and commercial operators who are governed by the rules of DOC concessions. It is important for all visitors to the National Parks to understand the expectations of DOC and the people who live and work there. To help, The Dream Maker has complied a list of Do's and Don'ts.
- You are expected to take out everything you have bought into the park, this includes all rubbish and stale food. Further information: www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/know-before-you-go/care-codes/leave-no-trace
- Do not throw your unwanted food in the bush. The park works tirelessly to manage vermin and they need all the help they can get.
- Do not feed or encourage seagulls.
- Like picking up your dogs poops in a public park DOC expect you take take away your own including the used paper. Follow this link to learn more: www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/know-before-you-go/care-codes/activity-minimal-impact-codes/disposing-of-human-waste/#Activities
- Only drink water from taps marked "drinking water"
- Keep your distance from all mammals. If you fin yourself between a seal and the sea, they have right of way
- As a guide limit your viewing to 10 minutes of any mammal on land or at sea.
- We encourage visitors to use biodegradable bags, so if they do blow away in the wind its minimal risk of hurting wildlife. Empty bags don't blow away if you tie a loose knot in them.
- No fires
- No dogs & pets in the National Parks beaches unless you have a permit.
- If you have your own boat or using a kayak please be vigilant about vermin hitch hikers, hundreds of man hours are spent to manage our beautiful protected Islands to keep them vermin free and its too easy to undo that work.
- Please feel free to make your main topic of conversation when meeting other park visitors to be the environment as well as the views.
Learn more on the effects of tourism and when boating on the wild life. http://www.doc.govt.nz/our-work/smart-operator-programme/
Visiting these beauty spots are all about enjoyment of the views, the terrain, the beautiful Tasman and Nelson sunshine and we wish you a memorable experience and to leave inspired about our passion to keep it beautiful and safe for all into the future.