The Trust works closely with the Holiday Parks Association to enable its 300 member parks to help restore NZ’s native wildlife in and around their grounds.
The parks support predator control efforts in their communities and help locals and guests to understand the government’s goal of being predator free by 2050 and encourage them to support this.
NZ’s natural landscape and scenery is a major factor in influencing visitors choice of destination and holiday parks are a great way to connect them with the vision of restoring our native wildlife.
What kind of support do holiday parks receive?
Parks who join our Predator Free Holiday Parks programme are given access to:
- predator control advice
- discounted equipment
- marketing material (note: there may be associated costs such as printing, packaging etc).
If you would like to know more about this programme or want to be involved email us.
Marketing material and resources
- Download and print our flyer for your compendium that explains why your holiday park is involved in the predator free movement.
- Email us for a free copy of an HPA and PFNZ A2 poster for your common room (note: shipping costs may apply).
- 50% discount on our native species poster (5 pack). Email us for the discount code.
What to plant to support birds and other wildlife
Plan your holiday park garden so it can provide food and shelter for native wildlife year round.
- Trapping best practice — find out how to humanely and safely trap introduced predators, including what tools to use and where you should put your traps.
- How to set up your trap — instructions on how to set up and use your trap.
- Expert tips — how to use the DOC 200 series of traps.
Recording and monitoring
To understand the effectiveness of your predator control it’s important to record and monitor the presence of both introduced predators and native species before and after your efforts. Find out more here.
Fun activities for kids
Many holiday parks host activities for children over the holidays, here are some ideas:
- Create a lizard garden.
- Build a wētā house.
- Download and print the Te Papa activity sheet manu-kaikonihi.
Holiday park success stories
Read some of our stories about holiday parks already committed to restoring our native wildlife:
- Rat traps and weta hotels help wildlife at Hahei
- Family swaps military life for remote Marlborough Sounds
- De Bretts holiday park Taupo makes winning effort to control predators.