New Zealand’s natural environment is unlike any other in the world. Yes, our landscapes are gorgeous to look at it—and it’s important for many reasons that we keep them that way—but we also know that our healthy oceans, rivers and land are vital to sustaining our unique flora and fauna, our incredible biodiversity, our cultural identity and the health and happiness of our people.
Dunluce is situated on the edge of the pristine World Heritage-listed Fiordland National Park, home to many endangered native species including the Brown Kiwi, the South Island Kaka and the New Zealand Falcon. We’re committed to acting in an environmentally responsible way not only to protect this park and our immediate surrounds, but also for the future of our beautiful country as well as planet Earth.
Here are some of the steps we’ve taken to minimise our impact on the environment:
- Landfill waste is kept to a minimum.
- Paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, tin and aluminium are taken to the local recycling depot.
- All garden waste is composted in four outdoor bins, and we use the Bokashi system to compost all our household organic waste. All composted material is returned to our garden.
- Many fruit trees and bushes have been planted and we have a productive herb and vegetable garden.
- Local produce is used whenever possible and we only buy local organic free-range eggs.
- Biodegradable plastic bin liners are used which break down in 18 months.
- Plant-based based refillable toiletries are available to our guests.
- The property uses energy efficient heating, appliances and lighting, and is well insulated to trap the sun's warmth.
- We only use eco-friendly cleaning and laundry products.
We welcome feedback and suggestions on sustainability initiatives from our guests, so if you have any other ideas about how we can improve, we’d love to hear them.