Cooling down on the shore of Lake Te Anau whilst waiting for the water taxi, Kepler Track, Fiordland National Park

About Us


Trips & Tramps is committed to a sustainable future and to improving the social, economic and environmental well being of the local Fiordland community in which we operate our tourism business.

We are dedicated to environmental improvements that foster a sustainable future, with a range of waste reduction and environmental initiatives integral to all our operations.


At Milford Sound Trips & Tramps has been involved in a stoat trapping project since 2003 (even before it was the thing to do) and continue to check the predator traps on the foreshore delta area, in the heart of Milford Sound.

Trips & Tramps also enjoy a close relationship with the community, as any small business does!  We provide many volunteer hours to various committees, alongside logistical and financial support.

Steve is a trustee on the Coal Island Trust and the Kepler Challenge Mountain Mountain Run Trust. Both of these charitable organisations have objectives in the conservation space.

Kate is a current member of the Fiordland Community Board for the Southland District Council.

Trips & Tramps have made numerous financial and resource donations over the years to local events and community groups.  This included the Kepler Challenge Mountain Run, Fiordland College, Fiordland Community Event Centre, Fiordland Squash Club, Te Anau School, and Fiordland Trails Trust to name a few.

Carbon Journey

At Trips & Tramps we have made a commitment to measure and manage our emissions. We aspire for our company to become carbon neutral and to encourage other local businesses to follow this path.

Trips & Tramps recognises that it operates in a special area of the world, Fiordland National Park and that its operations and resource use will impact the environment. The business is committed to operating in an energy-efficient environment and considers the management of its greenhouse gas emissions to be the next step in creating a sustainable business model we can be proud of. 

Throughout our carbon journey we plan to share our knowledge. We also hope to motivate other businesses, particularly our contractors to begin their journey.

Despite all the challenges Trips & Tramps is committed to the carbon journey.  With the return of international visitors and the increasing urgency to combat climate change, now is the time to act.  We believe every small business has a part to play.

Please see the link below for further discussion and our full emission report with figures from 2018

Read full report: Trips & Tramps 2022 Greenhouse Emission Report