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The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge takes a wholistic approach to managing its' impact on the environment. We are mindful of our carbon footprint and thus have adopted various procedures and initiatives to ensure the very best practice for the environment.

  • The Flying Trout Boutique Lodge is certified by Qualmark, whose Sustainable Tourism Business Criteria is recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council
  • Members of the Tourism Industry New Zealand Sustainable Tourism Commitment
  • We have joined the Tiaki Promise, a Tourism NZ program to educate our visitors in caring for New Zealand for now and future generations. Maori principles of Kaitiakitanga (guardianship of our whenua or land, a different concept to ownership), Manaakitanga (hospitality) form the basis of the program.
  • Appliances are sourced  based on energy and water efficiency
  • Waste is minimised by composting, sorting and recycling
  • Mulch from our garden is used for soil improvement. Waste wood and pruning supplement fuel for our wood fire
  • Our small business engages the services of many locals in construction trades, garden and arborist trades and hospitality contributing economically to our community
  • Low energy lighting used in the Lodge and suites. LED lighting used throughout the Lodge where feasible
  • Guests choose their cleaning preferences on a daily basis
  • Green cleaning products used wherever possible
  • Flowers are grown at the Lodge and used for floral displays in suites and around the Lodge
  • We  support and encourage guests to visit local suppliers and local offerings around Taupo
  • Solar power lighting used externally in the garden where appropriate