Environmental & Access Fee (EAF)
Our land, our wildlife, our future!
Protecting our environment is something we are passionate about. To help preserve our special place, we pay an Environmental and Access Fee made up of voluntary and compulsory fees to organisations that work to improve the access, environment and ecology of the National Park. A portion of your tour price goes directly towards these fees and they are included in all of our advertised prices.
The Environmental and Access Fee (EAF) is made up of the following components:
Foreshore crossing levies:
- Compulsory levy paid to the Department of Conservation (DOC) for each person crossing the foreshore within the Abel Tasman National Park
- Voluntary levy paid to the Mārahau Environmental Trust for each person crossing the Mārahau foreshore.
- Compulsory levy paid to the Department of Conservation for water based guiding when doing a guided kayak trip in the Abel Tasman National Park.
- Compulsory levy paid to the Department of Conservation for guided walking when doing a guided walk in the Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust Contribution:
- Our voluntary contribution to the local environmental trust that was establish in 2007.
Zero Carbon Certified Credits:
- We offset our carbon footprint through the purchase of carbon credits to deliver climate resilience, waterway protection, erosion control, biodiversity, conservation and community economic development.
- Expenses incurred by our business in the management and administration of the EAF.