Creeksyde Queenstown Holiday Park in New Zealand has been awarded an EarthCheck platinum award for its outstanding contribution towards preserving the environment. The holiday park was called a “100 per cent pure New Zealand tourism experience” at a function marking its 25th anniversary last week.
The owners of the pristine holiday park, Erna and Tonnie Spijkerbosch, were presented with the prestigious award during celebrations of the park’s anniversary last week. The park formerly had a gold award but has now become the first park in the world to be given platinum status.
“They are not just NZ best practice, not just an icon for Queenstown, but they are an icon for the world on how to manage the interface between the environment, the community and sustainability,” said David Simmons, global chair of the EarthCheck Research Institute.
“To me it speaks right to the spirit of what NZ tourism is about... It seems to be that regardless of whatever spin people put on it, or whichever way the politicians want to talk about it, this is the ‘100 per cent pure’ experience that NZ runs up the flagship.”
Since its opening in the 80’s, Creeksyde Holiday Park has offered tourists a place to camp, hike, walk and explore that is full of beautiful nature and stunning lakes. It has remained in the top 10 camping spots in the country for decades and is the perfect location for both couples' retreats and family holidays in New Zealand.
Guests to the park can visit for the day or choose to stay in one of the Creeksyde’s many hotel apartments located around the park. For visitors looking to get back in touch with nature, camping facilities are also available.
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