Tiaki Promise

Tiaki means to care for People and Place

New Zealanders have a special connection to the land and want to help visitors travel safely and conscientiously.
The Tiaki Promise has a set of guiding principles for visitors to follow, showing them how to contribute to preserving and protecting our land.



The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.
By following the Tiaki Promise, you make a commitment to New Zealand. To act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand.


Download and keep the Tiaki Promise – Tiaki promise PDF

Who created the Tiaki Promise?

Seven private and public sector organisations came together to create the Tiaki Promise:
Tourism New Zealand, Air New Zealand, the Department of Conservation, Tourism Industry Aotearoa, Local Government New Zealand, New Zealand Maori Tourism, and Tourism Holdings Ltd.