Our beachfront location means that we at Pohara Beach TOP 10 are acutely aware of the need to act responsibly to protect our environment and preserve our ocean for the benefit of future generations.
All trees, plants and shrubs were planted to help make our park the tranquil Holiday Park it is today – appreciated by guests, visitors, cyclists (Pohara is located close to the end of the Takaka-Pohara cycleway), native birds and animal life. Our cheeky Weka, the native Keruru, Tui and Piwakawaka grace the campground regularly.
Pohara Beach TOP 10 and the Council have an initiative as a Park to make a conscious effort to add 100 new plants to the park each year for the next five years – that’s an additional 500 plants!
In order to reduce our carbon foot print, we employ the use of recycling, the use of biodegradable products and the aim of removing single use packaging products. We have begun using suppliers who focus on sustainability – one of our largest suppliers has been working with the EECA to establish some big bold sustainability goals and has even employed an Energy Management Graduate!
We remulch our greenery back into our gardens, have goals of installing EV chargers by the end of 2024, installing solar panels within three years and reducing our gas and fuel by 10% each year as a Park.
Water pressure reducers are installed into all showers and we have metered showers in our amenity blocks to help encourage water conservation, but also recognise the community water scheme restrictions a holiday location such as Pohara has during the peak season.
The Park is also in the process of effective heating solution replacements throughout the Park, LED lighting replacement has commenced and we are looking at installing sensor lights in the near future to assist with reducing power usage/wastage.
We take pride in maintaining a clean, green natural setting for our guests and staff to enjoy. Our aim is to provide our guests with the best stay possible whilst maintaining the lowest impact possible on the environment.