Certifications

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Certifications 2017-10-18T13:11:03+00:00

Qualmark Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award

If you have been travelling around New Zealand, you might have noticed that some accommodators and activity providers proudly displaying the Qualmark symbol. So what is Qualmark?

Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, which provides a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. Qualmark looks to recognise businesses that are delivering a holistically sustainable experience.

When you see a business displaying the Qualmark symbol you can be assured that the business has met stringent quality standards and environmental criteria. These businesses would have to be proven to deliver a quality sustainable experience, have safe principles and practices, and showcase true New Zealand hospitality.

Businesses are independatly accessed by a tourism expert and awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold award depending on their performance against the Sustainable Tourism Business criterion.

Taupo Kayaking Advertures is proud to be a Qualmark Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award holder, meaning that we have been recognised and approved as a quality tourism business that will deliver a high-quality experience, one of the best that New Zealand has to offer.

Book with us with confidence and piece of mind that the experience you willl get is one of the most high quality, safe and sustainable experiences in New Zealand.

AdventureMark Safety Audit Certified

Taupo Kayaking Adventures have been audited and certified by AdventureMark™, a JAS-ANZ accredited and WorkSafe NZ approved Certification Body under the New Zealand Adventure Activities Certification Scheme.

This certification demonstrates that Taupo Kayaking Adventures’ Safety Management System complies with the Safety Audit Standard for Adventure Activities. Certification enables us to be registered by WorkSafe NZ as an authorised adventure activity operator.

Your health and safety are extremely important to us so rest assured that when you book with Taupo Kayaking Adventures, you are booking with one of the safest companies in New Zealand.

Worksafe NZ Certified

Taupo Kayaking Adventures is certified by WorkSafe New Zealand (WorkSafe), the work health and safety regulator designated to carry out health and safety regulatory functions for New Zealand businesses.

This means that Taupo Kayaking Adventures has been approved and recognised to have a sound and robust health and safety plan and operations in place, ensuring that our customers and staff are kept safe at all times.

Maritime New Zealand Certified via SGS

Taupo Kayaking Adventures have been audited and certified by SSG, who are Maritime New Zealand accredited and NZ approved Certification Body under the New Zealand Maritime Rules for our motorized kayaks

This means we hold a Certificate of Fitness for all our motorized kayaks. Issued under the provisions of section 41 of Maritime Transport Act 1994 in accordance with Rules 40G.6 of the Maritime Rules.

This means that Taupo Kayaking Adventures has been approved and recognised to have high equipment standards and are in good working order and function well. Have good safety operation plans (including health and safety) in place, ensuring that our customers and staff are kept safe at all times.

Department of Conservation (DOC) Concession Holder

Taupo Kayaking Adventures is a concession holder approved by the Department of Conservation (DOC), a government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage.

Being a DOC concession holder means that DOC has approved us to run our activities within conservation land as DOC has recognised us as an environmentally conscious company that abides with all conservation and sustainable practices. We care about the land and environment we operate in and go to great lengths to preserve its natural beauty and sustainability of the land.

Member of The New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA)

Taupo Kayaking Adventures is a member of The New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA), the qualification body responsible for promoting the highest standards of outdoor instruction and guiding through qualifications for professionals since 1987.

Being a member of NZOIA ensures that we are committed to providing only the best quality guided outdoor experience for all our visitors.