T H E   B A Y   O F   I S L A N D S

ā tātou aorangi | ā tātou kāinga |ā tātou taonga©

our planet | our home | our treasure©

Orongo Bay Homestead’s commitment to sustainable tourism

Orongo Bay Homestead is proud to have played a leading role in sustainability practices since the beginning of its current role as a luxury accommodation provider in 1994.


The proprietors hold a strong and proven commitment to responsible stewardship of our surroundings and the requirement of every individual to treat our planet with respect and care.


The foundation of our sustainable commitment was laid in 1997 when Orongo Bay Homestead was certified as an organic property, formalising decades of prior organic practice. Today we are proud to continue organic practices on our 15 acre property.


Our commitment to our planet and sustainability includes;


  • The sharing of Manaakitanga and Kaitiakitanga principles
  • Consideration of the three r’s in everything we do (reduce, reuse, recycle)
  • Continuation of organic practices and philosophy
  • The use of organic ingredients in as many of our recipes as possible
  • Prohibition of all artificial or GM ingredients
  • The use of non-chemical cleaning systems throughout the Homestead buildings and grounds
  • Recycling of plastics, glass, aluminium/tin and paper products
  • Overall waste minimalisation and reduction of refuse sent to landfill
  • Minimal food wastage  - all kitchen waste is composted or fed back to free ranging hens
  • Water and energy conservation and continual reduction
  • Local provenance – using as many local suppliers as possible to reduce CO2 miles and ensure maximum freshness
  • Procurement priority for Environmental Choice certified products or, failing that, products of a “type 2” eco label (as defined by ISO)


Our vision is to live in and promote a sustainable environment with minimum adverse effect on our immediate surroundings


Implementation of these practices enables us to fulfill this vision.  In doing so, we know we are joining millions of people around the world involved in the global effort of saving our planet, ourselves and our future.  Our commitment begins with our home place, and extends to our planet. Our guests are encouraged to engage with this vision.


Tena koutou katoa


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