About Us

This is Trees for Travellers

Trees for Travellers is a unique project, managed by Innovative Waste Kaikoura Ltd. Our aim is simple; to increase the biodiversity of Kaikoura by encouraging people to buy a New Zealand tree, which we plant on reserves in and around Kaikoura. By buying a tree you are helping us return trees and bird life to Kaikoura township and will also make a contribution to offsetting your greenhouse gas emissions, created in your travels.

Kaikoura is world-renowned for being one of the most beautiful places on earth and we take sustainibility seriously. Unfortunatley Kaikoura has lost 80% of its native trees since humans first visited here 1000 years ago. Or to put it another way, 80% of the 'green' you see around Kaikoura today, isn't native to New Zealand.

So buy a tree today and help us restore Kaikoura and its biodiversity levels.

Our Trees

For simplicity we sell only 2 types of tree: Small, such as native shrubs and flax; and Large, such as Totara, Rimu and Akeake. These are then planted on local reserves around Kaikoura. For more information or to buy one of our trees, click here:


Kaikoura was once clad in bush from the mountains to the sea. Gradually this was removed by Maori or Europeans who settled here to make way for farms and settlements. Today the area left in native bush has diminished considerably and along with it the birds and other fauna. Trees for Travellers aims to turn that around. For more information on biodiversity in New Zealand click here:

Climate Change

Climate change is a natural process that makes life on earth possible. But today it threatens the well being of all the species living on earth. By burning coal and oil etc. humans have inadvertently added greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, increasing the earth's temperature. Trees help prevent dangerous climate change as they absorb greenhouse gases. Buy a tree today to contribute. And for more information on climate change click here:  

Can we help?

Trees for Travellers relies on volunteers to help our hard working manager! So if you want to help out planting or weeding trees and other things, or are a school interested in contributing, then contact the Trees for Travellers Manager today. Also keep an eye on our facebook page for the latest events as well as interesting news on up coming events by clicking here: