Bush and Beyond employs local people and businesses in its operation.
Where possible, Bush & Beyond uses local produce on all trips (e.g. fruit and vegetables).
In ten years of operation, Bush & Beyond has operated on a 'Leave only footprints' basis, along the lines of true Eco Tourism.
Bird lists are compiled on each trip and rare bird sightings reported to the Department of Conservation.
Bush & Beyond has organised a volunteer based society, 'Friends of Flora', which is trapping introduced predators (e.g. stoats, rats and ferrets), with the object of returning endangered bird species such as the rare Blue Duck, to the area.
The operating procedures and the importance of the project are shown to clients on some Bush & Beyond trips.
We are available on short notice for search & rescue missions through the local police and Search & Rescue organisation. The mountains and valleys of Kahurangi can be dangerous places for the ill equipped and inexperienced. All guides are trained in first aid procedures, and must have extensive knowledge of local conditions.
Education based trips are available free to local schools.