Climate Action Innovator Award
2021 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by Waka Kotahi / New Zealand Transport Agency
New Zealand Nature Highlights provides online tours of a Palmerston North lifestyle farm. It was launched by Arthur Chin who realised there was a market for people wanting a farm experience, even if Covid restrictions meant they couldn’t travel.
Arthur livestreams tours of his farm via the Airbnb platform. In doing so he’s created a tourism operation without any direct transport emissions. He says his objectives are to bring a ray of sunshine into living rooms and offices around the world by showcasing Aotearoa New Zealand and sharing his passion for farming.
In his first 16 months Arthur hosted more than 500 farm experiences, connecting with more than 5,500 people from 32 countries.