From The Ground Up

Queenstown, New Zealand

From pioneering world-firsts to grassroots initiatives, meet those making a difference to the Queenstown environment and their community, from the ground up. Dig deep into the stories of local businesses building a regenerative future within the Queenstown community. Watch the From The Ground Up video series below.


Remarkables Market - From the Ground Up

Remarkables Market

A remarkable market on the journey to zero waste

This vibrant and welcoming hub that showcases local produce, crafts and food, has an ambition to become New Zealand's first waste-free market.


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Canyon Brewing - From the Ground Up

Canyon Brewing

The small brewery making a big impact

Canyon Brewing is a small Queenstown brewery with big ideas and aspirations to operate as sustainably and locally as possible. 


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Headwaters Eco Lodge - From the Ground Up

The Headwaters Eco Lodge

Inside the net-positive eco lodge

A deep love for the environment and community has turned this once-neglected land in Glenorchy, into a net-positive, world-leading eco lodge with a focus on slow travel.


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Queenstown local legend, Michael Sly at community garden

Michael Sly

Turning waste into a valuable resource

In a society where waste is inevitable, local legend Michael Sly views it not as a problem, but as a resource for the community in Queenstown while working to close the loop and change mindsets for good.


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Shotover Jet - From the Ground Up

Shotover Jet

Pioneering the future of adventure

From a pioneering history to paving the way, Shotover Jet Queenstown is embarking on a journey to build the world's first commercial electric jetboat. 


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Sherwood - From the Ground Up


A repurposed 1980s motor-inn with a sustainable ethos

A hotel steeped in history with a vision for a better future, Sherwood’s ethos is underpinned by a care for the environment and the Queenstown community.


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Feeling inspired?

Learn more about how Queenstown is changing tourism for good on our journey to regenerative tourism.