Blue Flag

The Blue Flag is an internationally recognised and respected eco-label that is awarded annually to beaches, marinas and sustainable tourism boating operators which have met criteria in the following categories.

  1. Environmental Management
  2. Environmental Education
  3. Safety & Services
  4. Water Quality
  5. Social Responsibility

The Blue Flag programme protects our natural environment, the people who live in it, the communities who depend on it, the businesses who profit from it and the ecosystems which rely on it.

It was founded in 1987 and is run internationally by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a non-profit organization based in Denmark. Today, there are currently over 4,000 Blue Flags flying in 45 countries. New Zealand’s National Operator of the Blue Flag programme is Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB).

Download our Blue Flag Prospectus here.

For enquires or to order your Blue Flag Information Pack please contact

2017/2018 New Zealand Blue Flag Awards