Have your say on a concession application by Fiordland Outdoors Ltd for a lease for the exclusive use of a boatshed and associated slipway at Lake Hankinson in Fiordland National Park. Submissions closed 23 June 2020.

Update June 2020: The submissions period has closed and no submissions were received. A decision is pending.

Application details

This application is notified under section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987. The Minister of Conservation has received an application for a Lease for a term of 10 years.

Applicant: Fiordland Outdoors Limited
Location of proposed activity: Lake Hankinson, Fiordland National Park
Concession applied for: Lease. Other activities in the concession such as guiding and water taxis will be processed via the non-notified process.
Map reference: NZTM: 1172814.4992468

Summary of proposal: 

Fiordland Outdoors Limited have an existing concession for sole occupancy of a boatshed and associated slipway in Fiordland National Park, on the shore of Lake Hankinson. Their concession is nearing its expiry date and this application is to get a new concession for the activity.

The boatshed is accessed by walking from the head of the middle arm of Lake Te Anau on the George Sound Route. The boatshed provides shelter for their vessel, Hankinson Water Taxi, used to provide affordable water taxi transport for those hiking the George Sound Route.

Lake Hankinson is otherwise accessible by foot for access to Hankinson Hut and onto George Sound Route.

Application documents:

How to make a submission

Any person or organisation may make a submission in writing to the Director-General on the proposal. 

1. Prepare your submission

Tell us what you think using a submission form:

Once submitted, submitters' information is subject to the Official Information Act 1982 and may be released under that Act. If you wish to keep any part of your submission confidential, state this in writing when making your submission.

Any person or organisation wishing to be heard in support of their submission, must request an opportunity to appear before the Director-General within that submission.

2. Send us your submission

Send your submission by post or email.


P O Box 5244
Dunedin 9054
Attention: Olivia Geddes, Senior Permissions Advisor

Submissions closed Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Hearing details

If a hearing is required, it is likely to occur during the week beginning 13 July 2020.

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