6 - 13 June 2023: Volunteers will help with track work, clearing vegetation and minor structure maintenance.

Project number: 20
Location: Fiordland National Park


4 volunteers for 8 days

Tuesday 6 June to Tuesday 13 June 2023


The Port Craig area has an amazing story to tell, with many relics remaining today. On a clear day, the coastal and mountain views are breathtaking.

The first morning will consist of a health and safety briefing for all volunteers, after which the group will help arrange food and equipment. Volunteers will then be in for a spectacular treat, as the group will be flown into Port Craig by helicopter.

Tasks will include track work, clearing vegetation and minor structure maintenance and there will also be time to explore this wonderful part of southern Fiordland.

What to expect

Fitness/skill level

Medium to high skill level. Volunteers must be capable of carrying a full tramping pack for up to 6 hours and extended periods of time may be spent using a scrub bar.


The trip will be based on the South Coast Track, mainly at the Port Craig School Hut.

Pickup/drop-off location and times

Meet at the DOC workshop, 19 Caswell Road, Te Anau at 9.00 am on Tuesday 6 June. Volunteers will be returned to the same location in the early afternoon on Tuesday 13 June.

Contribution towards food and transport

$300 per person.

How to apply

Full details on our volunteer programme and how to apply.


For questions or other volunteer opportunities in the area, contact:

Southland and Otago Volunteer Coordinator

Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address:   PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840
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