7 - 11 November 2022: Volunteer tasks include hut, campsite, and hut maintenance, and setting up hut water supplies before the busy summer season starts.

Project number: 7
Location: Mavora Lakes, Southland


3 volunteers for 5 days

Monday 7 November to Friday 11 November 2022


The Mavora Lakes area is an impressive landscape of serene lakes, mountains, open tussock, grasslands and beech forest. With its large campground and five backcountry huts, the area is very popular in the summer months. It is a great place for camping, fishing, mountain biking, tramping and water sports. This is a fantastic opportunity to come and explore this beautiful place.

Tasks will include hut cleaning, building repairs, campsite maintenance, track maintenance and setting up hut water supplies before the busy summer season starts.

What to expect

Fitness/skill level

Medium fitness level. Carpentry/building skills would be very useful on this trip.


Backcountry huts and possibly a night or two camping.

Pickup/drop-off location and times

Meet at the DOC workshop, 19 Caswell Road, Te Anau at 9.00 am on Monday 7 November. Volunteers will be returned to the same location at 4.00 pm on Friday 11 November.

Contribution towards food and transport

$100 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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