7–16 March 2022: Volunteer at Port Pegasus/Pikihatiti maintaining historical sites in the area.

Project number: 21
Location: Port Pegasus, Stewart Island/Rakiura


2 volunteers for 10 days

Monday 7 March to Wednesday 16 March 2022


This activity is situated in a remote area of the Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island/Rakiura and involves maintaining many historical sites associated with tin mining in the area during the late 1800s.   

Tasks will include track clearance, drainage work, removing trees in a significant area of ground sluiced tailings and applying wood and metal preservatives to historic relics in the area.

What to expect

Fitness/skill level

Very High. Volunteers must have a current first aid certificate. This activity involves a minimum of 3 hours tramping every day. The work being undertaken is very arduous and volunteers must be comfortable doing physical activity for 8 hours per day.


On board the Southern Winds DOC vessel or basic facilities at Port Pegasus Hunters Hut.

Pickup/drop-off location and times

Volunteers will meet outside the Real Journeys Ferry Terminal in Bluff at 10:00 am on Monday 7 March, where they will be collected by either the DOC Southern Winds vessel or the Hananui vessel. Volunteers will be returned to Bluff after 2 pm on Wednesday 16 March.

Contribution towards food and transport

$350 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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