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
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
For questions or other volunteer opportunities in the area, contact:
Southland and Otago Volunteer Coordinator