Southland – preservation of historic relics
Introduction22 – 26 January 2024: This is a wonderful opportunity to discover several of Southland's historic relics and help to preserve them for future generations.
Project number: 15
4 volunteers for 5 days
Monday 22 January – Friday 26 January 2024
You will be based in Invercargill for the week and will travel to multiple locations around Southland, during which time you will get to explore the gold mining relics in Longwood Forest, the hauler in Waipohatu Recreation Area, the bucket dredge at Waipapa Point, the coastal warning system (radar) on top of The Bluff/Motupōhue and the Gunpit Coastal Defence Camp in Bluff.
Tasks will include clearing vegetation and applying the metal preservative ‘Ensis oil’ to all of the relics, which will help to preserve them for years to come and prevent further deterioration.
What to expect
Low to medium level of fitness. Most sites are easily accessible, but volunteers will be required to walk for 2–3 hours in the bush on relatively flat terrain.
Volunteers will need to arrange their own accommodation in Invercargill.
Pickup/drop-off location and times
Meet at the DOC workshop (at the rear of Marshall Industries), 193 Bond Street, Invercargill at 8.30 am on Monday 22 January. Volunteers will be returned to the same location at the end of each day around 4.00 pm.
Contribution towards food and transport
There is no charge for this activity. However, volunteers will need to provide their own food for the week. DOC will provide transport to the different work locations each day.
How to apply
For questions or other volunteer opportunities in the area, contact:
Southland and Otago Volunteer Coordinator