7-15 June 2021: Volunteers will help with track work, clearing vegetation and minor structure maintenance.

Project number: 21
Location: Fiordland National Park


6 volunteers for 9 days

Monday 7 June – Tuesday 15 June 2021


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 afternoon will consist of a health and safety briefing for all volunteers, after which the group will help arrange food and equipment for the following day.

You will then be in for a spectacular treat, as the group will be flown to and from Port Craig by helicopter.

Tasks will include track work, clearing vegetation and minor structure maintenance.

There will also be time to explore this wonderful part of southern Fiordland.

What to expect

Fitness/skill level

Medium to high skill level. Extended periods of time may be spent using a scrub bar.


The first night will be spent at the local holiday park in Te Anau, (this will be organised for the group). The remainder of the trip will be based at the Port Craig School Hut.

Pickup/drop-off location and times

Meet at the DOC workshop, 19 Caswell Road, Te Anau at 1:00 pm on Monday 7 June. Volunteers will be returned to the same location in the early afternoon on Tuesday 15 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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