Introduction

The crew will be working on some of our high-priority tracks at Sandymount or Sandfly Bay, or on the Grahams Bush and Organ Pipes (Dunedin City Council) tracks.

Dunedin and Coastal Otago have many trails that can be explored on foot or by bike. As part of the Dunedin trail crew, you will be working on some of our high-priority tracks at Sandymount or Sandfly Bay, or on the Grahams Bush and Organ Pipes (Dunedin City Council) tracks.

Activities will involve using hand tools or weed trimmers to repair trail surfaces to create good drainage and help keep the tracks clear of leaves and branches.

As a trail-crew member you will work with fellow trailblazers – and a trail boss or DOC ranger to ensure you’re getting the work done and having a good time. You will develop a range of track skills, such as vegetation clearance, drainage, building natural trails and much more. You will also meet other amazing people and see some great places.

Project number:

28

Location:

Dunedin

Dates:

Ongoing trips, 5–20 volunteers

Fitness/skill level:

High. Volunteers will often need to work on steep, slippery, shrubby terrain. Weather conditions won’t always be good, but work will be called off if the conditions are unsafe. Sharp and heavy tools will also be used at times, but training will

be provided. No toilet facilities are available on site. There are also other volunteer opportunities with the trail crew for those without a high level of fitness.

Accommodation:

This is not provided.

Pickup/drop-off location and times:

Meet at the DOC Dunedin Office (Level 1, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princes Street) or at the site. This will be confirmed with the volunteers.

Contribution towards food and transport:

There is no charge for this activity. However, volunteers will need to provide their own food and drink.

To register/for further information:

Complete the online application form or contact Catherine Hosted for further information – email chosted@doc.govt.nz.

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