Families keen on some outdoors fun this Easter are invited to come up to Arthur’s Pass National Park and become Kiwi Rangers!
Kiwi rangers is a free booklet full of activities and places to visit – and you get a badge when you’re done.
Ranger Annabelle Studholme says a weekend in the mountains is the perfect getaway from the stress of every day life – less than two hours drive from Christchurch – or a great train journey.
“We get lots of NZ families visiting us over summer and Kiwi Ranger has been great, its parents and kids learning together,” she said.
‘Yes its getting colder up here but that’s part of the charm of the mountains – our fresh mountain air is the perfect tonic - as long as you come prepared,” she said.
“Before Kiwi Ranger some families had found the park too rugged and inaccessible. Now it’s like having a personal guide in a booklet and its lots of fun!”
The Kiwi Ranger programme is the brainchild of Dr Mick Abbott, senior lecturer and director of the Design programme at University of Otago. The non-profit project is being run jointly with the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic.