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14 Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019

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Nature Needs Us: Conservation Week 2019

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary of Conservation Week!

With more than 4,000 species threatened or at risk, nature needs us to take action now.

Department of Conservation Wakatipu and our awesome partners have organised inclusive and inspiring events throughout the week.

Check out the DOC Website for self directed Conservation Week activities and local events happening near you:

Contact Rhiannon at DOC for more information:

Saturday 14th September
Project Gold Planting Day (DOC Event)
Location: Lake Hayes West.
Time: 9am-12noon, Morning tea provided
Together with the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust, the Department of Conservation is committed to the vision of bringing Kōwhai and other native lowland species back to the Wakatipu through Project Gold. Come along from 9am via the Slopehill Road carpark. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Monday 16th September
"Tourism Role in Conservation" presented by Ziptrek ecotours
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Ziptrek Shop, 45 Camp Street, Queenstown
A talk and panel discussion to some of the participators in tourism sustainability and conservation
Speakers:  tbc (Wayfare), Trent Yeo (Ziptrek Ecotours), tbc (Kiwibirdlife Park)

Tuesday 17th September

Wakatipu Reforestation Trust and Sherwood Queenstown
Fools and Dreamers Conservation Week Screening
Time: 7pm
Location: Sherwood Queenstown
Wakatipu Reforestation Trust in collaboration with Sherwood presents Fools and Dreamers as part of the 50th Anniversary of Conservation Week.
Fools & Dreamers is a 30-minute documentary telling the story of Hinewai Nature Reserve, on Canterbury's Bank Peninsula, and it's kaitiaki/manager of 32 years, renowned botanist Hugh Wilson.The 30 minute documentary will be proceeded by a 15 minute film & talk about a similar project closer to home at Glenorchy. SOLD OUT

Wednesday 18th September
WCG Reporting to the community night
Time: 5:30
Location: Skyline (Gondola ride included)
Wakatipu Wilding Conifer Control Group invite the public for a presentation looking back at the last 10 years and towards the future, followed by a drink and pizza.

Thursday 19th September
Predator Free Partners in the Wakatipu trapping workshop presented by Ziptrek and Kiwi Birdlife Park
Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Location: Kiwibirdlife Park, Brecon Street, Queenstown
Predator removal partnership in the region has never been higher and the positive impacts you can have.   Panel Discussion and Workshop
Speakers:Representatives from Wakatipu Wildlife Trust, Kiwi Birdlife Park, Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust and Predator Free Arrowtown.

Friday 20th September
Behind the Scenes at Ziptrek-Site story
Join ecologist Neill Simpson, Ziptrek Owner Trent Yeo and Operations Manager Mike Higson on a local backgrounder of Ziptrek's site
Meet at 10am at the Ziptrek Treehouse (top of the gondola).   Own transport required to meeting location.   Please dress for the weather in appropriate tramping shoes
Duration: 1.5hours
Limited spaces (Max 15)  Waitlist available

Saturday 21st September

Conservation Recognition Evening hosted by Department of Conservation
Location: Sherwood Queenstown
Time: 6:30-9pm
The Department of Conservation, Wakatipu District have had a fantastic year thanks to our amazing staff and fantastic business and community partners. We want to come together to celebrate the stories of conservation in our district for a night of mixing and mingling with speakers from some of the Wakatipu’s most exciting conservation initiatives. This is a huge thank you from the Department of Conservation to all the groups and individuals we have worked with over the past year.

Past event.


9:00am – 9:00pm


Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019


Various Wakatipu Locations


1 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9371

More Info

Department of Conservation, Wakatipu