Destination Conservation Experience - Punakaiki
West Coast South Island, New Zealand

West Coast South Island, New Zealand
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Departs from:
Centerbury Museum Rolleston Ave, Central Christchurch
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  • Exploring spectacular limestone karst formations and ancient temperate coastalrainforestsof the rugged Paparoa National Park
  • Helping to protect and restore habitat forvulnerableWestland Petrel colonies in Te Ara TÄiko Nature Reserve
  • Experiencingthe famous Pancake Rocks and Putai blow hole
  • Visiting a fur seal colony in Tauranga Bay, Westport
  • Traversing Arthur’s Pass, the highest and most spectacular mountain pass across the Southern Alps

Program Details

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights - Monday to Friday
Meeting Location: Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Ave, Central Christchurch
Departure time: 8am 
Return Time: 4:00pm, Central Christchurch
Price: A$995 per person


  • Experienced Conservation Volunteers team leader
  • Return transfers to Punakaiki from Christchurch
  • 4 nights’ cabin accommodation at the Punakaiki Beach cabins
  • Three meals a day from lunch day 1 to lunch day 5
  • Conservation activities and equipment
  • Visitor inclusions: Paparoa National Park including Pancake Rocks and Putai blow hole, sight-seeing trip to the NZ fur seal colony in Westport, and guided walksalongthe Truman Trackand to the Devil’s Punchbowl Waterfall inside Arthur’s Pass National Park
  • Certificate of appreciation

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Punakaiki office on +64 3731 1808 or email