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

West Coast South Island, New Zealand
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Departs from:
Canterbury 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$860 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

This program costs $860 for 5 days / 4 nights.  Please book onto this project via the "Book Now" button and our bookings officer will confirm your booking via email with an invoice attached. 

As an introductory offer we would like to provide you with a 10% discount on our Punakaiki experience departing 25th February - Cost $774 per person (normally $860) 

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