Volunteer at one of our lodges – for free…
We are lining up volunteer helpers for our lodges throughout summer. This is a great opportunity for you to get away from it all for a couple of days to week or so and meet other like minded people walking the track.
Our remote lodges are in a totally different category to DOC huts. Each lodge has a modern gas fire to keep the lounge nice and toasty plus and optional hot showers and premium rooms with super kingsize beds available to freedom walkers – we are the only walking track in Fiordland that offer this service and as the word gets out, its getting more and more popular!
Our lodge at Port Craig is on the edge of Te Waewae Bay on the south coast. A couple of minutes bush walk to Mussel Beach we have a resident family of Hector’s Dolphin and amazing sunrises. In the 1920’s Port Craig was a remote sawmill community. Many artefacts and of course huge viaducts still remain for you to read about and explore.
Okaka is an alpine wonderland! Spectacular 360 degree views from the nearby loop track of the coast, Te Waewae Bay, Stewart Island, Solander Islands, and of course Fiordland mountains and lakes. Absolutely breathtaking. The loop track winds around alpine tors and tarns and beautiful native gardens. Deer are often seen from the lodge balcony.
Generally these days you have to pay to volunteer right?! Not with us – as long as you are happy to walk between lodges you can experience our paradise for FREE this season – and food is included! All we ask for is a couple of hours helping per day – what a deal… get in quick, our volunteers last season loved it!
“I just have taken another look at my pictures and thaught of you! THANK YOU for the nice time as a volunteer. I miss my time in New Zealand and wish to be there now in winter :)” Kerstin, Germany
Contact Kate, our operations manager for more information on this once in a lifetime experience.