The New Zealand Outdoor Recreation Consortium is supporting the following projects helping to enhance and maintain our Backcountry Recreation facilities. If you would like to get in contact with any of the groups or individuals undertaking this work please contact us.
Volunteers led by the Manawatu Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association will be undertaking work on Alice Nash Lodge in the Ruahine including rebuilding the toilet steps and deck.
Volunteers led by the Malvern Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association will be undertaking work to future proof the Ant Stream Hut and Ant Stream Biv. These are tucked under the Candlesticks to the east of Arthurs Pass National Park
Volunteers led by the Canterbury University Tramping Club will be repainting the Avoca hut, moving the toilet, and cutting track up the valley. This is a much loved hut in Arthurs Pass National Park
Volunteers led by the Waitaki Ski Club are acting to ensure the survival of the Awakino hut and skifield for Otago backcountry recreationalists. The funding is allowing them to purchase fire resistant mattresses
Volunteers led by the Waimea Tramping Club are continuing to improve the once threatened Balloon Hut. The hut will have a woodburner and woodshed installed.
Volunteers led by the Marlborough Branch of the NZDA are relocating Black Birch Biv, adding a porch and cutting tracks in the Black Birch area.
Volunteers led by the Ashburton Branch of the NZDA are maintaining and improving Boundary Creek Hut, including adding a woodburner and bench top.
Volunteers led by the Malvern Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association will be undertaking work to future proof the Bull Creek Hut and Candlestick Biv on the public conservation land above Mt White station.
Volunteers led by the New Zealand Alpine Club will be replacing the roof of the historic Cascade Hut in the Matukituki valley.
Volunteers led by the West Coast Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association will be installing gun racks in both Cassel Flat Hut and Welcome Flat Hut recognising in multiple users of these facilities.
Volunteers led by the New Zealand Alpine Club will be carrying out urgently needed repairs to the well used Centennial Hut, the weather proofing will include the replacing of doors/windows and rotting timber
Volunteers led by Jack Grinsted of the Permolat group and the West Coast Alpine Club will cut the track up the Haupiri to Cone Creek hut.
Volunteers led by the Castle Hill Community Association will be maintaining the trails developed in recent years around the Castle Hill Basin
Volunteers led by Paul Reid, of the Permolat group will be carrying out hut maintenance and track cutting work in the Crooked valley. The hut work will include fixing the leaky roof and replacing piles as necessary.
Volunteers led by the Kauaeranga Tramping Club are undertaking preventative maintenance on one of the key local walking tracks accessing Crosbies Hut
Volunteers led by the Kauaeranga Tramping Club have undertaken to improve and maintain a large network of tracks behind Thames. The first step is to use a digger to repair the track to Crosbies Hut ensuring proper drainage and surfacing.
Volunteers led by New Zealand Alpine Club have undertaken to paint and maintain the Dasler Biv, a popular spot high above the Hopkins valley with excellent Alpine Rock Climbing.
After initially applying to replace Doubtful Hut, volunteers from the North Canterbury Deer Stalkers Association have undertaken to renovate and maintain Doubtful Hut.
Volunteers from the Malvern Branch of the New Zealand Deer Stalkers have taken on another bunch of huts to restore and maintain. These include: Puketeraki Biv, Esk Biv, North Esk Hut and Anderson’s Hut.
Volunteers led by the Queenstown MTB Club are building a new piece of dual-use trail which will improve the linkage between the Fernhill MTB trails and Ben Lomond Scenic reserve.
Volunteers led by the Mountain Bikers of Alexandra inc are enhancing a network of mountain bike trails outside Alexandra above the Roxburgh gorge.
Volunteers led by the Nelson Tramping Club are undertaking a project to restore and enhance Flora Hut in a historically sensitive manner. The work undertaken will include the insulation, lining and painting of the hut
Volunteers led by the Marlborough Tramping Club are continuing their long term contribution to the local hut network by upgrading Gosling Hut with a water tank, stainless steel bench, mattresses and a coat of paint
The Green Hut Track Group is a group of volunteers from Dunedin dedicated to regularly maintaining a myriad of tracks through their local hills. The Outdoor Recreation Consortium is pleased to support their ongoing activities.
Volunteers led by the MTB Trails Trust Nelson are creating mountain biking opportunities in the Hackett River with a view to creating a loop that encompasses the Hackett-Starveall and Lee.
Volunteers led by the New Zealand Alpine Club will be carrying out improvements to the solar power system and replacing the water tanks at Homer Hut.
Volunteers led by the Kauaeranga MTB Trails Trust maintain the Hotoritori MTB Trails in the hills behind Thames the funding will be used to fix up a culvert on their access road which sits on Public Conservation land, securing access to the trails.
Project: Kaimai Ridgeway, Contact: Tony Walton, Link to website
Volunteers led by the Auckland Tramping Club and allied clubs are assuming responsibility for significant track maintenance in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park. They have a 5 year vision to establish a much needed high level tramping route through the area
Project: Kaimai Ridgeway 2, Contact: Tony Walton, Link to website
The Kaimai Ridgeway project has expanded to include a number of clubs and other groups and individuals. A management agreement has been signed to undertake maintenance over 100km of trail. The second tranche of funding will allow volunteers to access remote areas by helicopter.
Volunteers led by the Buller Cycling Club have over the last three years developed a network of MTB tracks on the coast near Westport and begun the process of regenerating a dilapidated site with native plantings.
Volunteers led by Frank King of the Permolat group will be re-cutting the Koropuku track from the Otehake swingbridge to the Koropuku hut.
Volunteers led from the Blue Mountains branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association willl be maintaining Leithen Hut; replacing rotten window frame, replacing iron on wall, water blasting and painting exterior.
Volunteers led by the Parawai Tramping Club will be cutting the SE ridge of Mangahuia which accesses the Oroua river and allows for a loop tramp taking in Rangiwahia and Triangle Huts.
Volunteers led by the Rakaia Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association will be undertaking signficant maintenance on Mathias Hut including replacing windows and building a new verandah, they will also be recutting the high route around Duncans face.
Volunteers led by the New Zealand Alpine Club are prefabricating a relocatable alpine hut to be flown into the Mid Tasman glacier region to meet demand for shelter in this area as glacial recession makes existing (or past) options less reasonable.
Volunteers led by the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club help maintain the Moerangi track in Te Pua-A-Tane Conservation Park. This funding will pay for contractors to get the track back ship shape for dual-use.
Volunteers led by the Mt Somers Walkway Society are continuing their long association with the Mt Somers track with enhancements planned on several areas of the round the mountain track. This area contains some of the best introductory tramping opportunities in Canterbury which the Mt Somers Walkway Society have been central to the creation of.
Volunteers led by Rob Brown will be undertaking extensive maintenace on Mungo Hut, including repiling and reframing as necessary and replacing windows. This work will be done with sensitivity towards the history of this hut design.
Volunteers led by the North Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Deer Stalkers Association will be cutting the track in the Nina Valley including the route to the Sylvia Tops, as well as re-establishing the Tutu Helipad.
Volunteers led by the Mokihinui Lyell Trust are continuing to work on the remaining short section of the Old Ghost Road yet to be completed. Once complete this big project will become a magnet for mountain bikers looking to enjoy a unique subalpine experience from two wheels.
Volunteers led by the Southland Mountain Bike Club will be surveying and marking a new track over Percy Pass, long one of New Zealand’s finest mountain bike adventures. Percy Pass links the Borland Valley with the West Arm of Lake Manapouri.
Volunteers led by Frank King of the Permolat group will be recutting the track from Paratu Stream to Pfeifer Biv. This is the continuation of much very committed track maintenance work in the area by a small group of volunteers.
Volunteers led by the Rotorua Mountain Bike Park help maintain the network of trails on Rainbow Mountain.
Volunteers led by the South Canterbury Branch of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association are maintaining and improving Red Stag Hut, including the provision of a composting toilet and solar lighting.
Volunteers led by Geoff Spearpoint are going to be looking after Roaring Billy Hut. This includes a lick of paint, some waterproofing and a new skylight and woodshed.
Volunteers led by Lionel Clay will be maintaining and improving the remote Robin Saddle Hut way west of the Murchison mountains.
Volunteers led by Frank King of the Permolat group will be recutting the Rocky Creek track which provides a loop including Griffin Creek on the Tara Tama range.
Volunteers led by the New Zealand Alpine Club will be repainting the publicly available Ruaphu Hut, and repairing the watertank. This is an important facility for North Islanders climbers and backcountry skiers.
Volunteers led by the Combined 4WD Clubs have undertaken to maintain and upgrade Scotties Hut in the St James Conservation Area including preserving the historic characteristics.
Volunteers led by Andrew Buglass of the Permolat group will be repiling and undertaking general maintenance to Serpentine Hut as well as recutting some old track in the area including from the Hokitika river up to Frisco hut.
Project: South Huxley Biv, Contact: Rob Brown, Link to photo album http://goo.gl/RGeUxc
Volunteers led by Rob Brown have restored and painted South Huxley Biv, one of the only crawl-in Bivs with a fireplace
Volunteers led by the Mokihinui Lyell Trust will restore the Specimen Point hut including installing insulation and a fireplace.
Volunteers led by the North Canterbury 4WD club have volunteered to control the vegetation on the Station Creek route into Thompson’s flat.
Volunteers led by the Thames Mountain Bike Club are converting the Karaka and Waiotahi trails to dual use tracks and undertaking to maintain the trails.
Volunteers led by Geoff Spearpoint have undertaken to look after the Thomas River Hut. They will improve the access tracks, waterproof the hut, add a woodshed and generally make things all ticketyboo.
Volunteers led by the Hamner Springs Horse Riders are undertaking a variety of tasks between the Boyle River and Tin Jug Hut to improve the area for recreational horse riding. These include the creation of holding paddocks and broom control.
Volunteers led by Graeme Jackson will be maintaining Townsend Hut and the rugged stretch of track that climbs to it from the Taramakau River.
Volunteers led by Paul Reid, of the Permolat group will be carrying out hut maintenance and track cutting work in the Trent valley. The hut work will include replacement of the door stud and piles.
Volunteers led by Geoff Spearpoint will be continuing their work on the restoration and enhancement of the remote Tunnel Creek Hut. Straight up the Paringa on past the Valley of Darkness. The work will include track cutting, painting and fixes to the door, window and floor.
Project: Veil Biv, Contact: Hugh Van Noorden, Link to the facebook group
Volunteers led by Hugh Van Noorden of the Permolat group will be repairing and relocating the Veil Biv located in the headwaters of the Havelock River.
Volunteers associated with the Surf to Firth running race have undertaken to maintain much of the track along its route including the Wainora Track. The Outdoor Recreation Consortium is helping the group with the purchase of a weedeater.
Volunteers led by the New Zealand 4WD Association will be maintaining the Waipaheke Track in the Coromandel for use by recreational vehicles.
Volunteers led by the Heretaunga Tramping Club will be maintaining the tramping track over Waipawa Saddle. This complements their ongoing commitments in the area including managing Howletts and Waikamaka huts.
Volunteers led by the Rotorua Mountain Bike Club help maintain the Western Okaitaina track which the two beautiful lakes of Okareka and Okaitaina
The North Canterbury Cycling Club is managing improvement to the Wharfdale track to make it more sustainable and suitable for a multi-use track.