FIELD TRIPS

EXPLORE  SOUTHLAND | MURIHIKU

If you have time to stay and explore Southland | Murihiku then you are spoilt for choice!  Here are just a few suggestions with links to find out more.

INVERCARGILL | WAIHŌPAI

From a visitor’s point of view, Invercargill is well-equipped with an excellent range of shops and a selection of lively bars and restaurants. Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco heritage buildings give the city a charming old-world character.

southlandnz.com/invercargill

STEWART ISLAND | RAKIURA

Highlights include kiwis, tramping, kayaking, fishing, diving or just enjoying the tranquillity.

Click on the link below to find out how to get there, where to stay and everything else you need to arrange your trip.

stewartisland.co.nz

If you are interested in co-ordinating your trip with others from the conference, would like some local knowledge about the Island, or to take advantage of special conference attendee travel rates - please contact Abi Lovett.

abigail@eescience.co.nz

THE CATLINS

If you are driving home after the conference be sure to take a detour through the Catlins.

 

catlins.org.nz

FIORDLAND

Fiordland is one of the southern hemisphere’s great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status.

 

fiordland.org.nz

AND MORE!

There are so many places to choose from, so stay a few days and enjoy Southland | Murihiku.

southlandnz.com

ORETI CATCHMENT KI UTA KI TAI

The Oreti headwaters start at the Thompson Mountains, located east of North Mavora Lake. It flows south across the Southland Plains to its outflow into Foveaux Strait via New River Estuary at the south-eastern end of Oreti Beach.

This field trip will start at the Estuary and travel towards the headwaters of the Oreti River, where we will discuss and explore the cultural landscape – the history, values and people that are shaped by, and dependent on, this river.

6:30 pm: Return to Ascot.

Options for transport from Lumsden to Queenstown airport can be arranged – depending on demand (minimum of 8 required).

Please bring with you:

  • Sunscreen / Sun Hat

  • Jacket in case the weather isn't good

  • Sturdy shoes for walking

  • High Vis vest (if you have one)

Both trips depart at 8:15am sharp – please meet in the Ascot Lodge foyer from 8:00am

$85

 PER PERSON*

NZD +15% GST

*Purchase with your conference registration

WAITUNA / MATAURA

Visit Waituna Lagoon and hear about the challenges it is facing and what projects are underway to improve its health. This will be followed by lunch at the Fortrose Café. Then it’s on to Mataura to hear from some speakers who will be discussing the flood.

Arrival at the Ascot Park hotel by 4pm, after a 3:30pm drop off at the Invercargill airport.

Please bring with you:

  • Sunscreen / Sun Hat

  • Jacket in case the weather isn't good

  • Sturdy shoes for walking

  • High Vis vest (if you have one)

Both trips depart at 8:15am sharp – please meet in the Ascot Lodge foyer from 8:00am

$70

 PER PERSON*

NZD +15% GST

*Purchase with your conference registration