Listing Detail Tabs

This is a unique opportunity to visit and work on two of New Zealand’s iconic islands the Snares and Codfish/ Whenua Hou. You will work with a small DOC team to catch and transfer the endangered Snares Island snipe, as well as assist with a range of other tasks. Experience literally millions of seabirds and thousands of penguins as well as a range of birds found no where else in the world.

No visitors are allowed on the Snares, and they've never been inhabited so this is a unique opportunity to see nature as it was without humans. You will not be disappointed.

This trip will take place from 14th - 21st of December 2012, you will need to be in Invercargill on the 13th. You will need to be a bit flexible.

Moderate standard of fitness and agility required. You’ll need normal tramping gear – a list will be provided and there will be both day and night time work. Transport is by yacht and accommodation in a standard back country hut.

The trip would leave from Bluff, the successful bidder will need to accommodate themselves in Invercargill the night before departure for a team briefing and quarantine check.

All money from this auction will go to the Million Dollar Mouse fund – raising $1 million to eradicate mice off the Antipodes Islands and provide a safe habitat for the many animals and seabirds that rely on these islands. Mice, the last remaining pests, eat the eggs and chicks of the seabirds that breed on these islands.

Thanks to DOC for donating this item, and to the previous bidder who unfortunately can't make this trip and has re-donated this item. Amazing.
There were no answered questions or comments placed on this listing.
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • Free shipping within New Zealand  
  • Store allows pick-ups
  • Store location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

Payment options

  • NZ bank deposit