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Summer Talks


Fri 9 Dec 2016, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 23 Dec 2016, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 10:30am–11:30am
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 10:30am–11:30am

Where: DOC Visitor Centre, 50 Stanley St, Queenstown

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Over the summer months, DOC will be hosting a series of conservation-related talks at our Queenstown Visitor Centre. Each talk is hosted by DOC ranger and experienced guide Bex Orpin. Bex will talk for about 30 minutes, followed by a Q&A's.

Upcoming: 13 January 2017: The beech forest of Mount Aspiring National Park

Evergreen native beech forest is prominent throughout Mount Aspiring National Park. Find out about the varieties of beech, how to recognise them when you next tramp through the forest and what is happening during a beech mast.

27 January 2017: How to pack for your track

Do you want to know how to pack a pack like a pro and learn what gear and food to take on your tramp? Keeping safe and comfortable out in the backcountry starts with your gear, and the food you take with you.

Come along to find out about packing smart for your multi-day tramps (hiking/walking) and why you need to.

10 February 2017: Native birds vs pests and predators

Meet some of our native birds (at least as a toy with sound!) and find out why pest species are endangering them so majorly. Learn what you can do to help the birds!