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Green Hut Track Group




Working Hours



The Green Hut Track Group are an inspiring and dedicated crew. Founded back in 1998, they have been clearing tracks almost every Wednesday since. The group has grown since, and now including around 30 members who head out together every Wednesday. They cover a lot of ground and there isn’t a back-country track in Dunedin that they don’t help DOC or the Dunedin City Council to maintain. They're a fantastic and dedicated group of Dunedin Volunteers. They head out every Wednesday, rain or shine, to clear DOC’s back-country tracks for hikers to enjoy.

In this role you will be:

  • Cutting back foliage with shears, hand saws and pruners to increase public access and safety
  • Cutting back grasses and bush
    (Using axes and other tools to tackle overhanging branches impeding the tracks)
  • Working on other track maintenance tasks and activities that may also include drainage
  • Working alongside 1 or more of the team
  • Engaging in track building and minor shaping of tracks using grubbers, shovels and spades

Skills required:

  • Previous experience working in the outdoors and using the tools mentioned would be an advantage
  • Training will be provided

Benefits to Volunteers:

  • The enjoyment of working as part of a dedicated team
  • The knowledge that you are helping to keep Dunedin walking tracks safe and accessible for the public


  • Able to commit to regular attendance as a reliable weekly team member
  • Good tramping skills
  • Ability to walk on tracks and uneven surfaces in all conditions
  • Be relatively fit and in good health
  • Able to work with a small team and support the balance of the team in all circumstances
  • Persons must be able to carry their own hand tools and food for the day
  • Must be able to walk up to 1 to 1.5 hours each way
  • Able to perform a number of physical work related tasks
  • You will need to bring you own tramping gear: small day pack, warm clothes and rainproof jacket
    (Conditions in the Silver Peaks and Silver Stream catchments can change quickly)
  • Sturdy walking boots with good ankle support are important as conditions can be wet and slippery

GHTC will work with new volunteers until they have a good appreciation of what is required of them. Volunteers will always be part of a small group - working together with others.

Time commitment

  • Able to commit to regular ongoing attendance
  • The team meet every Wednesday, departing Dunedin about 8:30am
  • Volunteers will be provided with pick-up point and time of meeting information
  • Return to Dunedin would be generally about 5 pm on the same day
  • Volunteers need to have their own transport, and be committed to doing the necessary work weekly

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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