Get Involved

The Wakatipu Reforestation Trust thrives on the goodwill and hard work of our volunteers. Volunteers help us turn our vision into a reality, one plant at a time.

Whether you have lived in the Queenstown-Lakes area all your life or are visiting for a short time, we would love to show you what we do and to get you involved.

Ways You Can Volunteer

WRT Community Nursery

Community Nursery Sessions

Every Wednesday we welcome volunteers to our community nursery to help with plant maintenance. No experience is required and everyone is welcome. 

Every Wednesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm at Jardine Park, Kelvin Heights.

WRT Community Planting Days

Community Planting Days

In spring and autumn plants leave the nursery to be planted at one of our sites. Dates for planting this spring are:

05 Sept – Whitechapel
12 Sept – Bush Creek
19 Sept – Lake Hayes South
26 Sept – Mill Creek / Slope Hill
03 Oct – Tucker Beach Wildlife Management Reserve


Volunteered Services

We welcome volunteers who can contribute their own expertise and help in other ways. For example by providing: 

 Photography    Writing   Artwork   Spraying   Using Scrub-bar   Fundraising   Engineering   Building

WRT Community Planting Days

Become a Planting Partner

We can provide plants and support to other groups who take on the planting and management of sites on public land throughout the Wakatipu Basin.

We’d love to hear from you, your business, community association, community group or school if you are interested in taking on a planting site.

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