2 independent reviews for New Zealand conservation volunteering

Reviews for New Zealand conservation volunteering

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review 5 Jan 2018

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The best part of the trip was meeting lots on new people from different countries and backgrounds. It was amazing to have an opportunity to visit and stay in more remote/ less popular (with tourists) parts of New Zealand. It added a real unique aspect to visiting New Zealand.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared to work hard and for the work to be tiring at times.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I feel the work I helped carry out whilst in New Zealand really helped to support conservation efforts in their regional and national parks. It also made me more aware of the choices I make in everyday life such as buying plastic products and the amount of general household waste we generate.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Overall, this was an amazing and very educational trip! I learnt a lot but also made many friends that I'll stay in contact with away from the project.

review 12 Dec 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing places that tourists don't normally see or experience through lack of information or inability to access such as nurseries.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Spend more time in Wellington - it is very compact and easy to navigate. Also the people there were very friendly and helpful. I had a very different experience in Auckland.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes definitely. We removed large portions of non native plants, planted lots of Manuka trees and laid some bait to remove predators on Waiheke Island.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was very interesting and I am so glad that I did it. I wanted to challenge myself and sharing houses with lots of young Germans was a challenge at times!

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