ASSIGNMENT:

Which backcountry spot needs sprucing up?

Last updated 17:52 05/08/2014
Supper Cove hut
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ON TRACK: Supper Cove Hut in Fiordland National Park offers a scenic resting spot.

Which backcountry spot needs sprucing up?

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When you want to get away from it all, you head to the backcountry. That's where peace and quiet can still be found, along with some of the best scenery in New Zealand.

And we're lucky to have a system in place to make that journey a little bit easier, with well-maintained tracks and hundreds of huts in remote locations around the country.

But keeping those spots well-maintained isn't so easy, and that's why a group of outdoor recreation clubs are stepping up to the plate.

As part of a $700,000 deal with the Conservation Department, those clubs will offer voluntary labour to help complete more than 100 backcountry projects involving huts, tracks and anything else that needs fixing. 

But which projects should they choose? 

We want to know which backcountry huts or tracks you think need a little TLC. Are there any that hold special memories for you? Would you be willing to volunteer to help maintain them? 

Tell us all about your favourite backcountry experience, in no less than 200 words - and feel free to share some photos. Click on the green button below to get started.


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