Our Vision People’s lives are enriched by experiencing the wild places of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Our Mission To enable and empower communities to restore, maintain and enhance our backcountry huts and tracks, as a living heritage, for the benefit of all.
Projects are restricted to huts and tracks on public conservation land managed by DOC. Since its inception in 2014, the Backcountry Trust has funded the restoration of over 250 huts and 1000 km of walking and mountain bike tracks.
We are passionate about outdoor recreation and preserving New Zealand’s rich history of remote huts and tracks through the boundless energy of Aotearoa’s backcountry volunteers. Projects we fund are restricted to huts and tracks on public conservation land. Since its inception in 2014, the Backcountry Trust has funded the restoration of over 280 huts and 1500 km of walking and mountain bike tracks.
Like most charitable organisations, more funds let us do more good. Fire us an email or call to talk about corporate sponsorship opportunities or skip to our give a little page. Thanks.
The Trust currently has up to $40,000 to allocate for projects to be carried out in the 2023/24 summer season. Applications are open till the 31st of September 2023. The Trustees will assess these applications in October 2023 and make decisions on which applications it has the funds to support.