Welcome to Wakatipu Search and Rescue Group Queenstown, New Zealand

By: Wakatipu Sar  06-Dec-2011


23/02/2011 02.32pm

All our thoughts are with Christchurch & we are ready to help..  


23/02/2011 02.29pm

Attached is a new training calendar. Mark the dates in your diary now!

South Island Land SAR DOGS TRAINING CAMP Glenorchy 3rd - 6th March 2011

14/02/2011 02.50pm

Another year is gone so it's time for the South Island LandSAR Dogs Training Camp, held in Glenorchy again.
More than 20 dog teams will test their skills in various terrain conditions of the Head of Lake Wakatipu area.
For more information or an option to be a helper contact

Basic Survival Course with our very own Pete Henderson

16/08/2010 01.41pm

The Mountain Safety Council runs a


- on Saturday 21st August 2010

- at the Wakatipu gun club

- with Peter Henderson (teaching)

Anyone interested can enroll via the

web site.


02/08/2010 11.07am

Check out the left side bar for DOC track updates - Mt Aspiring National Park.

Wakatipu SAR group on FACEBOOK

18/05/2010 03.08pm

Follow us on Facebook 


03/03/2010 09.31am

Below is the calendar of SAR courses as on 1. 3. 2010:

TCA   20. - 21. March 2010
Advanced Rope Rescue 3. – 10. May 2010
Search Methods 15. -16. May 2010
Alpine Search 28. – 29. May 2010
Tracking 2. – 3.  October 2010

South Island LandSAR Dogs Training Camp GLENORCHY 2010

24/02/2010 05.10pm

The South Island LandSAR Dogs Training Camp brings 30 SAR dog handlers with 24 dogs from around the whole South Island. Glenorchy area has been chosen for the great variety of terrain such as river bed, tussock land, bush and farm land which simulate the live search situation. More information right below:

Article in the FETCH! magazine

22/01/2010 05.16pm

A brand new "doggy" magazine called FETCH! (same publisher as The NZ Wilderness) has been launched with its first issue featuring SAR Air Scenting dogs.

After SAREX echoes.

25/11/2009 12.45pm

  Hi To All of Wakatipu SAR Once again a bit thank you for allowing some Southland members to be involved in your SAREX I hope we can return the favour in March when we have ours in Te Anau. I was very impressed by the level of organisation, professionalism and the use of dog teams in your exercise.  There were a number of things we picked up on and will feed back to Southland SAR which we think worked well and that we could adopt in Southland.  It was invaluable for use as we try and establish the new Southland SAR in line with the national program. I hope we can continue to have some cross over and maybe in the future organise some day/weekend exercise around the Kingston/Nokamai/nevis area handy to both teams. Big thank
Sally Chesterfield - Project Manager Awarua Wetlands
Department of Conservation

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Sally Chesterfield from Southland LandSAR advises that there are a few vacancies on a SARINZ Active Team Leaders course to be held at Borlin Lodge near Manapouri from the 15th to 17th of November. Multi-agency SAREX involving the RNZAF and members from SAR Groups around the region. Due to poor weather forecast the REGIONAL SAREX 4-5-6 NOVEMBER. Team Leader course at Borlin Lodge 15th-17th of November.


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Next month the Department of Conservation will be working on the upgrade of the first swing bridge at the start of the Routeburn Track. This section gives users direct links to track updates, weather forecasts and current avalanche situation etc via our main partners. A new update from the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre Queenstown. Mt Aspiring DOC TRACKS update 7th September 2010.