90th anniversary2021-04-01T16:05:37+13:00

FMC’s 90th anniversary celebration:

Taonga Lands and Waters: Conservation and Recreation for the Future


The Federated Mountain Clubs of NZ warmly invite you to celebrate our 90th Anniversary, with a weekend of activities, discussions and debates in Queenstown.

Fast Facts:

Our event is the weekend after Labour weekend, so it is the perfect opportunity to take some leave, go on an adventure down south and then join us for our celebration!

During Friday and Saturday evenings, join us for Taonga Lands and Waters: Conservation and Recreation for the Future.  Pre-eminent experts on Te Ao Māori, conservation law, entomology, recreation and wild rivers will present and debate.  Politicians past and present will provide an inside view into the political landscape which will shape the future of our guiding legislations. Respected outdoors people will discuss sustainable recreation, alongside inspiring presentations from the young rising stars of our outdoor community.

Prior to the evenings activities, local FMC clubs will be organising day and half-day tramps, paddles, climbs and visits to some of the nearby recreation opportunities. A chance to mix and mingle with other like minded folk from around NZ, whilst enjoying Queenstown’s backdoor and discussing the future of conservation and recreation as we know it.

We will update this site regularly as more details are finalised, but for now, save the date so that we can enjoy your company this October.

Watch for reminders and announcements via our Backcountry magazine, monthly newsletter and social media channels.