The Wakatipu SAR Group comprises individuals who volunteer their time and are often supported in their search & rescue work by employers who grant leave of absence from their paid employment. Our group operates in the “Adventure Capital” of NZ, and are kept busy with various live operations.

With the numerous work face each year, there is a need to train to meet critical situations that may be encountered to search for and rescue victims. This work can also require specialist rescue equipment and training which does not come cheap. The Group is always thankful for the help and financial support from the community, groups and organisations to allow our work to proceed in a professional manner.

Should you wish to help us with financial support, your donations can be received via:


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Direct Credit:

Account Name: Wakatipu Search & Rescue Sub Committee
Bank: SBS
Account No: 031355-0544079-00


Post your donation cheque payable to: Wakatipu Search & Rescue Sub Committee

Queenstown Police Station

ATTN: Wakatipu SAR

11 Camp Street,

Queenstown, Otago

New Zealand, 9300


Queenstown Police

ATTN: Wakatipu SAR



New Zealand, 9300