Our Geopark tells the story of our land, our whenua. It inspires our people and visitors to learn, discover and be connected to our living planet and cultural histories, so together we can care for and contribute to thriving communities.
The Waitaki Whitestone UNESCO Global Geopark is New Zealand's first UNESCO Global Geopark. As a registered charity we rely upon support from our communities and ongoing funding to keep working towards our vision and goals. Please support us today - so together we can care for and contribute to thriving communities.
There are different ways on how you can support us. You can donate, become a friend or even become a volunteer.
We are working with Giv2 - A Kiwi QR-Code Donation System to make donations easy for you. Just scan the QR-Code with your phone's camera, choose an amount and follow the sign-up steps. It should only take 2 minutes. If you haven't used the QR-Code System before, please find more information on how it works HERE.
If your camera can't scan or you are reading this on your phone, you can also donate by following this link:
Become a Friend
You can also become a Friend of the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark if you would like to support on a more regular basis. As a Friend:
We will keep you updated with all Geopark news and activities through our monthly newsletter.
You will have free entry to the Vanished World Centre (Duntroon).
Our Friends programme is very much in the beginning phase and we are hoping to offer more benefits to our members in the future. Please fill out the form below if you are interested, and we will get in touch with you.
Membership categories and annual subscriptions:
$500 Life Membership
$1,000 Family Life Membership
*These subscription rates are subject to annual review.
** Family = Two adults and all their children or grandchildren up to the age of 18.