Field and research stations
Our extensive network of field and research stations gives you the chance to test out your knowledge and extend your research in a wide range of terrains, ecosystems and even into galaxies.
The Cass Mountain Research Area is located in the central South Island. It enables access to montane grasslands, scrub, riverbeds, scree, beech forests, swamps, lakes, streams and alpine habitats.
Westport Field Station is in the Westport township, nestled between the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea. It offers access to a rich geological and ecological learning ground.
Harihari Field Station is located 20 minutes north of the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers in an area where podocarp forests and mountain lakes are readily accessible.
UC’s research in Antarctica is undertaken from Scott Base, New Zealand’s station on Ross Island, and at a field campsite on the Ross Ice Shelf.