90th anniversary2021-06-18T09:04:22+13:00

FMC’s 90th anniversary celebration


Taonga Lands and Waters: Conservation and Recreation for the Future

7pm Friday 29 October – noon Sunday 31 October 2021


Register online now!


The Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand warmly invite you to celebrate our 90th anniversary, with a weekend of activities, presentations and debates in Queenstown.

Our event is the weekend after Labour weekend, so it’s 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.  Experts in conservation law, natural science, recreation, Te Ao Māori, and wild rivers will present and debate. Politicians will give their views on what’s needed in conservation legislation. Leading lights of the outdoor community will discuss sustainable recreation and the potential of outdoor education.

Prior to the evening’s activities, local FMC clubs will be organising day and half-day outdoor activities in the Queenstown area – chances to get together with like-minded folk from around New Zealand whilst enjoying Queenstown’s backyard and discussing the future of conservation and recreation.

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


Register now online. The $40 registration fee includes a buffet dinner on the Saturday evening. Only members of FMC affiliated clubs and paid up FMC Individual Supporters are eligible to attend.

More than 15 speakers: see them all here

Check back soon for the release of our detailed evening’s program

Heaps of options, both with organised groups or on your own.  See more here.

Some daytime activities may have a small additional charge to cover costs such as transport.

Stay with the FMC team, speakers and attendees at the Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park

(get 10% off your accommodation by quoting FMC 200753)

All the evening presentations are held at the Queenstown Memorial Center, 1 Memorial St. 

Your registration includes buffet dinner on the Saturday night. (You can specify any dietary requirements when you register)

There will be a cash bar both evenings, with bar snacks available for purchase.


Register online now!