Tekapo Military Training Area is an important site for initial field training, battle handling exercises and preparation for deployment to operations. Rugged and undulating, this training area is made up of 1700 ha of terrain, sits 800-1100m above sea level, and includes some ecologically sensitive and protected natural areas.
Plans for the Tekapo training area include a potable water infiltration gallery, extensions to heavy and light vehicle tracks, range developments, and wilding conifer pest control programmes.
All new buildings will aim for high sustainability ratings to improve energy use.
Considering a career in Defence?
A career in the Defence Force is unlike anything out there. You'll be working as part of a tight-knit team, protecting your family, friends, the environment and your country from harm and representing the New Zealand way of life where you go. It's an incredibly rewarding job that gives you a real sense of purpose.Find out more