Bookings - Field Facilities Centre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Fees and Conditions of use at UC field stations

Conditions for use of the UC field stations

Contact the Field Services Manager for all enquires.

The field stations are primarily used to provide accommodation and laboratory facilities for UC teaching field courses, site specifice postgraduate and staff research.

Schools, educational institutes and community groups with appropriate educational/natural history interests are able to use the field stations when they are not required for UC courses or research activities.

Field stations are shared facilities and no user or group can expect to have the exclusive use of a field station.

The cost for use of the field stations is kept at a minimum with the understanding that users contribute to the cleaning and care of the facilities. Where this is not the case an extra charge will be incurred.

The University reserves the right to change or cancel bookings where the facilities are required for UC activities. Every effort will of course be made to avoid the cancellation of confirmed bookings.

The UC policy on field station accommodation can be viewed here:

Field-Stations- accommodation policy.pdf  


Fees and service charges at the UC field stations

You will be advised at time of reservation if any additional conditions and charges apply.

Contact the Field Services Manager for further details.

A minimum charge of $250 + gst per night applies for external users of the UC field stations

UC staff and enrolled students conducting official UC teaching and/or research activities use field stations at no charge.

All field stations

per person
per night*

Effective from 20 December 2016


NZ schools and colleges for students year 12 &13
NZ university staff/students
All other NZ users
Overseas visitors

$20 + gst
$35 + gst
$35 + gst
$35 + gst


A minimum nightly charge of $250 + gst applies

There is a daily fee of $5 if you require internet access

Per day use (for meetings, workshops etc. No overnight)
Up to 12 people

Over 12 people 

$200 + gst
$300 + gst



Additional conditions for minimum length of stay, day-time use only and conference functions may apply.

Contact the Field Services Manager for further details.