Stewart Island Hiking
Stewart Island Track
B (Average of 4-5 hrs physical activity per day)
|Accom:||Camping, Backcountry Huts|
|Departs:||Weekly (Nov - April) - see see departures|
"Picture yourself in the Southern most island of New Zealand wandering under a stadium of stars to try your luck at native kiwi spotting".
Many centuries ago Maori came by canoe to the island to harvest shellfish and mutton birds, traditions still carried out today by local iwi. They named the island Rakiura - 'Land of the Glowing Skies' as it is renowned for lingering summer sunsets and the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights.
The five day guided walk takes a nice loop across Stewart Island. Starting in the southern town of Invercargill you travel to Mason Bay on the West Coast of Stewart Island. Then walk, water taxi and sea kayak your way across the island to Halfmoon Bay. A visit to the stunning open sanctuary Ulva Island and some time to explore Halfmoon Bay before flying back to the mainland at Invercargill
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