Southland region

Walkers on Maori Beach on the Rakiura Track.

Walkers on Maori Beach on the Rakiura Track

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Just a 20 minute flight from Invercargill or an hour by ferry from Bluff, Stewart Island/Rakiura is home to New Zealand’s most southerly and newest national park, Rakiura National Park, and the Rakiura Track.

Although the Rakiura Track is a 32 km tramping track, suitable for anyone with moderate fitness, the entire circuit is actually 39 km in total, including road walking. It takes three days, provides a good introduction to the scenery of Stewart Island and is suitable for tramping all year round.

View the Rakiura Track brochure (PDF, 3,003K).

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Time:  

3 days

Distance:  

32 km
 
 

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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Stewart Island/Rakiura places

Contacts

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 219 0009
Address:   15 Main Road
Stewart Island
Email:   stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
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