Rakiura National Park

New Zealand's newest and southernmost park, on Stewart Island.

West Ruggedy track • By Yarmoss.

Rakiura National Park was established in 2002, and occupies 85% of Stewart Island. The island itself is accessed by flight from Invercargill or by a one-hour ferry from Bluff. The township of Oban offers accommodation, groceries, and essentials. There are roads near the township, and most points are within walking distance.

Mason Bay stretches to the South • By Yarmoss.

A number of short walks radiate out from Oban, and nearby Ulva Island is a popular visit for birdwatchers (transport may be arranged on the island). The three day Rakiura Track is a popular tramping track and one of DOC's "Great Walks," but the long and muddy North West Circuit is the classic Stewart Island tramp.

1,570 square kilometres
ID 4574

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Added 2 November 2009 by matthewmatthew. 1 revision 2 November 2009 by matthewmatthew.
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