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Rakiura National Park

Southern Circuit

Southern Circuit

An isolated loop track that connects with Stewart Island's famous North West Circuit. Side tracks climb Mount Rakeahua (681m) and ...   More ▶︎

Drop off at Masons Bay

Getting dropped off at Masons Bay is a great idea   More ▶︎
Mason Bay looking south,evening,at Ernest Islands.

Mason Bay looking south,evening,at Ernest Islands.

Stewart Island.Taken close to Cavalier Creek where we`d stayed at one of the hunters` huts.Great place to spend time-exploring,watching,collecting,photograghing,thinking.South of ...   More ▶︎

Tin Range

This route traverses a remote range on Stewart Island, formerly home to tin miners and the country's last wild kakapo ...   More ▶︎

Christmas Village Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust near Christmas Village Hut on Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

Long Harry Hut [removed]

Old hut, removed to another location.   More ▶︎

North West Circuit

The classic Stewart Island coastal journey known widely for its mud. Links with the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎
Codfish Island

Codfish Island

Taken from a lookout point on the Ruggedy Mountains.   More ▶︎
Christmas Village Beach

Christmas Village Beach

Taken a short distance from Christmas Village hut, looking South. A good place to spend a couple of nights with ...   More ▶︎

Stewart Island's North West Circuit

A report of my tramp around the North West Circuit, November 2011. A personal account of a 'mature' tramper, with ...   More ▶︎
Port William Hut, North West Circuit, Stewart Island

Port William Hut, North West Circuit, Stewart Island

One of the huts on the easy Rakiura Trail, with a generous kitchen-lounge area and two separate bunkrooms. Look out ...   More ▶︎
Port William

Port William

Jetty at the Port William Hut on the Rakiura Track   More ▶︎

Port William campsite

Grassy campsite at Magnetic Beach near Port William Hut on the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎
Port William Hut

Port William Hut

Hut at Magnetic Beach, Port William, Stewart Island. This is the first hut on the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎
Port William Hut

Port William Hut

Port William Hut is all that remains of the settlement. Well-situated above a beach with short walks nearby. Must book ...   More ▶︎
Maori Beach

Maori Beach

Estuary at the end of Maori Beach, Rakiura Track, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Maori Beach

Maori Beach

Coastal forest, beaches, and estuaries on the beginning of Stewart Island's Rakiura Track   More ▶︎
Christmas Village Hut

Christmas Village Hut

Lagoon at Maori Bay, Stewart Island

Lagoon at Maori Bay, Stewart Island

The first large empty beach on the North West Circuit, with a nice swingbridge and a small lagoon at the ...   More ▶︎

Maori Beach campsite

Camping amongst the seaside grasses at Maori Beach. This is the site of an old sawmill, with a rusting steam ...   More ▶︎
Cave at Long Harry Point

Cave at Long Harry Point

This sea cave goes right through under the point. Easily accessible from the Western end if the tides out, you ...   More ▶︎
Beach near Long Harry Hut

Beach near Long Harry Hut

Great wild coastline here, massive waves rolling in. Great driftwood, some huge flat rocks to clamber over and there is ...   More ▶︎
Hair Driers Only

Hair Driers Only

At last, somewhere I can plug mine into! Someone has a sence of humour at Long Harry hut.   More ▶︎
Rock formation at Long Harry Point

Rock formation at Long Harry Point

You can access these rocks either by scrambing down to the Eastern beach at Long Harry, or by pushing through ...   More ▶︎
Relaxing at Long Harry Hut

Relaxing at Long Harry Hut

Making a cuppa while the socks are drying... Comfortable hut!   More ▶︎
Long Harry Hut (palace)

Long Harry Hut (palace)

Location, location, location. Gorgeous hut in incredibly picturesque setting above cliffs with accessible beaches.   More ▶︎
Kiwi bones

Kiwi bones

On the last stretch to Long Harry Hut I came across the skeleton of a kiwi, it was hidden in ...   More ▶︎
View of Codfish Island,on Stewart Is.Ernest Is and Mason Bay in foreground.

View of Codfish Island,on Stewart Is.Ernest Is and Mason Bay in foreground.

Keeping away from the maddening crowd as much as possible,we headed down to Doughboy Bay.Paradise.Watched kiwi and did a little ...   More ▶︎
One of the natives(kiwi)

One of the natives(kiwi)

Kiwi can be seen,commonly,by day,consequence of a lack of predators.Imagine my surprise,when emerging from our tent site in the manuka ...   More ▶︎

Doughboy Bay Hut

Doughboy Bay hut. During 2003 the old Long Harry hut was relocated to here.   More ▶︎

Cavalier Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust at the southern end of Mason Bay on Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Mason Bay stretches to the South

Mason Bay stretches to the South

The Southern loop carries on that way down the beach.   More ▶︎
Mason Bay Sunset

Mason Bay Sunset

The end of a perfect day.   More ▶︎
DzungN

DzungN

Northwest Circuit, Rakiura, over Christmas and New Year 2000-01 The changeable weather was impressed. Good views of Smoky Beach from lunch ...   More ▶︎
Mason Bay Hut

Mason Bay Hut

Mason Bay hut   More ▶︎
Lunch up the trail from Murray Beach

Lunch up the trail from Murray Beach

Highest point of the old timber trail. Very muddy around here.   More ▶︎
Freshwater Landing Hut

Freshwater Landing Hut

Site of water taxi pickups up the Freshwater River in and out of Halfmoon Bay. Good tent sites in area ...   More ▶︎

Martins Creek Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust near Mason Bay Hut on Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Mason Bay Kiwi

Mason Bay Kiwi

Completely unfazed by the humans looking at it, this kiwi spent a couple of minutes strolling across the lawn at ...   More ▶︎
Nicest Hut Ever

Nicest Hut Ever

Mason Bay hut. Sun, sand, surf, a mowed lawn for spreading wet gear out on and a fresh water creek ...   More ▶︎
Mt Anglem from the track

Mt Anglem from the track

About the best shot of the moutain I got. 15 minutes after this was taken clouds roled in from the ...   More ▶︎
Smoky Beach from the West

Smoky Beach from the West

Taken from the extreme western end just before entering the bush and looking East down the beach. Fording Smoky creek ...   More ▶︎

Rakeahua Hut

Rakeahua hut.   More ▶︎
Foveaux Strait from Mt Anglem

Foveaux Strait from Mt Anglem

Looking North East towards the South Island and Bluff Hill.   More ▶︎
Chain sculpture at Lee Bay

Chain sculpture at Lee Bay

This sculpture marks the official entrance to Rakiura National Park. It was made by Russell Beck and has a twin ...   More ▶︎
Rakiura Track

Rakiura Track

An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.   More ▶︎

Murray River Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust at the northern end of Murray Beach on Stewart Island / ...   More ▶︎
Hellfire Pass Sand dune

Hellfire Pass Sand dune

At Hellfire Pass you are actually standing ontop of a sand dune 220 metres tall stretching a kilometer inland. This ...   More ▶︎
Hellfire Pass View

Hellfire Pass View

Taken from the top of the pass looking North East towards Codfish Island.   More ▶︎
Big Hellfire Beach

Big Hellfire Beach

Taken from near the foot of the sand dune looking South. The rocks in the middle of the picture are ...   More ▶︎
East Ruggedy Beach

East Ruggedy Beach

Not the best picture as my camera lens was wet from a whole day tramping in a thunderstorm. This is ...   More ▶︎
Hellfire Pass Hut

Hellfire Pass Hut

Mason Bay from the North

Mason Bay from the North

Descending down off the hill above Mason Head offers a great vista of the intire length of Mason Bay, one ...   More ▶︎
Homestead Hunters Hut

Homestead Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust near Island Hill Homestead on Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Windblown manuka at Smokey Beach

Windblown manuka at Smokey Beach

Roaming around the dunes here, you come across some nice scenes.   More ▶︎
Mason Bay

Mason Bay

Stewart Island.A trick of the evening light,not photoshop!Looking north from our cosy possie at Cavalier Creek.Just down the beach,at Leask ...   More ▶︎
Great Walks Information

Great Walks Information

The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.   More ▶︎
Smoky Beach

Smoky Beach

Descenting to the sand dunes on Smoky Beach, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

Rakeahua River Campsite

On track from Doughboy Hill to the Rakeahua Hut. Approx 3 and a half hours from Rakeahua Hut right beside ...   More ▶︎
Mason Bay

Mason Bay

Mason Bay, on the North West Circuit track, Stewart Island. taken December 2003.   More ▶︎
Signpost in the dunes at Smokey Beach

Signpost in the dunes at Smokey Beach

The first dune route of the trail, makes a nice change from all the bush tracks.   More ▶︎
Hellfire Pass from Rocky Mount

Hellfire Pass from Rocky Mount

Looking West from Rocky Mount gives you a vista over the huge swamp that is the interior of Stewart Island. ...   More ▶︎
Ruggedy Island from East Ruggedy Beach

Ruggedy Island from East Ruggedy Beach

Moody evening light on East Ruggedy Beach. Just me and the birds out at the end of the day.   More ▶︎
Murray Beach

Murray Beach

Looking Northwest up the beach, Little Mt Anglem in background.   More ▶︎
Mt Anglem lake

Mt Anglem lake

The lake near the top of Mt Anglem. Literally about 10 seconds after this shot was taken the cloud descended ...   More ▶︎
Stewart Island Swamp

Stewart Island Swamp

This one is thankfully boardwalked. Heading North East across the middle of the island the track leaves the massive sand ...   More ▶︎
Mason Bay from Rocky Mount

Mason Bay from Rocky Mount

An hour long scramble from Freshwater Hut gets you up to Rocky Mount and at 550 metres its gives you ...   More ▶︎
Giant Sand dunes at Smoky Beach

Giant Sand dunes at Smoky Beach

Taken from one of the tall Eastern ones looking West.   More ▶︎

Upper Lords Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust on the Lords River, Stewart Island. Completed March 2012.   More ▶︎
Murray Beach

Murray Beach

Dropped the pack on a large boulder at the start of Murray Beach, a very nice bush-lines sheltered beach, typical ...   More ▶︎
East Ruggedy Hut

East Ruggedy Hut

West Ruggedy Beach

West Ruggedy Beach

Looking South down the beach towards North Red Head, a typical West Stewart Island beach littered with rocks, driftwood, and ...   More ▶︎
Smoky Beach

Smoky Beach

Taken from the Eastern end, my first taste of the massive sand dunes that exist on Stewart Islands more Western ...   More ▶︎
West Ruggedy Beach

West Ruggedy Beach

The windswept West Ruggedy Beach on Stewart Island's North West Circuit.   More ▶︎
Approaching Smokey Beach

Approaching Smokey Beach

This is the first north-west facing beach and its quite different from the sheltered Eastern beaches, far more exposed and ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise at Bungaree Hut

Sunrise at Bungaree Hut

View from the bunk at Bungaree Hut - looks like rain today!   More ▶︎
Bungaree Hut- looking out on the bay

Bungaree Hut- looking out on the bay

View from the Bungaree Hut, a classic, compact hut.   More ▶︎
West Ruggedy track

West Ruggedy track

A section of the track heading down from the Ruggedy hut to West Ruggedy beach. You descend down more massive ...   More ▶︎
Windshorn trees at Lucky Beach

Windshorn trees at Lucky Beach

Guess it gets a bit windy here. There were numerous trees and scrub here with wind damage.   More ▶︎
Little Hellfire Beach

Little Hellfire Beach

Ironically quite a bit bigger then Big Hellfire Beach, this is looking South down the beach. The other side of ...   More ▶︎
Bungaree Hut

Bungaree Hut

Overlooking Big Bungaree Beach, this hut has an idyllic location on the sheltered northern coast of Stewart Island. Easy access ...   More ▶︎
Bungaree Hut

Bungaree Hut

Stewart Island Interior

Stewart Island Interior

Taken from the ridge an hour South East of Hellfire Pass, looking East inland to what is basically one giant ...   More ▶︎

North Arm campsite

Camping under forest near North Arm Hut on the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎
North Arm Hut

North Arm Hut

Hut on the Rakiura Track at North Arm on Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
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Port Adventure Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust in North Arm, Port Adventure, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Yankee River

Yankee River

Beutiful spot. Could hear Yelloweyed penguins calling in the bush on the other side of the river but couldnt get ...   More ▶︎
Yankee River Hut

Yankee River Hut

Looking past the Yankee River hut towards the beach. The hut sits in a nice, sheltered area, its just a ...   More ▶︎
Yankee River Beach

Yankee River Beach

Trying to spot yellow-eyed penguins from the rocky river bank.   More ▶︎
Yankee River Hut

Yankee River Hut

Yankee River hut   More ▶︎

North Tikotatahi Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust in Tikotatahi Bay, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

Fred's Camp Hut

Fred's camp hut. On the shore of Paterson Inlet.   More ▶︎

Sawdust Bay

Southwest Arm Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust opposite Freds Camp in South West Arm on Stewart Island. Just ...   More ▶︎

Kellys Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust at Kellys Beach, Port Adventure, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

Little Glory Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust in Glory Cove, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

Hapuatuna Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust in Hapuatuna Bay, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

North Big Glory Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust at the mouth of Big Glory Bay, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

South Pegasus Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust in Islet Cove, Port Pegasus, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎