Stewart Island Rakiura: The Land of Glowing Skies
Experience Rakiura – Stewart Island, the largest island National Park in New Zealand, over 4 magical days, with local hosts!
Enjoy the views over Oreti Beach and Foveaux Strait during an exciting 20-minute flight, landing in Oban, Stewart Island. Here, your friendly hosts will be waiting to welcome you, introducing you to island life, with all its quirks and charms. Over the following days you will explore this amazing island, 85% of which is a National Park. Bird spotting (including the famous Kiwi), nature walks, fishing, greenstone carving, maybe a Paterson Inlet cruise or some kayaking all await you. Be prepared for the often-unpredictable weather of the ‘Roaring Forties’. But don’t worry, your wonderful hosts will help you plan your activities accordingly to make sure you have the best authentic local experience.
This is a truly special place, so take a glimpse into a simpler, slower lifestyle, experience the rhythm with the sea and tides.
Let us know your interests and we will tailor make a Stewart Island holiday for you.
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