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The North West Circuit offers challenging tramping around Stewart Island’s northern coast and is suitable for fit and experienced trampers. This track is 125 km in length and usually takes 9 – 11 days to complete. You are able to find out more information at the Department of Conservation website.
The Rakiura Track is one of New Zealand's Great Walks that is on Stewart Island. It is a circular tramping track and follows the coastline for a large part of its length, passing small inlets, large bays, mudflats, and crosses steep hills covered in bush. The track is 32km long and usually takes 3 days to walk. There are two huts on the track and campsites are also available. For more information and to book hut tickets, please visit the Department of Conservation website.
The Southern Circuit is regarded as a challenging tramp for those with experience in the backcountry requiring good fitness and navigation skills. You can get to it via the North West Circuit Track or by boat. It is a 71.5km round trip and takes 4-6 days as a round trip from Freshwater Landing. You are able to find out more information at the Department of Conservation website.
Managed by Department of Conservation (DOC) as an open sanctuary, Ulva Island is one of several small islands inside Paterson Inlet. Ulva Island is a predator and rodent-free island which is home to endangered and rare New Zealand birds including the Saddleback, which you can visit. You can access more information at Department of Conservation website.
Tracknet currently does not offer a scheduled service to Invercargill or Bluff. We can offer a charter option, contact us for a quote, or to make any bookings.
View ferry timetables and book online at the Stewart Island Experience website.