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Rakiura - Stewart Island

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Rakiura means 'Glowing Skies', this island is at the southern end of Aotearoa New Zealand. Most of Rakiura - Stewart Island is a National Park

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Amazing uses for muttonbird scrub leaves! Study In New Zealand, Leaf Art, Autumn Leaves, Island, Amazing, Fall Leaves, Autumn Leaf Color, Islands

Autumn Leaf Study in New Zealand - leaf art, leaf scavenger hunts and more

Most New Zealand native trees are evergreen, but autumn is still a good time for children to learn about leaves.

Southern Rata tree on Stewart Island Citizen Science, Walking In Nature, Conservation, New Zealand, National Parks, Wildlife, Southern, Sky, Island

Return to Rakiura - Stewart Island

A blog about New Zealand nature, nature walks, wildlife observations, tramping, conservation volunteering, citizen science and children outdoors.

Sunrise from Fred's Camp, Rakiura Stewart Island New Zealand Citizen Science, New Zealand Travel, Walking In Nature, Sunrise, National Parks, Wildlife, Tours, Island, Explore

Return to Rakiura - Stewart Island

Sunrise from Fred's Camp Rakiura means 'glowing skies' and the soft pastel colours in the sky around Stewart Island on my recent visit showed again and again the appropriateness of this Maori place name. Views like this sunrise above were nearly enough to turn this writer to taking up water-colour painting! (NB to see this video you need Adobe Flash Player) The water was mesmerising too. What these photos don't show is that Rakiura / Stewart Island has had a wet summer. The continuing rain…

Field Guide to New Zealand plants Field Guide, Walking In Nature, New Zealand, Herbs, Island, Plants, Books, Life, Libros

Stewart Island Plants book

New Zealand biodiversity, environment, and science booksellers and publishers.

The view across to the Ruggedy Range mountains on Stewart Island, from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island. Cod Fish, Conservation, New Zealand, Beautiful Places, National Parks, Sky, Island, Mountains, Beach

Instagram post by Department of Conservation • Oct 30, 2016 at 1:48am UTC

1,333 Likes, 9 Comments - Department of Conservation (@docgovtnz) on Instagram: “The view across to the Ruggedy Range mountains on Stewart Island, from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island.…”

Southern most island of New Zealand. Stewart Island is haven for native birds & only place in New Zealand where you can (most of the time) kiwi birds in natural their habitat. Maori name for island is Rakiura. Remote & big for an island. Nz All Blacks, Adventure Tours, Adventure Time, New Zealand South Island, Thinking Day, The Beautiful Country, Habitats, The Good Place, National Parks

Southern most island of New Zealand. Stewart Island is haven for native birds & only place in New Zealand where you can (most of the time) kiwi birds in natural their habitat. Maori name for island is Rakiura. Remote & big for an island, we saw blue penguins,petrels,cormorants, tui, albatross & KIWIS @ night! Great walking/hiking around island w/ 420 miles of coastline, but there are only 12 miles of roads! Cool but comfortable, found a wonderful crafts store - "The Fernery" bought great…

Explore and Discover Nature Citizen Science, Walking In Nature, New Zealand, National Parks, Wildlife, Sky, Island, Explore, Plants

Explore and Discover Nature

A blog about New Zealand nature, nature walks, wildlife observations, tramping, conservation volunteering, citizen science and children outdoors.

Long Harry Hut - great view from the loo Citizen Science, Walking In Nature, Great View, Conservation, New Zealand, National Parks, Wildlife, Country Roads, Sky

Explore and Discover Nature

A blog about New Zealand nature, nature walks, wildlife observations, tramping, conservation volunteering, citizen science and children outdoors.

Christmas Village Hut great place to watch dolphins Citizen Science, Walking In Nature, Dolphins, Conservation, Great Places, New Zealand, National Parks, Wildlife, Sky

Explore and Discover Nature

A blog about New Zealand nature, nature walks, wildlife observations, tramping, conservation volunteering, citizen science and children outdoors.

Explore and Discover Nature Citizen Science, Walking In Nature, Conservation, New Zealand, National Parks, Wildlife, Sky, River, Island

Explore and Discover Nature

A blog about New Zealand nature, nature walks, wildlife observations, tramping, conservation volunteering, citizen science and children outdoors.

Explore and Discover Nature Citizen Science, Walking In Nature, Conservation, New Zealand, National Parks, Wildlife, Sky, Island, Explore

Explore and Discover Nature

A blog about New Zealand nature, nature walks, wildlife observations, tramping, conservation volunteering, citizen science and children outdoors.

Explore and Discover Nature Citizen Science, New Zealand Travel, Scotland Travel, Walking In Nature, Nature Pictures, Walks, Golf Courses, Armchair, National Parks

Explore and Discover Nature

A blog about New Zealand nature, nature walks, wildlife observations, tramping, conservation volunteering, citizen science and children outdoors.

Unusual garden wildlife spotted on Stewart Island Walking In Nature, Conservation, Bald Eagle, New Zealand, National Parks, Wildlife, Creatures, Island, Explore

Explore and Discover Nature

A blog about New Zealand nature, nature walks, wildlife observations, tramping, conservation volunteering, citizen science and children outdoors.

East Ruggedy Hut on North-West Circuit Wilderness Tramp, Stewart Island aka The Ritz! Great Walks, North West, Wilderness, New Zealand, Circuit, Gazebo, Trail, National Parks, Shed

East Ruggedy Hut on North-West Circuit Wilderness Tramp, Stewart Island aka The Ritz!