Rakiura - Stewart Island

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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Stewart Island - Kiwi Road Sign - NZ

Stewart Island - Kiwi Road Sign - NZ - been here and touched the sign -

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…

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.

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

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

Bungaree Hut on North-West Circuit Wilderness Tramp Stewart Island, New Zealand

Bungaree Hut on North-West Circuit Wilderness Tramp Stewart Island, New Zealand

Steward Island New Zealand

Stewart Island / Rakiura is the third-largest island of New Zealand. It lies 30 kilometres mi) south of the South Island, across Foveaux Strait. Its permanent population is 381 people as of the 2013 census, most of whom live in the settlement of Oban.

Sunrise over Halfmoon Bay, Oban, View from Kowhai Lane Lodge

Sunrise over Halfmoon Bay, Oban, View from Kowhai Lane Lodge

Sunrise from Fred's Camp, Rakiura Stewart Island New Zealand

Sunrise from Fred's Camp, Rakiura Stewart Island New Zealand

The view across to the Ruggedy Range mountains on Stewart Island, from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island. Photo: William Brockelsby

The view across to the Ruggedy Range mountains on Stewart Island, from Whenua Hou/Codfish Island.

Unusual garden wildlife spotted on Stewart Island

Unusual garden wildlife spotted on Stewart Island


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