Rakiura Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos

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Rakiura Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainForest, Coast / BeachDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Rakiura NP, Stewart IslandCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)36Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteHalfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William (N1) - Sawdust Bay - Halfmoon Bay
NotesYou'll probably always wonder what Stewart Island is like, and this track is an excellent way to get a feel for the place and the mud and contemplate what the full North-West Circuit would be like. The forests are very different from the rest of New Zealand and there are plenty of birds less frequently seen on the mainland. Wothwhile half-day walks are possible starting in Halfmoon Bay around the nearby sheltered bays and headlands.
Lee Beach and coast leading towards Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1027

Liitle River nr beach in Lee Bay, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1030

Track between Little River and Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1032

Southern Rata at beach in Lee Bay, nr Little River, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1031

Maori Beach through trees from western end of beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1033

View to west along Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1034

Boardwalk steps along Ryan's Creek Trail, Sawdust Bay - Halfmoon Bay Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 2-Feb-04, SA1035