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Rakiura National Park, Southland, New Zealand
Rakiura National Park
Stewart Island
Southland, New Zealand

The Rakiura National Park is located on Stewart Island, in the Southland region of New Zealand.

Established in 2002, Rakiura National Park covers about 157,000 hectares and makes up about 85% of Stewart Island.

Rakiura National Park offers a wide range of attractions including beautiful beaches, coastal forest, sheltered inlets, lakes, rivers and a variety of wildlife. There is about 245 kilometres of walking and tramping tracks available in the park.

Accommodation for visitors to Rakiura National Park is available in the small town of Oban. Within Rakiura National Park there are a range of huts and campsites.

Rakiura National Park Activities

Entrance to Rakiura National Park, Southland, New Zealand
Rakiura National Park
Stewart Island
Southland, New Zealand

Activities in Rakiura National Park include:

  • Bushwalking, tramping
  • Mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Camping, picknicking
  • Hunting (by permit only)
  • Guided activities

Rakiura National Park Conservation

The Rakiura National Park is managed by the Department of Conservation. Some things to remember include:

  • Do not take dogs or other animals into the reserve
  • Light fires only in designated areas
  • Take your rubbish away with you
  • Do not remove or disturb any artifacts or other historic remains
  • Camp only in designated camping areas

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