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Stewart Island

Stewart Island is located in the Southland region and is the southernmost and smallest island of the three main islands of New Zealand. Just 30km from the South Island, this small island is a perfect retreat for those seeking peace and quiet. Access to the island is by 20 minute flight or by a one-hour ferry ride (weather permitting).

Roughly 85% of Stewart Island forms part of New Zealand's newest national park, Rakiura National Park. Rakiura is the Maori name for Stewart Island and translates as 'the Land of Glowing Skies', mostly likely in reference to Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights. Many of the island’s residents are direct descendants of whalers and early Rakiura Maori. more

Attractions and activities on the island include fishing, sea kayaking, visits to the seal colonies and shag rookeries of Ulva Island, snorkelling and diving.

Stewart Island is particularly popular, however, with hikers and bird watchers. The island has over 245 km of walking tracks – all of which can be accessed from Halfmoon Bay – including the Great Walk, the Rakiura Track. Accommodation is limited with some lodges, holiday homes, bed and breakfasts and self-catering options available. Hikers on the Rakiura Track Great Walk are accommodated in huts, but tents can be useful.

Stewart Island is a haven for native bird life and the only place in New Zealand where you can readily see kiwi in their natural habitat.

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Austen Found - The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen

Mon 25th Oct 2021

“Jane Austen would be turning in her grave with delight…Rollicking good fun!” Rip It Up Adelaide Addicted to Darcy? Bonkers for Big Balls? Lost all Sense and Sensibility? Well put down your cross-stitching and ...

Where: Stewart Island Community Centre, Stewart Island, Southland
Address: Ayr Street, Oban, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island, Southland

From: 7:30pm on Monday 25th October 2021
To: 11:59pm on Monday 25th October 2021

Yoga On the Beach

From: Mon 6th Dec 2021

Give Yoga a go with qualified instructed Shelley Charlton down on the beach at Halfmoon Bay. Shelley has been offering free outdoor yoga classes every Summer since retiring from the Air Force in 2010 and will be starting ...

Where: Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island, Southland
Address: Elgin Street, Stewart Island, Southland

From: 7:00am on Monday 6th December 2021
To: 7:30am on Friday 10th December 2021

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

Wed 5th Jan 2022

Sit back and enjoy some of the best and most vibrant short films from Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. This collection provides a great way to sample what Show Me Shorts is all about. Witness magical Colombian ...

Where: Stewart Island Bunkhouse Theatre, Stewart Island, Southland
Address: 10 Main Road, Half-Moon Bay, Stewart Island, Southland

From: 7:30pm on Wednesday 5th January 2022
To: 9:30pm on Wednesday 5th January 2022

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Hawkdun Rise

Hawkdun Rise

Boutique vineyard-stay near the town of Alexandra.