Visit the Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island in the Southland

Calling all adventure seekers! Are you looking for something unique to do on your next day off? If so, make sure to visit Rakiura National Park, located on the far southern Stewart Island! What is fascinating about this park is, 85% of the islands total area is located within the national park. This island is the perfect place for stargazers, being a great place to see the Southern Lights! Of course, the name of the park loosely translates to “land of the glowing skies”.

How can I get to Stewart Island from the South Island?

If you are planning to visit Stewart Island, there are ferry services from Bluff, or flights from Invercargill.

The park has had many recent installations that are recognised worldwide. The area itself is scattered with fantastic examples of ecosystems and natural habitats. It is also home to coastal rainforests and natural wetlands, with sand dunes and vast planes of mountain ranges and wildlife. So, what are you waiting for? Make the most of your next day off, and visit The Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island!

  • 25 different Hikers Huts throughout the park.
  • The local town of Oban has a vast amount of B&Bs, Hotels and Shops.
  • Flights cost around $85 pounds from the mainland.