Island offers the best chance most people will ever have to
see New Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi, in its natural
environment. Rest assured not many New Zealanders can make
centuries ago Maori came by canoe to the island to harvest
shellfish and mutton birds, traditions still carried out today
by local iwi. They named the island Rakiura - 'Land of the
Glowing Skies' as it is renowned for its lingering sunsets
of summer and the aurora of winter.
Kiwi Wilderness Walks our aim is to help you participate in
the great outdoors in classic "Kiwi" fashion visiting this "noah's ark" of wildlife.
- Coast to coast across the island
- Chance to see a kiwi in the wild
- New Zealand's third island and newest
- Panoramic scenery alive with many
- A low to moderate level of fitness
Plus package starts in Invercargill with the first night at Tuatara
Backpackers. Fly by light plane to Mason Bay on the west coast of
Stewart Island and stay the night at Mason Bay Hut. Walk and water
taxi across the island to Halfmoon Bay for the night. Return by
plane the following day to Invercargill.
a detailed itinerary and complete list of what is included in your
Stewart Island Freedom Plus walk click
Bay catch a water taxi across Paterson Inlet and up Freshwater River.
Walk across the island to Mason Bay for a night at the DOC hut returning
the next day to Halfmoon Bay.
For a detailed itinerary and complete
list of what is included in your Stewart Island Freedom Walk click
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