Our water taxi service to Freshwater River (the “Gateway to Mason Bay”), provides access to the Southern and North-West Circuits. Mason Bay is a popular multi-day tramp with a stay at either the Mason Bay or Freshwater DOC huts, and a high chance of seeing the Rakiura Tokoeka (Stewart Island Kiwi) in the wild.
If you are tramping the full Southern or North-West Circuits (generally up to 5 and 11 days respectively), these are regarded as remote, challenging tramps, needing good fitness and route-finding skills.
The Freshwater River is a tidal destination, with departure and return times varying from day to day, so please enquire with us directly for service times and availability. This trip is also available as a scenic, round trip service.
Posted in: Birding & Wildlife, Hiking/Tramping, Multi-Day, Self Guided, Sightseeing & Scenic, Water Taxi
Adult $60/Child $35.
Minimum fare $120.
If you are a single traveler, please get in touch as we usually have other travelers on stand by.
Tidal. 45 mins (one way). Departures from Golden Bay, bookings essential.
0800 725 487
+64 (0)3 219 1487
10 Main Road, Halfmoon Bay,
Stewart Island, New Zealand
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