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 (5 and 11 days respectively), these are remote, challenging tramps. You will need good fitness and route-finding skills to tackle them.
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 cruise, returning you to Golden Bay.
Posted in: Birding & Wildlife, Hiking/Tramping, Multi-Day, Self Guided, Water Taxi
Adult $60/Child $35
Minimum fare 3a
If you are a single traveler, please get in touch as we often have other travelers booked or 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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