Rakiura Track and Port William
The Rakiura Track Great Walk consists of well-formed tracks, sections of which when combined with boat transport, make for great day walks. The complete Rakiura Track is 29 km, suitable for anyone with moderate fitness. It takes three days, including Port William and North Arm, provides a good introduction to the scenery of Stewart Island and is suitable for tramping all year round.
The Port William coastal track, part of the Rakiura Great Walk, is one of the island’s most popular half day walks. Take advantage of our scheduled 8:15am departure so that you can enjoy the track in one direction. After a short cruise along the stunning coastline including historical commentary, be dropped off at the Port William wharf. Discover the former Maori Beach saw mill settlement on the 3-4 hour hike through the varied Rakiura National Park forest to Lee Bay.
From Lee Bay, there is an option to book a shuttle to collect you and take you back to Halfmoon Bay/Oban. Or walk the rest of the way back to Halfmoon Bay/Oban along the local roads, an additional 1.25 hours walk. If you are looking for an additional challenge, the Horseshoe Point Headland walk loop is another 1.5 hours along the way.
Posted in: Full Day, Hiking/Tramping, History, Multi-Day, Self Guided, Sightseeing & Scenic, Water Taxi
Port William: $50/ Adult, $25/ Child, one-way
North Arm (tide dependent): $55/ Adult, $27.50/ Child, one-way
Kaipipi (tide dependent): $40/Adult, $20/ Child, one-way
Departures from Halfmoon Bay for Port William, and from Golden Bay for North Arm or Kaipipi.
We offer a scheduled 8:15am departure for Port William daily, as well as on demand departures subject to availability. All North Arm and Kaipipi departures are tide dependent.
0800 725 487
+64 (0)3 219 1487
10 Main Road, Halfmoon Bay,
Stewart Island, New Zealand
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