Rakiura Track Destinations

Rakiura Track and Port William

The Rakiura Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, consists of fairly easy, well-formed tracks. Take a boat to one of the huts to make a great day walk! 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.


Port William

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 (bookings essential) 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.


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Stewart Island


Rakiura Charters
PO Box 112
Halfmoon Bay
Stewart Island
New Zealand

Booking Office
10 Main Road
Halfmoon Bay
Stewart Island
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