Accommodation is based on share twin. That's
two singles or one double sharing a room.
If you are single and want to stay that way
we can arrange single rooms.
Halfmoon Bay we stay in a Southland "crib"
or holiday home. All the mod cons....power,
hot showers and flush toilets. Linen is
On the Rakiura Track we stay at public
Department of Conservation Huts. Bunk beds
are generally available in the hut and we
have a tent if desired. We provide sleeping
bags. The huts have no power, toilets are
outside and there are no showers .... roughing
it as a Kiwi would say.
Many people choose the option to stay an
extra night at Halfmoon Bay to enjoy some
of the short local walks, visit Ulva Island,
sea kayak in Paterson Inlet or browse the
local craft stores.
Invercargill is 180km from Queenstown, and
200km from Te Anau on the Southern Scenic
Route. Tracknet Shuttles operate a daily
service departing Queenstown 7.30am and
Scenic Shuttle departs Te Anau 8:15am which
is included in the package.
There are typically
3 flights a day (8.00am, 12.00pm, 5.00pm)
from Invercargill Airport to Stewart Isalnd.
Feel free to contact us to help arrange
transfers from other locations.
A medium level of fitness is required
for the Rakiura Track. The walking is a
mixture of undulating and generally flat.
The tracks can be muddy and wet after
Is unpredictable. Extreme conditions can
develop at any time. Be prepared for cold
and wet weather and have warm waterproof
equipment. It makes it even nicer when it
is warm and sunny:
We will provide all
camping and cooking equipment,
sleeping bags and maps. You provide and
carry a pack, personal and hiking equipment.
We have packs and wet weather gear available
if required but please advise in advance.
A good pair of comfortable walking boots
or shoes is essential. The walking is
relatively flat on a mixture of beaches,
natural bush tracks and well formed paths.
You will need to carry only your own
personal belongings during the day and
your sleeping bag..
For our comprehensive list of things to bring click here.