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Rakiura Track
 
   
   

Accommodation
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.

BushIn Halfmoon Bay we stay in a Southland "crib" or holiday home. All the mod cons....power, hot showers and flush toilets. Linen is provided.

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.

Getting There
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.

Fitness Level
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 heavy rain.

Weather
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:

Equipment
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.

What to Bring
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.

 
 
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