Stewart Island Rakiura Transport and Information

Stewart Island Rakiura Transport and Information. The Tracknet coach terminates at Invercargill which is a 30 minute connecting coach ride from Bluff and the Ferrys that link the South Island with Stewart Island / Rakiura and the many walking and nature opportunities on the Island (our Tracknet services links with this Shuttle, ask us to book this for you).

Stewart Island Track Information:

An overview of the hiking opportunities on Stewart Island / Rakiura is below. For more information about Stewart Island walking tracks please contact the Department of Conservation.

North West Circuit Stewart Island / Rakiura

The North West Circuit offers challenging tramping around Rakiura / Stewart Island’s northern coast.

Category: Tramping track

Distance: 125 km

Completion Time: 9 – 11 days

Rakiura Track

The Rakiura Track Great Walk is found on Stewart Island / Rakiura, just a 20 minute flight from Invercargill or an hour by ferry from Bluff.

Category: Great Walk / Easier tramping track

Distance: 37 km

Completion Time: 3 days

Southern Circuit Stewart Island / Rakiura

The Southern Circuit is regarded as a remote, challenging tramp needing good fitness and route-finding skills. You can get to it via the North West Circuit Track or by boat.

Category: Tramping track

Distance: 71.5 km round trip

Completion Time: 4 – 6 days round trip from Freshwater

Ulva Island walking tracks

Managed by DOC as an open sanctuary, Ulva Island is one of several small islands inside Paterson Inlet, Ulva Island is a predator and rodent free island which is home to endangered and rare New Zealand birds including the Saddleback, which you can visit.

Category: Walking track

Tracknet Bookings

You can check availability, departure times and book online and receive an instant email confirmation, or you can complete our booking form with your requirements. Please allow up to 1 working day for your booking form to be processed. Alternatively, please contact us to make your booking or for further details.