Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Stewart Island map

Stewart Island is a mountainous island, with a valley, Mason Bay in the west to the coast in the east, separating the northern from southern ranges. A large section of the island is part of Rakiura National Park. There are many walking tracks in the area north and west of Halfmoon Bay (Oban). Most of the indigenous vegetation remains. Click on the legend of this map to examine the land forms, the walking tracks and the vegetation.

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - New Zealand’s third main island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 May 2015