Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Halfmoon Bay and Paterson Inlet

The only settlement on Stewart Island/Rakiura, Halfmoon Bay, also known as Oban, is in the middle in this panoramic shot. To the right is Horseshoe Bay and in the distance behind Halfmoon Bay is Paterson Inlet/Whaka ā Te Wera, Stewart Island’s largest inlet.

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - New Zealand’s third main island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 May 2015