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Rakiura For A Day

Can you brag about going to the most Southern part of New Zealand yet? More accessible than you think, Rakiura / Stewart Island is just a short journey across the Foveaux Strait.

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If you're pressed for time but have a free day on your hands, we've got the perfect day trip planned out just for you. Head over to Rakiura for the day and get the perfect taster of what the island has to offer. A narrowed down, hand-picked version of our 3 Day Real Rakiura Experience, you'll encounter the island's beautiful untouched landscapes, never ending lush native forest and some extra friendly locals (with wings and without).

What's Included

  • Return Ferry: Travel with the island's locals on our return catamaran ferry service between Bluff & Rakiura and if you're lucky, you'll strike up an interesting conversation about what it's like to live in our Southernmost community.
  • Village & Bays Tour: A sure way to learn the history of the island. Unspoiled, incredibly beautiful, and steeped in stories, Stewart Island (also known as Rakiura – glowing skies - by Maori) deserves an informative introduction.
  • Ulva Island Explorer: Back on water, you'll cruise the coastlines to uncover some of the island's completely isolated and unspoiled beaches like none other in New Zealand. We'll then dock the boat at Paterson Inlet, home to a renowned wildlife sanctuary Ulva Island, for a 45 minute guided walk. Here you'll be entertained by the inquisitive weka who roams the beach along with many other bird species from bush robins to rare saddlebacks and yellowheads.

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