North West Circuit Stewart Island...

North West Circuit Stewart Island/Rakiura

90%

Details

6 Rankers Reviews

6 Face-to-Face

226 Walking

5 Halfmoon Bay

Maps

Photos

Rakiura - untouched
Brilliant

Information

Time: 9 - 11 days, Distance: 125 km

Stewart Island (Rakiura) is New Zealand's third largest island and home to its most southern national park. Rakiura's North West Circuit track is suitable for fit, well equipped and experienced trampers. Mud is widespread and often deep and thick on the tracks, regardless of the season. Track times are an indication only and extra time should be allowed in adverse conditions. Check out the weather before you head out at any DOC office. If you are lucky you will see some kiwi the size of a medium dog - seriously.

Details

Feature Value Info

Location

South IslandStewart IslandHalfmoon Bay

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

Contact

Reviews

Paul Schwerz's avatar

Paul Schwerz

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Incredible huts at the beaches, very quiet, not many people on this track, very, very muddy!!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

Conservation Campsite Pass

Save up to 70% on campsite fees! Support conservation and experience the natural beauty of NZ. 79 Department of Conservation campsites, one convenient pass.

Get the Pass

Vaclav's avatar

Vaclav

Czech Republic

Ranking: 9/10

Great hard walk especially without bunch of walkers behind and with huts only for yourself and your mates. Natural beauty in Stewart Island is enormous.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

Top Ranked NZ Deals Pass

Access savings worth hundreds of $$ on Top Ranked NZ Accommodation and Activities for just $1 per day.

Get deals pass

Jensen Bresbenbeek's avatar

Jensen Bresbenbeek

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

All tracks were nice with much variation.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

Thank You - to the thousands of travellers that have contributed to our Top Voted NZ Activities Map - it's free from Rankers.

Dave Lidgard's avatar

Dave Lidgard

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Can be an unforgiving track, but worth all the mud, sweat and lugging a huge pack. The nasty tracks are the ones I remember most fondly.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

Camping NZ App Icon

Camping NZ App

Every camping site on your iPhone™, iPad™ or Android™ phone or tablet. Avoid camping penalties using this council approved app. Featuring offline maps.

Download from the App Store Download Android app on Google Play

Mia's avatar

Mia

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Challenging 10-12 day walk. Don't forget gaiters. Wicked west coast beaches!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

Sam's avatar

Sam

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Best tramp ever!

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2009

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

Nick Morrison's avatar

Nick Morrison

Rankers owner