6 Rankers Reviews
3 Halfmoon Bay
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.
South Island ▷ Stewart Island ▷ Halfmoon Bay
Incredible huts at the beaches, very quiet, not many people on this track, very, very muddy!!
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.
All tracks were nice with much variation.
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.
Challenging 10-12 day walk. Don't forget gaiters. Wicked west coast beaches!
Best tramp ever!
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 😍