Fern Gully Track

Fern Gully Track

Stewart Island/Rakiura


Time: 2 hr return

The route follows an old sawmill track, winding along a stream flanked by a variety of beautiful ferns and cutover forest. A clearing and seat at the end of the track provide a pleasant spot to enjoy the birds and forest.

Fern Gully was one of the places local residents planned to hide their children in the event of an invasion during the Second World War.


Feature Value Info


South IslandStewart IslandHalfmoon Bay


  • Walking
  • Free



Annette Schmitt's avatar

Annette Schmitt


Ranking: 6/10

First part is great along the shore, but then lots, lots, lots of sandflies, view poss and a kitty = no kiwi, second part all day the same - rainforest without a view, third part nice but long at the end.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Joel's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

It could have been great except for the 3 days of rain.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009