Horseshoe Point Track

Horseshoe Point Track

Stewart Island/Rakiura


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18 Halfmoon Bay

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Finishing Walk at Horseshoe Bay


Time: 3-4 hr

Maintained by Southland District Council, the Horseshoe Point Track meanders along the coast from Bragg Bay, winding above secluded bays and crystal clear water. It descends steeply down to Dead Man Beach, which despite the name, is a pleasant spot to stop for a rest.

Horseshoe Point is about an hour’s walk from Bragg Bay and is an ideal place to view Foveaux Strait. From the point, the track passes under huge macrocarpa trees, remnants of a former homestead site, and eventually finishes beside the entrance to the Resource Recovery Centre.

Directions: Follow Horseshoe Bay Road north for about 1½ km, turning into Bragg Bay Road just uphill from Butterfield Beach. The track starts at the end of the road.


Feature Value Info


DOC Southland

Central government organisation


South IslandStewart IslandHalfmoon Bay


  • Walking
  • Free


Loesje's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

We added this to our 3-day Rakiura-track.
As the first day was supposed to be very short, we decided to start with the Horseshoe Point Track. What a genius idea!
Nice track, beautiful views!

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in November 2012

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Hans Bet


Ranking: 8/10

Great views.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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