HikeSouth: 4 day/3 night Stewart Island Track Walk - Freedom Plus
Many centuries ago Maori came by canoe to the island to harvest shellfish and mutton birds, traditions still carried out today by local iwi. They named the island Rakiura - 'Land of the Glowing Skies' as it is renowned for its lingering sunsets of summer and the aurora of winter.
DetailsStewart Island Track – Freedom Plus
Stewart Island offers the best chance most people will ever have to see New Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi, in its natural environment. Rest assured not many New Zealanders can make that claim.
At Kiwi Wilderness Walks our aim is to help you participate in the great outdoors in classic "Kiwi" fashion visiting this "noah's ark" of wildlife.
Coast to coast across the island
Chance to see a kiwi in the wild
New Zealand's third island and newest National Park
Panoramic scenery alive with many native birds
A low to moderate level of fitness is required.
1 nights bunk room accommodation in Invercargill ,
1 night on the trail, 1 nights bunk room accommodation in Halfmoon Bay and flights to and from Stewart Island.
What to Bring:
First thing is make sure you have well worn good fitting boots or tramping shoes.
Suggested list of what to bring;
Pair of shorts, trousers.
Thick woolen or fleece top.
Thermal long johns and shirt.
Socks, underwear and handkerchief.
Small towel or flannel.
Warm hat and light gloves.
Waterproof coat with hood.
Favourite boots or walking shoes.
Pair of light shoes or sandals.
Pack with waterproof liner.
Small personal torch, water bottle.
Personal medicine, toilet bag
Insect repellent, sunblock.
Camera and film.
Some people like gaiters and others use walking sticks.
Freedom Walk customers need to add a sleeping bag and kitchen equipment to the list above except on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track where the huts have a full compliment of cooking and kitchen equipment available. Gas cookers are also provided on the Milford, Routeburn and Kepler tracks.
Accommodation is based on share twin. In Invercargill you stay at Tuatara Backpackers (which is also the YHA) in the m