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Places to stay

Port William hut. Photo 90 Seconds.
Morning sun on the verandah, Port William

Booking campsites and huts

Trampers intending to stay at the Rakiura Track facilities are required to book these prior to departure. Note: You need to print off the confirmation letter of your booking and take it with you.

Platform bunks Port William Hut. Photo 90 Seconds.
Platform bunks Port William hut

Great Walk hut or campsite bookings may be completed online or purchased from the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre in Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island. School groups should contact the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre before making bookings.

View from North Arm hut dining room.
Lovely views of the inlet, North Arm hut dining room

Please note cancellation policy applies. See terms and conditions or contact Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre for details.

There is a limit of two consecutive nights in any hut. 

Huts

Huts are supplied with mattresses, a wood burning stove for heating, running water and toilets. Cookers and cooking utensils are not supplied – it is essential to carry your own portable stove, fuel and utensils. 

Camping.
Enjoy a night at one of the designated campsites

Hunters may also be staying at these huts.

Campsites

Camping is permitted only at the designated campsites at Maori Beach, Port William and North Arm. Please note that these camp sites are not adjacent to the huts.

When camping, you may not use hut facilities, but a cooking shelter, water supply and toilet have been provided at each site.

Please leave all huts and campsites clean and tidy and carry out all rubbish.


Sea kayaking and water taxi

Once on the island, sea kayaks and water taxis are available for hire and can be used for access to Rakiura Track huts and campsites. Stewart Island waters are changeable and should be treated with the utmost respect.

 

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Safety

Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Stewart Island/Rakiura places

Contacts

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 3 219 0009
Address:   15 Main Road
Stewart Island
Email:   stewartisland@doc.govt.nz
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