Tramper, Maori Beach, Rakiura National Park
Image: Baptiste Maryns | ©



Rakiura National Park is located on Stewart Island/Rakiura, 30 km south west of Bluff between latitudes 46 and 47 degrees south.
Explore pristine beaches, sheltered inlets, and coastal forest, and see seals, penguins, kiwi, weka and many other birds. There are also opportunities for hunting, fishing, boating, cruises and scenic flights.

Find things to do and places to stay Rakiura National Park

Diving and snorkelling around the coast of Stewart Island/Rakiura and within its many bays and inlets is spectacular. There are more varieties of seaweed than anywhere else in New Zealand, mainly in Paterson Inlet/Whaka a Te Wera. The inlet is also home to an ancient filter feeding shellfish, the brachiopod.

The Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara Marine Reserve provides a great location for snorkel and scuba diving. Find out more about diving in the marine reserve.

There is no diving equipment for hire or sale on the island.


Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone +64 3 219 0009
Address 15 Main Road
Oban 9818
Hours Visitor centre hours and services
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