North West Circuit Stewart Island/Rakiura: Walking and tramping in Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island/Rakiura

East Ruggedy panorama
Image: Andrew Purdam | Creative Commons


The North West Circuit offers challenging multi-day tramping around Rakiura/Stewart island’s northern coast.


Sweeping beaches, rocky headlands and stunning scenery are the rewards for the fit and well-equipped.

Rakeahua Valley and Doughboy Bay can be added to the North West Circuit. Alternatively the Southern Circuit Track incorporating these areas can be walked separately.

Track overview

125 km loop

Walking and tramping

9 - 11 days Advanced: Tramping track

Dog access

No dogs


Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 219 0009
Address:   15 Main Road
Stewart Island 9818
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