Fishermans rock from Ackers track


Ackers Point boasts a combination of historic and natural features. As you follow the walkway you will come across one of New Zealand's oldest buildings and a sooty shearwater colony!
  • We love to travel and getting to Stewart Island/Rakiura is a real adventure. Those who came before us many years ago had some real challenges!
  • The community are working hard to protect the beautiful environment on Stewart Island. The aim is to make the area pest free so it will be safe for birds and bush to thrive.
  • The island is home to Lewis Ackers stone cottage - one of New Zealands oldest buildings.
  • Visit one of New Zealand's few ‘mainland’ colonies of sooty shearwater or titi.  

Get ready

Download the Ackers Point adventure map (PDF, 2,068K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Ackers Point

To get to the start of this track you can either walk (approx 45 mins), hire a car or bike, or take a shuttle.

From the township of Oban, travel beside the sea along the coast road (Elgin Terrace). You will pass Lonnekers Bay, with large blue gum trees and Leask Bay with many boat sheds. Stay on this road until you reach the carpark marking the start of the Ackers Point track.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Ackers Point code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

More about Stewart Island/Rakiura

Stewart Island/Rakiura Community & Environment Trust

Rakiura Māori Land Trust

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