Travel Blogs from Stewart Island, New Zealand

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Map Marker - No Text, NZ Waters, New Zealand travel blog

Map Marker - No Text

A travel blog entry by mtrmsd

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The Rakiura Track, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

The Rakiura Track

A travel blog entry by rich

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... a couple of metres of it, before it flew high into the trees and out of sight. I'd not been lucky enough to see a kiwi on Stewart Island, but this definitely made up for it. Further along at Kaipipi Beach, I saw a woman who was out walking her dog (who ...

3 Day Rakiura Track, North Arm Hut, Rakiura Track, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

3 Day Rakiura Track

A travel blog entry by jawad

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Tuesday Rakiura Track with Luca Left Oban at 11:40am, arrived at Port William Hut 5 hours later. Busy tonight Rebecca (Oregan) Elizabeth (BC) Sandra (DOC warden) --- Wednesday (today) First muddy parts Ted slow,but good w 3 Chess w Enno ...

A visit to Ulva Island..., Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

A visit to Ulva Island...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... was much better, and I started to see and hear the birds that were described in my guide book. I saw a lot of Toutouwai (Stewart Island Robins), and heard many Tui and Bellbirds. Once at the beach, I got my first glimpse of the Weka, rummaging through ...

Where have all the Kiwi's Gone?, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Where have all the Kiwi's Gone?

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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The end of the Routburn to Manapouri to Invercargil to Stewart Island. In Manapouri I stayed in a great place called the freestone backpacker with an amazing view of the lake, sunrise , sunset , and random horses poking about. Even made a super healthy ...

Even further south to Stewart Island, South Sea Hotel, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Even further south to Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... ticket ($47 one way) and wait around for departure. Rough ferry journey with boat full of sea sick school children from Dunedin. Stewart Island accommodation is all full except for a single room at the hotel. Luca and I shared the single for $15 ...

Settling at Halfmoon Bay..., Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Settling at Halfmoon Bay...

A travel blog entry by rich

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... track followed the coast of Deep Bay, before I arrived back at the hostel at 5pm, very impressed with my initial views of Stewart Island. That evening I just relaxed and watched TV, although I did have a quick stroll around Oban with Ally, hoping to ...

South As.., Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

South As..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... thing that can so easily be forgotten. Apart from the small, sub-antarctic islands that are randomly sprinkled around New Zealand's waters, beyond Stewart Island there really is little else other than Antarctica itself. It's one hell of a place to be. ...

Getting away from it all, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Getting away from it all

A travel blog entry by vicki

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... over to Stewart Island is because there is a much better chance of seeing kiwis (the bird...) there than anywhere else. Because Stewart Island is more southerly, it has much longer days in the summer (although only really like back home), and so the ...

Lived to Tell, The North West Circuit, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Lived to Tell

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... and very intense. In fact, I could go so far as to say I think I've come out the other end a little different. Stewart Island really is beautiful, it really is untouched and unspoiled. And that's what kept me buzzing. Most of the time I would battle ...

Land of the Glowing Skies, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Land of the Glowing Skies

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... get together fortnightly or monthly for a bit of a dinner club. Tonight's feast was to be laid on at PJ's (the Stewart Island handyman) who lives round at Horseshoe Bay in the hills. Nice. Shortly after recovering 'duckster' from the oven, Russell ...

A Battle with Oneself, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

A Battle with Oneself

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... the various day walks and the Rakiura track, I'd noticed a huge topographical map on the wall which gave incredible detail of the island and the routes and tracks which snake through it. The very popular and well-known three day Rakiura track (one of ...

Fishing, a big announcement and some bagpipe, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Fishing, a big announcement and some bagpipe

A travel blog entry by hils

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... keeping up to date, but I've been having so much fun and it is impossible to have too much fun! Anyway our fourth day on Stewart Island saw us rising early to go and catch some fish. It was another wet day and it was cold - perfect fishing weather! ...

South Of The South Island., Oban, New Zealand travel blog

South Of The South Island.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Stewart Island off the tip of the bottom of South Island New Zealand, has a Sydney Cove.   Well more correctly Ulva Island in the Paterson's Inlet area of Stewart Island has a Sydney Cove. I asked our naturalist guide on our bird watching tour how ...

Walking in the Wilderness, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Walking in the Wilderness

A travel blog entry by hils

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We managed to catch the ferry in time to get us over to Stewart Island - New Zealand's 3rd island. The crossing was incredibly rough and I just survived by lying down the whole trip! By the time we arrived in Oban it was dark but we managed to find out ...

Stewart Island, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by rodandshannon

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We did a day trip to Stewart Island, New Zealand's third island, and about as far south as you can easily go in this country! We took the ferry over in the morning, and back in the evening. We were lucky to have a beautiful day, a bit cool, but ...

Mud, Hunger, and Kiwis, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Mud, Hunger, and Kiwis

A travel blog entry by sarahandaaron

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Whew. What a trip. Where to start? First off Stewart's Island is beautiful and full of fantastic bird-life. We started off easy on the 11 day, 77.5 mile hike, which was good since we (mainly me) were out of shape. The weather alternated between ...

The great Kiwi Hunt, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

The great Kiwi Hunt

A travel blog entry by eamorley

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Helicopter dropped us off at half-moon bay Oban, the main community on Stewart Island. Met by Jan from DOC who gave us a chat about Ulva Island which has a range of endangered native birds and the prospects of going looking for Brown Kiwi (50-50). She ...

Bluff to Stewart Island, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Bluff to Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by joycekeith

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... island lies off the coast of the South Island. This morning we take a one-hour catamaran boat ride across the Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island. We're staying in the small town on Halfmoon Bay at the South Seas Hotel. The rest of the island is a natural ...

A Trip with the Guys: Deep Sea off Stewart Island, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

A Trip with the Guys: Deep Sea off Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by elfordfamily

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... I would never be asked again, said yes. Soon after arriving, I learned that the trip was to Stewart Island, a remote island off the southern coast of New Zealand's South Island.  To give you an idea of the remoteness – the next land mass ...

Travel plans for the next 2 to 3 weeks, Invercargill, Stewart's Island, and Te Anau, New Zealand travel blog

Travel plans for the next 2 to 3 weeks

A travel blog entry by sarahandaaron

... of the lesser-known tracks to another sound. I'll try to find some internet in Te Anau or Invercargill after our Stewart's Island trip, but I'm not making any promises. However we do have to visit a backpackers or visitor center to pick up another ...

Downtime on Stewart Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Downtime on Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by charliek85

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... two more that night – another female, and a young male. They’re quite rare to see – and while the Stewart Island kiwis apparently differ from the mainland kiwi, they’re all pretty timid and therefore rare to sight. There are ...

Wild is for wildlife, Stuart Island/Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Wild is for wildlife

A travel blog entry by spanner

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... island is a National Park, and having been told by a girl who has spent her whole four months here tramping that the Stuart Island track drove her slowly insane, we thought better of it. Wading thigh high through mud with ten days' worth of food on your ...

The Third Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

The Third Island

A travel blog entry by bazil.dog

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... nbsp; Felt better than rocking around on the inside- and we saw an albatross! Stuart Island is the small 'third’ island of New Zealand.  Known for its remoteness, fishing and bird life.  The main township, Oban, is where you find ...

Stewart Island, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by jag

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... on a slighly overcast day after stopping to give the car some more juice and before we knew it we were on board the Stewart Island Experience speeding at 23 knots towards Nz's third largest Island after the two big ones. The ride over took about an ...

Codfish Paradise in a cold climate, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Codfish Paradise in a cold climate

A travel blog entry by eamorley

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... on time. Put clean clothes on. Had our gear checked and our boots cleaned before catching the helicopter to Codfish Island. What a place, rugged, windswept, wet and very,very beautiful. Dumped our gear in the bunkhouse and shown facilities (very ...

Es ist wieder mal ein bisschen was passiert =), Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Es ist wieder mal ein bisschen was passiert =)

A travel blog entry by gustavteschner

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... ich musste vorher erstmal aus dem Auto in den Rucksack umziehen, weil ich das Auto nicht mitnehmen konnte auf die Insel. Auf Stewart Island, wo wirklich überhaupt nichts los ist, bin ich erstmal zum DOC gegangen, dass ist so ein Visitor Centre in jeder ...

The Stewart Island Experience, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

The Stewart Island Experience

A travel blog entry by mudpuppy3d

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... , and the four of us watched seagull bullies and attempted to finish all our food, to no avail. Stewart Island was definitely my favorite location in New Zealand so far. While we didn't exactly rought it (see fish and chips dinner Saturday night), the ...

Hunting for Kiwi's and the legend that is Kai Kart, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Hunting for Kiwi's and the legend that is Kai Kart

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

... of Albatross following the fishing boats out to sea. We also got some great views of Tui, Kereru, Silvereye and our first Rifleman (New Zealand’s smallest bird) along the way. At the end there were some nice view over the cliffs where we could look ...

How can you fly when you are taller than the plane, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

How can you fly when you are taller than the plane

A travel blog entry by jrcooke7

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... each other for about a week!), we decided that we would abide by everyone's suggestion and promptly booked ourselves a flight over to Stewart Island deciding to forgo the excitement of the Stewart Island Ferry. A ferry service that is known for its rough ...

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