travel42 Port Guide: Stewart Island

Stewart Island travel42 Port of Call Guide

Naturalists will be drawn to Stewart Island, 30 mi/50 km south of Invercargill, just off the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island. About 85% of the island is designated as the Rakiura National Park, which has New Zealand's highest level of conservation protection.

This sparsely populated and isolated island is one of the country's best-kept secrets. It's primarily a haven for seals and abundant bird species (including albatrosses, kiwis and several kinds of penguins). The island also ha...

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