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Stewart Island/Rakiura Track

For those who are unfamiliar with Stewart Island, it is technically the third major island of New Zealand, located south of the South Island. The island is essentially a nature reserve, with a single village located on the island, called Oban, with only 300 or so permanent residents. 359 more words


Stewart Island: A little further south but without the car

It was a relatively short drive from ‘The Catlins’ to Bluff where we were scheduled catch the 11am ferry for the 1-hour trip across Foveaux Strait to Stewart Island (Rakiura). 1,087 more words

New Zealand

Olearia colensoi Hook. f.

Olearia colensoi


New Zealand: Big Solander Island (Solander Islands); South Island; Stewart Island

local names:

tupare – Neuseeland


Olearia colensoi var. colensoi… 7 more words

4. Flora

White-capped Albatross

In New Zealand, my wife and I hired a private water taxi to pick us up from the small Ulva Island to return us to Stewart Island. 303 more words


Stewart Island

Stewart Island is a truly magical area of New Zealand situated only an hours ferry ride from the south coast of South Island. As we approached the island by boat, the dazzling colours of the surrounding forest paired with the harmonious sounds of a plethora of wildlife ushered us into a hidden paradise – immediately we felt we had ventured to an, almost, sacred place. 465 more words


"We'll be birds flyin' free." (Unless you're a weka or a kiwi or a penguin.)

I’m not sure how I became interested in hunting for kiwis. Before I came to New Zealand, I saw a really nice picture of the bird and watched some videos from wildlife refuges, and suddenly, I was intrigued by the nocturnal creatures. 1,460 more words


24th December – Stewart Island

Word of warning, getting up at 4:30 will WRECK your body when you’re just shy of 30.  I don’t know how I managed to get up and out the door.  718 more words