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Guided Nature Walk

Immerse yourself in the unique cultural and natural heritage of Stewart Island on a small group guided walk

Go on an informative & interactive guided walk that takes you on a journey of discovery through Stewart Island’s unique cultural and natural heritage.

This small group guided walks to Ackers Point provides an unforgettable insight into the diversity and beauty of this island sanctuary. The walk may also include a visit to Ackers Point lighthouse and New Zealand’s oldest building, Ackers Cottage. This is a great spot for watching little blue penguins and titi (muttonbirds or sooty shearwaters) returning ashore to their nesting sites. Enjoy fantastic views across Paterson Inlet and Ulva Island to the mainland.

Throughout your walk, the nature guide will enlighten you about Stewart Island’s history, its fascinating environment and point out the native plant and bird life. You will also gain a first-hand understanding of the conservation efforts of the local residents.

  • Duration 2 hours (includes one hour of walking on well-formed tracks)
  • Suitable for most ages (minimum age 14 years) and with reasonable fitness levels
  • Small group size (maximum of 8 people per guide)
  • Minimum numbers apply (4 adults)
  • Departures: Nov - Mar, departs 6pm

This activity on Stewart Island is provided by our sister company Stewart Island Experience ... click here to learn more and book.