Rakiura Stewart Island - Land of the Glowing Skies
Fly over stunning coastal scenery on your way to Rakiura Stewart Island, New Zealand's third Island and home to Rakiura National Park. Depart Dunedin and fly over the rugged Catlins Coast, where the forest grows to the edge of the Pacific's white sand beaches. View the wild Nugget Point, Tautuku Beach and Waipapa Point, the scene of New Zealands largest shipping disaster, the sinking of the SS Taraua in 1881. Cross Foveaux Strait and land at Ryans Creek airstrip at Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Islands only settlement. You are free to explore the township and close surrounds for three to four hours. Take a cruise to Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary, maybe a bus tour with an informative commentary or go for a bush walk and take in the native surroundings. The options are endless. Enjoy a meal of fresh and famous bluecod or salmon at the worlds most southernmost hotel before your return trip to Dunedin.
Duration: Allow five hours
Cost: $600.00 per person