Top Choice Bird Sanctuary in Stewart Island

Ulva Island

A tiny paradise covering only 250 hectares, Ulva Island/Te Wharawhara is a great place to see lots of native NZ birds. Established as a bird sanctuary in 1922, it remains one of Stewart Island/Rakiura’s wildest corn…
Museum in Stewart Island

Rakiura Museum

Historic photographs are stars of this small museum focused on local natural and human history, and featuring Māori artefacts, whaling gear and household items.
Church in Stewart Island

Presbyterian Church

This wooden church has perched on a knoll overlooking the bay since 1904. One local wagers that shipwrights had a hand in its building: 'some of the joints are a pleasure to behold.'
Historic Building in Stewart Island

Stone House

At Harrold Bay, 2.5km southwest of Oban, is a simple stone house built by Lewis Acker around 1835, one of New Zealand’s oldest buildings.