More Adventures

More Adventures

Here at Rakiura Adventure we endeavour to make your stay an authentic Stewart Island adventure.

We offer true blue Stewart Island activities to make your stay unforgettable.

Our company believes local knowledge and passion is the key to providing this experience. To bring this to our visitors we partner with and promote small, local operators who are are a real part of the Island you are coming to explore.

Travel around Stewart Island’s coast by water taxi,  tramp through Rakiura National Park, get close to the wildlife with local guides, cruise our township by e-bike, learn about our history, flora, and fauna, embark on a hunting expedition, catch your own blue-cod, or go for a dive, and don’t forget to see a kiwi! All on picturesque Stewart Island – Rakiura.  

So, if you’re planning a trip – check out our range of tours and destinations that keep this ethos at the heart.



Fishing Charters:

Leask Bay Charters

For a Stewart Island fishing charter that is proudly owned & operated by a Stewart Island local, ‘Fluff’ & his Leask Bay Fishing Charters is your man.

Join him on the the beautiful ‘Rawhiti’ – a gem of vessel that has been here longer than any living Islander!

Listen to a yarn or two, learn about the Island’s history, encounter wildlife and visit places of interest.

Try your hand at catching fish (including the infamous Blue Cod) on a traditional hand-line.

Join in with a group or book a private fishing charter. Fluff is happy to make your adventure as long or as short as you like.

Departure: Halfmoon Bay Wharf

Call Fluff on  +64 27 303 0436
or….in-case Fluff is out fishing right now…. 
Bonnie on  +64 27 332 9960

Stewart Island Adventures guided snorkelling/free-diving tours.

Explore Stewart Island's underwater wonders with Stewart Island Adventures' new guided snorkelling and diving tours. Led by passionate free-divers and nature guides, the tour offers a glimpse of the island's vibrant marine life and captivating kelp forests.

The Island's coastal waters feature stunning kelp forests, with strands up to 10 meters long, home to a variety of fish species like Greenbone, Blue Moki, Blue Cod, Trumpeter, and Wrasse. Encounters with New Zealand Sea Lions, Fur Seals, and camouflaged octopuses add to the thrill of the experience.

Join the approximately 3.5-hour tour, complete with wetsuits, masks, fins, and boat rides. With a maximum of 8 people per group led by two guides, expect a personalized and exciting underwater adventure. Larger groups and school trips are also accommodated!"

Contact Ollie : +64 (0)22 105 8740
Or see his page, click here



Want to hit the road & get along at pace? Stewart Island Electric Bikes are what you need! 

Cruise along our 30 kilometres of road in style on these nifty electric bikes.

See a beach you like? Just stop and enjoy, no rush, and no hassle in finding parking space on our narrow coast roads.  Enjoy the convenience to get to the beginning of a day-trek, or, make the next water-taxi.

Located in the middle of town, the pick-up and drop-off point of your bike is super convenient.

call: +64 (0)20 402 38 155

Or click here for direct online booking.


Your intimate experience of New Zealand nature – it doesn’t get much closer than this without getting in the water!

Under your own steam and schedule, you’ll discover the golden-sand bays, deep forest-surrounded inlets and sometimes rugged, rocky coastline. Stewart Island / Rakiura is an unforgettable sea kayaking paradise.

A multitude of wildlife gets on with their daily and seasonal life, tides rise and fall, birds nest along the shoreline and birdsong comes from the native foliage above.

Check out Phil’s website
Phone: (+64) 027 444 2323

Or, call Bill: +64 27 495 9288


A lot of what Stewart Island has to offer is outdoor based, being such a raw, untouched natural gem. However on a wild or wet day – the perfect place to be is in Dave’s cosy workshop, getting creative with your very own greenstone carving. Enjoy stunning views of Halfmoon Bay and the Foveaux Strait, and hang out with the super friendly little pup ‘Whero’.

Dave is an expert at teaching and working with people of all skill sets from all corners of the globe – so no matter what your skill level, you will walk away with a beautiful piece to treasure forever.

Ask him about the art of carving, his artwork, the time he worked with Sir Peter Jackson on The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong and The Legend of Zorro, or just have a chat about living and working in such a beautiful setting as Stewart Island.

If this sounds like a little bit of you, make a note to pop in, or get in touch with Dave to book your studio space!

Phone: +64 21 025 939 58
Maps: Rakiura Jade Workshop