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Stewart Island - Rakiura National Park

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Invercargill, New Zealand

Transport to the island is either a 20-minute flight from Invercargill Airport or a one-hour trip on the ferry from Bluff.

As the weather around the island is notoriously changable, always contact the nearest visitor centre for the latest information about facilities and conditions.

Here is a link to Tourism New Zealand's i-Sites.

Driving on unsealed roads
l  Unsealed roads can be very narrow. Keep your speed to below 40-50 km/h to help maintain control of your vehicle. Slow down even further when approaching oncoming traffic as the dust will obscure vision.

l  As metal or gravel acts as rollers between the tyres and the road surface, it may be difficult to stop quickly. Don't brake suddenly, especially going downhill. Driving on unsealed roads is a bit like driving on ice!

l  If you are driving a rental vehicle, remember to check whether you are insured when driving on unsealed roads.

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(page last updated  26 July 2006)