The southernmost Department of Conservation Visitor Centre has an abundance of local information and informative and interactive displays.
For help with outdoor plans on Stewart Island (Rakiura), and to learn about the island's natural and cultural values, pop into our visitor centre.
We have: information on short walks, multi day tramps and Ulva Island, up to date track conditions and weather reports, topographical maps and brochures about Stewart Island and the lower South Island, DOC Hut tickets, Backcountry Annual Hut Passes and Great Walk booking services, hunting information and permits, fishing information and regulations for coastal Stewart Island, Paterson Inlet Mataitai Reserve and Ulva Island (Te Wharawhara) Marine Reserve, informative and entertaining DVDs and a comfy couch to watch them - great for rainy days, informative displays that explain local flora and fauna, and Maori and colonial history, an interactive recreation of an old ranger’s hut complete with bunks, cooking equipment and old boots - fun for the kids, and quality supplies and souvenirs including clothing, books, camping equipment, post cards and much more.
A warm welcome awaits you as you step into the southernmost Department of Conservation Visitor Centre. Our friendly, helpful and experienced staff can help plan your time to ensure you make the most of it here on the island.
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