Rakiura Museum, Stewart Island

11 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island

Rakiura Museum - Te Puka o Te Waka. Our new award-winning building opened on the 1st December 2020. Situated centrally in the main Oban/Halfmoon Bay township, the Museum houses an extensive collection of items and photographs of Stewart Islands' early history.

Displays and information about early Maori settlements; mutton-birding; whaling; fishing; timber milling; mining; boat building; transport; schools and churches are all featured.

As well as an outstanding tourist attraction the Museum carries out the important work of collecting, interpreting and preserving historic articles from Stewart island's past


Hours 10.00AM - 3.00PM daily

Adults $10; Children under 16 years of age - Free Admittance

Group bookings/School Parties by arrangement

Meeting Room Available for hire

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Last modified
Fri 26 Nov 2021
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