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For your comfort and safety and that of other group members, please be prepared for varying weather conditions. Below are lists of recommended things to wear and bring on Day Walks and on Overnight Trips.

Check out our Hire Outdoor Gear and Retail Outdoor Gear pages for items you can hire or buy from us.


For overnight trips, keep your pack as light as possible - you will enjoy your trip far more and have the energy to do more.

T ips: Carry quick drying pack towels, keep toiletries (e.g. toothpaste and face creams) in small plastic containers.

Depending on the trip e.g. Kiwi Journey (boat in and boat out option) please make sure you leave some space in your pack for group food/equipment - approx. 1 - 2 kg.

What to Wear & Bring - DAY WALKS

  • Day pack and plastic liner
  • Hiking boots recommended or covered walking shoes with a good grip
  • Waterproof raincoat
  • Warm clothing
  • Spare jersey/polar fleece
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Hiking poles
  • Personal First Aid Kit and any required medication
  • Environmentally friendly toilet paper
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and spare film
  • Binoculars
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

What to Wear & Bring - OVERNIGHT HIKES

  • 35 to 40 lites for the Rakiura Great Walk. At least 45 litre backpack for Kiwi Journey (boat in, boat out option) with plastic liner inside and/or pack cover.
  • Sleeping Bag - at least 3 seasons
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof raincoat
  • Warm spare clothing to change into (e.g. polypropylene top and pants)
  • Jersey/polar fleece
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Hiking shorts
  • Spare socks
  • Rain pants or gaiters
  • Hiking poles
  • Sandals
  • Torch
  • Toiletries including environmentally friendly toilet paper
  • Personal First Aid Kit and any required medication
  • Pack towel (quick drying)
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera and spare film
  • Binoculars
  • 1 litre water bottle

Cotton trousers and jeans are not recommended for overnight trips.

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Stewart Island - Travel & Activities

14 Main Road
P O Box 188, Stewart Island, NZ

Ph: 64 3 219 1066
Fax: 64 3 219 1078
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Office now centrally located opposite Department of Conservation Office and approx. 2 minutes walk from flight/ferry See Map.

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