A visit to Stewart Island isn't complete without a browse through the Rakiura Museum. Established and run by volunteers, the museum houses an extensive collection of items and photographs of Stewart Island's early history, including Maori settlement; muttonbirding; whaling; fishing; timber milling; mining; boat building; transport; schools and churches. Included in the exhibits is an extensive collection of Stewart Island shells and crustacea.
PO Box 114 Halfmoon Bay Stewart Island 9846
03 219 1221
Ayr Street Halfmoon Bay Stewart Island
Oct - May; Monday-Saturday, 10am-1.30pm Sunday, 12-2pm June - Sept; Monday-Friday 10am-Noon Saturday 10.00am - 1.30pm Sunday, 12-2pm
Adult $2 Child 50c School groups by donation