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.
Situated in Ayr Street opposite the
October to May
Monday to Saturday 10:00am-1:30pm
June to September
Monday to Friday 10:00am-noon
9 Ayr Street
Phone: +64 (0)3 219 1221