Rakiura Museum

Rakiura Museum / Te Puka o Te Waka

Te Puka O Te Waka Rakiura Museum - credit Graham WarmanA visit to Stewart Island isn't complete without a browse through the Rakiura Museum, centrally located at 11 Main Road.

Our museum houses an extensive collection of items and photographs of Stewart Island's early history. Current displays showcase early Maori settlement; muttonbirding; whaling; fishing; timber milling; mining; boat building; transport; schools and churches.

Entry: Adults $10; Children (16 & under) no charge

Rakiura Museum
11 Main Road
P. O. Box 114
Stewart Island 9846

Phone: +64 (0)3 219 1221
Email: stewartislandmuseum@xtra.co.nz

Whaling display at Rakiura Museum



Opening hours

  • Summer
    10.00am - 4.00pm weekdays
    10.00am - 3.00pm weekends/public holidays (closed Christmas Day)
  • Winter
    10.00am - 3.00pm daily

Other times by arrangement for schools and special interest groups (minimum 6 people)


Meeting Room for hire

Gift Shop

Research, Photocopying and Laminating Services