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2019-11-09 Rakiura Southern Circuit

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Start: 2019-11-10 07:31 Start elev: 14 m Max elev: 683 m Distance: 76.7 km
End: 2019-11-14 12:51 End elev: 9 m Ascent: 4,722 m Avg moving speed: 1.4 km/h
Duration: 101:19 h Elev loss: -5 m Descent: 4,764 m Duration moving: 54:58 h

Daily route maps

Sat Nov 09 day 0 - Invercargill to Mason Bay

Invercargill City, fly Invercargill to Mason Bay, walk to Mason Bay Hut

Invercargill and Mason Bay
Invercargill Water Tower str
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Queens Park Statue
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Stewart Island Flights plane
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Unloading plane at Mason Bay
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon and Brian walking north up Mason Bay
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
View south down Mason Bay
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon and Brian walking north up Mason Bay
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Jim and Brian off the plane at Mason Bay
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Jim and Brian off the plane at Mason Bay
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Mason Bay to north
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Brian, Jim, Mason Bay to south
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Brian and Simon heading up Duck Creek
Photo: Jim


Jim and I have the morning in Invercargill, walking the City and Queens Park. Met Brian at the airport and fly with Stewart Island Air to Mason Bay landing at low tide. Walked to Mason Bay Hut for the night.

Sun Nov 10 day 1 - Mason Bay, Kilbride Homestead, to Doughboy Bay

Mason Bay, Martin's Creek Hunters Hut, Cavalier Hunters Hut, Kilbride Homestead, to Doughboy Bay

Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Party at Mason Bay hut
Photo: Simon
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Party at Mason Bay hut
Photo: Simon
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Exiting Duck Creek to Mason Bay
Photo: Simon
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Cavalier Creek, Mason Bay, Ernest Islands
Photo: Brian
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Brian heading up track
Photo: Jim
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Adams Hill
Photo: Brian
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
View from Adams hill
Photo: Jim
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Ernest Islands from Adams hill stitch
Photo: Jim
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Old trig on Adams hill
Photo: Jim
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Simon and Jim by a tarn on the tops
Photo: Brian
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Simon on Adams hill
Photo: Jim
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Brian at Doughboy bay
Photo: Jim



Mon Nov 11 day 2 - Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut

Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua

Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian and Jim at Doughboy Bay stitch
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Doughboy Bay sandhills 2 stitch
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Jim and Brian on Doughboy Hill
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon on Doughboy Hill
Photo: Jim
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
On Doughboy tops br
Photo: Brian
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Tannin coloured Rakeahua River
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian on Rakeahua track in forest cr
Photo: Jim
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon on Rakeahua track in forest cr
Photo: Jim
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian and Jim crossing the Rakeahua River bridge
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon crossing the Rakeahua
Photo: Jim
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian at Rakeahua Hut
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon at Rakeahua hut br
Photo: Brian



Tue Nov 12 day 3 - Mt Rakeahua

Mt Rakeahua, 681m

Mt Rakeahua
Simon on Rakeahua, Patterson inlet behind br
Photo: Brian
Mt Rakeahua
Rakeahua Mason Bay stitch
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Jim on Rakeahua
Photo: Brian
Mt Rakeahua
Patterson Inlet stitch
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Jim and Brian overlooking Rakeahua
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Jim descending the tussock
Photo: Brian
Mt Rakeahua
Southern Dotterel
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Simon at Rakeahua Hut
Photo: Jim
Mt Rakeahua
Simon and Jim at Rakehua Landing
Photo: Brian
Mt Rakeahua
Brian and Jim at Rakeahua River landing
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Rakeahua Hut through Macrocarpas
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Rakeahua Hut interior str
Photo: Simon


A day trip up Mt Rakeahua. Saw the rare Southern Dotterel. Had good all round view from the top although the strong southerly made it very cold.

Wed Nov 13 day 4 - Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut

Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut

Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Jim leaving Rakeahu Hut
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Jim leaving Rakeahu Hut
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Rakeahua estuary stitch
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Simon looking at Patterson Inlet tidal flats
Photo: Brian
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Simon on Patterson Inlet tidal flats
Photo: Jim
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Smon at Freds Camp Hut
Photo: Brian
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Jim at Freds Camp
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp from the Jetty stitch
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Simon on Freds Camp jetty
Photo: Jim
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp jetty at dusk stitch
Photo: Jim
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp at dusk and low tide stitch
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp jetty at dusk
Photo: Simon



Thu Nov 14 day 5 - Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut

Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut

Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Morning at Freds Camp
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Freds Camp Hut at dawn
Photo: Brian
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Tolson River
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Simon looking muddy in the Freshwater track
Photo: Jim
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Brian at Freshwater landing
Photo: Jim
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Simon at Freshwater Hut
Photo: Jim
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Water Taxi at Freshwater Jetty
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Water Taxi at Freshwater jetty
Photo: Jim
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Leaving Freshwater jetty
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Freshwater River from water taxi
Photo: Brian
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
View out to Patterson Inlet
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
In Patterson Inlet
Photo: Simon



Fri Nov 15 day 6 - Oban, Ackers Point

Oban, and Ackers Point walk

Oban, Ackers Point
Kaka on balcony
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Kaka on balcony
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay beach
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban from Lonnekers Beach
Photo: Simon
Oban, Ackers Point
Brian at Ackers Cottage
Photo: Simon
Oban, Ackers Point
Simon at Ackers Point
Photo: Brian
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay stitch
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban Bay P 1
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban Bay stitch
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay from Ackers point track
Photo: Simon
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Heritage Expeditions cruise ship
Photo: Jim



Sat Nov 16 day 7 - Ulva Island

Ulva Island

Ulva Island
Golden Bay from Observation rock stitch
Photo: Simon
Ulva Island
Sydney Cove
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
Jim and Brian at south end of Sydney Cove stitch
Photo: Simon
Ulva Island
Brian at Boulder Beach stitch
Photo: Simon
Ulva Island
West End Beach view
Photo: Jim
Ulva Island
West End Beach weka
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
Brian and Simon at lunch
Photo: Jim
Ulva Island
Simon and Weka at West End Beach
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
Weka
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
Weka
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
Brian walking down to Oban
Photo: Simon
Ulva Island
Halfmoon Bay str
Photo: Simon



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