Rakiura National Park

Rakiura National Park

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VISIT Rakiura National Park:

Park Details

Rakiura National Park was established in 2002, and has a total area of 345,849 acres (540 square miles, or 1,400 square kilometers).

Address Main Road, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island, Stewart Island, 9846
Entrance FeeFree
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Rakiura National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Rakiura National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Rakiura National Park are April, May, June & July.

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Avg Temp606058545047474850525458
Max Temp717168645954535559626570
Avg Temp494948464441404142434447
Min Temp424241383634343334353740
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Rakiura National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Rakiura National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Rakiura National Park.

Fiordland National Park178 km
Mount Aspiring National Park316 km

Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Rakiura National Park:

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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Rakiura National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Rakiura National Park.

Christchurch International AirportCHCChristchurch, 535 km
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Rakiura National Park.

Invercargill AirportIVCInvercargill, 74 km
Dunedin International AirportDUDDunedin, 216 km
Queenstown International AirportZQNQueenstown, 230 km
Wanaka AirportWKAWanaka, 275 km
Oamaru AirportOAM, 337 km
Timaru AirportTIU, 398 km
Hokitika AirfieldHKK, 536 km

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.