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A Week on Stewart Island

Recently we hosted a group of friend for several days.  They certainly never let the grass grow under their feet while here.

As well as our packaged Ulva Island Tour they did most of the local walks, including Ackers Point, Little River/Garden Mound and the Coast to Coast.

One of the party kindly copied me all her photos from their time on the Island, and the slide show is a tiny fraction of what caught her eye.

Looking Back into the village

On the way to Ackers Point

Lonnikers Beach

On the way to Ackers Point

Lonnikers Nugget

 grave site of a whaling captain killed when the anchor chain parted
On the way to Ackers Point, 

Leask Bay 

On the way to Ackers Point

Looking across from Leask Bay towards Buttterfields Beach

On the way to Ackers Point

Ackers Historic Stone Cottage

The Islands oldest surviving building

Harolds Bay

On the way to Ackers Point

Fishermans Rock

On the way to Ackers Point

The Track

On the way to Ackers Point

From Ackers Point back to the Village via Ringa Ringa Beach and Golden Bay

Looking Out from Ackers Point

From Ackers Point back to the Village via Ringa Ringa Beach and Golden Bay

Ringa Ringa Beach

From Ackers Point back to the Village via Ringa Ringa Beach and Golden Bay

Ringa Ringa Beach, with Ackers Point beyond

From Ackers Point back to the Village via Ringa Ringa Beach and Golden Bay

Ringa Ringa Nugget, and Native Island beyond

From Ackers Point back to the Village via Ringa Ringa Beach and Golden Bay

Ringa Ringa Golf Course

From Ackers Point back to the Village via Ringa Ringa Beach and Golden Bay

Deep Bay

From Ackers Point back to the Village via Ringa Ringa Beach and Golden Bay

Golden Bay, the end of the walk

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

Lee Bay

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

The Chain, Park Entrance

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

Coastal Views

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

The Track up to Garden Mound

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

Looking toward Port William

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

Bluff, across Foveaux Straits

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

From Garden Mound the view towards the village

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

Horseshoe Bay

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

Paradise Duck Family

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

Looking towards the Village from above Butterfields Bay

From Lee Bay to Little River, Over Garden Mound, back to Horseshoe Bay
and then to Butterfields Bay, Mill Creek and back to the Village

Looking back the way we came past Braggs Bay

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay

Looking up the Freshwater Valley to the Raggedy Mountains

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay

Mason Bay

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay

Mason Bay and Islands Beyond

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

Landed on Mason Bay

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

Headed Out, Up the Beach

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

Mason Bay Hut

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

Wind in the Sky

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

Island Hill Homestead

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

The Old Woolshed

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

Lunch, on the track to Freshwater

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

Boarding the watertaxi at Freshwater Landing

The Coast to Coast.
Fly to Mason Bay
Walk to Freshwater Landing
Watertaxi to Golden Bay on Masons Bay

Back at Golden Bay