Stewart Island overflows with opportunities to get up close to New Zealand’s untouched landscapes, rich Maori heritage, and unique birdlife. Lush forests, rare flora and fauna, golden beaches, and rugged coastlines, provide a diverse ecosystem oasis for nature enthusiasts. Oban serves as the gateway to Rakiura National Park, where visitors can embark on bird-watching expeditions and scenic walks. Oban also holds a significant place in New Zealand's history, reflecting both Maori and European influences. Visitors can explore the local museums to delve into the island's past, gaining insights into the Maori heritage and the European settlers who once called Stewart Island home. Stewart Island is a must-visit for wildlife lovers and bird watchers, offering opportunities to witness a variety of bird species, including the iconic kiwi bird, in addition to other native and rare species in their natural habitat. The island's coastal waters are also frequented by seals, sea lions, and dolphins, providing a chance for marine wildlife encounters.