Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand
Coastal walk to historic lighthouse
Starting from the centre of Oban, this route follows the coastline east along the road through Lonnekers Beach and least Bay to Harrold Bay where there is one of NZ's oldest houses (built by Lewis Acker in 1835). Here the road ends and you follow a good gravel walking track along the headland up to the lighthouse where there are great views over the bay. In late summer the attraction is Sooty Shearwaters (Muttonbirds) which return to their burrows in the hillsides at dusk, and Penguins can also sometimes be seen returning to shore.
Return the same way. Allow 2 - 3 hours for the return trip.
From Elgin Terrace in Oban (the main road along Halfmoon bay) take the road east along the coast.
(Do not venture off the track on the headland, as there are underground burrows which may cave in).
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28 Feb 2010 by ledzep
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