Rakiura yoga adventure

Stewart Island

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Yoga, hiking, sea-kayaking, wilderness experiences, wildlife encounters, several boat trips and a spectacular scenic flight - a six-day journey to Aotearoa’s southern frontier.

The trip will be wild, but you don't have to be. You won't have to be a yoga-ninja or a seasoned adventurer to enjoy this unique experience. The kayaking is in stable, double sea-kayaks and the hiking trails are not too hilly. The yoga will be tailored to suit you personally.

The journey covers latitudes 46-47 degrees south. In this ecological zone we can expect to see albatross soaring overhead, dolphins and penguins swimming the seas, sea-lions and fur-seals sunning themselves on rocky outcrops. This is Aotearoa’s wild south, where the Southern Ocean meets desolate, untracked beaches; where wildlife and wilderness live largely undisturbed.

  • Five nights in Oban, the island’s sole settlement, with accommodation in two spacious, comfortable holiday-homes.
  • Yoga led by Lucy Hodgins (Urban Yoga) - two sessions each day (days 2-5).
  • Two guided sea-kayaking trips in the sheltered, pristine waters of Paterson Inlet.
  • A scenic flight around Rakiura’s north-east region, across a vast wilderness including the Ruggedy Range, Codfish Island and Mason Bay, one of NZ’s most remote beaches.
  • A half-day hike along the Rakiura Track, one of NZ’s Great Walks, and several other guided walks around the island.
  • A visit to the predator-free bird sanctuary Ulva Island.
  • Several late-evening kiwi-listening/kiwi-spotting walks. Oban is the only town on earth where kiwi are regularly heard and seen.
  • Three trips by water-taxi around Rakiura’s beautiful coast.
  • Return fast-ferry travel between Bluff and Rakiura, Stewart Island.
  • All necessary vehicle transport throughout the six days, from pick-up at Invercargill Airport to drop-off at Queenstown Airport.

The Rakiura yoga, adventure & wilderness experience is a collaborative effort with our friends at Globe Artichoke yoga workshop and Urban Yoga studio, Wellington, New Zealand.

More about the accommodation.

The group will be accommodated in two large, warm and modern holiday-homes; 10 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in total. Both houses have great views, well-equipped kitchens and large dining/lounge areas for social get-togethers. All linen and towels are provided.

Click to see Tamarillo's deal on trips for six

'Trips for Six'

Discounts for groups

Get a group of six or more together and reduce everyone’s price.

How it works: Instead of the regular per person price, we’ll give you a special per group price.
As the group's coordinator its up to you to decide how to split the 'Trips for Six' price. You might:

  • surprise your friends and family by paying for everyone.
  • divide the amount equally among all participants.
  • get the rest of the group to share the cost so you travel for free.

Who is it for? Extended families, groups of friends, hiking & kayaking clubs, corporate groups, etc.

'Trips for Six' discounts are available only for bookings made directly with
Tamarillo Active Travel. Contact us to learn more.

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