Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust



Orgnised by Rob McGregor, Taranaki and South Taranaki Branches of NZDA raised $5000  and sent six branch members, Rob McGregor,John Wells, Alex Reeves, Mike Webber, Rod Rayner and Colin Machrae to the Island in June 2001.  Ray Phillips, Mike Withers and John Bonn from Southland Branch assisted them to build a hunters hut at Abrahams Bay to replace the plastic bivvy that was there.  The original hut was basic but has since been upgraded.



 Access:    By charter from Bluff or by Ferry and water taxi from Halfmoon Bay.Abrahams Bay has an extensive mudflat in front of the hut and may require a lot of ferrying of your gear.   If possible, time your pickup for the top of the tide when it is possible to get to the access track in front of the hut.  Having a dinghy and outboard is a distinct advantage.


                                        Half Tide                                                                   High Tide                                       

                                                            A Mooring is a available  about 200 metres from the hut. You need your own mooring rope


Communication.   Cell phone reception on the stones in front of the hut.


Abrahams Bay:

 A large Bay east of Pryse Peak on the South side of Paterson Inlet.  Aperahama,anglise “Abraham” a tall well built maori lived in the bay in the days gone bay.  He died some years ago at the Neck

 Stewart Island and its Placenames.  By Basil Howard Southland Times Magazine  24 December 1927.



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