Aihe - Freshwater River - Mason Bay Package
For an exciting wilderness adventure, board Aihe for a cruise to the head of Paterson Inlet, then along the winding Freshwater River. Take an independent hike for 4 hours along a flat track, muddy in parts, through scrubland, wetland and tussock country from Freshwater Landing to Mason Bay. Pass the historic Island Hill sheep run, with the old woolshed and homestead (now used as a Department of Conservation field office). From the homestead, the track leads to Mason Bay Hut, then past dunes, along Duck Creek to the expanse of Mason Bay beach.
At stunning Mason Bay, await your plane for a spectacular flight over Mason Bay beach and dunes. Enjoy some fabulous photo opportunites along the way.
Return to Oban in Stewart Island or Invercargill.
This package may operate in reverse to fit in with tides and / or daylight hours.
You may wish to stay at Mason Bay Hut to soak in the environment. We can help with information. Outdoor gear and equipment can be hired from our Stewart Island Outdoor Adventure Shop.
Map of Where Package Operates
From Oban, Golden Bay Wharf, to Freshwater River and Freshwater Landing, to Mason Bay, returning to Oban. It is possible to start / finish your trip in Invercargill.