Halfmoon Bay/Oban

Halfmoon Bay/Oban is a settlement on Stewart Island in New Zealand.

Halfmoon Bay/Oban is a fishing town that is used as a base for hikers and birdwatchers. Most of Stewart Island's hiking trips start there; others can be accessed by water taxi.

There is an abundance of birdlife around the coast such as sooty shearwaters, mollymawks, cape pigeons and various types of penguin. Inland, there is bellbirds, tui, fantails, kaka and heaps more. With a guide, you can see a kiwi feeding on sandhoppers at the beach. There is also a variety of essential shops in the town and a choice of nice places to eat.

Halfmoon Bay/Oban History

The settlement was named for Oban in Scotland, likely due to the strong influence Scottish settlers had in the south of early colonial New Zealand.

Main Towns in the Southland Region

Other Towns in the Southland Region