The development of a new $2.8m heritage centre on Stewart Island will create a regionally and nationally significant tourist attraction for visitors to learn about and experience the colourful history of Stewart Island / Rakiura and help provide information about all Stewart Island has to offer.

The Island’s rich heritage will be interpreted and displayed in an exciting way to encourage renewed interest and a sense of belonging for the many residents and descendants of Stewart Island / Rakiura families.

Stay in touch and help us on this journey to create an amazing heritage feature for Stewart Island / Rakiura.


CToS Major Grant

we are very excited to have been granted $300,000 from Community Trust of Southland's latest funding round in April towards our new heritage centre. We are so grateful to them for taking that first step of faith as a major funder and giving Rakiura Heritage Centre Trust such a boost.

Stewart Island Ratepayer Appeal
A recent mail appeal to residents and ratepayers of Stewart Island has seen a steady trickle of funds coming in which is very encouraging. To date $7500 has been donated through this appeal. It is heartening to get local support for our project.


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