halfmoon bay

Halfmoon Bay (also known as Oban) is the township at the heart of the settled part of Stewart Island where all its population lives.

Meaning of place name
There are two adjacent bays, Halfmoon and Horseshoe. Halfmoon Bay is the shape of a horseshoe, while Horseshoe Bay has the form of a half-moon crescent. The application of the names is thus incorrect but has become accepted.