+64 3 219 1151 tait@sailsashore.co.nz

Magical Stewart Island with Sails Ashore & Kowhai Lane Lodges

Stewart Island is everything that is excellent about Natural New Zealand

Beautiful deserted Bays

Paterson Inlet,

A wonderful marine playground, and spectacular in a storm.

Rakiura National Park

New Zealands 14th & “Youngest” National Park

Ulva Island Open Sanctuary...

New Zealand the way it was

Stewart Island/Rakiura,

Land of Glowing Skies

Sunset Over Paterson Inlet

Stewart Island / Rakiura is on most New Zealander's Bucket List

We can show you why


Stewart Island Accommodation & Tours

Sails Ashore Lodge

Stewart Island Accommodation & Tours


Sails Ashore is everything you would expect from  boutique luxury bed & breakfast accommodation And is all about exploring and enjoying the Island at your own pace. Your hosts, Iris & Peter, welcome you into our home and will be more than happy to share our knowledge of the Island with you.

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Sails Ashore is a proud member of Heritage Inns

HC transp luxury bed and breakfasts, lodges, boutique accommodation & exquisite hospitality throughout New Zealand (NZ)

Kowhai Lane Lodge

Stewart Island Accommodation & Tours


Kowhai Lane Lodge overlooks Halfmoon Bay, and is just 4 or 5 minutes stroll from the village centre. Kowhai Lane is self catered and has 5 ensuite rooms. With modern kitchen/dining area and large lounge it is the ideal base from which to explore Stewart Island

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'Sails' Tours

Stewart Island Accommodation & Tours


Our two tours draw on our combined 80 plus years of Island life. Explore with us the natural world of Ulva Island Open Sanctuary… a glimpse of a world past, and/or the “People Story” of this magical Island on an “Island Life” Scenic Road Tour

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Guest DVD

We give our guests a 28 minute video and photo album as a souvenir.

You can see a low-res copy here :- Click to view


Your Hosts

Stewart Island Accommodation & Tours


Anne, Iris & Peter are your Hosts and Guides. Iris & Peter have lived on the Island for all of our married life. As well as your hosts we are also your tour guides… we do not hire staff.

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Our Guests
at Both Sails Ashore & Kowhai Lane enjoy a 10% discount off the standard return airfare with Stewart Island Flights

Stewart Island Accommodation & Tours

Contact us

Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,  Stewart Island, 9846 NEW ZEALAND



Phone  + 64 3 219 1151 Toll Free  0800 783 9278  (NZ only)