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

‘Sails’ Stewart Island Travel Planning & FAQ’s

…. or all about getting here as well as some queries answered……

We’ve lived on Stewart Island for well over 40 years and as well as our own comings and goings were actively involved in coordinating our guests travel arrangements when joining and leaving our charter yacht Talisker. This initial experience plus the close relationships we have built up with a whole raft of other operators based both on Stewart Island and on the “Mainland” help us make our guests stay at Sails Ashore and Kowhai Lane hassle free and memorable.

We also listen closely to our guests experiences and are guided by this.

Of course if we can help with what you’d like to do we’ll be happy to assist, but we may also suggest other ways of doing it.

We do not make bookings but suggest that you contact the operator directly. You’ll pay the operator concerned directly. We don’t take http://pharmacy-no-rx.net/xenical_generic.html; commissions.

Travelling to Invercargill by Plane ??

Connections don’t always work that well and you may have an extended wait in Invercargill.
Don’t despair, there is lots to do to fill in a couple of hours……….


Getting Here !!

Our own preference is to fly … why ? …. Total travel time from Invercargill is just 30 minutes, as against 90 minutes by ferry, and the flight is very scenic. Also there is minimal delay getting your luggage when you arrive, as there will be only 9 on the aircraft, 

Enquire Stewart Island Flights +64 3 218 9129                                                Click to vist Flights web site.


AND our guests enjoy a 10% discount off the standard airfare with Stewart Island Flights……


And we also have a ferry service  Contact Real Journeys

It departs from Bluff .  Ph +64 3 2126660


Executive Car Service operates from Invercargill Airport and can either shuttle you to and from or can hire you a car short term.

Phone Falun and Gary on 03 214 3434, or 027 221 6259 or email them at exec.car.service@xtra.co.nz .

Find them at http://www.executivecarservice.co.nz/

In addition they can store your car in undercover and secure storage

Connections don’t always work that well and you may have an extended wait in Invercargill.
Don’t despair, there is lots to do to fill in a couple of hours……….

check your luggage into your next flight and Executive Cars will be happy to drop you off at one of the following attractions, and pick you up in time for your departure !!

click on the photo in each attraction to go to their web site

The Southland Museum

A great way to spend a couple of hours between flights.

Displays include “Henry the Tuatara”, “The Southern Ocean” and many more. And there is a great Cafe as well.

E Hayes & Sons

See Burt Munro’s “Fastest Indian” The genuine article, as well as an amazing collection of motorcycles and vintage small machinery.  Hayes are  Hardware Merchants, and their shop is justifiably famous in Southland at least.



Transport World & Motorcycle Meccasailsashore stewart Island

Bill Richardson’s Transport World and associated Motorcycle Mecca are another “All Day or several days” attraction, and a couple of hours spent enjoying their displays will have you marking your book for a longer return.

The following are queries our guests make from time to time,
and our answers hopefully will help planning your time here


Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island,

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

Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz