Welcome to Stewart Island & Sails Ashore +64 3 219 1151 tait@sailsashore.co.nz

Rakiura / Stewart Island, Land of Glowing Skies

Everything that is excellent about Natural New Zealand

Looking out over the Village from Sails Ashore

Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock

Tranquil Bays and Inlets to Explore

Stewart Island is on most New Zealanders Bucket List   ……..   We can show you why

Sails Ashore Lodge
Sails Ashore Lodge

The Lodge was purpose built and with just two en suite rooms is nestled into a lovely private garden overlooking the village of Oban, Halfmoon Bay, and the islands and sea beyond. We are just a few minutes stroll from the village centre
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Due to Corona Virus all bookings for Sails Ashore are on request only. Please email

Kowhai Lane Lodge

Kowhai Lane Lodge & Apartment

Situated just a few minutes stroll from the waterfront and village centre, and overlooking the harbour, Kowhai Lane offers 4 ensuite rooms, with shared kitchen, dining and lounge. The Apartment is 2 rooms, ensuite and self contained.
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Due to Corona Virus all bookings for Kowhai Lane are on request only. Please email

“Sails” Guided Tours

“Sails” Tours

Our two tours offer an in=depth exploration of both the natural world of Ulva Island Open Sanctuary and of the “Peoples Story” and scenic gems of the Village and community

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About Us, your hosts

Your Hosts

Iris, Anne & Peter are your hosts and guides. We have lived on Stewart Island since the late 1960’s and have explored much of the Island. And a special enjoyment for us is sharing this with our guests

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NEW !!!

Air New Zealand now has direct flights, Auckland to Invercargill Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, & Monday.
These depart Auckland 1030, arriving 1240.

Stewart Island Flights has a connection departing Invercargill 1330.

So it's now even easier to visit Stewart Island ex Auckland. More or less straight through, no waiting

And our guests enjoy a 10% discount off the Standard Return Airfare, Invercargill to Stewart Island

We give our guests a short DVD and photo album.
You can see a low-res version of it here

Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street,
Stewart Island, 9846

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz