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
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
About Us, 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
Since early February the Department of Conservation have had an infestation of bed bugs in several of their huts.
We discovered this in a newspaper item 3rd March 2021
Until we have assurances this this issue has been resolved we will not accept guests who have come off the tracks.
In the event of an existing booking a full refund will of course be made.
We deeply regret any inconvenience but our priority must be maintaining our high standards of cleanliness and protecting our guests health.
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