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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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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“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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Resumed !!!

Air New Zealand has resumed direct flights, Auckland to Invercargill
Check their website for details

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

Stewart Island Electricity is generated using diesel fuel

Sails Ashore is Solar Powered

 But we now produce 100 % of our electrical needs, and are completely "Off Grid", Excess electricity is used to heat our domestic hot water and central heating system and this has cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.. All cooking is electric, no more LPG.  See More .......

Kowhai Lane is also Solar powered,

Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" Excess production is used to heat water. Production beyond the house requirements is exported, thus cutting diesel use in the wider grid. At night Kowhai Lane Lodge receives power from the grid.

Like Sails Ashore, all cooking is electric,,,,, No LPG



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