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

Australasian Harrier .. Hawk


Circus approximans

There are a few hawks (the local name) around the village and Ulva Island, and we see them regularly on patrol. While on Ulva a few years ago I noticed that all the bird song just went quiet, we were in a small clearing, and looking up, there was a hawk drifting past. I’ve also seen one fishing in Little Glory Bay, maybe 200 metres from shore. Not something I knew they did. But mainly they are a bird of open or at least semi open country.

Size 600 mm


Harrier Hawk


Harrier Hawk

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