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

Yellow Eyed Penguin

Hoi Ho ,  Takaraka

Megadyptes antipodes

Yellow Eyed Penguins are sadly declining in numbers for reasons which are not properly understood. Although being a very timid bird nest disturbance is undoubtedly a factor, although less so on Stewart Island than on mainland New Zealand. From being regularly seen when I first came to Stewart Island sightings are now almost a special event. Unusual amongst penguins they generally return to land each night.

The distinguishing yellow eye stripe is through the eye, rather than above and as proper crest as are both the Fiordland and Snares Crested Penguins.

Size 760 mm

Yellow Eyed Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin

Yellow Eyed Penguin Call

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