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North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Last year in late February we chartered Stewart Island Flights for a scenic journey around Stewart Island. see blog post here.  We took good friends from Switzerland with us. While we had intended to circumnavigate the whole Island conditions as we progressed up the west side of the Island became a little too hazy for photography  and so we cut the flights short, with the idea of doing it when they next visited.

The weather this year when they arrived was not really suitable, but while I was guiding on Ulva on the 1st March the day just got better and better, and so Flights bought their Cessna 185 across, and we completed the project.

The photos taken on both flights were for our ongoing project on “Island Place Names” and will, in time help to expand what we already have there.

 

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Our Flight Path in Green
The Red Tracks are last years flights 

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Our Aircraft Arrives

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Looking into Kidney Fern Inlet

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

North Arm of Paterson Inlet, Thompson Ridge beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

North Arm of Paterson Inlet, Sawdust Bay on the right

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Yacht at anchor, Paterson Inlet

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

North Arm of Paterson Inlet, Thompson Ridge beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Looking up the Freshwater valley towards the Ruggedy Range

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Island Hill, on the Mason Bay Flats, the Big Sand Pass beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Island Hill Homestead, site of an early sheep run

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Mason Bay, looking north towards Codfish Island

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Mason Heads, Little Hellfire Beach beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Mason Heads

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Little Hellfire Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Richards Point, between Big & Little Hellfire

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Shark Island, off Big Hellfire

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Big Hellfire Beach, Ruggedy Range Beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Big Hellfire & the Big Sand Hill

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Part of the Ruggedy Range, illustrating the name

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Waituna Bay

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Sealers Bay, Codfish Island. Site of an early Maori & European settlement

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Rodriques Anchorage, Codfish Island

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Looking North towards North Redhead, and West Ruggedy Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

West Ruggedy Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

West Ruggedy Beach and North Redhead looking south

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Ruggedy Islands

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Ruggedy Passage.
Captain Paddy Gilroy took his whaler Chance through this passage in a full gale, while towing several whales

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

East Ruggedy Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

East Ruggedy Beach looking down the Freshwater Valley towards Paterson Inlet

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

The Bishops and Clerks, off Long Harry Bay

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Cave Point, the top North West corner of Stewart island

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Long Harry Bay

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Fish Boat, codding off Long Harry

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Smokey Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

East Smokey Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Black Rock Point

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Yankee River

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Lucky Beach in the middle of the photo

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Saddle Point, the top North East corner of Stewart Island

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Mt Anglem, from above Saddle Point

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Looking across the Freshwater Valley towards the Ruggedy Range from above Mt Anglem

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Looking South towards Mason Bay and the South Cape Island beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Crater Lake (so called) under Mt Anglem
This is a cirque lake

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

A tiny pond close under Mt Anglem

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

looking down the north east coast towards Halfmoon Bay

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Christmas Village Bay

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

John van Leeuwen Bay.
Where John landed after the first swim across Foveaux Straits

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Murray River
site of an early sawmill

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Murray Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Gull Rock

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Big Bungaree Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Little Bungaree Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Port William Heads

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Port William

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Maori Beach, Paterson Inlet beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Cultivation Point

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Little River

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Bobs Point, Lee Bay beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Nathans Island and the “Mucks” Point beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Horseshoe Bay

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Halfmoon Bay and the village of Oban, Paterson Inlet beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Ringa Ringa Beach in the foreground. Deep Bay beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Ringa Ringa Passage, Ulva Island beyond

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Mt Rakiahua looking down over Paterson Inlet

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Ringa Ringa Beach

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

A last view of Mt Anglem

North Stewart Island Scenic Flight

Halfmoon Bay and wharf