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Stewart Island Sizzles

Stewart Island Sizzles

Stewart Island Sizzles This has been the driest summer I have seen in 49 years of living on Stewart Island. We really started to notice our reduced rainfall and high temperatures in early December, and by mid December realised that if we wanted to save our Vegie...
Stewart Island Vacation, A guests photo essay

Stewart Island Vacation, A guests photo essay

A Week on Stewart Island Recently we hosted a group of friend for several days.  They certainly never let the grass grow under their feet while here. As well as our packaged Ulva Island Tour they did most of the local walks, including Ackers Point, Little River/Garden...
Stewart Island Big Dry

Stewart Island Big Dry

La Nina Continues to Impact My posts of December 2 and December 11 about our dry summer are still relevant. The 24 mm of rain I mentioned in my second post was the last significant rainfall we’ve had. Since then just “dribbles”. And just before...
History Revealed

History Revealed

Threads of History As well as being our accommodation and tours business’s public face, our web site is also a place for us to indulge our interest in our Island home. The obvious sections on birds, orchids and fungi and Ulva Island are easy to spot. Perhaps a...
Spring Sunshine

Spring Sunshine

Spring Sunshine
Recent visitors to the Island have enjoyed some of the best spring weather I can remember for many a long year. Wall to wall blue skies, little wind and lovely warm temperatures.

Roadside Orchids

Roadside Orchids

Roadside Orchids As spring progresses our roadside orchids start to appear, and become another point of interest for our “Sails” Road Tour” guests. Currently we have Corybas Iridescens appearing in quite good numbers above Butterfields Beach and...