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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Big South Cape

Kanawera …..   A Kati Mamoe chief


Taukihepa  …… Unknown … but may be a Maori attempt at saying “South Cape”

Long Island  …… Descriptive and with a sub name of Jura… but appears only on Deverells map of 1888

Big South Cape …… A descriptive name which perhaps was “The Big South Cape Island” in sealers casual conversation, and subsequently shortened to Big South Cape.

Big South Cape, Stewart Island, Sails Tours

Big South Cape in the distance , Northern end above, Southern below

Big South Cape, Stewart Island, Sails Tours

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