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



Sails Ashore and Kowhai Lane are Solar Powered

Sails Ashore now produces 100 % of our electrical needs, and have cut our non renewable heating fuel usage to around 20% of pre solar.
Kowhai Lane is "Grid Tied" and exports excess electricity to the local grid.
Both have significantly reduced our carbon footprint



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


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