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

Bunkers Island

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Hau Mai Te Raki …..   “Wind Blowing Hither from Heaven”   A comfort stop on the passage between Ruapuke and Rakiura



Bunkers Island  …… Named for Captain Eber Bunker, who arrived in 1809 on the vessel “Pegasus” on  a sealing expedition. They stuck a rock on the Island … not seriously … and named the Island Bunkers

Fancy Group  …… This name was in use prior to 1844, but is of unknown origin    (see Rakiura, Howard,  p 213)

The “Mummy” Islands …… A local name, as from the Village the Islands look like a reclining Egyptian mummy.

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