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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Communication Cove

Te Takotoraka Pakake …..   “The Laying up Place of Hair Seals  (Hookers Sealions)” 


Communication Cove  …… Presumable because of it’s close proximity to Disappointment Cove, about 10 minutes walk across a low hill.

Communicating Cove, Sails Tours, Stewart Island



Communication Cove, Sails Ashore, Stewart Island

Dissapointment, Sails Tours, Stewart Island

Showing the close proximity between Disappointment cove and Communication Cove beyond


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