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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Easy Harbour

Toparetutae …..   “Smeared with dung”  This was an important stop over and weather refuge for Maori en route to the birding islands, and a trail existed overland from Albion Inlet in Port Pegasus. This allowed travelers to bypass the dangerous South Cape area. Canoes being left here between seasons. 


Easy Harbour  …… A descriptive name

Easy Harbour, Sails Ashore, Stewart Island

Easy Harbour, looking up to Gog beyond

easy harbour, stewart island, sails ashore

Easy Harbour, Sails Ashore, Ste

Bull Rk in the middle foreground, with False Easy Harbour beyond, and Easy Harbour entrance on the right

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