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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Freshwater River

O Hekeia …..   “Belonging to Hekeia” an early resident who later moved to the mainland


Freshwater River  …… “A descriptive name” … tidal for many miles upstream it was and is an important boat access to the hinterland, and to the start of the lowland track over to Mason Bay

Freshwater River, Stewart Island, Sails Ashore

Freshwater River, sails tours, stewart island



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


We are Fully Vaccinated