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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Lee Bay

Huirangi …..   “Occurring at Intervals” Apparently kukamuka bushes had been planted evenly along the foreshore


Lee Bay …..   Jacky (John) Lee was an English Midlander and shipwright, originally one of “Cooks” party from Port Pegasus.  Harold Ashwell insisted his name was actually Jacques (Jacka), which would be unusual for an English Midlander. But the timing is about right to  suggest perhaps a French  Huguenot mother expelled from France. 


Lee Bay, Sails Stewart Island Tours


lee bay, stewart island, sails ashore

Lee Bay, Stewart Island, Sails Tours

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