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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 


Oban …..   for the town of Oban on the west coast of Scotland


Halfmoon Bay …..   really an erroneous name, but taken from the “Bay” the village heads. Often shortened to ‘The Bay” This miss-named confusion was not helped by the then New Zealand Post, when they named the local Post Office “Halfmoon Bay”, rather than the correct village name of “Oban” or perhaps even Stewart Island. The real confusion arises when it’s realised that there is  Halfmoon Bay in Auckland, and consequentially miss-directed mail a common occurrence.


Oban, Stewart Island

Oban, 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


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