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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Paterson Inlet

Te Whaka A Te Wera …..   “The Harbour of Te Wera” Te Wera was originally an Otago Chief, who moved to Stewart Island, and later to Te Wae Wae Bay in western Southland. 


Port North West  …… Named by Owen Folger Smith, of the sealer Pegasus, 1804

Paterson Inlet …… Some conjecture over which Paterson the Inlet was named for …….. Captn William Paterson (Fiery Cross) or William Paterson, Govenor of New South Wales

Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island, Sails Tours

Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island / Rakiura


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