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




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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