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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Port Pegasus

Pikihatiti …..  


Port South  …… From Owen Smiths exploration of the East Coast of Stewart Island in 1804

Southern Port …… Named by Captn Chase of the sealer “Pegasus”, in 1809, unaware of the previous name

Port Somes …… for the Deputy Governor of the first new Zealand Company, whose first two ships made landfall here in 1826

Port Pegasus ….. Mate of the “Pegasus” was William Stewart, who on the voyage of 1809 did extensive mapping of the East side of Stewart Island, including a detail chart of Port Pegasus. first published in the Oriental Navigator in 1816. The name “Port Pegasus” was bestowed by the publishers.

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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