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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Prices Inlet

Prices Inlet …..   Jack Price was a whaler and sealer, a wild man, in a time of wild men. At times too much even for his fellow sealers he was once marooned on Solander Island with his Maori wife, They escaped by building a corracle, and paddling the 20 odd miles to the mainland. No mean feat in those turbulent waters. He died in 1819, and is buried at Prices Beach in Preservation Inlet 


Kaipipi, Stewart Island, Sails Tours

Prices Inlet is slightly left of center of this photo.

Prices Inlet, sails tours, stewart island

Prices inlet, Kidneyfern Inlet in the foreground

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