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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Stewart Island / Rakiura

Ka Matariki O Te Rakitamau …..   

 

The Sisters  …… The “Old” European name, changed around the mid 1950’s when Lands Department got it wrong .. see below

The Brothers  …… A descriptive name, but more properly The Sisters … This pair of “Family” names was  swapped in the 1950s by mistake when a new Lands and Survey map was printed

The Brothers, Sails Stewart Island Tours

The Brothers, Sails Tours, Stewart Island

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
NEW ZEALAND

+64 3 219 1151
Email: tait@sailsashore.co.nz
Web: www.sailsashore.co.nz