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Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Ulva Island

Te Whara Whara …..   “A Name it shares with neighbouring Native Island” There was apparently a burial cave discovered by children around 100 years ago on the west end of the Island.


Coupars Island  …… Stewart Coupar was a Scottish sealer recorded as living on the Neck in the 1830’s. I assume he must have lived on Te Whara Wara to have left his name there

Ulva Island …… Charles & Henriette Trail established the first Post Office at Post Office Bay on Coupars Island in 1872. They named their 20 acre “Estate” Ulva, after the Island of the same name off the coast of Scotland. This name gradually encompassed the whole Island.

Ulva Island, Sails Tours



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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