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

Stewart Island Place Names …… 

Bench Island

Waitaua …..   “The Stream of the War Party”


Bench Island  …… Named by Captn James Cook on his first voyage 1769. But possibly a miss location, as there is some suspicion he actually was looking at Ruapuke.

Bench Island, Sails Tours, Stewart Island


Sails Ashore, Kowhai Lane & Sails Tours

11 View Street, Stewart Island, 9846 NEW ZEALAND

+64 3 219 1151

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