Ex­pe­ri­ence some­thing truly spe­cial

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

An hours ferry ride south of Bluff is one of New Zealand’s true trea­sures - Ste­wart Is­land. Home to around 300 peo­ple, Ste­wart Is­land has cap­tured both the imag­i­na­tion and hearts of thou­sands of over­seas tourists who are com­pletely taken aback with its many nat­u­ral won­ders and wel­com­ing com­mu­nity.

For the out­doors per­son, Ste­wart Is­land has it all with a host of won­der­ful walk­ing tracks to ex­plore as well as nu­mer­ous water based ac­tiv­i­ties such as fish­ing, snor­kel­ing, div­ing, kayak­ing and swim­ming to en­joy.

Birdlife abound at ev­ery turn and many who visit the is­land dur­ing sum­mer choose to cir­cum­nav­i­gate its cir­cum­fer­ence at their own leisure stop­ping off overnight in one of the many huts that are strate­gi­cally placed around its pa­ram­e­ters.

And for those who favour stay­ing dry there is still plenty to do like a visit to one of the is­land’s marine farms or a trip in a glass bot­tom boat where one can view the unique seal­ife in their nat­u­ral habi­tat af­ter which you can sit down and en­joy a hearty meal and re­fresh­ing drink at a restau­rant or the re­sorts lone ho­tel.

And when the day is over you can ei­ther rest up and re­lax at one of the is­land’s mo­tel’s or bed and break­fast providers or stay at the South Seas Ho­tel, lo­cated right on the fore­shore at Oban the is­land’s busi­ness hub.

Whether you choose to travel by ferry or ar­rive by plane (a 20 minute flight from In­ver­cargill), sum­mer is the time to see for your­self what makes Ste­wart Is­land spe­cial.

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