Experience something truly special
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.