Unspoilt, relaxing and incredibly beautiful, Stewart Island is a showcase for untouched natural New Zealand.
A one-hour ferry ride from Bluff across Foveaux Strait lies Stewart Island; one of New Zealand’s largely undiscovered eco-tourism destinations. With its network of stunning bays, inlets, golden sand beaches and densely forested hills, Stewart Island combines a spectacular mix of breathtaking landscapes.
Stewart Island, known as Rakiura (‘The Isle of Glowing Skies’), is also home to New Zealand’s newest national park – Rakiura – established in 2002. The park covers almost 85 per cent of the island with fantastic coastal views and is a walkers’ paradise with a choice of tracks for all abilities.
The special unspoilt character of Stewart Island, its solitude, stunning coastal scenery, fauna, flora and its special landscape attracts nature lovers from around the world for either a one-day excursion or various activities over a more leisurely stay.
There are lots of things to do. Choose from a range of guided tours, day and multi-day cruises on and around the island - Paterson Inlet Cruises (including visiting Ulva Island), Village and Bays Tours and Discovery Expeditions. Stay at Stewart Island Lodge which offers peaceful bed and breakfast accommodation overlooking the bay, and explore the island independently with our rental cars, scooters and mountain bikes.
Let Stewart Island Experience take you there.