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    Stewart Island
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Stewart Island Ferry Services

Experience Foveaux Strait on board our express catamarans. During the one-hour crossing on the Stewart Island Ferry between Bluff and Oban keep a lookout for wildlife, especially seabirds. Watching mollymawks (albatross) soaring above the ferry is a fantastic sight.

Comprehensive commentaries provide information on the interesting landmarks commonly seen, including Dog Island Lighthouse, Ruapuke Island, the Titi Islands and Mt Anglem - Stewart Island’s highest point.

  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • View timetable
  • One hour journey
  • Wheelchair access available
  • Luggage limit: two bags per person (one stowed and one small carry-on) - View additional baggage fees
  • Additional baggage is by prior arrangement
  • Parking is available at Bluff Visitor Terminal  - View parking fees
  • 'Coach & ferry' options available departing from Invercargill, Queenstown & Te Anau
  • Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure

Book Your Stewart Island Ferry Services

Between Bluff & Stewart Island

Ferry
Duration: 1 hour (one way)
Season: All Year

From NZD: $89

(Adult)

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Booking Information

  • Luggage limit of 2 bags per person (one stowed & one small carry-on). Extra goods by arrangement
  • Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free but must be added to your booking
  • A Government visitor levy of NZ$2.50 per adult per one-way ferry crossing is included in the adult rates.
  • One way ferry bookings - please contact us directly via email, phone or webchat.


Please Note

Travel to/from Stewart Island is on our modern catamaran ferries

Between Invercargill & Stewart Island

Coach Ferry
Duration: 2 hours (one way)
Season: All Year

From NZD: $117

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Booking Information

  • Luggage limit of 2 bags per person (one stowed & one small carry-on). Extra goods by arrangement
  • Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free
  • A Government visitor levy of NZ$2.50 per adult per one-way ferry crossing is included in the adult rates
  • Does not operate Christmas Day (25 Dec)
  • One way coach & ferry bookings - please contact us directly via email, phone or webchat.
Please Note

Coach from Invercargill & ferry to Stewart Island.

Between Queenstown & Stewart Island

Coach Ferry
Duration: 4.5 hrs (one way)
Season: Nov - Apr

From NZD: $149

(Adult)

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Booking Information

  • Luggage limit of 2 bags per person (one stowed & one small carry-on). Extra goods by arrangement
  • Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free
  • A Government visitor levy of NZ$2.50 per adult per one-way ferry crossing is included in the adult rates
  • One way coach & ferry bookings - please contact us directly via email, phone or webchat.
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Coach from Queenstown & ferry to Stewart Island.

Between Te Anau & Stewart Island

Coach Ferry
Duration: 5 hrs (one way)
Season: Nov - Apr

From NZD: $146

(Adult)

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Departure Date

Return Date (optional)

Booking Information

  • Luggage limit of 2 bags per person (one stowed & one small carry-on). Extra goods by arrangement
  • Child rates apply for 5 - 14 years and infants 0 - 4 years carried free
  • A Government visitor levy of NZ$2.50 per adult per one-way ferry crossing is included in the adult rates
  • Operated by Tracknet and does not operate Christmas Day (25 Dec) nor New Year's Day (1 Jan)
  • One way coach & ferry bookings - please contact us directly via email, phone or webchat.

Please Note

Coach from Te Anau & ferry to Stewart Island.

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