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Stewart Island Ferry Services

Ferry departure locations

- From Bluff: Stewart Island Experience Visitor Terminal
- From Stewart Island: Stewart Island Visitor Terminal.

We also operate coach connections from Invercargill which meet our ferry arrivals/departures. These will be available from 1 October 2020 - 31 May 2021 - to book call 0800 656501, or select the "Invercargill to Stewart Island" or "Stewart Island to Invercargill" trip on the booking page.

What to bring

Shoes/boots (non-slip), warm clothing/jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses and camera.

Additional baggage

Personal baggage is carried free on the ferries - maximum of two bags per person (one stowed and one small carry-on).
For visitors to Stewart Island wishing to bring additional baggage, the transport of these items is by prior arrangement. This service is not available on all ferry departures, due to the size of the vessel and the limited cargo space available. 

Additional baggage - prices valid until 30 September 2021.

  • Bicycle $10 one way
  • E-bikes $20 one way
  • Kayak $35 one way
  • Dinghy $75 one way
  • Small motorbike $50 one way

Vehicle parking at Bluff

Vehicle parking is available in Bluff, adjacent to the Bluff Visitor Terminal for self-driving visitors taking the ferry to Stewart Island. Parking is available for cars, boat trailers, coaches, campervans, motorcycles and bicycles.  This is an airport-style parking facility, so you collect a ticket on entry and pay when you leave. Vehicle parking cannot be booked in advance.

Prices valid until 30 September 2021.

  • Up to 26 hours $21
  • Up to 50 hours $31
  • Up to 74 hours $41
  • Up to 98 hours $52
  • Up to 122 hours $62
  • Thereafter $10 per 24 hours or part thereof.

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