Rakiura/Stewart Island is a relatively undiscovered tourism destination far off the beaten track and is separated from Bluff on the mainland by Foveaux Strait. The island is 75km long and up to 45km wide and there are numerous small island dotted around the 755km coastline with the largest being Codfish Island.
In Paterson Inlet, which you can visit on our Ulva Island Explorer tour, is a large natural harbour on the eastern coast, where there are more than 20 little islands alone.
Stewart Island attracts nature lovers from around the world for either a one-day excursion or various activities over a more leisurely stay. It has stunning coastal scenery, fauna, flora and a special landscape.
Despite seeming remote, Rakiura/Stewart Island is in fact highly accessible, with just a 1 hour ferry from Bluff or 20 minutes by air from Invercargill.