From Monday 18th May, we will be operating Stewart Island Ferries. All other experiences will remain closed. More information > 

Kids Go FREE

During the New Zealand School Holidays school-aged children travel free on selected departures when accompanied by a full fare-paying adult.

Stewart Island is the perfect place for a family escape, with many entertaining options available. Choose from bush walking, fishing, bird watching, tours and cruises or simply relax on the golden sand beaches... options are endless for a fun-filled holiday.

Kids travel FREE** on the following trips from 10 - 27 April 2020:

Stewart Island Ferry Services

Bluff to Stewart Island/Stewart Island to Bluff:
All daily departures.

Ulva Island Explorer, Stewart Island

Departing from Oban, Stewart Island: 12.45pm daily.

When you book online here, specials will automatically be applied to your booking - details of the savings are shown on your booking summary prior to final payment.

**Terms and Conditions - Kids Go FREE:

  • Offer available for children aged 0 - 18 years (school-aged)
  • Maximum of 2 free children per full fare-paying adult (not available to ferry concession card holders). Extra children charged at normal child rates
  • Valid only during NZ school holidays for the dates shown above - on occasions our Kids Go FREE campaign doesn't run for the entire NZ school holidays.  Black out dates sometimes apply.
  • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer or discount (except 20% Multi Saver).  Meals, coach connections and departures, other than those listed, are not included.
  • Invercargill, Te Anau and Queenstown coach connections available (extra cost)
  • Car parking is available adjacent to Bluff Visitor Terminal (extra cost)
  • Departures/excursions other than those listed are not included
  • Stewart Island Experience reserves the right to alter timetables, amend specials or deals, substitute plant or equipment and alter ticket prices.  Subject to availability.  This special will be applied to your booking automatically.

How does the Kids Go FREE promotion apply?: During the booking process select the number of adult, child and infant passengers for the Stewart Island ferry departure times you want.  Once this information has been entered, the promotion(s) and any saving (if applicable) will automatically apply and the "Booking Summary" and "cart summary" will show the original price, the saving and the amount to pay, prior to proceeding to the payment page.

Last update: 21 January 2020