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Escape to New Zealand's remote island paradise, Rakiura Stewart Island. Explore the Ulva Island birdlife sanctuary, get an insider's guide to Oban and enjoy the panoramic views from the Stewart Island Lodge.
Call to book - 0800 656501
Available throughout winter, 9 July - 27 September 2021 | Friday - Sunday & Sunday - Tuesday package options, subject to availability.
We've put together a list of common questions our customers ask about our trips. If you need more specific answers, please contact us directly.
From Queenstown to Bluff by car takes around 3 hrs 5 mins and from Dunedin approximately 3 hrs 30 minutes. For more information refer to our Travel Information (and driving times) webpage.
Yes, day and overnight Stewart Island Ferry page.is located adjacent to the Bluff Visitor Terminal (extra cost) for visitors taking the ferry to Stewart Island. Parking is available for cars, campervans, bicycles, motorcycles, boat trailers and coaches. 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 for parking and additional baggage can be found on the "More Info" tab of our
Yes, there is a general grocery store, cafés and restaurants and a Kai cart (take-aways in summer only).
The bird life on Ulva Island and Stewart Island is of exceptional interest, not only because of the presence of high profile species such as weka, wood pigeon, Stewart Island robin and kaka, but also because Stewart Island and its small outliers provide a refuge for a range of less well-known birds, among them the NZ dotterel, South Island saddleback, rifleman, oystercatcher and the red and yellow-crowned parakeet.
For visitors travelling on the Stewart Island Ferry Service, you are required to check in 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time (to allow for luggage loading, etc). The check in and boarding gates are closed 10 minutes prior to scheduled ferry departure. For all our cruises and tours, check in is required 20 minutes prior to the schedule departure.