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2012-2013

Rakiura, New Zea and welcomes you

Rakiura National Park

www.stewartisland.co.nz


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Kia Ora Welcome Stewart Island Map Our Heritage Useful Information Things You Should Know Activities Getting There Accommodation: – Budget – Self Catering – Hosted – Hotels & Motels Tours & Activities Cruises & Fishing Water Taxis Kayaks Guided Walks Food & Dining Shopping & Services Rental Cars Visitor Info & Bookings Index & Map

WITH THANKS TO THE PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Scott & Mary Flanders, USA Debbie Racz Jules Retberg & Matt Jones Jo Riksem Diane Smith Stewart Island Flights Lee Wadds Rebecca Wilson-Jennings

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Kia Ora

WELCOME

, whether from New Zealand or further afield, Tslower our island offers a special experience – a glimpse into a simpler, lifestyle, in rhythm with the sea and the tides, attuned to the o all our visitors

natural world of bush and beach. in 2002 the very qualities that make this a great place to treasure, were recognised in the formation of the rakiura National Park, comprising 85% of the island’s 1,570 sq. kilometres. We who live here permanently value the island’s special qualities – its clear, clean waters, the lush rainforest, sweeping sands, flora and fauna and the unspoilt natural beauty that are constant in our lives. Whether you have come to enjoy the land and seascapes, view the wildlife, walk, boat, fish, dive, kayak, hunt or just relax, a stewart island holiday will be an experience that will draw you back here again and again.

the stewart island Promotion association is committed to ensuring that visitors to stewart island enjoy their experience. if the service provided by any of the operators advertised in this brochure gives cause for concern, please contact: the secretary, stewart island Promotion association, P.o.Box 90, stewart island 9846. promotion@stewartisland.co.nz While all due care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this publication, the stewart island Promotion association accepts no responsibility for any error, omissions or the offers or details of operator listings. Prices, timetables and other details or terms of business may change without notice.

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roM tHe 13tH CeNtury the island’s rich resources of native flora and birds, seafood and that very special delicacy, the titi (sooty shearwater/ Muttonbird ) provided a bountiful harvest for Maori. early in the 19th century explorers, sealers, missionaries, miners and settlers from all corners of the world made their mark on the island. Marriage with local Maori women created strong family and cultural links to rakiura. sawmillers, boat builders and fishermen followed. the island’s population grew, stabilized and settled, mainly around the edges of Paterson inlet and the heads of Halfmoon and Horseshoe Bays, and in short-lived ventures at Port William, Port Pegasus and Maori Beach. in the 1920’s new arrivals came from Norway as part of the rosshavet whaling enterprise. those who chose to stay permanently added another thread to the interesting tapestry of nationalities living on stewart island. today little remains of those wider scattered settlements and the enterprises which fostered their establishments. Fishing, aquaculture, tourism and conservation are the main pursuits which now support the island’s population of 400 people. this affirms the natural attributes of the island’s qualities which first attracted Maori and europeans to its shores.

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STEWART ISLAND HEALTH CENTRE

Medical and ambulance services. argyle street, t:+64-3-219 1098 Clinic Hours 10:00 a.m.-12:30 Daily / 24 hr on call

POLICE Cnr Golden Bay road and view street. t:+64-219 0020 OBAN VOLUNTEER FIRE BRIGADE argyle street SOUTHLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL – OBAN OFFICE ayr street, t:+64-3-219 1049 / F:+64-3-219 1022 Freephone 0800 732 732 ext. 3947 Hours 9:00 am.- noon Monday to Friday

LIONS CLUB First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. STEWART ISLAND COMMUNITY CENTRE ayr street, t:+64-3-219 1166

HALFMOON BAY LIBRARY ayr street – visitors Welcome

Hours:

Mon.12:30pm-1:30pm / Wed.2:30pm-3:30pm/ Fri.12:30pm-1:30pm / sat.10.00am-12.00 noon

RAKIURA MUSEUM

ayr street , t:+ 64-3-219 1221 e: stewartislandmuseum@southlanddc.govt.nz Hours: oct.- May: Mon.-sat. 10:00 am-1:30 pm. / sun. noon-2:00 pm. June-sep: Mon.-Fri. 10:00 am.-noon / sat.10:00 am.-1:30 pm. / sun.noon-2:00 pm.

OBAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Kamahi rd, 11:00 am, every sunday ST ANDREWS ANGLICAN CHURCH excelsior road – Check town notice board for services.

THE PAVILION

ayr street. t:+64-3-219 1014

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things you

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emergencies

WEATHER

at latitude 47 degrees ( the ‘roaring Forties’ ) the climate tends to be unpredictable. although sunshine equals the national average, and the conditions tend to be temperate, our rain forests are testament to the fact that it does rain frequently. Clothing and footwear for “all seasons” is advisable. Current weather conditions can be checked out at www.obanweather.flatout.co.nz/obanweather.html

BANKING

atM facility (NZ banks only) available at the supermarket. some operators have eftpos and / or credit card facilities. there are some businesses that only accept cash.

MOBILE PHONES SAFETY

only limited coverage for telecom 027 phones.

standard road rules apply. Please use our footpaths. Where there are no footpaths take appropriate precautions. after dark the use of a flashlight and the wearing of fluorescently marked clothing is recommended.

RAKIURA REFUSE RECOVERY CENTRE

Horsehoe Point road – t: 03 219 1581. roadside refuse collection is every tuesday morning. Public recycling bins are situated beside the Community Centre, at the wharf entrance and on elgin terrace.

POWER

Power costs on the island are expensive ( 4 times the cost of mainland power.) Please be prudent in your use of appliances and lighting.


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teWart islaND caters for walkers and hikers of all ages and abilities. there are several short scenic walks, in the vicinity of the township, ranging from 10 minute leisurely strolls to more energetic half or whole day options. the island is also home to New Zealand’s southernmost Great Walk – the rakiura track. open year round this 36 km track can comfortably be walked in three days by anyone with a moderate degree of fitness. alternatively the longer North West and southern Circuits will provide a challenge, but also lasting memories, for fit and experienced trampers. remember safety is the responsibility of the individual – research your trip well and leave details with a trusted contact before departing. information and brochures on all walks are available from the rakiura National Park visitor Centre along with updates on track and weather conditions. information is also available from www.doc.govt.nz Guided walk options are available from individual operators – refer Guided Walks section.

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teWart islaND offers some of the best land and pelagic birding in New Zealand. largely untouched, stewart island provides excellent habitat and food for native birds. the sea surrounding the island is rich in food attracting many seabirds. in addition to the many native birds present stewart island has several unique species including s.i.Weka, s.i.robin, s.i.Fernbird and s.i.Brown Kiwi. Native forest birds are readily seen around oban however for optimum bird viewing opportunities visit ulva island.


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lva islaND is a bird watcher’s paradise. situated in Paterson inlet this open island sanctuary is a short water taxi trip from Golden Bay. the island has well maintained tracks providing easy access to diverse birdlife, lush forest and beautiful beaches. Managed by the Department of Conservation (DoC), with the support of the ulva island Charitable trust, the island is predator free although a brief re-invasion of Norway rats in 2010 highlights how easily bio-security standards can be breached. Before departing for ulva visitors are urged to thoroughly check all equipment, including footwear, to ensure they are not unwittingly transporting stowaways, particularly weed seeds and rodents, to the island. Please respect the wildlife, especially Kiwi. Do not approach any wildlife within 5 metres or disturb them in any way. an informative self guiding booklet is available from DoC, and local retailers, for independent visitors. Guided trip and tour group options are also available. Contact local operators for details. www.ulvaisland.org

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oMMerCial CoD, crayfish and paua fisheries operate under a

quota management system – catches are strictly controlled. salmon, green lipped mussels and oysters are farmed in Paterson inlet. several charter operators targeting mainly Blue Cod, offer either half or full day charters – all fishing equipment is supplied. Catches are shared between those fishing. Private boaties should carry a copy of the recreational Fishing rules and be aware of the Marine reserve and Mataitai areas in Paterson inlet. Breaking the law will result in penalty.

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teWart islaND offers hunters the only readily accessible herd

of virginian White-tail deer in the southern Hemisphere. Permits are required for all hunting and need to be applied for in advance. For all information on available blocks, hunters camps and huts contact rakiura National Park visitor Centre or the rakiura Maori land trust. www.doc.govt.nz www.huntrakiura.co.nz


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WarM CurreNt flowing from the australian Great Barrier reef

means that sea conditions are surprisingly temperate. a great diversity of marine life including crustaceans, mollusca, approximately 170 species of seaweed and over 50 species of fish make for good viewing whether you free dive or scuba. the Marine reserve in Paterson inlet covers 1075 hectares. Please be aware of the reserve outer limits and Do Not remove anything from within the boundaries. there are no dive centre facilities available on the island.

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N CalM WeatHer the picturesque coastline is a delight to explore.

Contact local operators for information both on guided trips and freedom kayak hire options.

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Stewart Island Ferry Services

GETTING THERE

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Experience Foveaux Strait in style on board our express catamarans. During the one-hour crossing, keep a lookout for sea birds. FERRY TO STEWART ISLAND Departs Bluff Visitor Terminal, Foreshore Road, Bluff Departs Season Duration NZ$ Adult 8.00am 26 Dec – 15 Jan 1 hour $71.00 9.30am All Year 11.00am Oct – Apr one way 4.30pm Jun – Aug 5.00pm Oct – May & Sep Other departures as locally advertised

NZ$ Child $35.50 one way

FERRY TO BLUFF Departs Stewart Island Visitor Terminal, Main Wharf, Stewart Island Departs Season Duration NZ$ Adult NZ$ Child 8.00am All Year 1 hour $71.00 $35.50 9.30am 26 Dec – 15 Jan 3.00pm May – Aug one way one way 3.30pm Sep – Apr 5.00pm Apr 6.00pm Oct – Mar Other departures as locally advertised Luggage restricted to two carry-on bags per person (one small carry-on and one stowed – extra goods by arrangement); vehicle storage available adjacent to Bluff Visitor Terminal; child age 5 – 14yrs, 4yrs and under free; check in 30 mins prior to departures; bookings essential.

COACH TRANSFERS Pick-ups and drop-offs at i-SITE Visitor Centre, Tuatara Backpackers, Reading Cinemas and Invercargill Airport. NZ$ Adult NZ$ Child Invercargill – Bluff $23.00 $11.50 Pick-up 1 hour prior to ferry departure one way one way Bluff – Invercargill $23.00 $11.50 Drop-off 1 hour after to ferry arrival one way one way Coach transfers also available from Queenstown and Te Anau (Nov – Apr). Stewart Island Experience reserves the right to amend timetables, cancel departures, substitute plant and alter ticket prices at any time. Prices valid to 30 September 2013.

Stewart Island Ferry Services Bluff Visitor Terminal 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff T: 0800 000 511 T: +64-3-212 7660 E: info@sie.co.nz

Stewart Island Visitor Terminal Main Wharf, Stewart Island T: 0800 000 511 T: +64-3-219 0034 E: info@sie.co.nz

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GETTING THERE

Stewart Island Flights

Only 20 minute flight time from Invercargill Airport main terminal to Oban, Stewart Island SUMMER TIMETABLE (1ST OCTOBER TO 30TH APRIL) Departing Invercargill Airport Stewart Island, Oban Monday to Friday 8:00am 8:30am 1:00pm 1:30pm 5:00pm 5:30pm Saturday & Sunday 9:00am 9:30am 1:00pm 1:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm WINTER TIMETABLE (1ST MAY TO 30TH SEPTEMBER) Departing Invercargill Airport Stewart Island, Oban Daily 9:00am 9:30am 1:00pm 1:30pm 4:00pm 4:30pm • Experience fantastic views. • Free scenic transfer Stewart Island airport to Oban township. • No seasickness – arrive fresh! • Scheduled Flights 365 days a year • Other destinations • Fly directly to Stewart Island’s West Coast beaches, Doughboy Bay, West Ruggedy, Little Hellfire, Smoky and Mason Bay (great chance to see a Kiwi)

Stewart Island Flights PO Box 860 Invercargill T: +64-3-218 9129 F: +64-3-214 4681 E: sif@xtra.co.nz www.stewartislandflights.com


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Bunkers Backpackers • Central location – 100m to beach and pub • Comfy lounge with fire and loads of books • Twin, double or dorm rooms • Free tea & coffee • Kitchen, laundry, internet • Barbeque facilities • Sea kayaks available for hire • Advice and bookings for Island activities • Locally owned and operated Liz Cave & Heath Allen • Check us out on Facebook T: +64-3-219 1160 M: +64-27-738 1796 www.bunkersbackpackers.co.nz E: info@bunkersbackpackers.co.nz

Jo and Andy’s Bed & Breakfast Cosy, centrally heated old homestay with good books & music, central, close to beach and bush. • 28 years of warm personal service • Available: laundry, email, winter rates and qualified massage therapist • Free breakfast, transfers and linen • Share facilities Jo & Andy Riksem • Twin $45 p.p. 22 Main Rd Double room $45 p.p. Stewart Island 9846 (Single occupancy $60) T/F: +64-3-219 1230 • Bookings essential M: 027-455 2191 E: jariksem@clear.net.nz

Stewart Island Backpackers • Backpacker & budget accommodation • Campsites • Kitchen, BBQ & laundry facilities • Large common room • Central township location • Wifi • Close to beaches & Paterson Inlet Stewart Island Backpackers T: +64-3-219 1114 E: stewart.is.backpackers www.stewartislandbackpackers.com @gmail.com


Great views: sea, bush and birds – just above Butterfields Beach – all-day sun – 10 minutes walk to town Comfortable family living: • 2 double bedrooms, another with 3 singles • 2 bathrooms, showers, toilets • Full kitchen: cooktop, oven, microwave • Laundry, automatic washer • Central heating • All linen T: +64-3-219 1531 • Arrival transfers available M: 027-635 8133 E: bookings@akomoana.co.nz

Chalet On Miro • Affordable four bedroom accomodation surrounded by beautiful native bush • Room for the whole family or group • Facilities include Gas oven, microwave,TV with freeview and dvd diesel heating. electric hot water • Five minute walk to Oban township,pub, wharf and shops • All transfers arranged free of charge • Tariff $100 per night for couple, $20 extra per Len or Sue Lind T: 03-219 1258 person, self clean M: 027-284 4588 E: len@lind.co.nz

Cowley’s Holiday Home • Warm comfortable home • Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms • Fully equipped kitchen, gas range, microwave, fridge, deepfreeze • Heating by two solid fuel heaters, fuel supplied • Freeview TV, DVD Stereo, phone • Linen supplied, laundry Hazel and Roger Cowley facilities supplied 24 Palmer Street • Only a few minutes walk to Invercargill 9810 T: +64-3-215 9268 village amenities M: 027 302 9099 E: ircowley@clear.net.nz www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/9564.asp

Deep Bay Apartment • Luxuriate in native bird song on your private tree top balcony overlooking Deep Bay • Full continental breakfast in privacy of your own apartment • Central heating, TV/DVD, wireless broadband, all linen provided • Spacious, wheelchair friendly Lee Wadds • Golf course, walks, minutes Deep Bay Apartment away P.O. Box 148 • Courtesy transfers and lifts Stewart Island 9846 T/F: +64-3-219 1271 into Halfmoon Bay M: 027-698 7580 www.deepbay.co.nz E: info@deepbay.co.nz

Jimmy’s Cottages Two quiet, warm cottages nestled in native bush setting All creature comforts of home Abundant bird life Ideal for couples, families or groups • Sleeps 2-6 and 2-9 • Linen Provided • Full kitchen facilities • Freeview TV • Electric blankets • BBQ • Easy walk to all amenities

Deanne 10 Miro Crescent Stewart Island T: 03-219 1123 M: 027 270 5344 E: jimmyscottages@ churchhill.co.nz

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Akomoana


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Jones Halfmoon Haven • Self contained home • Sleeps up to 11 • 2 bathrooms • Fully equipped kitchen • Central heating • Linen provided • Nestled in native bush • Views of the bay • View native birds from balcony • 5 minutes stroll to all township amenities

Malcolm Jones Jones’s Halfmoon Haven 47 Main Road Stewart Island C/- 338 Bain Street Invercargill T: +64-3-216 7953 M: 027-465 2857 E: the.jones@xtra.co.nz

Kowhai Lane Garden Apartment • Locally owned & operated with insider knowledge for your independent stay • Sunny, modern, affordable, spacious, two room apartment • Private access, centrally heated • Five minutes stroll from township • Reference books, dvd’s and visiting native birds • Courtesy transfers Iris & Peter Tait • Personalised itinerary SailsAshore Travel planning • Packaged, “Sails” Ulva Island & Activities Centre guided walk (additional) 11 View Street • Sponsorship, Rakiura Freephone 0800 783 9278 Environment Trust or 0800 STEWART E: kowhai@sailsashore.co.nz www.sailsashore.co.nz

Kowhai Lane Lodge • Locally owned & operated, with insider knowledge for your independent stay • Perfect, affordable getaway with family, friends • Motel conveniences, luxury, space • Private, sunny, centrally heated ensuited rooms • Lounges, deck, stunning harbour views • Overlooking township • Personalised itinerary planning Iris & Peter Tait SailsAshore Travel • Courtesy transfers • Packaged, “Sails” Ulva Island & Visitor Centre guided walk (additional) 11 View Street • Sponsorship, Rakiura Freephone 0800 783 9278 Environment Trust or 0800 STEWART www.sailsashore.co.nz E: kowhai@sailsashore.co.nz

Latt 47 • Modern and spacious, Latt 47 offers stunning views and homely comfort • Centrally located – one minute to the foreshore and a short walk to village • Sleeps 4 – 1 queen & 2 single beds • Fully equipped with all modern facilities, including Debbie central heating throughout PO Box 84 • Minimum 2 night stay. Stewart Island • Winter rates apply T/F: +64-3-219 1330 E: john.barry@clear.net.nz • Courtesy transfers

Lettuce Inn • Warm, comfortable, affordable accommodation • 3 rooms, open plan living area with all the amenities of home • Ideal for families; double and single bunks • 2 minutes walk to shops, visitor centres and waterfront • Self contained and serviced Rob Spinks 31 Main Road to your requirements Stewart Island • Courtesy coach available T: +64-3-219 1363 M: +64-27-335 9775 E: jrandmv@xtra.co.nz


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• Home away from home • Lovingly preserved original character home • Fully self-contained, only need your food • 2 large bedrooms, lounge, sunporch, private sunny deck • Sleeps 6 people, heaps of room to spread out • Thoughtful extras provided Jill & Chris Cox • Nestled in beautiful bush Ngahere Holiday Home setting, short walk to PO Box 26 village centre Stewart Island • Courtesy return transfers T: +64-3-219 1414 M: 027-293 8310 www.stewartislandholidayhome.co.nz E: jill.home@xtra.co.nz

Oban Lodge • Fully self-contained comfortable cottage • 3 bedrooms – 2 queen, 1 single bed, suitable for two couples or a family • 6 minutes walk to town centre and beach • Satellite TV, telephone, microwave & oven • Multifuel burner, shower over chubb, fridge freezer Tony Bower • Towels provided, linen PO Box 1505 & electric blankets fitted Invercargill T: +64-3-218 8727 • Laundry facilities M: 021-166 2803 www.obanlodge.co.nz E: info@obanlodge.co.nz

Pania Lodge

ACCOMMODATION: SELF CATERING

Ngahere Holiday Home

Welcome to our home – a family home. • Warm central heating • Auto washing machine • Sleeps 9-10 • Set in bush with 2 minutes walk to Butterfields Beach • Great sunny deck & Barbecue • Short walk from township • Taxi’s available Murray & Lynda Halstead • Pick up service T: +64-3-215 7733 home T: +64-3-214 4777 business M: 021-325 186 www.sailsashore.co.nz/pania.html E: halstead@xtra.co.nz

Pilgrim Cottage • Escape to paradise and hide away in comfort • Set in seclusion amongst native trees and birds, yet less than 5 minutes walk to shops, restaurants and beaches • Ideal for a couple or single • Everything but food is included Diane Smith • Diane will meet you from PO Box 104 the plane or ferry on your Stewart Island T/F: +64-3-219 1144 arrival M: 027-672 4405 www.holidayhomes.co.nz/search/631735 E: philldismith@xtra.co.nz

Port of Call Boutique Accommodation – The Bach • Style with comfort whether you are honeymooning, relaxing or exploring • Coastal nestled amongst native bush, thriving birdlife at your doorstep • Private with seaviews decking area with BBQ • Fully self contained, Philippa Fraser-Wilson & diesel heating and with Ian Wilson thoughtful extras Leask Bay Road • 20 mins walk to village Stewart Island 9846 • Seasonal rates, car available PO Box 143, Halfmoon Bay • Ulva water taxi/eco guiding T: +64-3-219 1394 M: +64-27-244 4722 E: info@portofcall.co.nz www.portofcall.co.nz


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Port of Call Boutique Accommodation – Turner Cottage • Style with comfort whether you are honeymooning, relaxing or exploring • Nestled in native bush setting, hear the sea, bush track leads to cottage • Five mins walk to village Philippa Fraser-Wilson & water front, shops, hotel Ian Wilson • Enjoy the bird life 7 Golden Bay Road • Fully self contained with Stewart Island 9846 thoughtful extras PO Box 143, Halfmoon Bay • Seasonal rates • Ulva water taxi/eco guiding T: +64-3-219 1394 M: +64-27-244 4722 www.portofcall.co.nz E: info@portofcall.co.nz

Seabreeze Cottage • Beachfront location in the beautiful Horseshoe Bay • Modern stand-alone 2 bedroom cottage with spacious lounge and fully equipped kitchen • Secluded spot to watch the boats come in or listen to the Tuis and other wildlife • Sleeps 6, perfect for couples, honeymooners or young families Dave & Kelly Mundy T: 09-833 9768 • Transport provided E: davekelly2007@ www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/2708.asp gmail.com

Treehouse Crib Relax and enjoy panoramic views and abundance of nature from this comfortable, family holiday home. • 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 • Fully equipped kitchen, laundry • Generous decks, outdoor living, BBQ • TV / DVD / books / games Ken McAnergney • 8 minutes walk to village, PO Box 36-206 3 minutes Golden Bay Christchurch 8146 • Mooring available T: +64-3-356 3324 • Native birds everywhere +64-3-353 7716 • Minimum stay 2 nights M: 0274 374 570 E: ken.mcanergney@xtra.co.nz www.treehousecrib.co.nz

YHA Stewart Island • ‘The Beach House’ lives up to its name with an excellent position on the Oban townships waterfront and just a few minutes’ walk to the shops and Ferry Terminal. • This self contained house with three bedrooms has all linen, kitchen equipment and laundry facilities Helen Bell supplied. Book now! 44 Elgin Terrace Stewart Island T: +64-3-249 7847 E: yha.teanau@yha.co.nz www yha.co.nz


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Glendaruel Bed & Breakfast

Greenvale Bed & Breakfast • Two ensuite guest rooms and lounge/dining room open to deck with superb views of sea 50 metres away • Prolific visiting bird life • Heated guest suites include television, tea/coffee, toiletries, hairdryers, wireless internet • Cooked/continental Greenvale Bed & Breakfast breakfast Wendy Hallett • Courtesy transfers PO Box 172 • 5 minute easy walk along Stewart Island 9846 T: +64-3-219 1357 waterfront to township E: info@greenvalestewart island.co.nz www.greenvalestewartisland.co.nz

Jo and Andy’s Bed & Breakfast Cosy, centrally heated old homestay with good books & music, central, close to beach and bush. • 28 years of warm personal service • Available: laundry, email, winter rates and qualified massage therapist • Free breakfast, transfers and linen • Share facilities Jo & Andy Riksem • Twin $45 p.p. 22 Main Rd Double room $45 p.p. Stewart Island 9846 (Single occupancy $60) T/F: +64-3-219 1230 • Bookings essential M: 027-455 2191 E: jariksem@clear.net.nz

Observation Rock Lodge – fully catered Welcome to your secluded island hideaway. • Soak up panoramic Paterson Inlet views, stunning sunsets and the hot tub under the stars! • Relax while delighting in gourmet meals and service • Courtesy transfers to your Annett Eiselt & Phil Dove stylish, spacious lodge 7 Leonard Street • Luxuriant garden and PO Box 145 native bush setting with Stewart Island 9846 prolific birdlife T: +64-3-219 1444 • Your stay – your special M: +64-27-444 1802 event! E: behappy@ www.observationrocklodge.co.nz observationrocklodge.co.nz

SailsAshore Lodge • We operate the only qualmarked hosted accommodation • Enjoy breakfast by sundeck with stunning harbour views • Private, sunny ensuited rooms, own entrances • Centrally heated, warm and welcoming • Features sustainably milled native timber • Courtesy transfers or five minute stroll to township • Packaged “Sails” Ulva Island guided tour (additional) • Sponsorship, Rakiura Peter & Iris Tait Environment Trust 11 View Street Freephone 0800 783 9278 or 0800 STEWART www.sailsashore.co.nz E: tait@sailsashore.co.nz

ACCOMMODATION: HOSTED

• Spectacular forest and sea views • One king/twin, one queen, one single, each with ensuite • Close to township and Golden Bay/ water taxis to Ulva • Tea/coffee facilities in each room • Cooked or continental breakfast, other meals by arrangement Raylene Waddell • Guest lounge, 38 Golden Bay Road central heating PO Box 185, Stewart Island • Internet, courtesy transfers T: +64-3-219 1092 F: +64-3-219 1092 E: glendaruel@xtra.co.nz www.glendaruel.co.nz


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Stewart Island Lodge This peaceful, secluded bed and breakfast is surrounded by native bush and has magnificent ocean views. • 6 king/twin ensuite rooms • Cosy guest lounge • Extensive garden frequented by native birds • 5 minute walk to village/restaurants • Continental breakfast Stewart Island Lodge • Courtesy transfers ferry/ 14 Nichol Road flight terminals Stewart Island T: 0800 65 65 01 T: +64-3-219 0056 www.stewartislandlodge.co.nz E: info@sie.co.nz


Bay Motel 14 Modern, quality serviced units – 10 studios, 1 & 2 bedroom units and 2 spacious apartments. • 2 units have double spa baths • 3 units are wheelchair accessible • Fully equipped kitchens/kitchenettes • Central heating, Sky TV, Jenny & Brett Twaddle telephone, wireless internet 9 Dundee Street • Guest laundry, freezer Halfmoon Bay storage, BBQ PO Box 181 • Continental breakfast Stewart Island 9846 available (extra charge) T/F: +64-3-219 1119 • Courtesy transfers M: 027-433 1074 www.baymotel.co.nz E: bay.motel@xtra.co.nz

Rakiura Lodge Warm, comfortable, fully self-contained accommodation where you can relax and feed the birds in our native bush setting. • 3 minutes to village • Sleeps 8 on the ground floor (2 queen 2 twin rooms) • Spacious studio upstairs sleeps 3 (1 queen 1 single) • Centrally heated Rakiura Lodge • Kitchen, laundry and PO Box 40 disabled facilities Stewart Island T: +64-3-219 1003 • Friendly transfers E: bookings@ rakiuralodge.co.nz www.rakiuralodge.co.nz

Rakiura Retreat Motels • 1&2 bedroom self-contained units, full kitchens, ensuites, 1-28 single & kingsize beds, central heating, Broadband, Laundry, BBQ. Roomy, clean, warm, comfortable. • Beautiful views, birds & bush, close walking tracks, pathway to beach. • Retreat away from town with 3 free cars, easy to get around, adults & children’s 156 Horseshoe Bay Road bikes, Courtesy Transfers. Stewart Island T: +64-3-219 1096 or +64-3-315 6589 www.stewartislandmotels.com E: info@rakiuraretreat.co.nz

South Sea Hotel • Iconic hotel on central waterfront • Modern studio units complementing traditional hotel rooms • Popular restaurant & bar featuring local seafood • Great coffee South Sea Hotel • Internet & wifi 29 Elgin Terrace • Friendly knowledgeable Stewart Island T: +64-3-219 1059 staff F: +64-3-219 1120 • Social hub E: southsea@ stewart-island.co.nz www.stewart-island.co.nz

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TOURS & ACTIVITIES

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Birding Bonanza! • Bravo Kiwi Spotting – the original Stewart Island kiwi spotting company, evening twilight tours • Aurora Charters – spectacular pelagic/seabird watching, comfortable ocean-going catamaran • Ulva’s Guided Walks – specialist birding and natural history guiding on Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary • Scheduled departures can Ulva’s Guided Walks be booked at The Fernery Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary Gallery & Gift Shop booking PO Box 85 Stewart Island office T: +64-3-219 1216 www.ulva.co.nz E: ulva@ulva.co.nz

Birding & Kiwi Viewing with Ruggedy RangeTM Dedicated birding Guides. Highly informative. Close views, birdsong, excellent photos. • Ruggedy Range™ – Ulva Island Birding: 4.5hrs / full day. • Kiwi Journey: Mason Bay, hike / fly, 95% success, some daytime. Other birds. • Aihe – Pelagic: 3hrs, albatrosses, penguins... Info & Bookings: please only contact us (not i-sites, info/visitor centres, ferry terminals). www.ruggedyrange.com

Ruggedy Range™ Birds & Forest Bookings Main Road, Stewart Island T: 03 219 1066 M: 0274 784 433 E: mail@ruggedyrange.com

Coast to Coast – Stewart Island Flights Unique opportunity to see the diversity between the West and East coasts • Same day activity (tide and weather dependent) • Optional overnights in a DoC hut • Beach landing • 4-5 hour wilderness hike • Opportunity to spot Kiwi Stewart Island Flights in the wild PO Box 860 • 45 min boat ride Invercargill T: +64-3-218 9129 • 2-9 adults F: +64-3-214 4681 www.stewartislandflights.com E: sif@xtra.co.nz

Island Road Tour / Coastal Highlights / Sea Kayaking • Island Culture Scenic Road Tour: $50.00pp, 2hrs (10.30/11.00am, 1.00/2.30pm, other times). Scenery, excellent commentary. • Coastal Highlights: 8.30 to 4.30pm. Guided, wildlife cruise to Port William, coastal rainforest hike, transfer Oban. • Guided Sea Kayaking. Info & Bookings: please only contact us (not i-sites, info/visitor centres, ferry terminals). www.ruggedyrange.com

Ruggedy Range™ Birds & Forest Bookings Main Road, Stewart Island T: 03 219 1066 M: 0274 784 433 E: mail@ruggedyrange.com

Port William Excursion • 20 minute scenic flight • 30 minute water taxi transfer • 3 hour coastal/bush walk from historic Port William to Lee Bay • Coach transfer from Lee Bay to Oban • Optional overnights in Oban Stewart Island Flights • Optional picnic lunch PO Box 860 available (if pre-ordered) Invercargill • 2-9 adults T: +64-3-218 9129 F: +64-3-214 4681 www.stewartislandflights.com E: sif@xtra.co.nz


Travel anywhere on Stewart Island in minutes – locally based Squirrel helicopter • Scenic Flights from $90pp • Mason Bay return from $200pp • Helicopter/water taxi Mason Bay from $255pp • Stewart Island - Bluff from $225pp • Tramper/Hunter dropoff/pickup • Helicopter to remote Rakiura Helicopters beaches. Take a picnic. Fern Gully Heliport Tailored to suit! 151 Main Road Courtesy transport to heliport PO Box 54, Stewart Island T/F: +64-3-219 1155 www.rakiurahelicopters.co.nz E: info@rakiurahelicopters.co.nz

“Sails” Scenic Road Tours • Locally owned & operated with insiders knowledge • Combined 80 years’ of experience • Living, working and raising a family on Rakiura • Forestry management, commercial fishing, tourism • Two hour interactive tour on demand • Morning tours a specialty • Courtesy transfers from Peter & Iris Tait accommodation SailsAshore Travel • Complements “Sails” Ulva & Activities Centre Island walking tour 11 View Street • Sponsorship, Rakiura Freephone 0800 783 9278 Environment Trust or 0800 STEWART E: tait@sailsashore.co.nz www.sailsashore.co.nz

Village and Bays Tours Gain an interesting insight in the community, history and environment of Stewart Island as you explore Oban and surrounding bays. • Knowledgeable, local guides • Modern, spacious minibuses Village and Bays Tours • Regular departures from Oban Visitor Centre Oban Visitor Centre 12 Elgin Terrace Stewart Island • Duration 1hr 30mins T: 0800 000 511 • Suitable for all ages T: +64-3-219 0056 www.stewartislandexperience.co.nz E: info@sie.co.nz

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Aihe – Paterson Inlet Cruises • Aihe - Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruise. 2.5hrs. Scenery, wildlife encounters, penguins. • Aihe - Inlet & Bays Discovery Cruise. 4hrs. Wildlife encounters, nature walk (Ocean Beach / Whaling Base / Ulva Island). • Small groups (upto 12), personalised. • Informative, excellent Aihe Eco Charters viewing, great photos. Birds & Forest Bookings Info & Bookings: please only Main Road, Stewart Island contact us (not i-sites, info/ visitor centres, ferry terminals). T: 03 219 1066 M: 0274 784 433 E: mail@aihe.co.nz www.aihe.co.nz

Aurora Charters • Fast, comfortable 18m catamaran • First class pelagic seabird trips • Group scenic & Paterson Inlet cruises • Port Pegasus day cruise • Hunter, kayaker, & Colin & Margaret Hopkins tramper drop-off 108 Elgin Terrace • Wildlife viewing Halfmoon Bay Stewart Island 9846 • Group fishing trips T: + 64-3-219 1126 F: + 64-3-219 1126 E: info@auroracharters.co.nz www.auroracharters.co.nz

Bravo Adventure Cruises Charters available for: • Pelagic bird watching • Scenic cruises • Transport to hunting areas Plus Bravo Kiwi Spotting – operating for over 20 years • Twilight cruise & guided night time walk to look for Phillip Smith Kiwi in the wild PO Box 104 More information under: Stewart Island Guided Walks T/F: +64-3-219 1144 www.kiwispotting.co.nz E: info@kiwispotting.co.nz

Elwing Discoveries Ltd Experience Stewart Island with ‘Elwing Discoveries Ltd’. • Overnight/Multi-night Adventure Cruises • Experience Stewart Island from the comfort of Elwing (14m yacht, sleeps 10), exploring the wilderness, beaches, hidden bays/lagoons, historical sites and marine wildlife by foot, dinghy or kayak. You choose! Arthur & Barbara White • Suitable for all ages Elwing Discoveries Ltd – families/seniors/ C/- NZ Post, Stewart Island adventurers/ school groups T/F: 64-3-481 1040 M: 027-276 8817 E: info@elwing.co.nz www.elwing.co.nz

Lo Loma Charters Let Squizzy and crew take you for an unforgettable fishing experience in the clear waters that surround Stewart Island and take home skinned and boned Blue Cod for dinner or go cruising in Paterson Inlet and take in the tranquil unspoiled paradise that is Stewart Island.

www.loloma.co.nz

Richard & Carolyn Squires T: +64-3-219 1141 M: +64-27-393 8362 E: loloma_charters@ hotmail.com


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Marine Nature Cruises

CRUISES & FISHING

Explore the coastline near Halfmoon Bay and the Titi Islands, a hot spot for great white sharks. Then view the rich underwater life from our semi-submersible. • Wildlife viewing opportunities include penguins, albatross, Titi and seals • Local nature guides Marine Nature Cruises • Duration 2hrs 30mins Stewart Island Visitor Terminal • Picnic lunch option Main Wharf (if pre-ordered) Stewart Island T: 0800 000 511 T: +64-3-219 0034 www.stewartislandexperience.co.nz E: info@sie.co.nz

Paterson Inlet Cruises

Enjoy a leisurely cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and visit Ulva Island, a renowned wildlife sanctuary, for a guided walk. • See rare plants and the abundant bird life during your walk ashore with our nature guide • Duration 2hrs 30/45 mins • Suitable for all ages Paterson Inlet Cruises • Picnic lunch option Stewart Island Visitor Terminal available (if pre-ordered) Main Wharf Stewart Island T: 0800 000 511 T: +64-3-219 0034 www.stewartislandexperience.co.nz E: info@sie.co.nz

Rakiura Charters & Tours • Cruise in comfort & style – bathroom, heated cabin, underwater camera • Stewart Island’s most comprehensive 4-hr Half Day Tour: Muttonbird Islands, seal colony, fishing, dolphin spotting, Paterson Inlet, Ulva Island Matt Atkins & bird sanctuary, historic Alina Thiebes Whaler’s Base 14 Kaka Ridge Rd, • Fishing, Fish & Hike Stewart Island • Pelagic Bird Watching T: 03-219 1487 or • Freshwater River Freephone: 0800 RAKIURA • Exclusive Charters M: 027 354 9991 www.rakiuracharters.co.nz E: info@rakiuracharters.co.nz

Southern Isle Charters • Fast comfortable vessel • Scenic cruises to Paterson Inlet / Ulva Island • Group Fishing trips • Hunting and tramping destinations from Bluff and Stewart Island

Herbie & Loraine Hansen PO Box 23, Stewart Island 9846 T/F: +64-3-219 1133 M: 0274-343 420 E: lhhansen@xtra.co.nz

Southern Limits Charters & Guided Walks After Four generations of hunting and commercial fishing Stewart Island, we can show you the secret rocks unfished and the ridges left unwalked. Southern Limits Charters • Full/half day fishing charters & Guided Walks • Pelagic and scenic tours Fishing & Hunting charters • Hunting destinations Pelagic Bird Charters • Guided Walks Kate & Brett Hamilton “Every day promises to be the PO Box 67 Rakiura/Stewart Island, NZ most exciting one yet.” T/F: +64-3-219 1234 M: +64-27-554 2923 E: brett@southernlimits.co.nz www.southernlimits.co.nz


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Tequila Charters Come aboard the Commercial Fishing Vessel Tequila • Using hand lines catch your own Blue Cod to take home (filleted, boned & bagged) • Demonstration on setting cod pots & processing the catch; see how a Anthony O’Rourke commercial fishing boat Stewart Island Fishing operates Tequila Charters • Cod pots may bring up a PO Box 133 variety of fish Stewart Island 9846 T: +64-3-219 1334 M: +64-27-251 7122 www.stewartislandfishing.com E: mail@stewartislandfishing.com


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• Comfortable, clean, excellent views. Seats 12 persons. • Ulva Island, Port William, Freds Camp, Millars / Whalers Base.... • Freshwater River (tide dependent). • Mason Bay & Freshwater River Fly / Boat Packages (Invercargill / Stewart Island). • Licensed shuttle. • $1.00pp conservation Aihe Eco Charters donation. Birds & Forest Bookings Info & Bookings: please only Main Road, Stewart Island contact us (not i-sites, info/ T: 03 219 1066 visitor centres, ferry terminals). M: 0274 784 433 E: mail@aihe.co.nz www.aihe.co.nz

WATER TAxIS

Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi

Rakiura Water Taxi • Maximise your time – “Take a Water Taxi” • Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary • Kiwi Spotting opportunities on the ‘Coast-to-Coast’ (Mason Bay – Freshwater fly/walk/boat package), with SI Flights • Scheduled daily Port Matt Atkins & William & Freshwater River Alina Thiebes departures 14 Kaka Ridge Rd, • On-demand departures for Stewart Island tramping, hunting, day walk T: 03-219 1487 or destinations Freephone: 0800 RAKIURA • Scenic trips M: 027 354 9991 E: info@rakiurawatertaxi.co.nz www.rakiurawatertaxi.co.nz

Stewart Island Water Taxi & Eco Guiding Stewart Island’s original water taxi service owned and operated by 6th generation islander since 1991. Stewart Islanders showing you their island. • DoC Concessionaires Ian Wilson & • Freshwater River – scheduled Philippa Fraser-Wilson daily departures (high tide Leask Bay Road only) Coast to Coast package Stewart Island 9846 • On demand drop PO Box 143, Halfmoon Bay offs/pickups, tramp- Freephone: 0800 GO WATER ing/day walk and TAXI (O800 469 283) hunting destinations T: +64-3-219 1394 • Guided walks M: +64-27-228 9388 www.stewartislandwatertaxi.co.nz E: info@portofcall.co.nz

Ulva Island Ferry • Freedom Walk Ulva Island • Ulva Island Ferry 9am, 12, 4pm, from Golden Bay $20 return (Times may vary slightly due to passenger volume) • Monday – Saturday Peter & Anyta Cox • Other times by request PO Box 100 $25 pp Stewart Island • Self-guiding books available T: 03 219 1013 M: 027 650 7733 • Text, call or just turn up E: jackdaw13@slingshot.co.nz

Ulva Island Water Taxi take me there… Stewart Island Water Taxi & Eco Guiding owned and operated by 6th generation islander since 1991 showing you their island. • Freedom walk Ulva Island Ian Wilson & Bird Sanctuary at your leisure Philippa Fraser-Wilson • Departing Golden Bay Leask Bay Road • Scheduled daily departures Stewart Island 9846 8.30am, 9.00am, PO Box 143, Halfmoon Bay 12.00pm, 2.00pm, Freephone: 0800 GO WATER 4.00pm TAXI (O800 469 283) • Any other times T: +64-3-219 1394 by arrangement M: +64-27-228 9388 www.stewartislandwatertaxi.co.nz E: info@portofcall.co.nz


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Rakiura Kayaks • Quality double and single sea kayaks and associated gear • Guided trips in Paterson Inlet – perfect introduction to kayaking, Stewart Island and its wildlife • Based on the northern coast of Paterson Inlet • One day or multi day freedom rentals • Sunrise & Twilight paddling trips Rakiura Kayaks • Friendly, professional M: 027 RAKIURA guides (7254872) www.rakiura.co.nz E: info@rakiura.co.nz


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The original Kiwi Spotting since 1990 • Twilight cruise aboard 16m vessel “WIldfire” to remote area. • Guided night time walk through native forest and onto white sandy beach, looking for kiwi in their natural environment. • 99% chance of viewing kiwi Reasonable level of fitness Phillip Smith and agility required PO Box 104 Bookings essential Stewart Island T/F: +64-3-219 1144 E: info@kiwispotting.co.nz www.kiwispotting.co.nz

Ruggedy RangeTM Wilderness Experience

GUIDED WALKS

Bravo Kiwi Spotting

• Specialising in Ulva Island Birds & Forest Guided Walk: 4.5 or 8.5 hrs. • Stewart Island half / full day, evening, overnight. • All options: www.ruggedyrange.com • Genuine natural history, birding, cultural insights. • Small groups, personal attention, generous times. Info & Bookings: please only contact us (not i-sites, info/visitor centres, ferry terminals). www.ruggedyrange.com

Ruggedy Range™ Birds & Forest Bookings Main Road, Stewart Island T: 03 219 1066 M: 0274 784 433 E: mail@ruggedyrange.com

“Sails” Guided Walks, Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary • Escorted by Peter or Iris • Over 80 years’ of combine island experience • Former Forest Ranger, past Ulva Island Trustee • Smaller party size for an exclusive interactive experience • Includes courtesy transfers from accommodation • Tours on demand, afternoon tour a specialty when island Peter & Iris Tait less visited SailsAshore Travel • Membership, NZ Birding & Activities Centre Network 11 View Street • Sponsorship, Rakiura Freephone 0800 783 9278 Environment Trust or 0800 STEWART E: tait@sailsashore.co.nz www.sailsashore.co.nz

Southern Limits Charters & Guided Walks • Ulva Island Experience – “Our experienced guides will help you meet your birdwatching checklist, as well as interpret the rainforest ecosystem and outline Southern Limits Charters the human history of the & Guided Walks island.” Ulva Island Guided Walks • Out & About in the Bay & Nature History Charters Excursions Kate & Brett Hamilton • Nature & History Guiding PO Box 67 • Four Generations of Rakiura/Stewart Island, NZ Local Knowledge T/F: +64-3-219 1234 • Full/half-day M: +64-27-554 2923 E: brett@southernlimits.co.nz www.southernlimits.co.nz

Ulva’s Guided Walks – Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary Ulva Island Birding & Natural History Specialists • Daily departures, morning and afternoon nature walks on the unique Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary, flexible departure options available. New Birding Bonanza package: • Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary Ulva’s Guided Walks then pelagic birding with Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary Aurora Charters PO Box 85 then kiwi spotting with Stewart Island Bravo Kiwi spotting Tours T: +64-3-219 1216 E: ulva@ulva.co.nz www.ulva.co.nz


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Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar • Fully licenced, à la carte menu specialising in local seafood • Cosy open fire • Superb coffee • 3 separate dining areas plus deck • Amazing vistas • Private functions welcomed • Enjoy a Church Hill gourmet Deanne & Chris picnic basket during your 36 Kamahi Road island experience Stewart Island • Courtesy car available T: 03-219 1123 • Open 10:30am till late M: 027 270 5344 • Reservations recommended E: restaurant@ www.churchhill.co.nz churchhill.co.nz

Four Square Supermarket • Sandwiches, quiche, pizza slices freshly made on-site daily • Hot pies and sausage rolls • Cakes, muffins and sweet slices • Fresh fruit • Sweet and savoury snacks • Wide range of confectionery and ice-creams • Cold drinks • Freshly ground coffee to go! Jill Skerrett 20 Elgin Terrace • Packed lunches (24 hours Stewart Island notice required) T/F: +64-3-219 1069 • Small functions catered for E: stewart.island@ • ATM foursquare-si.co.nz

Kiwi-French Crêpery • 9am until 5:30pm (day menu) • Delicious sweet, savoury and seafood crêpes made to order • Gourmet New Zealand cheeses • Featuring Stewart Island Seafood crêpes • Children’s favourite chocolate and banana crêpe • Lunch: à la carte menu • Dinner: set menu and reservations only 6 Main Road Stewart Island • Home-made french fruit T: 03-219 1422 tarts and tortes E: brittmoore@hotmail.com

Kiwi-French Crêpery – Evening Dining Reservations Required: 03-219 1422 6pm - 9pm Set Menu $50 per person includes: • Choose a Crêpe with salad & cheese plus dessert & drink • Stewart Island Seafood Crêpes • Vegetarian and other savoury crêpe options • Fruit tarts and tortes 6 Main Road • Dark chocolate mousse Stewart Island • group discounts for 10+ T: 03-219 1422 E: brittmoore@hotmail.com

The Perfect Dinner – Stewart Island Moveable Feast Welcome to exclusive dining! • Gourmet treat at your accommodation or location of choice • Lonely Planet editor’s choice of island dining • Delicious, fresh and locally sourced fare, delightfully presented Annett Eiselt • Surprise treat? Birthday? 7 Leonard Street Anniversary? Go gourmet – PO Box 145 you deserve it! Stewart Island 9846 • Have The Perfect Dinner at T: +64-3-219 1444 the perfect place – staying M: +64-27-444 1802 at Observation Rock Lodge E: perfectdinner@ www.observationrocklodge.co.nz observationrocklodge.co.nz


• Fresh goods in-store every weekday • Full supermarket range of groceries available • Prices comparable to mainland • Wine and beer • Fishing and camping supplies • General hardware • Lotto! Jill Skerrett • ATM 20 Elgin Terrace • Newspapers and magazines Stewart Island • Sandwiches and fresh bread T/F: +64-3-219 1069 made on-site daily E: stewart.island@ foursquare-si.co.nz • Open from 7.30am every day

Glowing Sky Studio Shop • The original Stewart Island born clothing company • All our garments purely and proudly made by Us in NZ • ‘Rakiura Art Hand printed Garments’ – designs reflecting our New Zealand identity • ‘Glowing Sky Merino’– Premium NZ knitted Superfine Merino Woollen fabrics Glowing Sky • Buy direct from our original Town Centre Rakiura Studio Shop at Stewart Island competitive prices! T: +64-3-219 1518 A/H: +64-3-214 4443 F: +64-3-214 0999 www.glowingsky.co.nz E: mail@glowingsky.co.nz

Locations – Wm Todd & Co Real Estate Stewart Island’s small vibrant community welcomes you! • Diane lives on Stewart Island and has been selling all types of real estate on the Island for over 30 years • Phone Diane for a consultation or to request a set of her current Stewart Island listings Diane Smith PO Box 104 Stewart Island T/F: +64-3-219 1144 M: 027 672 4405 E: diane.s@locations.co.nz www.locations.co.nz

Ocean View Art Studio • Southernmost Artist’s Studio in New Zealand, specialising in Stewart Island inspired impasto acrylics and watercolours. • Margaret’s artwork captures the unique Island atmosphere; the visual drama of the Island’s bays, boats, boatsheds, bush and birds. • Her artwork is in Margaret Fairhall collections worldwide. Ocean View Art Studio • Open daily November to May and by appointment at 34 Kamahi Road PO Box 11, Stewart Island other times. T: +64-3-219 1313 www.margaretfairhall.co.nz E: remar@actrix.co.nz

Stewart Island Day Spa – Southernmost Spa At our private oceanside location you can choose from an elite selection of body work treatments: • Appointments from $150/hour (transfers included) • Ocean Cliff Bath from $150/hour • Sauna and Steam Rooms • 7 Day Detox and pamper programme from $5000 • 3 hour package for couples from $550 Booking@ www.stewartislandspa.co.nz

T: 03-219 1422

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The Fernery – Gallery & Gift Shop • A unique and extensive range of New Zealand products including glassware, jewellery, woodwork, silks, pottery, greeting cards, baby items, children’s books, natural history books as well as etchings, prints and photography by New Zealand and local artists. • Booking Office for Ulva’s Guided Walks.

www.thefernerynz.com

The Fernery – Gallery & Gift Shop 20 Main Road (opposite DOC) T/F: +64-3-219 1453 E: thefernery@xtra.co.nz


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Stewart Island Rentals Explore Stewart Island at your leisure in our excellent quality and competitively priced rental vehicles • Cars • Motor Scooters • Mountain Bikes Free map and petrol provided Drivers licence required (cars and motor scooters) www.stewartislandexperience.co.nz

Stewart Island Rentals Oban Visitor Centre 12 Elgin Terrace Stewart Island T: 0800 000 511 T: +64-3-219 0056 E: info@sie.co.nz

Tickety Boo Rentals Great way to relax and explore Stewart Island no matter how short your stay! • Cars 4 door/automatic • Van 8 seat/automatic • Contractor’s van/manual • Ask about 3pm Special – $50 2 hours hire (subject to availability) • Can meet you at wharf if prearranged • Crib Owner Specials! (minimum 2 days hire) Stewart Island flights www.stewartislandflights.com T: 03-219 1090


VISTITOR INFORMATION & BOOKINGS

34 Birds & Forest Bookings / Stewart Island Travel & Activities • Based in Oban, Stewart Island. • Extensive local knowledge - 18 years. • Offering tailormade options based on your needs and budget, you choose and we arrange and book: travel, accommodation, activities, transport. • Day or Overnight Itineraries. Birds & Forest Bookings • Friendly, open service. Stewart Island Travel & • The only booking office for Activities Ruggedy Range™, Aihe Eco Main Road, Stewart Island Charters & Water Taxi. T: 03 219 1066 M: 0274 784 433 www.ruggedyrange.com E: mail@ruggedyrange.com

Invercargill i-Site Visitor Centre • For information and bookings for accommodation, attractions and activities, on Stewart Island, in Southland and beyond, contact: Invercargill i-Site Visitor Centre 108 Gala Street P.O. Box 1012 Invercargill T: +64-3-211 0895 F: +64-3-218 4415 www.southlandnz.com E: visit@southlandnz.com

Oban Visitor Centre To assist you in exploring Stewart Island we offer information and bookings for: • Rental Cars, Motor Scooters, Mountain Bikes, Visitor Information, Tours, Cruises, Activities and Accommodation • Operated by Stewart Island Experience Oban Visitor Centre 12 Elgin Terrace Stewart Island T: 0800 000 511 T: +64-3-219 0056 www.stewartislandexperience.co.nz E: info@sie.co.nz

Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre • Quality information on walking tracks around Halfmoon Bay and Rakiura National Park • Daily updates on weather / track conditions • Retail- books/ souvenirs • Interpretive displays, audiovisuals and historic information • Rakiura Track Bookings and hut passes • Marine Reserve and Department of Conservation Mataitai information Main Road, PO Box 3 • Hunting Permits Stewart Island 9846 • Storage lockers T: 64-3-219 0002 DOC Office • Personal Locator Beacon Hire T: 64-3-219 0009 Visitor Centre • Friendly helpful staff F: 64-3-219 0003 www.doc.govt.nz E. stewartislandfc@doc.govt.nz

SailsAshore Travel & Activities Centre • Locally owned & operated • After decades living here we can maximise your time on Rakiura • Flights, ferry, car storage packages • Qualmarked SailsAshore & Kowhai Lane accommodation options • “Sails” Ulva Island Bird Peter & Iris Tait Sanctuary guided walks 11 View Street • “Sails” Scenic Road Tours • Great Walks, Pelargic/Fishing SailsAshore Travel & Activities Centre recommendations • Smart phone friendly Freephone 0800 783 9278 website, customer focussed or 0800 STEWART www.sailsashore.co.nz E: tait@sailsashore.co.nz


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Stewart Island Flights Depot

Ulva’s Guided Walks – Booking Office Ulva Island Birding & Natural History Specialists • The Fernery Gallery & Gift Shop is our booking office • 20 Main Road, diagonally opposite DoC building • Book here for daily departures to Ulva Island • Birding Bonanza – the weekly scheduled birding Ulva’s Guided Walks Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary package for bird lovers can PO Box 85 also be booked here Stewart Island T: +64-3-219 1216 or +64-3-219 1453 www.ulva.co.nz E: ulva@ulva.co.nz

VISTITOR INFORMATION & BOOKINGS

• Stewart Island Flights services • Island Explorer bus tours • Ulva Island water Taxi transfers • Fishing trips • Paterson Inlet cruises • The Coast to Coast Adventure • Scenic Flights Stewart Island Flights Depot • Taxi services Elgin Terrace • Postal services Halfmoon Bay • Golf club hire Stewart Island • Charters and cruises T: +64-3-219 1090 • Local knowledge F: +64-3-219 1245 www.stewartislandflights.com E: sif@xtra.co.nz


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GETTING THERE Stewart Island Ferry Services .......................12 Stewart Island Flights ...................................13

Southern Limits Charters & Guided Walks.......................................................25 Tequila Charters ............................................26

ACCOMMODATION: BUDGET Bunkers Backpackers ....................................14 Jo and Andy’s Bed & Breakfast ....................14 Stewart Island Backpackers..........................14

WATER TAxIS Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi ...................27 Rakiura Water Taxi ........................................27 Stewart Island Water Taxi & Eco Guiding ....27 Ulva Island Ferry............................................27 Ulva Island Water Taxi ..................................27

ACCOMMODATION: SELF CATERING Akomoana .....................................................15 Chalet on Miro ..............................................15 Cowley’s Holiday Home ................................15 Deep Bay Apartment .....................................15 Jimmy’s Cottages ..........................................15 Jones Halfmoon Haven .................................16 Kowhai Lane Garden Apartment...................16 Kowhai Lane Lodge .......................................16 Latt 47 ...........................................................16 Lettuce Inn.....................................................16 Ngahere Holiday Home .................................17 Oban Lodge ...................................................17 Pania Lodge ...................................................17 Pilgrim Cottage..............................................17 Port of Call Boutique Accommodation – The Bach...............................................17 Port of Call Boutique Accommodation – Turner Cottage......................................18 Seabreeze Cottage ........................................18 Treehouse Crib ..............................................18 YHA Stewart Island.......................................18 ACCOMMODATION: HOSTED Glendaruel Bed & Breakfast .........................19 Greenvale Bed & Breakfast...........................19 Jo and Andy’s Bed & Breakfast ....................19 Observation Rock Lodge – fully catered .......19 SailsAshore Lodge ........................................19 Stewart Island Lodge ....................................20

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ACCOMMODATION: HOTELS & MOTELS Bay Motel ......................................................21 Rakiura Lodge................................................21 Rakiura Retreat Motels .................................21 South Sea Hotel ............................................21 TOURS & ACTIVITIES Birding Bonanza! ...........................................22 Birding & Kiwi Viewing with Ruggedy RangeTM...22 Coast to Coast – Stewart Island Flights .......22 Island Road Tours / Coastal Highlights / Sea Kayaking ...........................................22 Port William Excursion ..................................22 Rakiura Helicopters Stewart Island ..............23 “Sails” Scenic Road Tours ............................23 Village and Bays Tours ..................................23 CRUISES & FISHING Aihe – Paterson Inlet Cruises .......................24 Aurora Charters .............................................24 Bravo Adventure Cruises...............................24 Elwing Discoveries Ltd ..................................24 Lo Loma Charters ..........................................24 Marine Nature Cruises..................................25 Paterson Inlet Cruises ...................................25 Rakiura Charters & Tours ..............................25 Southern Isle Charters ..................................25

KAYAKS Rakiura Kayaks ..............................................28 GUIDED WALKS Bravo Kiwi Spotting ......................................29 Ruggedy RangeTM Wilderness Experience ....29 “Sails” Guided Walks, Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary ......................29 Southern Limits Charters & Guided Walks ...29 Ulva’s Guided Walks – Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary ......................29 FOOD & DINING Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar ............30 Four Square Supermarket .............................30 Kiwi-French Crêpery ......................................30 Kiwi-French Crêpery – Evening Dining .........30 The Perfect Dinner – Stewart Island Moveable Feast .......................................30 SHOPPING & SERVICES Four Square Supermarket .............................31 Glowing Sky Studio Shop..............................31 Locations – WM Todd & Co Real Estate ......31 Ocean View Art Studio..................................31 Stewart Island Day Spa – Southernmost Spa ...................................31 The Fernery – Gallery & Gift Shop ................32 RENTAL CARS Stewart Island Rentals..................................33 Tickety Boo Rentals .......................................33 VISITOR INFORMATION & BOOKINGS Birds & Forest Bookings / Stewart Island Travel & Activities ..........34 Invercargill i-Site Visitor Centre....................34 Oban Visitor Centre .......................................34 Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre ............34 SailsAshore Travel & Activities Centre.........34 Stewart Island Flights Depot ........................35 Ulva’s Guided Walks – Booking Office..........35


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