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Stewart Island Lodge is owned and operated by Real Journeys - a family owned tourism business that was founded in the 1950s by tourism and conservation pioneers Les and Olive Hutchins.

Milford Wanderer - Milford Sound

Milford Wanderer - Real Journeys

Today the company still remains true to its founders and their guiding principles of conservation and hospitality.

With operations from Stewart Island to Queenstown - including world renowned cruises through Milford and Doubtful Sounds - Real Journeys is widely regarded as a leader in the New Zealand tourism industry and is regularly named as one of New Zealand’s highest achieving tourism companies.

For our staff though, the aim is still quite simple – to share the natural heritage and astounding beauty of the region with visitors – just as the founders intended.