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Getting there

Located at the southern tip of New Zealand, Stewart Island is readily accessible by ferry from Bluff (1 hour) and small plane from Invercargill (20 minutes).  Both options have several departures daily.

Getting to Bluff is easy as coach transfers from Invercargill connect with the Stewart Island Ferry all year (pick-ups from Invercargill Airport, Tuatara Backpackers Lodge, Victoria Railway Hotel and i-SITE Visitor Centre).

Coach connections are also available from Queenstown and Te Anau, November to April.

On arrival at Stewart Island, (whether by air or by ferry), a representative from the Oban Visitor Centre will meet you and transfer you to the Lodge.  Please ensure you provide your arrival times, so that we know when to meet you.

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Stewart Island Ferry Services

Modern catamarans will take you across the Foveaux Strait from Bluff to Oban, Stewart Island