About Stewart Island
Stewart Island is New Zealand’s third-largest island. Lying just 30km south of the south island (just a 1hr ferry ride away), most of its land mass is protected within Rakiura National Park, making it a haven for native flora and fauna. The island’s scenery is truly magnificent. Densely forested hills descend directly to a coastline of rocky outcrops and deserted golden beaches. The sky frequently blazes with colour at dawn and dusk, giving rise to the island’s Maori name Rakiura – land of the glowing skies.
Stewart Island has one small village (Oban), which is home to approximately 400 people. The village has a general store, a small museum, craft shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a wide range of activities available on Stewart Island, ranging from guided tours to exploring independently by rental car. We are happy to offer our local advice and book activities in advance for you - simply complete the form on our contact us page.