Things to do

Stewart Island offers a great environment to enjoy the multitude of activities on offer.  There are lots of activity providers - so there is something for everyone and a great opportunity to stay overnight to try them out.

Things to do on Stewart Island

  • Ulva Island wildlife sanctuary guided walks
  • Pelagic birdwatching
  • Scenic flights
  • Daytime and evening walks
  • Cruise of Paterson Inlet (including Ulva Island wildlife sanctuary)
  • Fishing trips
  • Sea kayaking
  • Pounamu (greenstone/jade) - carve your own at an artisan workshop
  • Local history tours
  • Long day walks
  • Small coach tour of the island's highlights.

For activities whilst staying on Stewart Island, please refer to our sister company Stewart Island Experience who has a range of tours and cruises: Ulva Island Explorer, Village & Bays Tours, Wild Kiwi Encounter and Rental Services (cars, motor scooters and bikes) and more.

Click on these activities below and you will be redirected to the Stewart Island Experience website (in a new window). 

Wild Kiwi Encounter

Cruise at dusk to Little Glory Bay for an opportunity to encounter wild southern brown kiwi

Village & Bays Tours

Explore Stewart Island and the surrounding bays and beaches on an entertaining mini-bus tour.

Ulva Island Explorer

Enjoy cruising the beautiful Paterson Inlet and visit Ulva Island wildlife sanctuary for a short guided walk

Rental Services

Stewart Island is a fantastic place to explore - choose from our rental cars, motor scooters or mountain bikes and travel independently