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STEWART ISLAND

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It is our recommendation and feedback from customers that one tour plus possibly an hour on Ulva island is more than enough time spent on organised activities. It is nice to keep half the day free to simply immerse yourself in this little piece of paradise. Explore Oban township with its beautiful coastal walks and stunning lookout points, discover the history of the island and Maori settlement with a browse through the Rakiura Museum and most importantly treat yourself to a beautiful lunch at Kai Kart, famous for their fish & chips. For sample itineraries, click here.

Kai Kart Fish & Chips

Takeaway food in New Zealand's southernmost location - beautiful Stewart Island. Offering classic fish n' chips and burgers, with local fish and venison plus vegetarian options.

South Sea Hotel

The picturesque restaurant and pub is located on the first floor of the hotel with great views. Their focus is on locally-sourced seafood with gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options available.

Rakiura Museum

Housing an extensive collection of items and photographs of Stewart Island's early history, the Rakiura Museum current displays showcase early Maori settlement, muttonbirding, whaling, fishing, timber milling, and mining.

Let Us Lead The Way

Need a little help planning your day on Stewart Island? We have created 3 itineraries based on our
most popular options and customer feedback.

9.00am – 10.15am Spectacular flight from Queenstown to Stewart Island

10.15am – 10.30am Transfers from Ryan Creek Airstrip to Oban Township

10.30am – 10.45am Walk to Golden Bay (approx. 1km).

  • If you feel you need assistance and cannot walk this distance, we can arrange a taxi costing approximately $15.

10.45am – 12.45pm Whaler’s Base and Marine Farms Tour

12.45pm – 2.45pm Picnic and walk on Ulva Island

  • On your return from the Whaler’s Base + Marine Farms Tour, you will be dropped back to Ulva Island to enjoy a pre-purchased picnic lunch and free time to spend on the island.

2.45pm – 3.10pm Return boat trip + walk to Oban

  • It is a 7-minute water taxi back to Golden Bay and a 15-minute walk back to Oban. We recommend an additional 5-minute detour to Observation Rock for some epic views!

3.30pm Meet your pilot in Oban for a transfer back to Ryan Creek Airstrip

3.45pm – 5.00pm Relax and take in the window seat views on your flights back to Queenstown

9.00am – 10.15am Spectacular flight from Queenstown to Stewart Island

10.15am – 10.30am Transfers from Ryan Creek Airstrip to Oban Township

10.30am – 10.45am Walk to Golden Bay (approx. 1km).

  • If you feel you need assistance and cannot walk this distance, we can arrange a taxi costing approximately $15.

10.45am – 12.15pm Ulva Island

12.15pm – 12.40pm Return boat trip + walk to Oban

  • It is a 7-minute water taxi back to Golden Bay and a 15-minute walk back to Oban. We recommend an additional 5-minute detour to Observation Rock for some epic views!

12.40pm – 1.40pm Lunch in Oban

1.40pm – 3.30pm Free time in Oban to check out the various beach fronts

3.30pm Meet your pilot in Oban for a transfer back to Ryan Creek Airstrip

3.45pm – 5.00pm Relax and take in the window seat views on your flights back to Queenstown

9.00am – 10.15am Spectacular flight from Queenstown to Stewart Island

10.15am – 10.30am Transfers from Ryan Creek Airstrip to Oban Township

10.30am – 10.45am Walk to Golden Bay (approx. 1km).

  • If you feel you need assistance and cannot walk this distance, we can arrange a taxi costing approximately $15.

10.45am – 12.15pm Ulva Island

12.15pm – 12.40pm Return boat trip + walk to Oban

  • It is a 7-minute water taxi back to Golden Bay and a 15-minute walk back to Oban. We recommend an additional 5-minute detour to Observation Rock for some epic views!

12.40pm – 1.20pm Lunch in Oban

1.20pm – 3.20pm Stewart Island Electric Bike Hire OR Aurora Cab Co. Classic Stewart Island Tour

3.30pm Meet your pilot in Oban for a transfer back to Ryan Creek Airstrip

3.45pm – 5.00pm Relax and take in the window seat views on your flights back to Queenstown

READY TO BOOK?

We know it’s so hard to choose just a few activities…they all look so amazing! Now that you’ve selected your bucket-list worth day, select the date below, click Book Now and add on your activities as Extras.

Tequila Fish Charters needs to be booked directly with them at this time. 

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