kiwis on stewart island

Stewart Island
 
   
   

Accommodation
Accommodation is based on share twin. That's two singles or one double sharing a room. If you are single and want to stay that way we can arrange single rooms.

BushIn Invercargill we stay at the Victoria Railway Hotel a restored historic guesthouse in the centre of Invercargill.

At Mason Bay we stay in a campsite alongside the public hut. Bunk beds are generally available in the hut and our camp is well set up with a range of tents, camping chairs and inflatable mattresses. We provide sleeping bags. No power, toilets are outside and there are no showers .... sorry that's the price you pay to see a kiwi in the wild and all of our customers agree it is worth it!
In Halfmoon Bay we stay at a holiday hone or "crib" with all the mod cons....power, showers and flush toilets. Linen is provided. Carry only your own personal items.

Getting There
Invercargill is 170km from Queenstown, and 190km from Te Anau. Scenic Shuttle operates a daily service departing Te Anau 7.30am (pick up from 7:15am). Shuttles from Queenstown depart at 7.30am . Feel free to contact us to help arrange transfers for you.

Fitness Level
A medium level of fitness is required for Stewart Island. The walking is generally flat. The tracks can be muddy and wet after heavy rain. The sea kayaking is in protected waters and no previous experience is required.

Weather
Is unpredictable. Extreme conditions can develop at any time. Be prepared for cold and wet weather and have warm waterproof equipment. It makes it even nicer when it is warm and sunny:

Equipment
We will provide all camping, cooking and kayaking equipment, sleeping bags and maps. You provide and carry a pack, personal and hiking equipment. We have packs and wet weather gear available if required but please advise in advance.

What to Bring
A good pair of comfortable walking boots or shoes is essential. The walking is relatively flat on a mixture of beaches, natural bush tracks and well formed paths. You will need to carry only your own personal belongings during the day.

For our comprehensive list of things to bring click here.

 
 
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