How To Get There
Getting to Stewart Island from Bluff or Invercargill
Departs daily from Bluff with optional coach connections available from Invercargill (all year), Te Anau (Nov – Apr) and Queenstown (Nov - Apr). Duration approximately one hour.
Regular scheduled flights to and from Invercargill Airport all year round. Duration approximately 20 minutes.
Getting around while you're there
With just 27km (17mi) of road, it's easy to get around Stewart Island/Rakiura. Many locations are within walking distance, but there are a number of knowledgeable transport operators who offer various ways of getting from location A to location B during your visit to the island.
Explore the island and rent a car, scooter or bike - available all year round.
Explore picturesque Stewart Island in style on eco-friendly electric bikes.
Private car hire including pick-up, drop-off and customised tours
Transfers to/from Lee Bay and Golden Bay Wharf, casual lifts or joyrides, and bespoke island tours
Stewart Island scenic flights, tramper transport, hunter transport and commercial charters.
Water taxi charters are offered to Ulva Island, Freshwater Landing, Port William, North Arm, Fred's Camp, Millars Beach, the Norwegian Whalers’ Base and other destinations.
Cruise in affordable comfort & style on your Stewart Island discovery tour or water taxi service.
Scheduled ferry service to Ulva Island, departing Golden Bay. No bookings required.
Guided Tours and Activities
See and learn about the highlights of Stewart Island with a guided tour. From encounters with wild kiwi, to catching your own dinner on a fishing charter, Stewart Island has an abundance of expert guides to ensure you have an authentic Stewart Island experience.