A 5 day tour from Auckland exploring all the best spots on Great Barrier Island
All scheduled escorted tender boat excursions are included
KAYAKING AND WALKING
Weather permitting a variety of walks are available or a led kayak trip
FISHING AND BLUFF OYSTER DREDGING
Try your hand for your dinner and taste the best oysters in the world!
Stewart Island has it all – a stunning coastline and rugged ranges, history, and best of all, friendly, welcoming locals.
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You will head ashore most days
We’ll take our time, and really get into the nooks and crannies
All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are provided
The crew dive for seafood/kaimoana
Bluff – Oban via ferry
Small Group Tour
Maximum 18 travellers, all cabins with ensuites and air-conditioned
6 day/7 night Stewart Island tour – from $3775 per person twinshare
Board the Fiordland Jewel in Halfmoon Bay, Oban late morning, and then return 7 days later to Halfmoon Bay, Oban. Explore Paterson Inlet/Whaka a Te Wera, a 8,900-hectare inlet with 188 kilometres of coastline, formed by post-glaciation flooding 12,000 to 16,000 years ago. The Rakeahua River flows into its South West Arm and the Freshwater River near North Arm.
Arrive in Oban
Stunning scenery awaits on arrival via the ferry
Spend the morning exploring the largest island in Paterson Inlet/Whaka a Te Wera the Ulva Island bird sanctuary. In the afternoon visit the historic Norwegian whaling station in Prices Inlet and/or kayak Kaipipi Bay. Cruise to Port Adventure, a bay 10 kilometres south along the coast from The Neck the long peninsula at the mouth of Paterson Inlet, popular for fishing, diving and hunting. It was the site of a settlement of 36 Maori who arrived from The Neck in 1843.
See the historic Norwegian whaling station
Port Adventure to Port Pegasus Cruise along the coast which is largely rocky with occasional beaches. South of Lords River/Tutaekawetoweto it is exposed and mostly cliffs. Subsidence has created drowned river valleys such as Tikotatahi Bay, Tutaepawhati Bay and Big Kurii Bay. On arrival in Port Pegasus there may be time for kayaking and/or a short walk before dinner.
Stretch your legs at Port Pegasus
Day 4 & 5
Port Pegasus/ Pikihatiti
Explore this large sheltered harbour on the south-east coast. Its inlets, coves and bays cover some 40 square kilometres, with many safe and sheltered anchorages. Four major passages provide access to the sea. The passages in turn open out into two main arms – North Arm and South Arm.
It was first charted by William Stewart in 1809. A colonisation enterprise in the 1820s was not successful.
Activities around Port Pegasus can include walks and kayaking.
Natural Beauty and History
Investigate the many bays and tin mining history
Days 6 and 7
Commence the journey back to Oban along the West or East coast.
Depart the Fiordland Jewel early morning in Oban, and catch the ferry back to Bluff.
Begin the homeward bound journey
Experience the islands abundant marine and bird lifeStewart Island/Rakiura