Wilderness Cruise Stewart Island

Wandering a quiet Stewart Island Beach

Wandering a quiet Stewart Island Beach

Stewart Island is New Zealand’s third largest island, and one of its most beautiful. But compared to the two main islands, North and South, it’s tiny. Mostly covered in native forest and national park, and surrounded by remote beaches, wild sea and incredible bird and sea life, it also has a very small population, so is a blissfully quiet place to visit.

See the best of Stewart Island on this 5 night/6 day cruise on the Affinity, a sturdy vessel purpose-built for these southern water cruises.

  • Step back in time to a slower pace of life and unwind. 

  • Stroll through the shops and view the sights of Oban, Stewart Island. Cruise includes an hour and half guided bus tour of the Island, hear about Island life from the local guide. 

  • Halfmoon Bay welcomes you with its tall Blue Gum trees. 

  • Explore the rock pools and walk the coastal track around Paterson Inlet. 

  • Scenic walk to Ackers Point, Half Moon Bay, visit an original old settlers cottage. 

  • Take a bush and beach walk to Port William. 

  • Fish for Stewart Island "Blue Cod", while surrounded by the large Mollymawk seabirds. 

  • Visit an old whaler’s repair base which was used by Norwegian Antarctic Whalers 

  • Cruise the clear clean waters to Port Adventure and explore its golden beaches and hidden inlets. 

  • Experience amazing sunsets and sunrises. 

  • Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary – hear the birdsong of Tuis, Bellbirds, Robins, Kakas, Keas and the rare South Island Saddleback. Enjoy a three hour guided tour of Ulva Island with a local guide.

  • Discover the natural beauty of Stewart Island for yourself. You may see Yellow Eyed Penguins returning to shore in the evenings. 

  • Enjoy a beer or wine at New Zealand’s Southernmost Hotel. 

Price: $NZ 2,599 pp including transfers from/to Invercargill. Single supplement available.

The cruise is fully catered. Bathrooms are shared, there’s air con on board and a 4 metre inflatable tender to get you ashore and back.

With limited numbers this cruise will sell quickly. Only available 6 - 11 May 2019.

Email us today for more info or to book your place. There are just 5 cabins left today.