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Page updated: 5 March 2014

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Travel to Stewart Island

Stewart Island Visitor Levy

Day Trips

Travel by Plane

Travel by Ferry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Travel to Stewart Island

You can travel to Stewart Island by plane or ferry. If you are interested in travelling by helicopter, or from any other destination other than Invercargill and Bluff, please contact Ruggedy Range™ for a quote. Queenstown or Dunedin flights are not scheduled, but may be booked as a private charter at cost.

Stewart Island Visitor Levy

From 1st October 2013, visitors who are 18 years and above, and who do not spend their entire time in Rakiura National Park, and who are not beneificiaries of the Rakiura Maori Land Trust will pay a levy of $2.50 p.p. each way or $5.00 p.p. for cruise ship passengers. This is to assist the Stewart Island community in providing infrastructure, services and amenities for visitors. These costs are included in the flight and ferry costs.

Day Trips

We recommend staying at least a night in Stewart Island. However, if you have limited time, day trips are possible by plane all year round and by ferry mainly from October to April. During May to September the ferry timetables is less frequent (see below).

Travel by Plane

The table below shows flights from Invercargill and Stewart Island. If you are interested in flights from Queenstown or Dunedin to Stewart Island, please contact us to discuss.

Book a Flight Now (click here to make a booking)

Check in for your flight, HALF AN HOUR before departure time at Stewart Island Flight's Desk, Invercargill Airport. Shuttle buses/taxis are available from accommodation to Invercargill Airport. If you are driving, parking is available at Invercargill Airport and parking fees apply.

Flight Times are 20 minutes each way.

October to April
May to September
Saturday & Sunday - All year.
Depart
Invercargill
Depart
Stewart Island
Depart
Invercargill
Depart
Stewart Island
Depart
Invercargill
Depart
Stewart Island
8.00 am
8.30 am
9.00 am
9.30 am
9.00 am
9.30 am
1.00 pm
1.30 PM
1.00 PM
1.30 PM
1.00 PM
1.30 PM
5.00 PM
5.30 PM
4.00 PM
4.30 PM
4.00 PM
4.30 PM

Airfares are shown below (they are to. Adults Fares are for 15 yrs to 59 yrs of age and Golden Age Fares are for 65+ yrs of age. Child Fares are valid for 4 to 14 yrs of age. Children 0 to 3 travel for free.

Airfares
Current Cost
 
NZ$ p.p.
Adult Return
203.00
Adult One-Way
117.50
Golden Age, Return
183.00
Golden Age - One-way
107.50
Under 15 Return
118.00
Under 15 One-way
75.00

Travel by Ferry

Book the Ferry Now (click here to make a booking)

Bluff is half an hour drive south from Invercargill. Check in for your ferry HALF AN HOUR before departure time at the ferry terminal. Shuttle buses are available between Invercargill and Bluff. If you are driving, parking facilities are available at the ferry terminal and parking fees apply.

Sailing Times are 1 hour each way.

Adults Fares are for 15 + yrs of age. Child Fares apply for 5 to 14 year olds. Children 0 to 4 travel for free.

SPECIAL: During some school holidays, upto 2 children (0 - 18 yrs) go free per full fare paying adult on specific departures from Bluff and Stewart Island.

Month
Stewart Island
Bluff
Adult
One-Way
Child
One-Way
Invercargill / Bluff Shuttle
 
Departs
Departs
NZ$ p.p.
NZ$ p.p.
October 2013
8.00 am
3.30 pm
9.30 am
5.00 pm

75.00
38.00
Adult $24.00
Child $12.00
November 2013 to 24th December 2013

8.00 am
3.30 pm

6.00 pm

9.30 am
11.00 am

5.00 pm
75.00
38.00
Adult $24.00
Child $12.00
25th December 2013
8.00 am
3.30 pm
9.30 am
5.00 pm

75.00
38.00
Adult $24.00
Child $12.00
26th December 2013 to 15 January 2014

8.00 am
9.30 am

3.30 pm

6.00 pm

8.00 am
9.30 am
11.00 am

5.00 pm
75.00
38.00
Adult $24.00
Child $12.00
16th January 2014 to 31st March 2014

8.00 am
3.30 pm

6.00 pm

9.30 am
11.00 am

5.00 pm
75.00
38.00
Adult $24.00
Child $12.00
April 2014
8.00 am
3.30 pm

5.00 pm
9.30 am
11.00 am

5.00 pm
75.00
38.00
Adult $24.00
Child $12.00

May to Sept 2014

Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday

9.00 am
4.00 pm
75.00
38.00
Adult $24.00
Child $12.00

May to Sept 2014

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

9.00 am
2.30 pm
10.30 am
4.00 pm

75.00
38.00
Adult $24.00
Child $12.00
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Stewart Island - Travel & Activities

14 Main Road
P O Box 188, Stewart Island, NZ

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Fax: 64 3 219 1078
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