Things to do

Stewart Island offers an array of activities, depending on your interests, timeframes and budget. Here are some of the things to do in Stewart Island:

Land Based

  • Take a guided walk in Stewart Island or Ulva Island
  • Enjoy a variety of local walking tracks on your own
  • Take a birdwatching / kiwi spotting trip or try your own luck
  • Just listen to the sounds of nature and our birdsong
  • Take a photography tours or go alone and snap some pictures
  • Watch the sunrise / sunset / night sky
  • Watch the changing sea and lights
  • Take a scenic road tour
  • Hire a bike / car and check out our village
  • Try your hand at jade carving
  • Visit the Museum
  • Read a book / relax
  • Listen to music, whilst enjoying the scenery

Water Based

  • Go for a boat cruise - for wildlife and scenery
  • Take a fishing trip
  • Swim or snorkel
  • Kayak


  • Play golf (6 hole golf course, clubs available for hire)
  • Play bowls on our all weather bowling green
  • Visit our Community Centre (gymnasium, squash court table tennis, badminton etc)
  • Go hunting (Virginian whitetail deer and red deer)

Special Occasions / Events

  • Lovely location to get married / celebrate a birthday or anniversary
  • Hold an Event / Conference
  • Bring your colleagues here for a team building trip

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