Things to do

Stewart Island offers an array of activities, depending on your interests, timeframes and budget. On this page, we hope to give you some ideas on what to do in Stewart Island along with some fun activities for you and your family.  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
  • Fossick along the beach and rock pools

Water Based

  • Go for a boat cruise - for wildlife and scenery
  • Take a fishing trip or purchase one of our travel roads or landlines, and try your luck at fishing
  • Swim or snorkel.  We sell snorkels, masks and fins.
  • Kayak

Sports

  • 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 - we can help arrange something special. 

You may also want to check: www.newzealand.com and www.southlandnz.com. We can help plan your holiday / book travel, accommodation and activities.  Contact us.