Stewart Island has a variety of accommodation - see below.

Ulva Island does not have any visitor accommodation.

During peak periods (Christmas & New Year up until March and Easter), many of the popular places tend to be booked out. We highly recommend advance bookings.

The majority of accommodation is in Oban Village in Halfmoon Bay and within easy walking distance to all the facilities (shops, restaurants, cafes, post office, flight & ferry arrivals/departures).

The table below gives an indication of rates, which vary depending on how many persons are being accommodated.

 Type Rate Per Night
Backpackers $35.00 to $90.00
Bed & Breakfast $45.00 to $750.00 
Self-catering $140.00 to $350.00 
Hotel/Motel $160.00 to $360.00 
Lodge $450.00 to $520.00 


As we live on an Island, most things cost a little bit more e.g. electricity, heating. Therefore, expect to pay more here for accommodation compared to the main islands of New Zealand.

We can help book accommodation on your behalf in Stewart Island. Let us know the type of accommodation you would prefer, bed type (single / double), your budget and any special requirements.

Some accommodation venues include:
South Sea Hotel
Bay Motel
Rakiura Retreat & Stewart Island Apartments (Stewart Island Motels)
Observation Rock Lodge
Church Hill Boutique Lodge
Anchorstone Luxury Cabins

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