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Get truly off the beaten track in Catlins Forest Park; see Nugget Point Lighthouse, tumbling waterfalls and rugged undulating coastline, dotted with vast deserted beaches. Offshore, rural Stewart Island is the country’s southernmost point, a haven for hikers and offers the best chance of spotting kiwis roaming free.
Trailfinders is the UK & Ireland’s No.1 Tour Operator to New Zealand and most of our travel consultants have travelled extensively here. What we specialise in is tailormade holidays in New Zealand and with us, in every part of the country, you can pick and choose how you’d like to get around, where you’d like to stay and how you’d like to experience the attractions.
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OUR HOLIDAYS TO STEWART ISLAND & THE SOUTH EAST COAST
South Island Less Travelled
11 days / 10 nights
Explore the path less trodden on this captivating journey encompassing the delights of Akaroa, abundant nature experiences on the scenic south east coast and the rural beauty of Stewart Island.
Stewart Island Adventure
3 days / 2 nights
This three day package offers the unique opportunity to explore New Zealand’s remote third island at the southernmost tip of the country, where you can hike in Rakiura National Park and even spot kiwi roaming free. Come and delight in the wild, rural beauty of this magical place.
New Zealand's Food and Wine Trail
17 days / 16 nights
Couple outstanding gourmet delicacies with world-class wineries on this foodie journey of the senses.
Down Under by Rail & Sail
New Zealand Getaway
15 days / 14 nights
Marvel at natural wonders, admire the spectacular scenery and soak up the Maori culture. This tour is the perfect introduction to the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.
9 days / 8 nights
This shorter tour focuses on the South Island’s stunning scenery. Cruise Milford Sound, explore Franz Josef Glacier and ride the famous TranzAlpine through the Southern Alps.
OUR RECOMMENDED HOTELS IN STEWART ISLAND & THE SOUTH EAST COAST
Stewart Island Lodge 3 Day Package
Stewart Island & The South East CoastNestled on a lush hillside, this peaceful lodge offers commanding views of Half Moon Bay. Relax in the pretty gardens, listening out for the call of the native Kaka and one evening enjoy a scenic cruise to Little Glory Cove to watch wild kiwi roaming, a truly memorable experience. Please note Lodge open seasonally Sep - May.
Stewart Island & The South East CoastMeaning the ‘Top of the Hill’ in Welsh, this elegant Victorian heritage property dates from 1889 and offers warm hospitality, just a short distance from Oamaru’s historic town centre. Spend a leisurely afternoon meandering along Harbour-Tyne Street, lined with grand Whitestone buildings dating from the 19th Century and as dusk sets in, head down to the waterfront to see the town’s famous little blue penguins waddle up the beach to their nests. A truly magical sight! Evening dining is a highlight of any stay here and each gourmet meal is created using only the freshest local produce, much of which is grown in the lodge grounds and served in the beautiful setting of the grand dining room. For a unique and memorable stay, Pen-Y-Bryn is a wonderful choice.
Larnach Lodge at Larnach Castle
Stewart Island & The South East CoastSet in the grounds of New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Lodge features a colonial farmhouse design and beautiful gardens. With its close proximity to the Otago Peninsula, Larnach Lodge is the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating area.
THINGS TO DO IN STEWART ISLAND & THE SOUTH EAST COAST
Oamaru Blue Penguin Experience
Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour
Taieri Gorge Railway
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