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Getting to Stewart Island:  The Foveaux Express catamaran runs a regular service from Bluff to the island, with morning and afternoon crossings.  The trip takes about an hour, disembarking at the Halfmoon Bay wharf.  Look out for Albatross and Sooty Shearwater while sailing, they are often seen from the deck, especially if there is a fishing boat near by. 
Stewart Island Flights operate out of Invercargill, with several planes a day.  On average the trip takes about 20 minutes.  Flying over Paterson Inlet before landing, gives you a sneak preview of the beaches and numerous islands.  The view from the plane is pretty spectacular, giving you an idea of the huge scale of the island.


Department of Conservation/Visitor Information:
As much of Stewart Island is now a National Park, DoC plays a big role in it's management.   The DoC/Visitors Centre is definitely worth a visit before you set out on your adventure, they have loads of info on the island, some great old videos and displays.  All tracks are managed from here, so it's the place to get hut passes and info on what the track conditions are.  They also hire out Locator Beacons.  Daily weather forecasts are displayed daily. Email: stewartislandfc@doc.govt.nz  
Phone:  03 219 0009.

 

Phone: 03 219 1059        Fax: 03 219 1120       Email: southsea@stewart-island.co.nz