South Sea Hotel, Stewart Island

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South Sea Hotel, Stewart Island

The South Sea Hotel is a Stewart Island icon, with a strong footing in Island life, both past and present.

The hotel has a fully licensed bar, restaurant, hotel and motel accommodation.

Situated in the middle of Halfmoon Bay, just a stones throw from the beach, the hotel is an ideal base for your Stewart Island holiday.

The staff can advise you on local attractions and activities and help you with your booking.

When you arrive onto the island, either by ferry or plane, the hotel is only a 3 minute walk away.

Stewart Island (NZ) Accommodation

  • Studio Motel Units - The newest addition to the hotel's accommodation are nine very comfortable motel units. The units each have their own bathroom, phone, TV and kitchen area.
    Price per night: $159
  • Traditional Hotel Rooms - Upstairs at the hotel are the very popular hotel rooms. The rooms are all in the theme of the traditional NZ hotel.With shared facilities and a guest lounge overlooking the village and harbour.
    Price per night: Seaview Double - $110, Single $100 | Standard Hotel Double - $85, Single - $65
  • The Cottage - A four bedroom / two bathroom accommodation unit adjacent to the hotel.
    Price per night: Double - $100, Single - $80, Extra person $15

Prices are quoted in NZ$ and are subject to change

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.




26 Elgin Terrace
Oban 9846
Stewart Island

Phone: +64 3 219 1059

Fax: +64 3 219 1120

Web: Visit website

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