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Stewart Island Lodge’s hillside setting provides magnificent views over Halfmoon Bay and to the ocean beyond, whilst its gardens provide a home to native birdlife.

Its six superior guestrooms provide comfortable accommodation opening on to a shared balcony to make the most of the stunning ocean views on offer. The lodge offers a communal guest lounge, extensive gardens which are home to many native birds including the kaka, and a shared terrace overlooking the gardens. Even with this natural setting the lodge is conveniently located just a five minute walk from the small island village of Oban. 

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This accommodation is featured in the following itinerary:

Kiwis & Whales Galore: South Island Self-drive

This self-drive of New Zealand’s South Island showcases dramatic scenery, from sandy beaches to picturesque snow-capped mountains. Highlights include cetacean-rich Kaikoura, the Otago Peninsula - home to the endangered yellow-eyed penguin - and Stewart Island for southern brown kiwis.

  • When to go: Sep-May
  • Duration inc. flights: 23 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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Stewart & Ulva Islands

Stewart Island/Rakiura is New Zealand’s third largest island. Largely untouched by humans, the island provides a haven for native and endangered birds, particularly the southern brown kiwi. Ulva Island is part of Stewart Island and its predator free status makes it an important sanctuary for birds.

  • Where: South Island
  • Ideal for viewing: southern brown kiwi, yellow-eyed penguin, saddleback, bottlenose dolphin, red-fronted parakeet