Stewart Island Lodge is exactly what this intriguingly isolated region of New Zealand needs; it’s quiet, calm, inviting and most importantly of all – perfectly placed to enjoy a privileged view of Halfmoon Bay.
Lying in the small settlement of Halfmoon Bay, or Oban as it’s also known, Stewart Island Lodge offers pleasant accommodation with lovely sea views, outdoor terraces and a garden.
Guests can make use of the kitchen and lounge here too, so if you don’t feel like eating out then simply stay at the lodge and cook yourself up a feast using locally sourced produce.
The handful of guestrooms at Stewart Island Lodge are straightforward and homely, though certainly well-equipped, and in truth, the real highlights of staying here are of course the views and welcoming atmosphere, but also the birdwatching and other Stewart Island attractions that can all be enjoyed nearby.
Venture out on a hiking excursion, look out for Kiwi and other wonderful bird species both around the lodge and on Ulva Island, while at night, watch as the Aurora Australis light up the skies above; it’s no coincidence that the Maori named this island Rakiura – ‘the land of glowing skies’.
1/5 - View from Stewart Island Lodge, South Island
2/5 - Terrace View at Stewart Island Lodge, South Island
3/5 - Terrace View at Stewart Island Lodge, South Island
4/5 - Suite at Stewart Island Lodge, South Island
5/5 - View at Stewart Island Lodge, South Island
The six king and twin guestrooms at Stewart Island Lodge overlook the beautiful waters of Halfmoon Bay through floor-to-ceiling glass doors, which slide open onto a shared terrace. You can spy boats on the horizon directly from your king-size or single bed or from the chairs laid out on the balcony, also looking down onto the hotel gardens. These guestrooms are then kitted out with fridges, TVs, hairdryers, showers and bathtubs, complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities.
Activities and Entertainment
Visiting Stewart Island is a joy, with 85% of the 1,570sq km designated as Rakiura National Park, a beautiful natural wonderland where the Brown Kiwi (Tokoeka) thrive – their population is much greater than that of humans in the region! See them and other fascinating creatures in their natural habitat by hiking some of the 280km of trails on Stewart Island, perhaps encountering Blue or Yellow-eyed Penguins along the way. In fact, the island is a mecca for birdwatchers who come to spot species such as the Albatross, Mollymawk, Prion, Petrel, Cormorant and Sooty Shearwater, to name a few. One of the best places to catch sight of them is on Ulva Island nearby, where birds flourish due to a natural lack of predators.
Guests of Stewart Island Lodge can relax in the shared lounge with views of the bay, and make use of the communal kitchen when required.
Restaurants and Bars
Stewart Island Lodge is a small B&B, so the only meal served here is a tasty continental breakfast, which you can enjoy either in the dining room or out on the ocean-facing terrace.
Our World, Your Way
One of the most trusted names in luxury travel
Over 40 years’ experience in worldwide holidays
Fully bonded and protected
We use our first-hand expertise to create a bespoke holiday
We’ve spent years establishing industry-leading contacts
Insider knowledge: our team travel to all our destinations
We get to know you personally, so your trip is perfect for you
You’ll be looked after by your own personal Travel Specialist
From meet & greets to private transfers – we’ll make it happen
On hand when
you need us
24/7 assistance throughout your holiday
Our travel experts take care of you every step of the way
Our dedicated concierge team will take care of all the details