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  Sails Ashore Lodge and Kowhai Lane Lodge
11 View St, Oban, Stewart Island, 9818
Welcome to your Stewart Island Discovery.

Stewart Island is on most New Zealanders Bucket List

Our guests enjoy a 10% discount off the standard Return airfare with Stewart Island Flights, Please inquire with us


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Room Type Rate Details No of People Rate
Adults Children Infants
Sails Ashore Port Room Standard $535
Sails Ashore Starboard Room Standard $535
Kowhai Lane Tui Room Standard $295
Kowhai Lane Kereru Room Standard –– Minimum 3 Nights –– $295
Kowhai Lane Piwakawaka Room Standard –– Minimum 3 Nights –– $295
Kowhai Lane Kiwi Room Standard –– Minimum 3 Nights –– $295
Kowhai Lane Apartment Standard $295
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Property Details


Property Description
Iris, Anne and Peter welcome you to Stewart Island, to Sails Ashore Boutique Hosted Lodge (B&B) and to Kowhai Lane Lodge (Self Catered). As well as being your hosts will also be your guides on your packaged Ulva Island walk. We can show you why Stewart Island is on most New Zealanders Bucket List.

Both properties overlook Halfmoon Bay and are about five minutes easy stroll from the waterfront. As well as delightful sea views, both have private gardens for you to enjoy offering just as you would expect from our 5 Star and 4 star plus standards. Both properties offer disabled access units.

Sails Ashore is 2 night minimum stay, Kowhai Lane 3 night minimum stay, and both are packaged with our discounted Guided Ulva Island walk.

In addition our guests enjoy a 10% discount on the Standard airfare if choosing to fly with Stewart Island Flights. And guests also enjoy a discount with selected local activities and quality Invercargill accommodation. Please inquire

For guests wishing to sample some of our longer walks we offer secure gear storage while away.

Property Facilities
A home away from home, we have everything you will require for a stay on Stewarts Island.

We also offer local advice and tours and will be happy to book anything else that you may need help with organising. Our guests also enjoy discounts with other local operators, including off the standard return airfare with Stewart Island Flights

Room Facilities
All of our rooms at both Sails Ashore and Kowhai Lane offer ensuites including heated mirrors, toiletries, hair dryers and shower.

At Sails Ashore beds come with 100% cotton luxury linen, electric blankets and there is 24/7 central heating in all rooms.
Refrigerator, local iced water, Tea and coffee making facilities with a selection of fancy brands and home made cookies.
Free local telephone and wifi nternet. Clock and radio plus LCD television and home theatre with a selection of local interest videos. And there is an extensive library of local interest books
A small safe for personal items.

"Port" is disabled access, with wet area shower. Otherwise our "Starboard" suite is a mirror image.

At Kowhai Lane rooms come with high quality linen and covers, electric blankets and there is 24/7 central heating in all rooms.
Free local telephone and "Zenbu" internet. Clock and radio.
Each room has satellite television and in the lounge there is a home theater unit with a selection of local interest videos.
And there is an extensive library of local interest books

Check-In Time

Check-Out Time

Reception Hours
8am - 6pm

Additional Information
A stay at Kowhai Lane does not include meals, but the modern kitchen allows guests full reign to suit your own requirements. There is a stocked pantry which works on a "use and replace in kind" system.

Car Parking
We have guest parking, but you will be unable to bring your car to the Island. Cars are available locally for hire

Payment Policy
We require full payment to confirm your reservation,

PLEASE NOTE :- Credit Card payments may attract a 2.5% surcharge

Cancellation Policy
Greater than 60 days.... forfeit 10% of total tariff
8 to 60 days.... forfeit 33% of total tariff
less than 8 days ... forfeit total payment.

In event of Govt Imposed lockdown full refund applies

Child Policy
Kowhai Lane, no Children under 10 unless taking all 4 rooms.
Kowhai Lane Apartment children welcome.
Sails Ashore, children welcome if sharing with a single parent, or if taking both rooms.

Location / Distances
Both Sails Ashore & Kowhai Lane lodges are only 4 or 5 minutes stroll from the village centre and waterfront.

Directions to Property
You will arrive onto Stewart Island either by plane (our guests enjoy a 10% discount off the return airfare... contact us for details) or by ferry. We will meet you off either. But you MUST advise us your arrival details

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