Stewart Island accommodation may come in many different styles, but the one thing that remains the same is the friendly welcoming hospitality. Visitors will appreciate the casual atmosphere and slower pace that suits the natural surroundings perfectly. All forms of accommodation are designed to enhance your experience of this remote and unique piece of New Zealand paradise. Ocean views, native forest outlooks and bush clad environments are commonplace features of Stewart Island accommodation, whether you are travelling on a budget or indulging in a spot of luxury. Backpackers and budget accommodation feature cosy open fires, libraries and equipment hire providing excellent value for money with most set in central locations.
Books, warm comfortable surroundings, old fashioned hospitality and locations close to the beach and bush feature heavily in Stewart Island accommodation’s list of credentials. Native wildlife is literally right on your doorstep including the elusive brown kiwi which is found here in good numbers and possible to see running wild at night. Birdwatchers are likely to experience close encounters with Kaka (Native Parrot), Kereru (Wood Pigeon), bellbird and tui along with an abundance of other native species. Hosted accommodation on Stewart Island offers connections to a variety of Stewart Island attractions and activities including connections to water taxis, charter boats and a large range of Stewart Island tours. There are plenty of self contained apartments, cottages, holiday homes, inns and cabins to choose from if you wish to be self sufficient and enjoy a longer stay.
Stewart Island accommodation prides itself on eco friendly forms of accommodation that are at one with the environment. This attracts native birds and further enhances your stay in one of the most untouched places left on the planet. Families and groups are well catered for with motels offering studios, 1 & 2 bedroom self contained units and apartments with central bbq areas, hire equipment and spa baths just a few of the features on offer. There are wheelchair friendly options available on Stewart Island along with easy access to restaurants and all of Stewart Island’s major attractions.
Stewart Island Lodges offer the ultimate indulgence with panoramic views, gourmet meals, hot tubs and courtesy transfers making your Stewart Island experience one to truly savour. Wherever you choose to stay on Stewart Island you will find the freedom and unspoilt surroundings a treat in store. Feed the birds, walk along a secluded beach, kayak around a deserted island, then head back to the warmth and hospitality of your Stewart Island accommodation.