Birding - Pelagic sea bird tours and Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary are both very popular.
Fishing for Blue Cod with experienced operators.
Golf – Play the remotest 6 hole course. Our Post office/Flight Depot has gold clubs and balls for hire.
Kayak - with Phil's Sea Kayaks.
Kiwi – Join an evening tour with Beaks and Feathers or Ruggedy Range to see wild kiwi in their natural habitat.
Meet the locals in the South Sea Hotel. Enjoy a bar meal in the lounge area or main public bar. Reasonable prices for quality fare. If sunny opt to eat outside whilst enjoying one of the best sea views in the bay.
Outdoor Bowls – Our Post Office/Flight Depot has the keys to our lawn bowl lockers for hire. All weather grass surface.
Quiz Nite – Held each Sunday night in the bar of the South Sea Hotel. Be seated by 6.00pm. Hugely popular with locals & visitors alike. All welcome.
Rakiura Museum is open daily. Our local history is told with their displays.
Self-guide Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary- Ulva Ferry – departs from the Golden Bay Wharf. Leaving times are 9.00am; 12 noon or 4.00pm. Operating every day.
Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary Guided Walks - Experienced guides offer half day or whole day trips.
Walk our local tracks. Some suggestions are Ackers Point Lighthouse, Golden Bay Track, Horseshoe Bay Coastal Track, Lee Bay the official entrance to the Rakiura National park, home of the iconic Anchor sculpture. Or Observation Rock to view the sunset.
www.stewartisland.co.nz– for more ideas …. Bus tours, Car Hire, Paterson Inlet Cruises, Scooter Hire etc.