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A Village and Bays Tour of Stewart Island - RealNZ

Explore the unspoiled bays of Stewart Island on a minibus tour with an insightful local driver/guide.


  • Visit Lee Bay, the gateway to Rakiura National Park
  • Stop for photos of Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock
  • Sit back and listen to the wealth of knowledge from our local guides - both informative and humorous
  • Plenty of time to get off the bus for short walks and photo opportunities
  • Great way to visit the island if you're time poor or don't have a car

This tour is recommended as as soon as you first arrive to the island. It is timed perfectly to meet your ferry arrival in Oban village.

Sit back and let our drivers show you this incredibly beautiful island - known to Maoris as Rakiura. Listen to the wealth of knowledge from our local guides - both informative and humorous.

Highlights include a stop at Lee Bay, the gateway to the Rakiura National Park, Halfmoon Bay, Horseshoe Bay and Observation Rock with it's stunning views of Paterson Inlet.

The tour is 90 minutes finishing just in time to take a tour to Ulva Island if you wanted. It's suggested as an excellent option to add on to an itinerary especially for those who have never been to Stewart Island, for those who are time poor or who don't have car hire.


  • Oban Village
  • Lee Bay
  • Horseshoe Bay
  • Halfmoon Bay
  • Observation Rock
Adult $49.00 (Aged 16+)
Child $30.00 (Aged 5-15 years)
Infant $0.00 (Aged 0-4 years)

What's included

  • Transport from Red Shed


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • Departs: Oban Visitor Centre, 12 Elgin Terrace, Oban, Stewart Island.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Check In: Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.

  • Please Note: The 10.45am departure is for a duration of 60 minutes.

Available Bookings from August 17 to August 23

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

  • Adult$49.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant Free

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wendies from New Zealand wrote on 22 September 2021

Great tour

Informative, friendly guide, well worth the trip

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      Infant * Aged 0-4 years

        *This option must be made together with another price type.

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