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Stewart Island Ferry Services

Ferry departure locations

- From Bluff: Stewart Island Experience Visitor Terminal - 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff.
- From Stewart Island: Stewart Island Visitor Terminal.

We also operate coach connections (from Invercargill, Queenstown & Te Anau) which meet our ferry arrivals/departures (see "Coach & Ferry Services" below).

What to bring

Shoes/boots (non-slip), warm clothing/jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses and camera.

Additional baggage

Personal baggage is carried free on the ferries - maximum of two bags per person (one stowed and one small carry-on).
For visitors to Stewart Island wishing to bring additional baggage, the transport of these items is by prior arrangement. This service is not available on all ferry departures, due to the size of the vessel and the limited cargo space available. 
Additional baggage - prices valid until 30 September 2020.

  • Bicycle $10 one way
  • E-bikes $20 one way
  • Single Kayak $25 one way
  • Double Kayak $30 one way
  • Dinghy $40 one way
  • Small motorbike $35 one way.

Vehicle parking at Bluff

Vehicle parking is available in Bluff, adjacent to the Bluff Visitor Terminal for self-driving visitors taking the ferry to Stewart Island. Parking is available for cars, boat trailers, coaches, campervans, motorcycles and bicycles.  This is an airport-style parking facility, so you collect a ticket on entry and pay when you leave. Vehicle parking cannot be booked in advance.

Prices valid 1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020.

  • Up to 26 hours $21
  • Up to 50 hours $31
  • Up to 74 hours $41
  • Up to 98 hours $52
  • Up to 122 hours $62
  • Thereafter $10 per 24 hours or part thereof.

Please note:
If you want to depart Queenstown and return to Te Anau (or depart Te Anau and return to Queenstown) etc, then please contact us directly contact@realjourneys.co.nz as these trips are NOT bookable on the Real Journeys website.

Last update: June 2019

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