South Sea Hotel, on the
waterfront, has provided hospitality since the turn of the century. It
has been modernised, but the welcome is as warm as in more leisurely
times. The "Pub" is the place to meet the locals, or admire the view
from the balcony or upstairs lounge.
Shearwater Inn is also
"right in town". With a large lounge, dining-room and house bar, it's
a good venue for group travel or a mini-conference.
holiday homes provide self-contained accommodation for those who
prefer to cater for themselves. Home-hosting at a range of price
levels is available for those who wish to live-in as "part of the
family". Stewart Island Lodge is the most "up-market" of these.
There is no Youth Hostel, but several Island residents have bunk rooms
and cooking facilities available for backpackers.
find somewhere suitable to stay on Stewart Island. However, as more
people are finding our hide-away, it does pay to make bookings in
advance, particularly over summer and other peak holiday times.