Stewart Island Day 1December 27, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C
Arrived at Bluff at 8.30am to catch the ferry to Stewart Island. Whilst waiting to see if we can get a seat on the 9.45am crossing I went to get coffee and tea from the local cafe and was treated to a museum tour and cinema experience of Aurora Australis whilst waiting - only in NZ!
We managed to get on the 9.45am boat and with a strong breeze and good swell we had a roller coaster of a ride, arriving at Oban around 1 hour later. After collecting our bags we headed straight for the hotel bar for a ginger beer to settle our stomachs.
Having re gained our land legs we checked into SI Backpackers and pitched our tents on the lawn. Time to go exploring...
A short walk over to Bathing Beach to cool off in the water and then an evening walk looking for Kiwis which had been spotted on the path to Bathing Beach a fewnights earlier. We had no luck and with final walk through the bush, along fuchsia walk decided to call it a night.Read more