OUTDOOR VIEWING CARRIAGE CLOSURE

Following an increasing number of potential safety incidents on KiwiRail’s Great Journeys of New Zealand scenic rail services, the outdoor viewing carriage on the Northern Explorer only will be closed until further notice while a safety solution is found. 

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Coach & Ferry from Invercargill to Stewart Island

You’ll zip across Foveaux Strait between Bluff and Stewart Island in just one hour aboard comfortable catamarans.

Daily coach connections are available from Invercargill.

It’s an interesting stretch of water, home to several islands including Dog Island (spot the lighthouse), Ruapuke Island and the Titi Islands, and a considerable fishing industry.

During your trip, keep an eye out along the way for wildlife – particularly seabirds such as the Mollymawk and Titi. Friendly staff provide informative commentary and point out highlights.

An all-year daily scheduled ferry service is available with complimentary tea and coffee served aboard.  

  • Check in 30 mins prior to ferry departure
  • One hour journey
  • Parking at Bluff Visitor Terminal is available (extra cost)
  • On board café
  • Luggage limit – two carry-on bags per person (extra goods by arrangement)
Stewart Island Ferry & Coach - Invercargill to Stewart Island
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Service is unavailable today, please select further day.