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Bluff-Stewart Island

From: 99,00

Crossing New Zealand ⇔ Stewart Island
Destination(s) 🇳🇿 New Zealand
Duration 1 Hour
Sailings Up to 3 times per day
Distance 24 Miles, 39 km
Operated by RealNZ

The Bluff – Stewart Island connection is an old connection that connects Southern New Zealand with Stewart Island. The connection runs up to 3 times per day, the travel time is just above 1 hour.

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Ferry to Stewart Island by Stewart Island Ferry Services

Embark on a remarkable journey aboard high-speed catamarans across the Foveaux Strait in New Zealand. As you traverse the one-hour expanse between Bluff and Stewart Island, look for the enchanting wildlife that graces these waters, particularly emphasizing the mesmerizing seabirds. The graceful flight of mollymawks, a type of albatross.

Enriching narratives will give you insights into the captivating landmarks that frequent the route. These include the iconic Dog Island Lighthouse, the rugged Ruapuke Island, the quaint Titi Islands, and the lofty pinnacle of Mt Angleem.

Things you should know about this ferry service

Your personal belongings can be brought on the ferry without any charge – you can bring up to two bags per person, one for storage and another compact carry-on. For any additional baggage, a simple prior arrangement will suffice. Should you have a vehicle, convenient parking options are available in Bluff. You have to pay extra for parking there.

Starting at a rate as affordable as $99 per person, this experience promises to be a remarkable investment in exploring these stunning island realms. 

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Bluff and  Oban is currently operated by: Real NZ.

How long does the Stewart Island crossing take?

The travel time of the ferry is around: 60 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Bluff and Oban ferry sail?

Up to three times per day. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry, and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

Bluff-Stewart Island
Bluff-Stewart Island

From: 99,00