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Stewart Island: Village and Bays Tour provided by Real Journeys

Stewart Island: Village and Bays Tour

Stewart Island: Village and Bays Tour
4.5
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from $49.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2264P20
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Live commentary on board • Knowledgeable guide
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
12 Elgin Terrace, Oban 9818, New Zealand Please head to "The Red Shed" Visitor Centre 15 minutes before departure to check in.
Inclusions
GST (Goods and Services Tax) • Live commentary on board • Knowledgeable guide
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
12 Elgin Terrace, Oban 9818, New Zealand Please head to "The Red Shed" Visitor Centre 15 minutes before departure to check in.
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    12 Elgin Terrace
    12 Elgin Terrace, Oban 9818, New Zealand
    Please head to "The Red Shed" Visitor Centre 15 minutes before departure to check in.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Village & Bays Tours - Stewart Island Experience
    Stop: 90 minutes
    Explore Oban and the surrounding bays in our modern mini-buses. Our guides enjoy sharing their local knowledge of the history and environment of Stewart Island.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    12 Elgin Terrace
    12 Elgin Terrace, Oban 9818, New Zealand
    Please head to "The Red Shed" Visitor Centre 15 minutes before departure to check in.
    See address & details
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4.5
13 reviews
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Dedge
Lower Hutt, New Zealand194 contributions
Excellent history
Great tour with Bevan. Knew a lot about the island and community. Lots of stories to give us a flavour of the past and present of the island. Unrushed and friendly.
Written 18 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patricia H
Hutchinson, KS343 contributions
Weekend trip
Very nice small group bus touring around island to see best spots for pictures and history of the island!
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

oreotawny
London, Canada67 contributions
Excellent Tour
Feb 2020
I'm sorry I can't remember the name of our guide (beautiful with curly hair who grew up on the island). She was excellent and passionate about her home. The four of us travelling together from the cruise were on a bus with others. It was a very informative and beautiful tour. We took a walk to the Presbyterian Church which was lovely. Say hello to Serena in the gift shop past the place to see the video and say hello from London Ont. Would definitely recommend this tour. Theresa & Frank
Written 4 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kia Ora Theresa and Frank. Thank you very much for posting your 5 star review, it's great to hear you recommend this tour so highly. We hope you have the opportunity to return to the Island again one day and that the rest of your holiday is just as enjoyable. Kind Regards - The Team at Stewart Island Experience.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TLH
2 contributions
Well worth it
Feb 2020 • Couples
You can’t beat local knowledge. We did this tour as soon as we got off the ferry which meant we knew what we wanted to do and see afterwards. Highly recommend.
Written 8 February 2020
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Mary H
1 contribution
An informative and fascinating trip.
Jan 2020
The local knowledge of the driver brought the island to life for us in spite of poor weather conditions. She was friendly and helpful and showed us several places we would not otherwise have discovered as we, like most visitors, had no transport of our own.
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Kia Ora. Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your Village & Bays Tour. As you say, it's a great way to get to view different parts of the area and we hope the rest of your visit to the Island was just as enjoyable. Kind Regards - the Stewart Island Experience Team.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Liketorome
Dorset410 contributions
Short but sweet
Jan 2020
The tour lasts 90 minutes and you don't go far (there are only 27 km of roads anyway) but you do get lots of information and stop at some good places for photos.
Written 20 January 2020
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Mary W
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
Informative and fun
Jan 2020 • Solo
The bus driver and guide was well informed, great sense of humour and very relaxed. I appreciated that she took her time, and did not try to race along those windy roads. Great time, highly recommend it.
Written 12 January 2020
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Diane T
Nelson, New Zealand11 contributions
A great way to spend a couple of hours in Oban
Jan 2020
Our guide was informative and friendly and keen to pass on his knowledge. Obviously passionate about Rakiura/Stewart Island.
A unique place to visit.
Written 10 January 2020
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PowerMike
1 contribution
Oban in 90 mins
Jan 2020 • Couples
Excellent tour; Kylie was very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. Recommend this tour to all visitors to Oban.
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your great review and recommendation. We are so pleased you found the Village and Bays tour excellent - from Kylie and the team at Stewart Island Experience.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fiona C
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Mrs’s
Nov 2019 • Friends
Great enjoyed the trip, very informative and the island is a lovely place to visit, the wild life is amazing
Written 24 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your Stewart Island Experience - all the best from the team.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Once in a lifetime experience for all
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dedge69
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Happy Days
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Bajeko
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