Come aboard with us and stay overnight, experience Stewart Island wilderness, adventure aboard Elwing, relax in the evening in her saloon by the diesel stove while you yarn to your fellow adventurers! If our calendar dates don’t work for you come to us with the dates that do!
We have set the date for our ‘Girls Time Out Voyage’. This will be a good one. Maybe you should get some friends together and book this voyage up for yourself?! This voyage is in spring which is in between the sports seasons so you will be able to find time to get away a bit easier! The days are settled and getting a bit longer (maybe a bit chilly) and then you have the nice long evenings to chill out, yarn etc etc in the salloon of Elwing, kept warm by the heat of the diesel fireplace. Give it some thought, you deserve it, come aboard with us and take a breather!!
This is a combined schools voyage for young adventurers 15 years old +, contact us for more information about this voyage.
This is – we can take you and your party to your chosen camping place and we can come back in a few days to pick you up. This can be hunting parties, family groups wanting a holiday in the wilderness, . . our prices are reasonable, contact us and find out for yourself!
We have an expedition coming up in April for people who like adventure, who like to go somewhere different. Come to Port Pegasus, Stewart Island with us. Voyage with us down the coast to Port Pegasus, explore, fish, climb hills – maybe Gog and Magog?, then helicopter back to Invercargill viewing the stunning Stewart Island scenery on the way. Accommodation, gst & food included in the voyage! Great views, great company, great adventure! 3-9 April 2011 Contact us!
We have a Primary School Voyage coming up and the ‘big brother’ thought it wasn’t fair his little sister was going to Stewart Island before him so he went to our website calendar and has found a voyage suitable for him – and a way for him to voyage at Stewart Island with adventurers of his own age!
Stewart Island – Paterson Inlet Adventures
Our next ‘Holiday Adventure’ voyage for young teenagers (11-13 approx) is 16-20 October 2011. This holiday voyage fills quickly so it is a good idea to reserve a berth early.
The group is on board Elwing now in Paterson Inlet, it is raining but the weather is only part of the picture. They are heading out into the wilderness at Kaipourahu!
We’ve just added an upcoming voyages calendar and side-bar to this site. The idea being to make it obvious which adventure voyages are to where and when, and for whom.
Due to the visual nature of the layout, gaps which represent opportunities for ‘custom’ voyages, show up easily.
To accommodate the calendar style, we’ve redone the navigation to illustrate the relationships between voyage options and explanations of same.
Also recently Elwing Discoveries gained a Concession to operate on Dept. of Conservation land [Rakiura National Park], bordering the sea in the following areas, many of which have a distinct wilderness flavour:
- Stewart Island: Paterson Inlet, Port Adventure, Port Pegasus, and Southern Coastal areas. These include literally hundreds of anchorages such as Rakiura Track, Port William, Port Adventure, Lords River and in Paterson Inlet: North Arm and Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary, Ocean Beach, Fred’s Camp, The [Norwegian] Whalers Base near Miller’s Beach, Maori Beach, Christmas Village, Bravo Island and Pryse Peak.
Being just a small selection of what is possible!
Of significance to guests on Elwing is that as a Dept. of Conservation Concessionaire, Elwing’s crew, for example skipper and 1st mate, can guide and accompany trips on-shore, thus enriching the experience with local knowledge and interpretation.
Many of the above potential destinations are well within the scope of Elwing’s new overnight Stewart Island accommodation package – a distinct and unique way to spend the night on a mild and interesting adventure!
Our full 12 month calendar has been uploaded today. Upcoming Voyages page taking us through to the end of Jan. 2011 and then other voyages as listed in the calendar. PLEASE NOTE: These dates are not necessarily fixed in concrete – contact us if you have ideas or other requests.