We stayed at the Kowhai Lane apartment for two nights. The place is very well equipped and set in a pretty garden with views over Half Moon Bay. There are many beautiful books and DVDs in the apartment to help you better understand this special place.
Iris and Peter are wonderful hosts, very friendly and keen to share their extensive knowledge of local history and wildlife.
We were met by them from the plane and taken to the apartment and we all sat for a while over a cup of coffee and given a wonderful overview of the island and what it was like to live there.
For the Ulva Island trip, which was included in our package, Peter took the two of us over there and we saw loads of the island specific unique birds and learnt a lot about the efforts made to preserve this wonderful place. Peter is very much at the heart of these efforts and has a very long history on the island.
After our trip we went to their house and Iris offered us coffee and sandwiches and made us feel very welcome. They are happy to take their guests around in their vehicle and also book other trips - we did an evening kiwi spotting trip.
The service Iris and Peter offered us was second to none and made our trip not only complete but very good value as well.
We can highly recommend Iris and Peter’s offerings - be it Kowhai Lane or their B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kowhai Lane modern house offering en-suite rooms with a modern self catering kitchen and extensive guest lounge. It overlooks Halfmoon Bay, is only 4 minutes stroll from the waterfront and an ideal base from which to explore Stewart Island. Kowhai Lane is fully centrally heated and newly refurnished and decorated. Kowhai Lane's managers are professional guides and happy to assist guests enjoy the peace and beauty of Stewart Island. ... more less
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- Kowhai Lane Holiday Home Stewart Island, South Island, New Zealand