Travel Blogs from Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand

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Even further south to Stewart Island, South Sea Hotel, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Even further south to Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... ticket ($47 one way) and wait around for departure. Rough ferry journey with boat full of sea sick school children from Dunedin. Stewart Island accommodation is all full except for a single room at the hotel. Luca and I shared the single for $15 ...

South As.., Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

South As..

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... thing that can so easily be forgotten. Apart from the small, sub-antarctic islands that are randomly sprinkled around New Zealand's waters, beyond Stewart Island there really is little else other than Antarctica itself. It's one hell of a place to be. ...

Land of the Glowing Skies, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Land of the Glowing Skies

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... get together fortnightly or monthly for a bit of a dinner club. Tonight's feast was to be laid on at PJ's (the Stewart Island handyman) who lives round at Horseshoe Bay in the hills. Nice. Shortly after recovering 'duckster' from the oven, Russell ...

A Battle with Oneself, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

A Battle with Oneself

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... the various day walks and the Rakiura track, I'd noticed a huge topographical map on the wall which gave incredible detail of the island and the routes and tracks which snake through it. The very popular and well-known three day Rakiura track (one of ...

South Of The South Island., Oban, New Zealand travel blog

South Of The South Island.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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Stewart Island off the tip of the bottom of South Island New Zealand, has a Sydney Cove.   Well more correctly Ulva Island in the Paterson's Inlet area of Stewart Island has a Sydney Cove. I asked our naturalist guide on our bird watching tour how ...

Downtime on Stewart Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Downtime on Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by charliek85

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... two more that night – another female, and a young male. They’re quite rare to see – and while the Stewart Island kiwis apparently differ from the mainland kiwi, they’re all pretty timid and therefore rare to sight. There are ...

The Third Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

The Third Island

A travel blog entry by bazil.dog

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... nbsp; Felt better than rocking around on the inside- and we saw an albatross! Stuart Island is the small 'third’ island of New Zealand.  Known for its remoteness, fishing and bird life.  The main township, Oban, is where you find ...

Hunting for Kiwi's and the legend that is Kai Kart, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Hunting for Kiwi's and the legend that is Kai Kart

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

... of Albatross following the fishing boats out to sea. We also got some great views of Tui, Kereru, Silvereye and our first Rifleman (New Zealand’s smallest bird) along the way. At the end there were some nice view over the cliffs where we could look ...

Stewart Island Miracle Diet, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Stewart Island Miracle Diet

A travel blog entry by velvetnron

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Northwest Circuit Hike, Stewart Island NZ while still in Takaka, we decided to attempt the 10 Day Northwest Circuit hike on Stewart Island. one of our friends who had done it described it as "10 days of slogging through mud, arriving at each hut dead ...

Saddleback, Brown Tree creeper, Rifleman on Ulva, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Saddleback, Brown Tree creeper, Rifleman on Ulva

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

... the pub. Matty was there and we shared a few drinks with him. As I've done for each area I've included a list of new birds we saw on Stewart Island Kaka Kiwi Red Crowned Parakeet Saddleback Rifleman Brown Tree Creeper Buller's Albatross Stewart Island ...

Fishy fingers and cornflakes, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Fishy fingers and cornflakes

A travel blog entry by shaggers

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... playing balancing games on the back deck, anything from fairy steps to handstands via yoga moves. The Maori name for Stewart Island is Rakiura meaning 'Glowing skies', probably due to it's southerly psitio enabling occasional sighting of the aurora ...

Tramping on Stewart Island, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Tramping on Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by rob

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... we could send an Emil to him and find out about his plans. It turned out that Daniel wanted to do a rather longish tramp preferably on Stewart Island. My first reply to his e-mail was, that I couldn't do such a long tamp as I've to be back in Auckland ...

Over the sea in Oban- Stewart Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Over the sea in Oban- Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by greatbigsummer2

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... in. Well on the plus side we were an hour early for our ferry rather than being late. There is no point taking a vehicle to Stewart Island because there is only around 20km of roads on the whole island. So we left our van in the secure carpark at Bluff ...

Rakiura, Stewart Island, Oban Township, New Zealand travel blog

Rakiura, Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by sahs

... days.  We even saw the anchor chain of the island when we got to Lee Bay, which proves that Stewart Island does in fact anchor the whole of New Zealand (I must remember to look for the fishing line as I head back north), or of course, it could ...

Foraging on the edge, Oban, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Foraging on the edge

A travel blog entry by mithrandir

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... the gab.... For this blog our travels are the thing we write about  and we backtrack a couple of weeks. Oban is the only township on Stewart Island, located in Halfmoon Bay and has not changed one bit since the last time we were here seven years ...

Off the beaten track..., Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Off the beaten track...

A travel blog entry by mithrandir

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... cruising guide it does its utmost to keep people away from here.         Stewart Island is the third biggest Island in New Zealand and dangles off the bottom of the South Island like a little pendant and it is a little ...

Stewart Island:  the Far South, Oban New Zealand, New Zealand travel blog

Stewart Island: the Far South

A travel blog entry by mtbrown

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... ; I also got a picture of what I think is a white-fronted tern on the seashore. It was at Stewart Island that I realized we had just encountered two pretty new (to me) concepts:  the further south you go, the colder it gets; and the really cold winds ...

Day 11 and out, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Day 11 and out

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... bergauf (200m davon sehr steil und schlammig) und 350m bergab (300m davon sehr steil). Zudem hat es "endlich" geregnet (Stewart Island Wetter), was den Weg glitschig und rutschig machte (sowohl den Matsch als auch die Baumwurzeln). Schliesslich erreicht ...

Port William, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Port William

A travel blog entry by backwardstoilet

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... were really hopeful to see some. And at the campsite we met, Bonnie, a girl our age from Philadelphia traveling by herself out on Stewart Island and quickly became friends. It was fun having someone else to talk to, and she was just a lot of fun. After ...

Relaxing in Oban, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Relaxing in Oban

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... , ich habe keine Blasen bekommen, meine Trampingschuhe sind nun eingelaufen. Alles in allem ein sehr schoener Urlaub, ich bin versucht noch einmal nach Stewart Island zu kommen (next Weihnachten habe ich aber scho Tasmanien geplant:-). Gruss Ralf ...

day 150: relax another day, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

day 150: relax another day

A travel blog entry by ursburs

... to North... She wouldn't mind spending the rest of the days in Queenstown, relaxing, but I have done just that downhere on Stewart Island... The situation is stuck. We decide to simply meet in Queenstown to celebrate her birthday on the 20th and see from ...

Oh boy that ferry is VERY small, Stewart Island, New Zealand travel blog

Oh boy that ferry is VERY small

A travel blog entry by backwardstoilet

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... , we learned about the animals, which apparently was predator free and deer free until white people ventured and mapped out the island and it became forested for their hardwood remu trees and now fished for blue cod, green lipped oysters, paua and such. ...

day 151: a hero, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

day 151: a hero

A travel blog entry by ursburs

I'm famous! A German girl, I met, is travelling in a small group from Stray Bus and they had asked upon check in, whether there were many other guest around. The answer of the owner with his slight French accent was something like: 'no, except ...

Dahn Sarf, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Dahn Sarf

A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton

... than dinner and bed once we arrived, but the following day Lucy and I caught our transfer bus down to the ferry to Stewart Island. Known as New Zealand's third island, and according to Maori legend the anchor of the waka (canoe) the is the South Island, ...

oversteek naar Stewart Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

oversteek naar Stewart Island

A travel blog entry by filipbru

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We waren vandaag al om 5u30 op we van Te Anau naar Bluff. Vandaar nemen we om 9u30 de ferry naar Stewart Island. David hebben we afgezet in Intercargill. Vandaaruit neemt hij de trein door de Alpen naar Dunedin. Benieuwd naar zijn verhalen wanneer we hem ...

bezoek aan het vogeleiland Ulva, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

bezoek aan het vogeleiland Ulva

A travel blog entry by filipbru

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... dus besloten we onze lunch op het terras te nemen. En ja, de frietjes zien hier ook lekker :-). De rest van de dag was het ontspannen: kaartjes schrijven, boekje lezen, badje nemen, filmpje kijken... Op Stewart Island kan je echt tot rust komen ...

Rakiura Track Tag 3: Die innerliche Jukebox, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Rakiura Track Tag 3: Die innerliche Jukebox

A travel blog entry by scubanewzealand

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... Berg. Von hier aus kann man direkt auf den Hafen blicken. Genial. Die Laune war nun wieder weit oben. Zudem sparte ich $5,00 (im Stewart Island Backpackers kostete die Übernachtung $ 35,00). Die $ 5,00 habe ich nun für eine Tüte Fish n' Chips übrig. ...

naar het zuiden | going south, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

naar het zuiden | going south

A travel blog entry by erikontravel

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Lange tijd was ik de enige passagier op de vlucht naar Stewart Island. Maar enige minuten voor boarden (en ook opstijgen) komt er met enige spoed een man naar de balie met de vraag of hij nog mee kan. Het vliegtuigje is niet zo groot, een 6-zitter ...

Ulva Island, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Ulva Island

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... einen Reservetag gegeben, falls mein Tramp sich wegen zB schlechtem Wetter verzoegert haette). Habe mir ein zweites Mal Ulva Island angeschaut, eine kleine Insel im Paterson Inlet, die frei von Ungeziefer wie Ratten, Rehen, Hermelinen, Katzen und Hunden ...

Overnight in Oban, Oban, New Zealand travel blog

Overnight in Oban

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... Stewart Island. Dabei ist die Fouveaux Strait bekannt fuer ihr schlechtes Wetter... Um 18:00 bin ich Oban, der einzigen Stadt auf Stewart Island angekommen und in meinem pre-booked Backpackers untergekommen. Die Hotels auf der Insel waren erstaunlich ...

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