Ferry departure locations
- From Bluff: Stewart Island Experience Visitor Terminal - 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff.
- From Stewart Island: Stewart Island Visitor Terminal.
We also operate coach connections from Invercargill which meet our ferry arrivals/departures. To book call 0800 656501, or select the "Invercargill to Bluff" or "Bluff to Invercargill" trip on the booking page.
What to bring
Shoes/boots (non-slip), warm clothing/jacket, sunscreen/sunglasses, camera and personal medical.
Personal baggage is carried free on the ferries - maximum of two bags per person (one stowed and one small carry-on).
For visitors to Stewart Island wishing to bring additional baggage, the transport of these items is by prior arrangement. Please contact our customer service and ferry operations team directly on 03 212 7660. This service is not available on all ferry departures, due to the size of the vessel and the limited cargo space available.
Additional baggage - prices valid until 30 April 2023.
- Bicycle $25 one way
- E-bikes $40 one way
- Single Kayak $35 one way
- Double Kayak $40 one way
- Dinghy $35 one way
- Small motorbike priced on arrival
Vehicle parking at Bluff
Vehicle parking is available in Bluff, adjacent to the Bluff Visitor Terminal for self-driving visitors taking the ferry to Stewart Island. Parking is available for cars, boat trailers, coaches, campervans, motorcycles and bicycles. This is an airport-style parking facility, so you collect a ticket on entry and pay when you leave. Vehicle parking cannot be booked in advance.