Stewart Island Flights GuideStewart Island is the third largest island in New Zealand, laying across Foveaux Straight. Oban is Stewart Island's only settlement. Some of Stewart Island's attractions are Rakiura National Park, Ulva Island, Bunkhouse Theater, Rakiura Museum, and Stone House. Stewart Island is paradise for bird enthusiasts with many native New Zealand birth species like the Brown Kiwi or Tokoeka, blue penguins, and yellow-eye penguins. There is also a bird sanctuary. Take hikes, boat tours, and boat cruises around the island and see the varied bird species up close. And don't forget about the Aurora Australis (The Southern Lights).
There are only two ways to get on and off Stewart Island: ferry and flight. Ferries will take you to Bluff and fixed-wing aircrafts will take you to Invercargill Airport, where you can then catch nonstop flights to Wellington and Christchurch.
Due to Stewart Island's location, weather can be unpredictable. December to February is summer on Stewart Island with very long daylight hours and more rainfall. Spring comes early on Stewart Island than Southland with warmer temperatures and blooming flowers. June to August is winter, but with milder and calm weather than on the New Zealand mainland. March to May is fall.The best time to visit Stewart Island is during the summer from December to February. Even though rainfall is high, so is the abundance of sunshine and daylight hours.
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