Stewart Island Aurora Hunting Tour

$2,995 / per person

Stewart Island/Rakiura is the southern-most Dark Sky Sanctuary in the world and offers one of the darkest locations to view the night sky and a fascinating place to spot the Southern Lights.

We are offering you the opportunity to explore the night skies, searching for Aurora Australis and other secrets of the universe.  At the same time spend your days exploring the best Stewart Island has to offer from Kiwi spotting to cruising the Paterson inlet, with some free time to explore at leisure. 

This is a small group tour perfect for those who wanting with witness the world’s most magical phenomena.

Please note that as we are in nature’s hands we cannot guarantee seeing the Aurora, however these tours are timed close to the new moon when skies are dark, and over the months where Aurora activity is most likely.

The itinerary is flexible, the order of tours may change depending on the weather, and also be prepared to wake at any hour of the night, eg 2am, if the Aurora is active!  We have included a good range of activities to ensure a memorable time on the island regardless.

What’s Included


  • 5 nights Bay Motel, twin room with ensuite

  • Single room supplement NZD 600


  • Breakfast daily (a basic continental offering in room)

  • 3 dinners at the South Seas Hotel

  • BBQ dinner pack ( meat/salads/veges/bread for you to cook their own dinner)


  • Tour escort with minimum of 8 people booked.

  • Return flight from Invercargill to Oban, 15kg check in luggage allowance

  • Village and Bays sightseeing tour

  • Ulva Island guided walk

  • Kiwi Spotting tour at night

  • Paterson Inlet cruise

  • Port William and Maori Beach guided walk NZD 260 additional

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