Starlight Highway

Starlight Highway We are very lucky to not only have one of the most amazing natural views during day but also at night. Lakestone Lodge is located on the recently named “Starlight Highway” (formerly known as  State Highway 8 or Tekapo-Twizel Rd) the road has been given this moniker due to its location in the…


Lakestone Lodge, Lake Pukaki

Lakestone Lodge has a wide range of facilities designed to enhance your stay. Set on two acres, the grounds surrounding the Lodge have been planted with native New Zealand trees and shrubs, with pathways throughout for guests to enjoy a quiet stroll either around the grounds or down to the lakefront.


Stewart Island Rainbow from Sails Ashore

Stewart Island Kiwi

Kiwi on Ulva Many years ago while the Island Forest Ranger my boss in Invercargill encouraged me to shift Kiwi onto Ulva Island … there were none there. I think about 6 or 8 were moved there


Sails Ashore guest on Ulva Island Tour

Stewart Island Oystercatchers & Orchids

Part of the Sails Ashore “Stewart Island Experience” is a Guided Tour of Ulva Island Open Sanctuary. Your host Peter is also your guide, and the tour draws on my over 45 years of experience on Ulva Island, initially as Ranger in Charge, then as a very regular visitor and latterly as a natural history guide.


Fyffe Country Lodge… Renovations

Fyffe Country Lodge …. Improvements We have owned the Fyffe Country Lodge for 20 years and have loved the lovely cedar doors and windows.  But with the ever increasing energy costs we reluctantly made the decision to replace them with more modern units. We approached First Doors and Windows ….. Christchurch company …..and sought their…


A Spring Tour on Ulva Island

Sails Ashore – Stewart Island At Sails Ashore, we package a Guided Ulva Island Tour. So our guests get to experience one of the jewels of Natural New Zealand.