Ewa Goes South

Stewart Island, Ewas Blog

Stewart Island Airport

 

I just had an absolutely fantastic long weekend – Thursday to Sunday – in the deep South.

Namely Stewart Island, Invercargill and Bluff.

The drive from Dunedin in full sunshine was uneventful but the flight from Invercargill to Stewart Island made up for it. Firstly the aeroplane was full, 8 passengers and a pilot. Secondly during the flight time of 20 mins we had fantastic views of the coast and surrounding islands. Thirdly a superb landing on the little bush clearance was a joy. The return flight had on board an extra passenger returning with his owner to Auckland. See for yourself on the attached photos.

Stewart Island, Ewas Blog

The Flying Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock

Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock

Thank you Peter & Iris Tait of Sails Ashore for your warm hospitality, lovely food, driving us around beauty spots and pointing us in the right direction for Kiwi spotting.

 

Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock

Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwis are very happy and doing very well not only on the predator free Ulva Island, but also on the main island and their population is now reaching 20,000. So lookout for them when driving and tramping.

Stewart Island Whimsy

Stewart Island Whimsy

 

Stewart Island Whimsy

Stewart Island Whimsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chain

Just so the South Island doesn’t drift away

 

 

 

The Chain (Bluff End)

The Bluff end not so rusty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bluff Sign Post

From Bluff, the rest of the world is That-a-way !! 

 

 

 

 

Back in Invercargill we visited Bill Richardson’s Transport World.

 

Aaaaamazing, museum is based in a huge, impressively restored art deco building. I am not a petrolhead, but I spent hours looking at the incredible collection displaying shiny, immaculately restored machines, some of them  dating back to 1904 & 1905. Additionally further down the road there is an equally awe inspiring Motorcycle Museum. WOW.

 

 

It is a MUST for every Kiwi to see, I have heard about it for a long time but being there absolutely exceeded my expectations. Brilliant