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The only ferry service available to Stewart Island runs from the port of Bluff in the very south of New Zealand. If you are travelling from somewhere other than Bluff, there are coach services available that will take you directly to the port in time for your ferry, provided that you book in advance.
The service from Bluff to Stewart Island currently runs 14 ferries a week, however the frequency of this may change throughout the year, such as during peak months, so make sure that you use Direct Ferries to check and book your tickets in advance.
Generally, the Ferry from Stewart Island takes about an hour, however times may vary due to weather conditions and sailing frequency, so be sure to you confirm sailing times before you travel.
Prices for the ferry to Stewart Island change depending on the time of year, ferry conditions and how far in advance you book. For lower cost tickets, book in advance - find your tickets on Direct Ferries now, with our handy fare finder tool, and sign up to our email newsletter to hear all the latest deals and offers.