Golf -- Don't miss New Zealand's only registered 6-hole golf course at Ringaringa Heights, overlooking Ringaringa Beach. Greens fees are NZ$10 for two people, which may well make it the cheapest golf course in the world. Club rentals are available at Stewart Island Flight Depot (tel. 03/219-1090) for NZ$5.

Hunting -- The elusive American whitetail deer was liberated on Stewart Island in the early 1900s and now provides sport for the energetic hunter. Hunting parties may spend up to 2 weeks camped in isolated places during the winter "roar." Contact Southern Isle Charters (tel. 03/219-1133; to join a party.

Kayaking -- Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience (tel. 03/219-1066; offers six area coastal and river kayaking adventures, including multi-activity options, priced from NZ$175 to NZ$950 per person.

Skin Diving & Fishing -- You'll immediately notice how clear the seawater is around Stewart Island, making it ideal for diving. Join Richard Squires of Lo Loma (tel. 03/219-1141; for half- or full-day fishing and diving charters. Herbie Hansen of Southern Isle Charters (tel. 03/219-1133) offers diving and fishing charters. Fishermen should pick up the Department of Conservation leaflet called New Regulations for Fishing in Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.