Bluff
Oban (Stewart Island)
Ferries to Stewart Island
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Bluff to Oban Ferry

The Bluff Oban ferry route connects New Zealand with Stewart Island. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Stewart Island Experience. The crossing operates up to 14 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour.

Bluff Oban sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from New Zealand to Stewart Island page.
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Most popular questions

  • The approximate duration for ferries from Bluff to Oban is 1h. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Bluff to Oban is approximately 0 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Bluff to Oban and this is
    • Stewart Island Experience
  • Book Bluff to Oban tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Bluff to Oban with
    • Stewart Island Experience
  • No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow dogs on their ferries
    • Stewart Island Experience
  • Bluff to Oban is approximately 0 nautical miles distance apart.

Bluff Guide

Bluff is a town and seaport on the southern coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Stewart Island Experience have four daily sailings heading to the country’s southernmost inhabited island settlement, Oban, from the port with journey duration taking just an hour.

What should I do in Bluff?
The Maritime Museum is a must visit for anyone who is travelling along the Southern Scenic Route. Being the home to the oldest European settled community in the country brings with it a wealth of maritime history. There are displays of whaling, oystering and shipwrecks for you to admire. The town is dominated by Bluff Hill and this provides world class walks along the coastline and native bush. Along the shoreline is the beautiful Omaui Beach and freshwater lagoon which is well worth a trip. The Southland area is also the ideal place to play some magnificent and picturesque golf courses

What are the transport links like?
The town is the southern terminus of the Bluff Branch railway service and lies twenty miles south of Invercargill. It’s also well connected by road with State Highway 1 running straight into the town.

What services run from the port?
The Port of Bluff provides four daily sailings south to Oban on Stewart Island. The twenty eight weekly journeys are all provided by Stewart Island Experience with the trip taking just an hour to complete.


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