Oban, Halfmoon Bay,Stewart Island NZ
Oban is the principal settlement on Stewart Island, the southernmost inhabited island of the New Zealand archipelago. Oban is the principal settlement on Stewart Island, the southernmost inhabited island of the New Zealand archipelago.
Oban is located on Half Moon Bay and presents a vista of picturesque bays and coves. Houses nestle amid lush vegetation. The few buildings of the "Commercial Sector" are all within a five minute walk of the wharf, and each other.
Things to see and do
* Half Moon Bay
* Horseshoe Bay
* Lee Bay
* Rakiura National Park
* Water taxi to Ulva island
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – NZ Dollar (NZ$)
Language – English & Maori
Land Area – 1,746 km² (Stewart Island)
Population – 405 approx
Electricity – 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centred below Australian style
Time – GMT plus twelve hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 64
Port Location – The port is located approximately 5 minutes walk from the Oban township.
Transport Links – A regular passenger ferry service runs between Bluff and Oban.
There is an air link by Stewart Island Flights from Ryan's Creek Aerodrome to Invercargill Airport. Planes also land on the sand at Mason Bay, Doughboy Bay and West Ruggedy Beach.