Aihe - Norwegian Whalers' Base Cruise & Walk

Experience a leisurely cruise aboard Aihe along the northern shore of Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island. Stop off at Millars Beach and take the easy walk to the site of the historic Norwegian Whalers' Base. Explore hidden bays and beaches. Small groups.

Adult
$95.00 - $130.00

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Paterson Inlet is a vast, unspoilt inlet, with rainforest overhanging the shoreline and beaches of fine sand and delicate shells. In a quiet place along Prices Peninsula, the Norwegains set up a base to repair their boats during the 1920's to the start of the 1930's, employing Stewart Island and Norwegain men. The site is now a historic place with relics of this era.

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We depart from Golden Bay Wharf, looking out for marine life and sealife on the way to Prices Peninsula. A easy walk (20 minutes), through regenerating forest of ferns and podocarp trees, brings us to the site of the Norwegian Whalers' Base where we take time to explore the walk along the beach (subject to tides).

Explore hidden bays and beaches on our tour. Max. 10 persons.

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Physical address

Aihe - Norwegian Whalers' Base Cruise & Walk, 14 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island - Rakiura, 9846, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
See our website for details: www.aihe.co.nz
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Our Booking Office is 2 minutes walk from flight depot and ferry terminal in Oban, Stewart Island
Proximity to town:
Golden Bay Whaf is 10 - 20 minutes walk from main accommodation venues in Stewart Island

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $95.00 - $130.00
Other charges:
Transfers to and from Golden Bay Wharf $6.00 p.p. one way.

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