Aihe - Scenic Cruise & Norwegian Whalers' Base Guided Walk

Experience a leisurely, relaxing cruise aboard Aihe, along the beautiful northern shore of Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island. At Millars Beach enjoy a short bush walk to the historic Norwegian Whalers' Base. Cruise into picturesque hidden bays.


$75.00 - $140.00
$55.00 - $95.00
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Paterson Inlet's rainforest shoreline has beaches of fine sand and delicate shells. In a quiet, tranquil corner, the Norwegains set up a repair base for their harpoon boats during the 1920's, employing Stewart Islanders and Norwegians. This historic site has building foundations and relics of a bygone era.

We cruise from Golden Bay Wharf, looking out for marine life and penguins to Millars Beach. An easy guided walk (20 minutes), through a regenerating forest of ferns and podocarp trees, brings us to the Norwegian Whalers' Base. Take time to explore, learn and walk along the beach.

Our informative trips offer a more personalised experience in small groups.

Find us at the Ruggedy Range™ Booking Office in Oban, Stewart Island.

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Physical address

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

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $75.00 - $140.00
(13 year(s) and under)
$55.00 - $95.00
Other charges:
Transfers to and from Golden Bay Wharf $6.00 p.p. one way.
Cancellation policy:
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Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Ruggedy Range™ Booking Office is 2 - 3 minutes walk form Stewart Island Flight Depot or the ferry terminal.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:
In centre of Oban Village.

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Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

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