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There are 4 ways to get from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Stewart Island by taxi, bus, plane or ferry

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Recommended

Taxi, bus to Kerikeri, fly to Invercargill, ferry

  1. Take a taxi from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Pukenui
  2. Take the bus from Awanui to Waipapa
  3. Fly from Kerikeri (KKE) to Invercargill (IVC)
  4. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

Cheapest

Taxi, bus, bus to Whangarei, fly to Invercargill, ferry

  1. Take a taxi from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Pukenui
  2. Take the bus from Awanui to Kerikeri
  3. Take the bus from Kerikeri to Whangarei
  4. Fly from Whangarei (WRE) to Invercargill (IVC)
  5. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

Taxi, bus to Kerikeri, fly to Queenstown, bus, ferry

  1. Take a taxi from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Pukenui
  2. Take the bus from Awanui to Waipapa
  3. Fly from Kerikeri (KKE) to Queenstown (ZQN)
  4. Take the bus from Queenstown Airport to Invercargill
  5. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island

Taxi, bus to Kerikeri, fly to Dunedin, bus, ferry

  1. Take a taxi from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Pukenui
  2. Take the bus from Awanui to Waipapa
  3. Fly from Kerikeri (KKE) to Dunedin (DUD)
  4. Take the bus from Dunedin Airport to Invercargill
  5. Take the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island
Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua → Stewart Island
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The most affordable way to get from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Stewart Island is to taxi and bus and fly and ferry, which costs $500 - $1,000 and takes 13h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Stewart Island is to taxi and bus and fly and ferry which costs $500 - $1,000 and takes 13h 29m.

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The distance between Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua and Stewart Island is 1456 km.

It takes approximately 13h 29m to get from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Stewart Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Kerikeri Airport to Invercargill Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 30m and has one stopover.

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Air New Zealand offers flights from Kerikeri Airport to Invercargill Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Stewart Island.
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  • Distance: 1455.6 km
  • Duration: 13h 29m

What companies run services between Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua, New Zealand and Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand?

There is no direct connection from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Stewart Island. However, you can take the taxi to Pukenui, take the bus to Awanui, take the bus to Waipapa, take the taxi to Kerikeri airport, fly to Invercargill, take the drive to Bluff, take the ferry to Stewart Island, then take the travel to Stewart Island. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Pukenui, take the bus to Awanui, take the bus to Kerikeri, take the bus to Whangarei, take the walk to Whangarei, take the shuttle to Whangarei Airport, take the walk to Whangarei airport, fly to Invercargill, take the drive to Bluff, take the ferry to Stewart Island, then take the travel to Stewart Island.

Airlines
Air New Zealand
Website
airnewzealand.com
Flights from Kerikeri to Invercargill via Auckland
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Kerikeri to Invercargill via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Kerikeri to Invercargill via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Whangarei to Invercargill via Auckland
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Whangarei to Invercargill via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Whangarei to Invercargill via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Kerikeri to Queenstown via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Kerikeri to Queenstown via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Kerikeri to Queenstown via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Kerikeri to Dunedin via Auckland
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Kerikeri to Dunedin via Auckland, Christchurch
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Kerikeri to Dunedin via Auckland, Wellington
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Bus operators
InterCity
Phone
+64 9 583 5780
Website
intercity.co.nz
Bus from Awanui to Waipapa
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Awanui to Kerikeri
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Kerikeri to Whangarei
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Bus from Dunedin Airport to Invercargill
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
InterCity
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InterCity
Catch-A-Bus South
Phone
027 4497 994
Website
catchabussouth.com
Bus from Queenstown Airport to Invercargill
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
catchabussouth.com
Ferry operators
Stewart Island Experience
Other operators
Taxi from Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua to Pukenui
Ave. Duration
49 min
Estimated price
$230 - $280

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