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Where do the trips depart from?

Our regular departure point is Golden Bay Wharf as the majority of trips are within Paterson Inlet, Freshwater River and Southwest Arm.

Departures are sometimes arranged from Halfmoon Bay Wharf for destinations including Port William and along the northeast shore of Stewart Island.

Can we go to or from Freshwater River anytime of the day?

Not everyday.  Travel along Freshwater River depends on high tide times for access from Paterson Inlet to the river's mouth.  We only operate during daylight hours.  You will need to plan any trip to Freshwater River bearing in mind high tides and daylight hours. Contact us if you need further information.

What do I need to wear and bring?

For general day walkers we recommend: daypack, raincoat, warm clothing, walking shoes, warm hat and gloves, water bottle, snacks, lunch if out all day, insect repellant, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera and binoculars.