When travelling to Stewart Island (and it´s a shame so few people are doing this) this B&B is a must. Situated on top of a small hill it allows great views over Golden Bay and over an outstandingly beautiful garden. If you are lucky enough to get the first floor room you´ll have an additional big living room and two balconies. Raylene´s breakfasts are as gorgeous as it´s her way to run her B&B- thank´s a lot, Raylene! By the way- she recommended to us the "Birding Bonanza"- an experience nobody should miss on Stewart Island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Glendaruel, nestled between Halfmoon Bay and Golden Bay, is ideally situated to help you maximise your time here. Overlooking Paterson Inlet and Ulva Island, it is bordered on two sides by uninterrupted vistas of native forest, alive with birdsong. The village of Oban on one side and the water taxis to Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary on the other are but a few minutes walk away.Glendaruel garden, a fusion of native and exotic plantings, extends over several levels and melds into the forest, which New Zealanders call ‘the bush’. The garden has featured in magazines (New Zealand Gardener, Weekend Gardener and My Home and Garden) and in the book, Great Gardens of New Zealand, by Derek Fell.Birds love it! Tui and kaka dispute the treetops, weka and, increasingly, kiwi patrol the paths. What a thrill it was when a Department of Conservation worker pointed out to me that a kiwi had left his/her calling card in the middle of one of my garden paths!As for me, I love gardening, kayaking, cooking, travelling and languages. Stewart Island has been a preferred holiday destination for almost all my life and my permanent home since 2000. Helping you to make the most of your time on this beautiful island is my focus. I meet you at the ferry or air terminal and take you back at the end of your stay.My Cairn terrier, MacPherson, enthusiastically joins me in extending A Hundred, Thousand Welcomes! and maintaining the special blend of Scottish and Kiwi hospitality that so many of Glendaruel’s guests have commented on. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glendaruel Bed & Breakfast Stewart Island, South Island