At the very bottom of New Zealand's South Island is Stewart Island, known for lush rainforest and crystal clear waters surrounded by sweeping sands, rare flora, fauna and natural beauty.
Cruise lines only visit occasionally, so there are no large wharves or ports for big ships to tie up. Instead there's a sturdy jetty at Halfmoon Bay used by the interisland ferry and another at Golden Bay that are perfect for tenders bringing guests ashore from ships anchored in the bay for a comfortable dry landing. Both sites are an easy stroll into Oban township.
In town you will find a small supermarket, souvenir store, post office, ATM, Internet cafe and The Red Shed (visitor information centre).