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Experience Paterson Inlet & Primevel Freshwater River

Board your Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi at Golden Bay Wharf, to the head of Paterson Inlet, view changes in vegetation as you enter Freshwater River. Reeds, umbrella ferns, clematis in spring, tea-tree line the banks of this beautiful River as you wind your way to Freshwater Landing. Here, disembark for photos, walk across the swingbridge to view Freshwater Hut before returning for your ride back.

We stop to view penguins, any other seabirds and if present marine mammals whilst in Paterson Inlet.

Book Now (click here to make a booking)

Please also see cruises on our boat's website:

Time: Approx. 2 hrs
Subject to high tides and daylight hours (which vary each day)

Cost: $120.00 per adult and $95.00 per child
Shuttle Pick-Up and Drop-off: $12.00 p.p.

Tour Starts/Ends: Golden Bay Wharf

Minimum: 4 adults
If you are only one or two persons, check to see if we have achieved minimum numbers or we can put you on our wait list.

Maximum: 9 persons.

Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience
"Birds & Forest Booking Office"
Stewart Island - Travel & Activities

14 Main Road
P O Box 188, Stewart Island, NZ

Ph: 64 3 219 1066
Fax: 64 3 219 1078
Mob: 64 274 784 433
For all Enquiries, Bookings, please phone or contact:

Office now centrally located opposite Department of Conservation Office and approx. 2 minutes walk from flight/ferry See Map.

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