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 Qualmark 4 Star Motel  New Zealand Tourism Gold Badge  Qualmark Eviro Award Bronze
 AA Supreme Host of the Year 2011  
Winners of the 2011 AA Supreme Host of the Year Award, the 2013 & 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

Welcome to the Bay Motel on Stewart Island, New Zealand's third Bay Motel side viewisland and home to Rakiura National Park. Island of nature with crystal clear waters.

Bay Motel has been owned and operated by Jenny Twaddle since 2008. Absolute comfort and enjoyment is our priority for all staying at the Bay Motel and on Stewart Island. Aerial photo of Halmoon Bay Township

South African born Jenny spent many years as financial manager of a large retail outlet in Johannesburg where “customer service” training was an important requirement. Together with Brett, a local building contractor, they settled on Stewart Island to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle and great community. Sadly, Brett passed away in 2013.

Bay Motel has been managed by Charlotte Bates since September 2013. She has already proven herself an asset to the motels and brings a fresh breeze of energy and enthusiasm into work with her every day. Raised on a dairy farm just south of Christchurch, Charlotte and her partner, Sam, and their dog Lady have lived on Stewart Island since 2011, joining their extended family that have lived here for decades.

Charlotte is always willing to help guests in any way she can, answer questions and book activities to make your stay on Stewart Island as enjoyable as possible.
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If you'd like to know more about our location and how to get here, rates and availability you'll find everything here on our website. Just get in touch if there's anything else you'd like to know.

We look forward to sharing Stewart Island with you.

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