The Bay Motel is centrally located and features amazing views over Halfmoon Bay and/or the surrounding native bush.

Other features include a fully equipped kitchenette, central heating, electric blankets, comfortable beds plus complimentary tea/coffee along with free WiFi - all designed to make your stay on the Stewart Island as comfortable as possible. We offer a range of rooms - from standard studios with and without spa to one and two bedroom apartments for the whole family. We also have wheelchair friendly units available.

Oban township is only a 5 minutes walk away - all restaurants, shops and amenities are within easy walking distance. We offer a courtesy transfer service from the ferry terminal and flight centre. There is also a sheltered courtyard with seating and BBQ - perfect for cooking up that Blue Cod you just caught! We can help you plan your itinerary with some tips on what to do and what to see to make your Stewart Island experience a memorable one!


A short 5 minute walk from the heart of the Oban township, the centrally located Bay Motel is the ideal choice for your stay on the island. Modern, generous sized, and serviced rooms offering stunning views of Halfmoon Bay or the surrounding bush clad hills.

Our rooms:                                                                                                                           All rooms offer:                                                  
- 9 studio rooms                                                                                                                  - Kitchenettes                                                                    
- 1 studio rooms with a double spa bath                                                               - Complimentary tea and coffee     
- 1 one bedroom apartment                                                                                         - Central Heating       
- 1 two bedroom apartment                                                                                        -  TV 
   (3 of our rooms offer easy access and are wheelchair friendly)                                                       

Additional amenities:
- Guest laundry                                 - Sheltered shared courtyard
- Freezer storage                              - Courtesy transfers        
- BBQ facilities                                  - Continental breakfast
- Portacot and highchair              - Free Wifi