Commander Cook, subsequent to cruising round the east, south and west shores of straw to Ireland in March 1770, trusted that there was little motivation to assume of an island. So he called the locale south of Cape and on his card he connected it with bloodlines toward the South Island. It was not for an additional 30 years that it was found to be an island.
The settlements have traveled every which way on the island, and now there is just Oban at half Moon Bay. The 500 tenants of the town have two stores, a hotel, and more than 30,000 guests every year.
Fit as a fiddle, the island is a worn out triangle. Its West Coast, 60 km long from Rugged Point in the North to South West Cape, confronts the endless rollers of the Tasman Sea. The southeast drift, from South West Cape to East Cape, is hardly less rough or uncovered however has a couple of good harbors. Past East Cape the drift confronts north-east, this is the milder, shielded perspective where the bramble is at its generally rich.
For all intents and purposes each sort of vegetation on Stewart Island varied essentially from its partner on the South Island. The unmistakable vegetation is a result of the island soils, geography and atmosphere, in addition to change amid almost 10,000 years of disengagement.
In the mid-1870s the principal boatload of sorted out tourists touched base at Halfmoon Bay from Bluff. From that point forward there have been consistent voyages and flights crosswise over Foveaux strait. Numerous guests lean toward the 20 minute flight from Invercargill to the two hour ship voyage from Bluff over the frequently turbulent strait.