Welcome to Church Hill Boutique Lodge & Restaurant

Church Hill Restaurant Limited is a proudly New Zealand owned and operated business that offers fully hosted accommodation and dining on Stewart Island, New Zealand. We have an emphasis on fresh local produce, homemade and prepared to order. 

Your hosts are Deanne and Chris Sara who re-established Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar in 2012 and Church Hill Boutique Lodge & Restaurant in 2017.

"For us, it is all about our island and the experience we want our guests to take away with them."

Situated on the hill by the church we offer wonderful views of the bay, the outer islands and our guests the best of Stewart Island.

All prices listed for accommodation, dining, related products, and services are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).

When paying by secure online payment YOUR ACCOUNT WILL BE CHARGED IN NZD  

The News

A New Brand

As we near completion of the lodge we will re-brand Church Hill Restaurant & Oyster Bar as Church Hill Boutique Lodge & Restaurant.

Over time you will see the new logos and name being used but we will remain the same great Church Hill you already know.

Our focus will still be on our guests experience on Stewart Island. We will be a restaurant with a focus on local homemade food, proud to be showcasing the cuisine of our Island, our region and our country.

The lodge will be a big part of our focus and will allow us a greater interaction with the visitors to the Island and that is something we are very proud to be able to offer.

Church Hill Lodge

​We are nearing completion of the lodge and are now undertaking the finishing touches. We will be painting the interiors in the coming weeks and the furnishings are being delivered to the island very soon.

We have a new water tank on the island awaiting the helicopter to put it in place. We will start gathering water from the roofs any day now and that will be great for the muddy ground around the paths. The decks are coming along and all in all it is really starting to look like a facility and not a building site.

We have an online booking system that is now awaiting our training and then it will go live for booking. Should you wish to book for next season then feel free to contact us and we can pencil you in. We already have pour first booking and we look forward to many more.

We will pst some photographs soon to show you what things are finally going to look like. We will still be on the island until mid June so we will work on the landscaping and spend some time enjoying all the hard work.

​Thanks again to all those who have helped along the way and we will have an official opening to celebrate. 

​Deanne and Chris


What we offer at church hill