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 our guests wonderful views of the bay, the outer islands and the best of Stewart Island.


The News

Church Hill is currently in LOCKDOWN for the 2019-20 season

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As with the rest of the nation we are in LOCKDOWN. When this all ends is very much up in the air but we do look forward to a time when "normal" life restarts, what ever normal will mean.

It is a hard time for everyone but this period of pain will hopefully eliminate a lot more pain over the coming months.

It is important to remember that peoples lives are for ever, the financial crisis is not. We need to get through this time with as little human damage as possible and then start to enjoy life again.

For now we will remain closed and simply enjoy the place for ourselves. It is not the worst place to be locked into. We have each other and a good supply of the essentials of life.

We hope that you are safe where ever you are and look forward to a future free of this disease and full with the great things life as to offer.




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  


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