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

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The 2018-19 Season Start 

​We have almost finished our winter shutdown period and are now looking forward to starting our 7th season back on the island. We have traveled over the winter to Australia, Greece, Italy and around New Zealand where we have spend time with friends and family as well as experiencing the culture of the different lands. When you travel you really get a great appreciation of how much New Zealand has to offer. We always strive to make things better for those who choose to spend time on the island so our travels give us both rest and inspiration for the coming seasons work.

​We are looking forward to hosting a new group of guests and sharing our home and hospitality with everyone who visits over the coming months.

If you are planning a trip to the island then we invite you to explore our website to see what we have to offer. We are a boutique organisation with a focus on personal service in a quiet and intimate setting.

See you all soon, we hope!   

 We will reopen on 22nd September 2018 for the 2018-19 season.  

Help Keep us Clean and Tidy

When you visit any place in the world it is important to remember what it was that attracted to visit that place. For Stewart Island that is the beautiful surroundings, clean waters and abundant bird life. It is this way because we care about our Island and work to keep it this way. During the busy holiday times we as locals are out numbered by the visitors and that means our resources are stretched and our systems pushed to the limits to cope. You can help us out by simply putting all your rubbish in the bins, and if you find them full then carry it to the next bin or squash it down.

Water is always a precise resource and during the summer it does become hard to get as we rely on the rain for our supply. Think about that in the shower or when you brush your teeth or simply run a tap.

Share the roads and be aware at night it is hard to see people in dark clothing looking for kiwis.

If you are wanting to fish then be aware of the rules. There are reasons for quotas and size limits. There will be plenty for everyone if we all use it fairly.

We look forward to your visit and the support it gives our community and hopefully your visit will leave the island better off than when you came; that should be our aim wherever we visit. 



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