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 CLOSED for the 2019-20 season

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Church Hill 2020 - 2021 Season

​The start of another season is coming closer by the day. Church Hill Restaurant will reopen on Saturday 19 September 2020.

We have been, and are currently, working on our new menus. It is very exciting as we plan to run a smaller and more intimate restaurant with the same focus on local produce but with less dinners meaning an even more personalised level of service.

As with many businesses in these changing times we don't know exactly how the season will be effected. One thing for sure is that Kiwi's will be the bulk of our guests and it is wonderful to be able to showcase the Island to those who visit.

We also look forward to being able to share time with our lodge guests and making our food a highlight of their stay.

It is a truly interesting time in the world. Covid-19 has changed so many things, but the Island is still the island, and all that it has to offer still makes it a great destination. We look forward to meeting everyone who visits and wants to make Church Hill a part of their journey.

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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