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


We have added a few new gins to our range of drinks; after all, who doesn't like a gin on a summers day.

​We have added Bloom, Hendricks and Tanqueray to our collection.

We love getting new things, especially at Xmas and we especially love being able to offer more to our guests. Over the years we have been asked about different gins and now we have started to build a collection.

We wish everyone a MERRY XMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR

We look forward to hosting all our coming guests and dinners, and we are sure you will enjoy your time on Stewart Island


Church Hill Lodge

We have had a wonderful array of guests stay with us so far this season. We have very much enjoyed hosting our guests and they have added so much to the experience of working in the service industry on Stewart Island.

We have a good number of forward bookings for this season and this is extremely pleasing for us as a new enterprise.

We wish all those who have stayed a very merry Xmas and a happy new year. 

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. 


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  

What we offer at church hill