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.


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Church Hill Accommodation

If you are planning a trip to beautiful Stewart Island and you we looking to stay somewhere that can meet all your needs then we are sure Church Hill is the right choice for you. 

Our focus is on your needs and personalised service. Staying with us will leave you only needing to decide what it is you want to do on Stewart; we can do the rest, and that is a great holiday.

You are our guests from the time you step onto the island until the moment you step off. Pick ups and drop offs are all included and we will assist with your transport needs on the island.

For details on what our lodge has to offer please visit our accommodation pages. We are more than happy to discuss your holiday plans to make your visit as wonderful as possible, so please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Church Hill Dining

Church Hill offers a boutique dining experience for visitors wanting to sample the cuisine of Stewart Island. We source our produce as locally as possible and ultilise our gardens in our cooking. Everything we produce is made by us for you, giving us the flexibility to meet your needs where ever possible.

We want dining with us to be not just about food, but about the experience of dining out in a unique location. We offer indoor and outdoor dining, as the weather permits, or course. We strictly limit the tables each evening and tables are not turned over so we invite you to simply relax and enjoy your evening out.

Church Hill is our life, our business and our home. We are never in any hurry and very much look forward to showing you that Stewart Island can mix the beauty of nature with the style of modern dining.

Bookings for diner are essential and we look forward to discussing your dinning needs should you want to book.

Please note that restaurant bookings are not taken more than one month in advance of your visit. If you have any specific dietary or dining requirements please discuss them with us at the time of booking so we can best meet those needs.

Please visit our menu page for further details regarding what we have to offer, and just because we don't list something, doesn't mean it can't be done.

We look forward to your inquiry about dining at Church Hill, and hopefully your 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  


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