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   New Zealand Tourism Gold Badge  

 AA Supreme Host of the Year 2011


Winners of the 2011 AA Supreme Host of the Year Award and the

2013, 2014 and 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!




Welcome to Bay Motel on Stewart Island, New Zealand's third island, and home to Rakiura National Park. Island of nature with crystal clear waters.

Bay Motel side view

Bay Motel has been owned and operated by Jenny Twaddle since 2008. Absolute comfort and enjoyment is our priority for all staying with us and on Stewart Island. 

South African born Jenny spent many years as financial manager of a large retail outlet in Johannesburg where “customer service” training was an important requirement. Together with Brett, a local building contractor, they settled on Stewart Island to enjoy the wonderful lifestyle and great community. Sadly, Brett passed away in 2013.

Bay Motel has been managed by Pip Leask since July 2015. She has already proven herself an asset to the motels and brings a fresh breeze of energy and enthusiasm into work with her every day. Born and bred in Dunedin, Pip worked as a teacher before coming to Stewart Island for a short working holiday. She fell in love with the peace, serenity and pace of island life, as well as with her now husband Andrew, a 6th generation Stewart Islander! The rest is history. 
Pip is always willing to help guests in any way she can, answer questions and book activities to make your stay on Stewart Island as enjoyable as possible.

If you'd like to know more about our location and how to get here, rates and availability you'll find everything here on our website. Just get in touch if there's anything else you'd like to know.

We look forward to sharing Stewart Island with you.





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