Welcome to Glendaruel Bed and Breakfast's website - and to my home. My name is Raylene Waddell.
It will be my privilege to help you experience the magic that is Stewart Island - its unsurpassed natural beauty, abundant birdlife, pristine waters and golden beaches, where often yours are the only footprints.
Glendaruel, nestled between Halfmoon Bay and Golden Bay, is ideally situated to help you maximise your time here. Overlooking Paterson Inlet and Ulva Island, it is bordered on two sides by uninterrupted vistas of native forest, alive with birdsong. The village of Oban on one side and the water taxis to Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary on the other are but a few minutes’ walk away.
Your hosts- Raylene and Lochiel
Stewart Island has been a preferred holiday destination for almost all my life and my permanent home since 2000. Helping you make the most of your time on this beautiful island is my focus. A lift to the start of a walking track or to a restaurant – not a problem!
I love gardening, boating, kayaking, cooking, reading, travelling and learning languages.
My new Cairn Terrier, Lochiel, enthusiastically joins me in extending ‘A Hundred Thousand Welcomes’.
Messing about in boats…
My Norwegian snekke (nearly 100 years old) and me (not quite!) enjoying a beautiful day on Paterson Inlet.