After almost a decade capturing love stories across Australia & New Zealand I've found my way to a special part of Aoteroa. Through unexpected paths crossing thanks to the ocean and a shared passion for it I found myself on a boat called Gravity in Rakuira (Stewart Island).

I fell in love with this place immediately. Everything is done on "Island time", the kindness and warmth of the local community is beyond what anyone could expect. The beauty in its ruggedness and the sheer abundance of life here is astounding. I knew that I had to share this special place, which is why I'll now be offering tailored elopement packages for couples and their closest loved ones.

The Gravity Experience

There are many ways to make the most of this spectacular island but few experiences match that provided by Gravity and her captain Nate Smith. Spend the day exploring the beauty of Rakiura from the water sustainably harvesting your own fresh kai moana and have it prepared for you by some of the best chefs in New Zealand. Have your ceremony on the same day and get dropped off at stunning remote locations or simply enjoy the day as a honeymoon experience of a life-time.

Getting there

Stewart Island has regular ferry crossings daily from Bluff. You can also fly directly from Invercargill and take things in from the sky.

Where to stay

The locals are an accomodating bunch. There is a great selection of places to stay on the Island, we have some favourites we can help you book.


The best thing about a new place to visit is to explore the food. Experience the best of the Island by having a private chef perpare local seasonal produce during your stay.

Intimate Gravity Elopement Packages

  • 2 Nights accomodation Stewart Island
  • 1 Day Gravity Experience
  • Private Chef
  • Celebrant
  • Photographer


  • Helicopter Charter

Get in touch to tell us how you invision your perfect elopement on Stewart Island and we will tailor something just for you.

Currently accomodation a maximum of 10 guests.


I believe seasonality applies to our lives, not just nature. This is why bookings are available only through the months of October, November & December. These months bring more stable weather and an explosion of life that truly showcases Stewart Island.


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Ask us anything. We'd love to know a bit about you, where you're coming from and what's drawn you to Rakiura?