Stardew Valley is a comfy, cozy adventure game where you operate your own farm. The late-game content of Stardew Valley wasn’t exactly limited before, but it’s been greatly expanded with the latest patch. Update 1.5 sees the introduction of Ginger Island, which features new characters to meet and items to obtain. But, how do you even get over there in the first place?
Where to Find Ginger Island in Stardew Valley
To find Ginger Island, you’ll first need materials like Hardwood and Iridium. Once you’ve gotten to an acceptable point in the game, you’ll get a letter from Willy about opening the back of his shop. There you’ll spot his derelict ship, and if you fix the ship (with some late-game materials) you can pay 1,000 gold for a trip to Ginger Island.
To repair the ship, you’ll need 200x Hardwood, 5x Iridium Bars, and 5x Battery Packs. Remember, to get Battery Packs, you’ll need to either purchase them from the Traveling Cart, break boxes or crates in dungeons, or charging a Lightning Rod. The Hardwood and Iridium Bars can be obtained by grinding late-game mining and woodcutting. If you’ve been playing Stardew for a while, then you should already have a decent stockpile of these materials.
There’s a ton of additional content for you to uncover once you get to Ginger Island. Unsurprising, considering that it’s the core part of the late-game! The first thing you have to do is befriend Leo and his pet parrot. That’s not going to be too tricky, as he’s kind of a guide throughout the island. Afterwards, be sure to check out the Golden items (Coconuts and Walnuts), build the Island Resort, and visit the new end-game dungeon! Oh, and don’t forget to snag some items to bring back to your farm and grow year-round inside your Greenhouse.
All of that is awesome, but you might eventually want to return to your house. If you need to head back to the Valley, you’ve got two choices:
- Return Scepter: This magical wand does the trick just fine, bringing you right to your front door.
- Willy’s Ship: The ship will bring you back to Willy’s shop.
The Scepter is the safer bet, bringing you to home much faster. We highly recommend getting that item, especially if you like spending a lot of time in the Volcano dungeon.
Jason Toro-McCue has committed his schooling to the study of the connection between game design and narrative. When he's not working on this bond through writing articles or guides, he's playing Dungeons & Dragons, or just playing games themselves and looking at the story there.