Ulva Island by Land and Sea

Enjoy a 2.5 hour guided walk on Uva Island taking in all the birdlife which call Ulva home, before boarding the Ulva Island water taxi for 1 hour to circumnavigate Ulva Island to gain another perspective of the Island.


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Ulva Island (Te Wharawhara), is renowned for its diverse and abundant birdlife with a forest dominated by Rimu, Southern Rata and Kamahi, surrounded by marine reserve. It was visited by Ngai Tahu Maori as part of their food gathering trips and in the 1890s it became one of New Zealand’s first reserves. After a lot of hardwork this 267 hectare island is now predator free, allowing the bird and plantlife to thrive. Spend 2.5 hours on Ulva taking in the history, primeval forest and birdlife, before boarding the Ulva Island Water Taxi for an hour to circumnavigate Ulva stopping to see and sea birds and mammals which we may come across.

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Physical address

Ulva Island by Land and Sea, 65 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island - Rakiura, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am - 5pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
1 km. 10 minutes walk

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $220.00
(12 year(s) and under)

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