Birding Bonanza

An extraordinary birding experience on Stewart Island! Evening twilight cruise to see the Stewart Island kiwi, a half-day forest birding on Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary and a half-day ocean pelagic/seabirding experience. Scheduled weekly departures.

$390.00 - $400.00

Contact Us


Birding Bonanza - a two day package:

Read more

Monday evening kiwi spotting.

Tuesday morning morning is spent on Ulva Island; an amazing insight into the natural history, stunning bird and plant life in the southern-most bird sanctuary in the world. Birds to watch out for are the Stewart Island Weka, South Island Saddleback, Tomtit, Rifleman, Stewart Island Robin, Brown Creeper, Tui, Kaka, Fantail, NZ Pigeon, Parakeet (yellow and red-crowned), Bellbird and Yellowhead.

Tuesday afternoon is a smorgasbord of seabirds! Aurora Charter’s purpose-built pelagic charter vessel takes you around the southern ocean coastline to enjoy wildlife encounters as well as close proximity to albatross, shearwaters, petrels, terns and many more.


Visit our website


Get directions

Physical address

Birding Bonanza, Stewart Island Gift Shop, 20 Main Road, Stewart Island, Oban, Stewart Island/rakiura, Southland, 9846, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Stewart Island Gift Shop booking office: 10.30am-5.00pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Stewart Island Airport
Proximity to town:
Stewart Island is the third largest island of New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $390.00 - $400.00
Further pricing information:
• We reserve the right to amend or cancel any part of the tour due to minimum numbers not being reached, or adverse sea and weather conditions. • Birding Bonanza requires a minimum number of 8. If minimum numbers are not reached you will be offered an alternative trip. • Outdoor activities take place in a dynamic, natural environment that can be challenging as well as rewarding – please be prepared. There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing!

Contact Us

The content on this page was created by Ulva's Guided Walks

This website helps visitors connect with providers of great New Zealand tourism experiences. It is not intended to give any assurance that any particular provider meets certain quality standards or legal obligations. Please contact this business for more information. See also: terms of use.