Ulva's Guided Walks

Ulva's Guided Walks offer a range of bird watching and botanical experiences for you to enjoy, from a half day amble to a full day (or two days!) serious bird watching. We share Ulva Island with all kinds of amazing birds, wildlife and plants.

$130.00 - $415.00

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Ulva Island open bird sanctuary is a 'must do' in your itinerary. If you love birds, birding, nature, relaxing walks, primeval forest, easy walking tracks, friendly local knowledgeable guides - this is the tour you should not miss. We also have differing weather systems, natural New Zealand beauty, tall canopy podocarp forest and unspoiled landscapes in our stunning area of the world.

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We also offer a brilliant Birding Bonanza package that involves forest as well as pelagic/seabirds and kiwi in its natural habitat.

If you wish to experience a place that far exceeds your expectations of natural New Zealand the way it used to be, you need to visit Stewart Island and the stunning Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary with Ulva’s Guided Walks.


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Physical address

Ulva's Guided Walks, Stewart Island Gift Shop, 20 Main Road, Stewart Island, Oban, Stewart Island/rakiura, Southland, 9846, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Summer = 8.30am-5.00pm; Winter = upon request
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
5 minutes
Proximity to coach terminal:
not applicable
Proximity to town:
1 hour ferry to Bluff

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $130.00 - $415.00
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
Weather dependent for all activities. Minimum numbers also apply. Ulva Island Guided Walk (half day) is suitable for serious birdwatchers, keen photographers, and families alike, although not all at once! Where possible we will try to operate separate trips to accommodate everybody's requirements. Birding Bonanza and Birding Classic are NOT suitable for children under 15 years of age.

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