Ulva's Guided Walks

Ulva's Guided Walks is one of the original bird watching companies on Stewart Island, locally owned and operating since 2000. We offer a range of bird watching and botanical experiences at Ulva Island & Stewart Island. Local guides. Small groups.


$99.00 - $435.00
$70.00 - $80.00
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Local guides - small groups - bird watching & botanical experiences at Ulva Island & Stewart Island:
HALF DAY Beautiful Birding & Botany Ulva Island guided walk departs* 8.30am & 1.00pm daily. Ulva Island is a predator-free open sanctuary, abundant lush native podocarp forest with rare and endangered birds and plant life.
FULL DAY Birding Classic comprises Ulva Island guided walk (as above) plus seabird-watching boat trip. Operates* Oct-Apr, departs 8.30am, duration 7 hrs.
EVENING kiwi spotting to search for Stewart Island Brown Kiwi at Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve. Departs* after dark, duration 2-3 hrs.
BIRDING BONANZA comprises evening kiwi spotting + Ulva Island guided walk + seabird-watching boat excursion.
*except Christmas Day.

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Physical address

Ulva's Guided Walks, BOOKING OFFICE: Stewart Island Gift Shop, 20 Main Road, Stewart Island *NOTE TOURS DEPART FROM GOLDEN BAY WHARF*, Oban, Oban, Stewart Island - Rakiura, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $99.00 - $435.00
(12 year(s) and under)
$70.00 - $80.00
Further pricing information:
Whilst our Ulva Island walk is gentle there are steps & beach walking involved and steps up/down between the wharf and boat – clients need to be physically agile and able to do this unassisted. Kiwi spotting and Birding Bonanza are not suitable for under 15s, persons with visual impairment or walking difficulties as kiwi spotting area is slippery & uneven. Birding Classic not suitable for under 15s. Outdoor activities take place in a dynamic, natural environment - please wear suitable clothing.
Cancellation policy:
Full cancellation policy available on our website https://www.ulva.co.nz/-terms--faq1.html

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
650 metres from Stewart Island Flights depot on Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island
Proximity to coach terminal:
not applicable
Proximity to town:
900 metres

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Opening times

Business hours:
8am to 8pm (summer) and 9am to 7pm (winter) by phone or our booking office is open September to April 10.30am to 5pm daily at The Stewart Island Gift Shop, 20 Main Road, Stewart Island
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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