Birding Bonanza full day bird watching + evening kiwi spotting

BIRDING BONANZA is the ultimate birding trifecta! Begins with EVENING kiwi spotting PLUS a full day birding the next day (morning guided walk on Ulva Island followed by afternoon seabird watching). Usually operates Monday evening & Tuesday full day.


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Monday evening Kiwi spotting.
Search for Stewart Island Brown Kiwi (Tokoeka) in its natural environment.
- operates at night, duration 2-4 hours.
- terrain includes muddy tracks, native bush, sand and some gradients.
- torch & walking poles available.
- includes courtesy drop off to Stewart Island accommodation after tour.

Tuesday full day bird watching 8.30am-4.30pm
- water taxi to Ulva Island.
- explore Ulva Island podocarp forest to see rare and endangered bird and plant life. Birds that can be seen: Sth Island Saddleback, Tomtit, Rifleman, Stewart Isl. Robin, Brown Creeper, Tui, Kaka, Yellow & Red-crowned Kakariki, Mohoua & more.

At lunchtime board seabird watching boat for encounters with albatross, penguin, shearwaters & petrels.

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Physical address

Birding Bonanza full day bird watching + evening kiwi spotting, BOOKING OFFICE: Stewart Island Gift Shop, 20 Main Road, Stewart Island *NOTE TOURS DEPART FROM GOLDEN BAY WHARF*, Oban, Stewart Island/rakiura, Southland, 9846, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $480.00
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
Whilst our ULVA ISLAND walk is gentle, there are steps and beach walking and steps up/down between the wharf and boat – clients need to be physically agile and able to do this unassisted. EVENING KIWI SPOTTING IS NOT SUITABLE FOR THOSE WITH WALKING STICKS OR FRAMES AS THE GROUND IS SLIPPERY AND UNEVEN. Birding Classic and Birding Bonanza excursions are NOT suitable for children. Outdoor activities take place in a dynamic natural environment that can be challenging. Suitable clothing essential.
Cancellation policy:
We reserve the right to amend or cancel any part of the tour. Full cancellation policy available on our website (scroll to the bottom)

Facilities and Features

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

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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:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec

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