Ulva Island Birds & Forest Guided Walk with Ruggedy Range™

Ulva Island’s rich rainforest, with delicate ferns, mosses and orchids, is home to rare and endangered birds. Let our passionate, knowledgeable nature guides help you gain a true appreciation of our special heritage on this unique guided walk.


$130.00 - $260.00
$95.00 - $225.00
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Our guided walk has been operating since 2000 and is highly recommended.

Look out for penguins on the way to Ulva Island aboard our boat “Aihe”. 

Walk easy tracks through primeval rainforest. Enjoy close views of rare and endangered birds, listen to exquisite birdsong. An occasional kiwi is seen. Admire delicate ferns, mosses and wild orchids in season. 

Be inspired by passionate guides sharing their local knowledge on birds, plants, ecology, Maori food and medicine. 

Our tours are longer, time to see more - 4.5 to 8.5 hours or shorter by request. Full day trips include a unique afternoon walk to the Snuggery. 

Our informative trips have an environmental focus, offer a more personalised experience in small groups.

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Physical address

14 Main Road, Oban, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $130.00 - $260.00
(14 year(s) and under)
$95.00 - $225.00
Other charges:
Optional shuttle transfers between departure point (Golden Bay Wharf) and accommodation: $12.00 p.p. Optional picnic lunch for full day tours $18.00 p.p.
Cancellation policy:
Details on www.ruggedyrange.com

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Ruggedy Range™ Booking Office is 2 - 3 minutes walk form Stewart Island Flight Depot or the ferry terminal.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Proximity to town:
In centre of Oban Village.

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Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

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