Ulva's Guided Walks

Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary offers the best in rare and endangered bird and plant species in southern NZ. Ulva's Guided Walks provide specialist local wildlife and natural history guides for this stunning tour.

$130.00 - $480.00

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Ulva's Guided Walks Beautiful Birding and Botany half day tour gives you an amazing insight into the natural history, stunning bird and plant life in the southern-most bird sanctuary in the world.

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Birds to discover 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.

We have original, native Podocarp hardwood and broadleaf forest on Ulva Island along with exquisite mosses, liverworts, lichens and seasonal orchidae.

Discover our rare and endangered birds and plants at close quarters and take away the knowledge that you have glimpsed a part of a unique and primeval world.


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Physical address

Ulva's Guided Walks, Stewart Island Gift Shop, 20 Main Road, Stewart Island, Oban, Oban, Stewart Island - Rakiura, 9846, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9am to 7pm
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

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

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $130.00 - $480.00
(12 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
Birding Classic and Birding Bonanza excursions are NOT suitable for children. Beautiful Birding & Botany half day Ulva Island guided walks ARE suitable for children so long as parents consider the duration of our tour (up to 4 hours walking) and its suitability for their children. Other fare paying adults may be in the group and our tour cannot be prematurely ended or disrupted if children get tired. A private tour with us offers greater flexibility for family needs - call us!

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