It's all about discovering - the unique, rare and endangered birds and plants at close quarters. Exquisite seasonal orchids, very friendly birdlife that will come too close for your camera lens...
We only have gentle ambles amongst a beautiful botanical forested garden alive with birdsong.
There is plenty of opportunity to stop for photographs but if you would prefer an exclusive tour catered to your needs we are happy to oblige.
We guarantee that you will love our Ulva Island - the southern-most bird sanctuary in the world!
Duration: 3½ to 4 hours which includes a 7 minute watertaxi ride to Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary
(flexible timing is needed when birdlife prevents overtaking on the tracks.... )
Departure point: We meet at GOLDEN BAY WHARF
October – April:
8.15am for an 8.30am departure - 12noon return
12:50pm for a 1:00pm departure - 4.30pm return
May – September:
9.15am for a 9.30am departure - 12.30 return
Afternoon trips available on request
Flexible and additional departure times maybe available, just ask!
Stewart Island Flights full day package
A full day option is available which includes return flights Invercargill-Stewart Island, a fabulous half day guided walk on Ulva Island with us, and an Island Explorer tour by bus to discover more about the landmarks and history of Stewart Island. Visit Stewart Island Flights booking page and select 'day trip' / special request.
All trips are weather dependent and subject to minimum numbers.
Check availability and make a secure booking on our live booking system!
Note: 72hrs prior notice is essential.
No hidden costs. Terms & conditions and cancellation policy are available on our booking information page.
But wait, there's more!
At the end of your Ulva Island Guided Walk we'll give you checklist of all the birds you will have seen which also doubles as a handy bookmark.
Of course, this bookmark looks
extremely good inside
Ulva Goodwillie's book
Ulva Island - A Visitor's Guide
which you can see at any retail store on Stewart Island, or better still, at our lovely Stewart Island Gift Shop Booking Office.