WE ARE OPEN
New Zealand is operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework known as the “traffic light system”.
Stewart Island/Rakiura is at the ORANGE traffic light setting.
Our guided walks take place outdoors, however to access the wonderful areas we visit requires travelling in what is considered an indoor environment. A proper face mask is required to be worn while travelling on the water taxi for Ulva Island and in our vehicle for kiwi spotting.
Scarves, bandannas or similar are not acceptable. Read more about our terms, FAQs, and cancellation policy.
Noho ora mai, kia noho haumaru. Keep safe and well.
Ulva Goodwillie - Owner, Ulva’s Guided Walks
Ulva's Guided Walks is one of the original bird watching companies at Stewart Island, locally owned and operating since 2000. We offer a range of bird watching and botanical experiences at Ulva Island and Stewart Island and specialise in small personal tours - from a few hours to half day, full day and evening experiences.
Take time to enjoy and discover the temperate Gondwanaland rainforest of Ulva Island with one of our local guides - experienced birding, wildlife and natural history specialists that have their own special connection with Stewart Island, the place we call home. Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary is a unique predator-free environment with well maintained gravel walking tracks.
take a look at our most popular experiences
... no crowds ...
the perfect time to explore
your own back yard
... no worries ...
about getting back to your island accommodation
in the dark - we provide a courtesy drop off!
night & day combo
save more than $30
when you book our
HALF DAY Ulva Island guided walk
EVENING kiwi spotting
This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion and tours must be booked at the same time; tours can however be enjoyed on different dates within a one week period.
Ulva's Guided Walks has
EXCLUSIVE rights to operate kiwi spotting
at Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve.
Discover rare and endangered birds and plants at close quarters ...
... and take away the knowledge that you have glimpsed part of a unique and primeval world.