Welcome to Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary, Stewart Island, New Zealand! Explore the southern-most bird sanctuary, Ulva Island with Ulva's Guided Walks.
Ulva Goodwillie, your specialist natural history guide who is named after the Island, is a direct descendant of the first Maori peoples of Stewart Island. She is passionate and knowledgeable about this special place and would love to share it with you...
The Ulva Island guided walk is the most popular in our birdwatching repertoire on Stewart Island - you are provided with a unique and close experience in native and endemic birdlife. Ulva Island is an idyllic, predator-free bird sanctuary for rare and endangered bird and plant species, a paradise for birds and bird lovers.
This bird sanctuary is home to the Stewart Island robin, yellowhead, saddleback, rifleman, kaka (parrot), kakariki (red and yellow-crowned parakeet, weka (wood hen), yellow tit, tui, bellbird to name some of the prolific birdlife. Pelagic and scenic charter boat trips are also very popular, especially for the noted varieties of albatross/mollymawks and petrels. We will also arrange kiwi spotting trips which need to be booked early to ensure your placement on this world-renowned evening excursion.
We have smaller groups on Ulva Island’s well maintained tracks, mainly to ensure that everyone has a personal experience. Ulva Goodwillie is a Department of Conservation Concessionaire and a Maori natural history tourism guide.
Ulva's Guided Walks Contact Details
Ulva's Guided Walks
PO Box 85
Stewart Island 9846
Phone : 64 3 219 1216
Mobile : 0276 881 332