Ulva's Guided Walks is one of the original bird watching companies on 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 – and between 2-6 people in a group.
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.
Our best selling tours are:
Beautiful Birding & Botany half day Ulva Island guided walk. Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary is a unique predator-free environment with well maintained gravel walking tracks. Discover 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. Departs 8.30am and 1.00pm daily (except Christmas Day) during October to April and 9.30am during May to September.
Evening kiwi spotting at Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve, at which Ulva’s Guided Walks has exclusive rights to operate – you won’t bump into any other tours operating! Join us for a memorable evening to see the largest of New Zealand's iconic kiwi species, the Stewart Island Brown Kiwi (Tokoeka) in its natural habitat. With our local guide explore the forest and favoured hang-outs of these rare iconic birds. Listen for Morepork and Blue Penguin and marvel at the stars above - Stewart Island's spectacular night sky is accredited Dark Sky Sanctuary status by the International Dark Sky Association.
Birding Classic full day. Get rare and endemic land and seabirds onto your list in a single day, which begins with our half day Ulva Island guided walk and then hop onto a pelagic boat straight from Ulva Island to head out to deeper water for albatross, penguin, shearwater and petrel species.
Other tour options and rates are available on our website
Ulva's Guided Walks Contact Details
Ulva's Guided Walks
PO Box 85
Stewart Island 9846
Mobile : 0276 881 332 (also text or WhatsApp message)