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Stewart Island, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful place to visit & walk. Lots of birdlife, we even had a kiwi walk across the path in front of us, in daylight!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rafi46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to see and hear many of the birds of southern New Zealand, then this is the place. We had a KaKa (large forest parrot) fly in a foot over our heads and then perch on tree limbs a couple of feet away...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bapaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I felt so lucky to have been able to come to this place and walk the tracks quietly and enjoy it's many treats from: friendly Stewart Island Robins at your feet; Kereru soaring and diving above the trees; Tui singing and near you at every...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JKLM2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got to love nature and walking bush tracks to bother doing this. One nice beach just a short walk from where the boat drops you. Shelters to sit or eat if wet. Saw a few different birds but not as much as some raved about....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Voodles
Reviewed 1 week ago

An experience not be forgotten - an opportunity to experience what New Zealand was like centuries ago with numerous birds (some only seen here) and incredible trees and vegetation. A very special place

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank geordie9Kent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was great. We went over hill and dale and saw so much wildlife. The guides are very knowledgable and enthusiastic. I was clicking away madly. Learned a lot about how NZ is working to keep these islands safe for nesting endangered species.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank VictoriaAshland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took two tours of Ulva Island, one with Ruggedy Range tour and the other with Sails Ashore/Kowhai Lane Lodge. The island is a must do destination if you come to Stewart Island. It is home to many of the rare and endangered birds of New...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Urs_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have got to Stewart Island this is a must visit. There are good walking conditions when we visited in January. Lots of birds to see and photo and really back to nature. We stayed for four hours, but you could certainly take longer....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called here as part of a tour and were completely captivated by the place. We had an excellent guide whose enthusiasm and pride in the island was infectious. Her knowledge of the wildlife enhanced our trip and we also got some wonderful photographs. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank susiedu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ulna Is well worth a visit. It takes about 3 hours to walk around. Fantastic tracks with wonderful native bush and plenty of bird life.

Date of experience: February 2019
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2 March 2018|
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Response from 472jana | Reviewed this property |
Yes if the ferry is going you should go.
Shelley H
7 May 2017|
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Response from Anne H | Reviewed this property |
Costs $20-25 round trip--there's a boat with set times ($20), or for $25 you can set your times.
5 September 2016|
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Response from DDFA | Reviewed this property |
You could also try "Beaks and feathers". For the the Ulva Island trip, she was a lovely guide and we saw really interesting birds and learned a lot about the flora on the island also. It was a small group size (4 of us) as... More