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Beaks and Feathers

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65 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 27 316 3077
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The best bird tour on Ulva island

Ange runs small tours at Ulva Island, a bird watching paradise. Her knowledge of the bird life is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KelsandHams
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Adelaide, Australia
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Lovely guide and beautiful scenery

We went on two tours with Angela(Port William and Acker's Point at Dusk) and we thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Helen D
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Experience the unique beauty of Ulva Island and Stewart Island while going for a guided walk with Beaks and Feathers. Be entranced by abundant and colourful birdlife and the impressive forest of Ulva Island. Be taken in with the old charm of Stewart Island, and experience local walks or parts of the Rakiura Track. Beaks and Feathers specialise in small groups for a better experience
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“three hours” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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65 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ange runs small tours at Ulva Island, a bird watching paradise. Her knowledge of the bird life is incredible and she takes the track real slow so you can see all the best birds and plants. We did our research and can confidently say she...More

Thank KelsandHams
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We went on two tours with Angela(Port William and Acker's Point at Dusk) and we thoroughly enjoyed both of them. It is clear that she loves her island home and has a passion for sharing the extraordinary flora and fauna with others. She even provided...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Angela is a wonderful resource for a visit to Ulva Island. Take the early ferry with her and you may be lucky, as we were on Christmas Day, to have the Island to ourselves. She knows every bird and tree on that Island and is...More

Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were fortunate to tour Ulva Island with Ange, a most knowledgeable guide with years of hands-on experience. She will find and will point out many of the threatened birds and other animals while providing a fascinating history of how Ulva Island came to be....More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Ange provides excellent guided walks in small groups. She spots the birds, and knows the history and plants as well as the birds.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad we chose Ange to guide us around Ulva Island. If we had walked around by ourselves, we would've missed so much! Ange's career in various aspects of conservation makes her a perfect guide and teacher. Her stories are fascinating! We spent around...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was one of the best activities I have done whilst travelling in New Zealand. It was straightforward to book and the owner and guide Ange works incredibly hard to make this a success. She went out of her way to help and her knowledge...More

Thank JessieCG
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Very interesting unhurried walk for 3 hours on Ulva Island. Ange is so friendly and knowledgeable we saw many birds on our morning tour including Yellow Heads, Tuis, Wekas, Stewart Island Robins and a kiwi which was amazing. Great tour.

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic guide, friendly and informative. Small groups which made the experience more enjoyable as you could get closer to the wildlife. Would definitely recommend Ulva island and Beaks and Feathers!!

Thank jnp21
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I could only do Stewart Island as a day trip from Invercargill, but the lady at the tourism site set me up on a tour with Beaks & Feathers for the afternoon - I ended up being the only one so had a private tour...More

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Response from asrakiura | Property representative |
Hi. Unfortunately this tour may not be suitable for a mobility scooter. Getting to and from Ulva island includes stepping on and off the wharf and onto boats. There’s also several steps on the wharf and on the track that... More
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