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“three hours”(3 reviews)
“guided walk”(9 reviews)
“kiwi spotting”(3 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
65 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 27 316 3077
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Based on a recommendation from my hosts, I booked a tour of Ulva Island. We were greeted at the water taxi dock and had a quick trip across to the island. Despite a steady drizzle, that s was a wonderful few hours. Our guide was...More

1  Thank MacrobertsonA
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I had a great time on Ulva Island with Ang. She is passionate about the birds, and she knows both the birds and the island inside out. She knows exactly where to look, and how to explain the birds' habits. She is extremely patient, both...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Excellent guided walks company on Rakiura-Stewart Island who run several guided walks around Rakiura-Stewart Island and Ulva. I did the 3 hour walk on Ulva Island with Angie (the company founder and a Rakiura local). Wow! Angie knew so much from so many different aspects....More

1  Thank BirdLover1959
Reviewed 27 July 2016

What a fantastic time we had with Ange on Ulva. Thanks from Colin and Izzi (Endorphin Beta). Thank you

1  Thank drporteous
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Awesome! Ange is super knowledgeable and the whole three hours is full of information about not only the birds but the plant life, conservation efforts and history of both Ulva and Stewart Island. I'm not really a bird person but after this trip I changed...More

1  Thank chief-leask
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were introduced to Ange by our Bach owner, and spent half a day enjoying a tailor made, peaceful and therapeutic morning walk around Ulva Island in a very small group, while she told us about the history, geography, botany and zoology of the environment.

1  Thank hm999
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We had an awesome time with Ange, an engaging and informative guide. She answered every question with well detailed answers. You can tell she has years of experience in conservation. We even saw a brown kiwi in the daytime, as well as saddlebacks, yellowheads, kereru,...More

1  Thank Jamiqua
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This is a very unique way to view Ulva Island. Ange takes out very small groups, mine was one to one, to explore the Island's bird life. Being in such a small group meant that she is able to cover the whole Island rather than...More

1  Thank Mums4Kids
Reviewed 18 December 2015

My wife and I recently returned from a wonderful month in New Zealand and our guided walk with Angela on Ulva Island was one of the highlights. Clearly well-versed in all aspects of Ulva Island from plants and animals to human history and more recent...More

2  Thank MarkW11
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

The guided walk on Ulva Island with Beaks & Feathers was one of the highlights of my trip to Stewart Island. Our guide had only one other person on the walk (total 2 guests) and she was able to show us all the birds unique...More

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asrakiura, Owner at Beaks and Feathers, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2015

Thanks so much for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you come and experience the beauty of Ulva Island and its birdlife.

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17 January 2018|
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