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“Excellent guided walk”
Review of Beaks and Feathers

Beaks and Feathers
Ranked #5 of 16 Tours in Stewart Island
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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.

2  Thank Ruth T
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"three hours"
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"guided walk"
in 8 reviews
"kiwi spotting"
in 3 reviews
"great tour"
in 2 reviews
"ulva island"
in 21 reviews
"bird life"
in 4 reviews
"knowledgeable guide"
in 2 reviews
"new zealand"
in 3 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 2 reviews
"ange"
in 14 reviews
"necks"
in 8 reviews
"conservation"
in 4 reviews
"unhurried"
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"wekas"
in 3 reviews
"tours"
in 6 reviews
"rain"
in 3 reviews
"juvenile"
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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 three hours walking at an easy pace spotting a variety of birds and learning about the range of plants seen on the island.
Ange's kiwi spotting tips were spot on. The night after the tour we saw three kiwi exactly where Ange told us they would be. Local knowledge at its best!

1  Thank Knappstars
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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 is second to none. I hope that many other people get to experience this tour. The birds were feeling the winter chill and were a little shy but instead she shared her plant knowledge. We still saw almost every bird that we could have hoped for. The walk took about 3 hours and was very unhurried, plenty of time to watch the birds.

1  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.

1  Thank belmont2017
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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!!

1  Thank jnp21
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