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“The best bird tour on Ulva island”
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 young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 15 February 2018 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 runs the best bird watching tours to Ulva Island. You get a full three or more hours with her and it's super personalised. Plus she's been involved in predator eradication and bird protection for decades so has lots of great knowledge to share. Down to earth, amazing bird watching and a lovely woman.

2  Thank KelsandHams
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"guided walk"
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"kiwi spotting"
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"great tour"
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"ulva island"
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"bird life"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"new zealand"
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"flora and fauna"
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"ange"
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"necks"
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"conservation"
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"unhurried"
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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 morning tea with yummy snacks and tea in pyramid tea bags at Maori Beach on our Port William walk. We were delighted to see Sooty Shearwaters and Fairy Penguins at Acker's Point. Great job and keep up the good work. Anyone considering this company, rest assured you will be in good hands.

2  Thank Helen D
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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 patient with those trying to get to know the names of so many, beautiful and unfamiliar plants. We loved it all -even in the rain!

1  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. We even encountered a sea lion on the beach. Thanks Ange!

1  Thank ron028
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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.

2  Thank Ruth T
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