Enchanting Ulva Island, just a stone’s throw from Stewart Island, has long been recognised for its special beauty and abundance of birds and plant life. The island is managed by the Department of Conservation as an ‘open sanctuary’ where native birds can be seen at close quarters. Take a ferry ride to the island where your knowledgeable guides will meet you as you step ashore. Commence on your guided walk, which takes you over much of the island. Listen as the guide offers highlights of the rich bird and plant life as well as early Maori and European history. Keep your ears and eyes open for some of New Zealand’s native birds, such as the noisy kaka (forest parrot), the large native kereru wood pigeon whose wings make a distinctive sound almost like a buzz when they are in flight.
Capture the abundance of bird and plant life Stewart Island has to offer on this Guided walking tour.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water.