Ulva Island, Stewart Island

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Spot a wide range of birds and plants up close at Ulva Island, home to many rare species already extinct on the New Zealand mainland. Take a tour of the unspoiled island sanctuary with an expert guide or see which varieties you can identify on your own. Notable birds include the Stewart Island robin and the shy southern brown kiwi. No matter your luck with the bird spotting, the verdant rainforest offers an ideal setting for a satisfying walk across the island's trails. If you choose to picnic on the beach, remember that this island remains a carefully preserved predator-free zone, so be sure to leave no trace. To visit Ulva Island and get the most from your holiday in Stewart Island, create itinerary details personal to you using our Stewart Island tourist route planner.
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  • 5/5 if you love the wilderness,walks, fresh air, and are understanding that you may not see a kiwi. On our trip it was raining hense why I probably didnt enjoy it as much. Once the rain settled in, th...  read more »
  • We spent 3 hours walking around all of the tracks, listening to the birds, and then the peace and quiet. The tracks come out of the bushes onto little beaches. There is a toilet on the island, but no ...  read more »
  • I spent three hours walking the trails and exploring this small peaceful bird sanctuary. The entire Island is free of rodents/predators so things are as they were thousands of years ago! The birds are...  read more »
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