Ulva Island, Stewart Island

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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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  • Visited Ulva Island on our own and walked all the tracks. Amazing pockets of bird life - you had to take the time to stop every now and then and the bush just seemed to come alive. Easy well maintaine...  more »
  • This is an open reserve - open for visitors, but very much a Department of Conservation reserve. There is an amazing range of tree life, ferns, mosses and lichens to tempt everyone, and birds that are...  more »
  • Thoroughly enjoyed the experience - thank you. Our guide was knowledgeable and oh so lovely. Wekas everywhere too.  more »