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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  • Absolutely a must see. I recommend you book a bus tour ASAP as they book out-without that you won't know or see much  more »
  • Book a guided tour and see Kiwi birds, we loved it, 5 birds so we had a great time. Book a tour to make sure you Will see them  more »
  • This is a MUST. Regenerating forest and lots of lovely native birds. Most of the others saw a kiwi but we didn't. Lots of saddlebacks, kakariki, bush robins and wekas about though. Also kaka and wood ...  more »