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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  • What a pristine environment so beautiful to walk and enjoy. I do recommend taking a tour as there is much to be seen and would have missed a lot without a guide. We used Faranah from Ruggedy Range Tou...  more »
  • Never was much of a bird watcher but this place is really cool. There are many of species of birds you will see and hear on a nice stroll around the island. The wildlife was so dense it almost felt li...  more »
  • You truly feel as if you are stepping back in time when you hike along the Ulva Island trails. Rare birds, primitive ferns and forest with sweeping bays and beach vistas everywhere you turn. A wonderf...  more »