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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  • Totally worth a visit! A native flora and fauna paradise. Abundant birdlife and ancient trees. Make sure to take your time with the visit (at least half a day) and walk the tracks slowly - you'll be r...  more »
  • There cannot be many other places on Earth as special as Ulva Island. Think of a large walk-through aviary, complete with ancient forest. The only difference is that unlike an aviary, there are no fen...  more »
  • The first thing that greetd us was the birdsong followed by a glimpse of a saddleback, robins and weka fossicking aound our footfall, raucous kaka and kakariki telling us to keep to the path, tuis, wa...  more »