Ulva Island (Te Wharawhara), is renowned for its diverse and abundant birdlife with a forest dominated by Rimu, Southern Rata and Kamahi, surrounded by marine reserve. Picturesque Stewart Island is well off the beaten track, but just 30 kms (19 miles) from the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. Ulva Island Tour is an absolute “Must Do” The Island is part of Rakiura National Park and now free of introduced animals and is fast becoming a glimpse into New Zealand’s ancient past. Discover the temperate Gondwanaland rainf Highlight was Guided Tour of Ulva Island. Our delightful tour focusing on birdlife.
The story of the Ulva Island Open Sanctuary probably starts with the efforts of Charles Traill, the first Postmaster, who persuaded the Government of the day to have the Island declared a reserve over 100 years ago.

Sails Ashore Lodge. Ulva Island Birding. Practical Info The island is located inside the Paterson Inlet and measures about 2.5 km long.

Ulva's Guided Walks is one of the original bird watching companies on Stewart Island, locally owned and operating since 2000. Most of the Island is part of the Rakiura National Park with settlement mainly confined to Oban, the only township.

I started work on Ulva Island in 1969, as Forest Ranger, and our tours to Ulva draw on this initial experience, fleshed out with the many science and research expeditions I have field managed, and with my own day to day observations. Ulva Island is just incredible. A predator-free and picturesque island, it is an environmental treasure. My Association with Ulva Island. We offer “off the beaten track” wilderness adventures, like no other, on Ulva Island and Stewart Island / Rakiura National Park, in New Zealand’s deep south for discerning … Take a leisurely cruise around Paterson Inlet and a 45-minute walking tour in the bird sanctuary of Ulva Island. It was visited by Ngai Tahu Maori as part of their food gathering trips and in the 1890s it became one of New Zealand’s first reserves. Be one of the few to experience an exclusive two and a half hour guided walk before circumnavigating Ulva Island in the Ulva Island water taxi for 1 hour, to gain a unique perspective of the island not achievable from land.. Times: 3.5 – 4hrs (Weather dependent) Price: From $200 per person (2 person minimum); $110 (12 years old & under) We saw a number of different habitats and birds. The native bush is stunning and the paths are very well kept and sign posted. Ulva's Guided Walks, Stewart Island: See 121 reviews, articles, and 48 photos of Ulva's Guided Walks, ranked No.5 on Tripadvisor among 20 attractions in Stewart Island. Rare, endangered, endemic and native birds abound - it is also a botanist's dream in a pristine primeval forest environment. Where The Ulva Island Story Starts. Kaian has shown many visitors and local islanders some of … I have never seen so many native birds before. Über uns. Discover the temperate Gondwanaland rainf Book your tickets online for Ulva Island, Stewart Island: See 637 reviews, articles, and 302 photos of Ulva Island, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 9 attractions in Stewart Island.

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