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Ulva Island (Te Wharawhara) Nature and History Guided Walks and great Stewart Island Walks

Be guided by a Stewart Island local, who has the knowledge and know how to take you through some of the most diverse and beautiful places in New Zealand. Be entranced by abundant and colourful birdlife and the impressive forest of Ulva Island. Be taken in with the old charm of Stewart Island. You will leave here knowing that you have experienced something truly amazing.

Ulva Island walks - bird sanctuary and forest

Ulva Island Walk

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. 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. After a lot of hardwork this 267 hectare island is now predator free, allowing the bird and plantlife to thrive.

TIMES: AM: 8.45am – 12.15pm; PM: 1pm – 4.30pm
PRICE: $140 pp ($70 12 & under). Includes water taxi.
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 8 people


Explore Ulva Island
by Land and Sea

Be the first on Ulva Island at 7am* for an exclusive two and a half hour guided walk before circumnavigating Ulva Island in the Ulva Island water taxi for 1 hour, to gain another perspective of the island.

DURATION: 3.5-4hrs (Weather dependent)
PRICE: $220 per person (2 person minimum); $120 (12 years old & under)
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 8 people

*departure time can be changed to suit.

Call us on 027 316 3077 or email us now

Ulva Island Walks and Wildlife

Kiwi Spotting

Beaks & Feathers now offers Kiwi Spotting!

Experience kiwi in their natural environment. Beaks & Feathers have EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to private land where New Zealand’s precious kiwi come out at night to feed.

TIMES: Tours leave approximately 30 minutes after dark so times vary during the year. Weather dependant.
DURATION: 1.5 hours approx
PRICE: $100 pp ($60 12 & under).
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 7 people


“Unforgettable kiwi experience”
“Could not be better”
“Absolutely awesome”
“Wonderful kiwi encounter”

Ulva Island Kiwi spotting


Mindful Meditation Walk

A unique walk in the bush with Sol

This unique environment will give you the opportunity to stop, quiet your mind, listen inside and outside and re-wire with aid and healing energy of the forest. We invite you to practice this ancient technique of mindful walking through the forest of Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve with our trained meditation and yoga guide from South America, Sol.

TIMES: 9am – 12pm or 1.30 – 4.30pm
SEASON: September – June (BOOKINGS FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2019)
PRICE: $140 pp ($70 12 & under)
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 8 people


Nature's Pantry Walk

A Medicinal and Healing Plant Walk

Be taken on a walk through the forest of Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve, by a guide rich in knowledge about medicinal and healing properties of an array of New Zealand native plants used by Maori and European settlers in the past. Learn how these plants can still be used today as medicine and as a valuable food source.

The track has been made in a way to keep it as natural as possible. It is good but uneven with moss, roots and fallen foliage underfoot. Good footwear and moderate fitness is essential.

DURATION: 2.5hrs
PRICE: $110 pp ($70 12 & under).
SEASON: September – June
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 6 people

Call us on 027 316 3077 or email us now

Natures Pantry: New Zealand walks

Port William and Maori Beach

One of the most popular coastal and native bush walks on Stewart Island. Water taxi to Port William, site of early Maori settlement, before continuing on to beautiful Maori beach. This was also where early Maori settled and later became a saw milling community in the early 1900s. We then make our way to Lee Bay via Little River, a stunning tidal river mouth, overhanging with Rata trees.

Along the coast lookout for a plethora of birdlife, such as, Mutton birds (Sooty Shearwaters), Shags, Buller’s Mollymawks, Cape Pigeons, and little Blue Pengiuns. In the native bush you may see and hear Bellbirds, Tui, Fantails, Parakeets, Shining Cuckoos, Grey Warblers, Kaka and Tomtits and more.

DURATION: 4-5hrs (includes water taxi)
PRICE: $260 per person (2 person minimum); $130 (12 years old & under). Price includes water taxi.
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 8 people

Call us on 027 316 3077 or email us now

Native Bush walks: Port William, Stewart Island

Interested in an EXCLUSIVE TOUR?

Enjoy an exclusive tour where it is just the two of you or maybe an adventure with only your friends and family.
Call 027 316 3077 or click on the button below to email.


Bringing you handmade, organic balms from Stewart Island.

Rakiura Balms uses organic essential oils and beeswax, blended with New Zealand organically grown plants.
Natural balms that soothe and repair, speed up the healing of wounds and minor cuts, repel insects and soothe bites.

NZ organic balms - natural organic balms with essential oils and beeswax

Ulva Island Nature and History Guided Walks with Beaks & Feathers is not to be missed!

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