Experience something amazing…
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.
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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: $130 pp ($60 12 & under). Includes water taxi.
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 8 people
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”
“Wonderful kiwi encounter”
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.
TIMES: AM: 9am – 12.30pm; PM: 1.30pm – 5pm
PRICE: $130 pp ($60 12 & under).
SEASON: September – June
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 6 people
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: $250 per person (2 person minimum); $120 (12 years old & under). Price includes water taxi.
SMALL GROUPS: 2 – 8 people
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