A great place to go and see native New Zealand birds, trees, flora and fauna. We had a fabulous time seeing birds we'd never seen before including the saddleback.
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It's really an amazing place to go. So many different birds singing, while ferns and other plants growing lush and wild. And watching a wild Kiwi crossing the trail is such a once a lifetime experience, hard to describe, maybe thrilling could be the word....More
A short water taxi ride to the island from Stewart Island and we were the only 3 people on it. No kiwis, sad, but cheeky wekas, saddlebacks, Stewart Island Robins and amazing rain foresty walks and beaches were to be had. I just loved this...More
The island is well tracked for most visitors with defined shingle paths. Birds seen included Weka, Kaka, Saddle Back, Robin, Kiwi, Kuru, to name some and of coarse hosts of sea birds. Patience is always the key to sighting these unique species. Our DOC staff...More
Ulva Island, one of New Zealand's Pest Free Islands, is a treasure! the 20$ ferry return takes you there and you can spend all day there (do not miss the last ferry though around 4pm?) The key to visiting this island and seeing as much...More
You would think you had emerged in the Jurassic Era--beautiful, primitive, tons of birds, but nicely maintained trails! The views from the beaches cannot be captured in pictures--I hated to leave! Arrange a water taxi through your hotel.
I have been to ulva island twice. Once with friends on a short visot while doing the Village and Bays tour with Stewart Island Experience and the second time my mom and I took the water taxi across so we could enjoy it a bit...More
Quick trip by water taxi will drop you on the island, stay 2-3 hours and spend time spotting all the birds and kiwis, take your lunch and water.