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Ulva Island

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Stewart Island, New Zealand
+64 800 783 9278
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  • Average1%
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Travelers talk about
“water taxi” (62 reviews)
“bird life” (73 reviews)
“sydney cove” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
Stewart Island, New Zealand
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+64 800 783 9278
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"water taxi"
in 62 reviews
"bird life"
in 73 reviews
"sydney cove"
in 13 reviews
"golden bay"
in 31 reviews
"native birds"
in 31 reviews
"guide book"
in 13 reviews
"new zealand"
in 40 reviews
"self guided"
in 9 reviews
"short ferry"
in 6 reviews
"take your time"
in 10 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 21 reviews
"four hours"
in 10 reviews
"predator free"
in 7 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 8 reviews
"picnic lunch"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful birds"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Though I failed to spot a wild kiwi, I enjoyed my time here! I saw many wild NZ native birds including weka, Kaka, and many more! The walk is very easy and there are not many pathways so no one can get lost. Contact water...More

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours on the island. We did most of the tracks and enjoyed seeing kaka, silver eye, robins, Tom tits and weka. The Bush is lush and primordial. Highly recommended

2  Thank kiwisqurt
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

A very special place. We did a guided tour in the morning which is very worth while as you learn to listen for the birds, which helps you to spot them. We returned to Stewart for lunch, but we enjoyed Ulva Island so much, we...More

1  Thank CMR555
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

It was a cold rainy day but that didn’t effect our enjoyment of our visit. Saw lots of birds, cheeky weka and very few people which was nice. We caught the 9am ferry over ( which turned out to be a water taxi as there...More

1  Thank KateW66
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Ulva Island is a bird sanctuary and the Department of Conservation does a great job keeping it predator free. Take a guided tour so an expert can tell by sound what is close and where to look. This is probably the best chance to see...More

1  Thank I7004UWjeffm
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

From the moment we stepped aboard the Ulva Island Explorer from Stewart Island to the end, we were treated like good friends. The boat staff and guides were extremely helpful. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. Highly recommended

1  Thank _chezza2229
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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely island with so much to explore the church old farms and shores . Amazing scenery we loved it leaflet gives walk ideas clearly sighed.

1  Thank Sedge2013
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

It's beautiful there and that birds' opera -something amazing. Only 25 minutes by ferry from Stewart Island

Thank Tomasz C
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Ulva Island is a special place. Walk slow, take your time, make very little noise, and be patient. If you do these things, you won't be disappointed. There is so much to see, it's a must visit when in this part of the world.

Thank Lance D
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Ulva Island is a treasure and one that merits repeated visits. Just a short walk through this native New Zealand bird paradise will be rewarded with close up encounters. On one walk of barely an hour, we walked less than 100 metres and stopped to...More

1  Thank TeAroRegan
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Chah Yiin O
March 2, 2018|
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Response from Jan A | Reviewed this property |
Yes if the ferry is going you should go.
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Shelley H
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Anne H | Reviewed this property |
Costs $20-25 round trip--there's a boat with set times ($20), or for $25 you can set your times.
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AnnamariaSplitwing
September 5, 2016|
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Response from DDFA | Reviewed this property |
You could also try "Beaks and feathers". For the the Ulva Island trip, she was a lovely guide and we saw really interesting birds and learned a lot about the flora on the island also. It was a small group size (4 of us) as... More
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