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    Stewart Island Ulva Island Explorer
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    Stewart Island Ulva Island Explorer
    Stewart Island

Ulva Island Explorer

20 April 2016

Great afternoon on the water

Rain rain rain but that certainly didn't stop us from enjoying our afternoon out on this tour of Paterson Inlet.  The crew were great, the boat comfy and the nature around us amazing.  Fran was the albatross whisperer for the day and we had plenty of mollymawks surround the boat.
The walk on Ulva Island was wet but great. A little Stewart Island robin hopped around our feet so close you could almost touch it. Lots of gorgeous birdsong and interesting native forest facts from our guide Josephine.
Highly recommend doing this tour.

Visited April 2016

Catriona M, Havelock North, New Zealand via TripAdvisor

19 March 2016

This made my 60th

Leah, our guide on Ulva Island who was a convincing ornithologist and conservationist was an exceptional guide on this trip, the Albatross accompanying the catamaran for a feed, it was all wonderful stuff, than you so much.

Visited March 2016

JaneB57, Whangarei, New Zealand via TripAdvisor

5 February 2016

Outstanding trip

We went on the Paterson Inlet Cruise and had the same two guides from the Ferry trip over to the Island. What a pleasure to have two gentleman with a sense of humour and loads of knowledge about the Island and its inhabitants. Our guide Leah on the guided walk was just outstanding, her knowledge was incredible. we saw Robins, rifleman, a morepork, and another bird with a bright yellow head that is on the $100 note!! (can't remember the name...) All in all what a fabulous afternoon topped off by Spirit of New Zealand moored in the inlet , spectacular photo opportunity.

Visited January 2016

Sandra255106, Auckland, New Zealand via TripAdvisor

20 January 2016

Loved this tour

This tour is well worth booking as you get a boat trip to the island and a one hour walk with a guide through the forest. Our guide Bevan made it a good experience for us as he enthusiastically talked about the vegetation and spotted the birds for us.
Visited January 2016

730kayr, Tonbridge, UK via TripAdvisor

9 January 2016

Very educational

We had an amazing trip to Ulva Island. Our guide, Kylie was amazing. She knew everything there was to know and showed a real passion for the environment on Ulva Island. Would highly recommend to everyone.
Visited January 2016

Teresa W, Auckland, New Zealand via TripAdvisor

29 December 2015

Highlight was Guided Tour of Ulva Island

We went to Stewart Island by the ferry for the day and included the Paterson Inlet cruise in our package. The cruise was enjoyable but cruise but the highlight of the trip and worth a five-star rating was the hour or guided tour on Ulva Island. Our guides were very informative pointing out plant species such as orchids and birds. I got close up images of SI Robin, the endangered and rare Yellowhead. If you’re into wildlife rather than history of Stewart Island, then just take a tour that only goes to Ulva Island.
Visited November 2015

Ray P, Yateley, UK via TripAdvisor

12 March 2015

A brief insight and view into this wonderful place

...Stewart Island was wonderful and then to add this cruise and visit to Ulva Island and guided tour made it special. As a novice with flora and fauna and bird life it was great to now be able to recognise Saddlebacks Bell Birds and the cocky NZ robins it was all over far to quick.

The guide was good and answered every question along with the need to keep developing the redress from non-native visitors such as the introduced and feral animals and humans that have exploited this environment...

Visited February 2015

StPolo, Liverpool, UK via TripAdvisor

1 January 2015

Nature at its best

We didn't really know what to expect when we booked the tour in the visitor centre on Stewart Island, but as everyone we met so far recommended Ulva Island we couldn't really do anything wrong. We were surprised in a positive way by the trip around the tip of Stewart Island and the things we were told about some special places...

Visited December 2014

Mietzemaus, Munich, Germany via TripAdvisor

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