Dedicated birdwatching and kiwi spotting tours, since 2000. Highly recommended!
Generous tours times, great value - money for time spent plus guide’s knowledge, passionate guides. Informative, rewarding. Excellent photo opportunities.
Birding Adventure Package: choose individual birding trips or package.
Kiwi Journey, Kiwi, Dunes & Beach: 2 / 3 days. Mason Bay - over 90% success rate. High chance - daytime sightings.
Aihe - Paterson inlet Wildlife Cruise: 2.5 hrs. Popular, leisurely. Penguins, shorebirds, seabirds and dolphins when present.
Aihe - Pelagic Birding: 3 hrs. Albatrosses, penguins, petrel, skua, shearwaters, cormorants.
Ruggedy Range™ - Ulva Island Birding / Ulva Island Birds & Forest Guided Walk: 4.5 hrs / 8.5 hrs. Iconic tour, in-depth guided walk on Ulva Island. Close encounters with rare / endangered birds.
Evening Eco Watch
3 hrs. Drive with nature walk, kiwi, penguins, other birds.
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Birding options, images, client testimonials see: www.ruggedyrange.com
$1.00 per person donated into our conservation fund.
To ensure you receive accurate information:
- We only operate through our "Ruggedy Range™ Booking Office” in Stewart Island - please contact us directly for all bookings and enquiries.
- We do not operate through another booking office, “i-sites” or “visitor centres”. There are no independent i-sites / visitor centres in Stewart Island.
Operator Achievements/Quality Recognition
DoC Marine Mammal Viewing Permit