Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience

Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience logoAuthentic experiences for discerning travellers since 2000.  Showing you the real Stewart Island, the real Ulva Island.

Longer tours, better value, more rewarding, in-depth information.

Furhana (BSc. Hons Geography) offers the most extensive day / overnight actual guiding experience on Ulva Island / Stewart Island, gained over 17 years. 

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Ruggedy Range - Ulva Island Birds & Forest Guided Walk

4.5 / 8.5 hrs.  Popular.  Birdwatching, flora, ecology, conservation.  Close encounters with rare / endangered birds. Primeval rainforest, ferns, mosses, orchids.

Ruggedy Range - Ulva Island Birding

4.5 / 8.5 hrs.  Popular - high focus on birds.

Ruggedy Range - Evening Eco Watch

3 hrs.

Coastal Highlights

Day trip - Port William or North Arm.

Rakiura Great Walk

3 days.  Gear transported to huts.

Kiwi Journey / Kiwi, Dunes & Beach

2 / 3 days to Mason Bay.

Details on guided walks, images, client testimonials see:


$1.00 per person donated into our conservation fund.


To ensure you receive accurate information:   

  1. We only operate through our "Ruggedy RangeBooking Office in Stewart Island - please contact us directly for all bookings and enquiries.  
  2. 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

DOC Concessionaire and Qualmark logos


Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience
Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience
Ruggedy Range™ Booking Office
(also known as:
Birds & Forest Booking Office)
14 Main Road, Oban
Stewart Island, 9846, New Zealand