Rich with exquisite seasonal orchids, mosses, liverworts and beautiful ferns, walking pace on our Ulva Island guided walk is dictated by the activity of birds crossing the tracks and discoveries in the forested canopy. Saddleback, Kaka, Yellow- and Red-crowned Kakariki, Stewart Island Robin, Yellowhead to name a few. Ancient rimu, totara, kamahi and miro abound among the uncurling fern fronds that carpet the forest floor. Gravel walking trails are undulating with several intermittent sets of sturdy steps and one (optional) steep climb up to Flagstaff Point. Price includes return water taxi.
Ask about our Night & Day combo!
Or join us for a memorable evening to search for Stewart Island Brown Kiwi (Tokoeka). Ulva’s Guided Walks has exclusive rights to operate evening kiwi spotting tours at Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve. Meet after dark for the short drive to Mamaku Point - walking conditions can be muddy/slippery and the ground hilly and uneven. Courtesy drop off to island accommodation when kiwi spotting ends.
Ulva's Guided Walks is a Department of Conservation Approved Concessionaire and an Executive member of the New Zealand Birding Network. We are proud to support the Ulva Island Charitable Trust, Stewart Island/Rakiura Community & Environment Trust and Paws4Conservation.