Birds & Forest Booking Office

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Birds & Forest Booking Office, also known as the Ruggedy RangeBooking Office, 14 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island is 2 minutes walk from flight or ferry terminal and “3 seconds” walk from Dept. Conservation. 

The Outdoor Adventure Shop is located in the same office. Hire (rent) or buy outdoor clothing / equipment, nature and birding books, gifts.

Local nature and outdoors specialist, offering a transparent, helpful service on what to do and what to see.  Our local hands-on knowledge spans over 20 years.

Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience Information & BookingsDetails on our tours and services, images, client testimonials see:

Our comprehensive range of options or customised packages (travel / accommodation), include:

  1. Ulva Island guided walks
  2. Stewart Island guided walks
  3. Guided birdwatching trips (Ulva / Stewart Island)
  4. Pelagic birding
  5. Kiwi spotting
  6. Guided overnight hikes (e.g. Rakiura Great Walk)
  7. Guided sea kayaking
  8. Water taxi
  9. Hunter boat transport
  10. Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruises
  11. Freshwater River Scenic Cruises
  12. Norwegian Whalers’ Base Cruise
  13. Freshwater Mason Bay - Fly / Boat
  14. Road tours
  15. Road shuttle

Call or send an email now!


Summer daily: 7.30 am to 7.00 pm.  Off-season: see

Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience
Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi

Operator Achievements/Quality Recognition

DoC Marine Mammal Viewing Permit.

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Birds & Forest Booking Office
Birds & Forest Booking Office
Ruggedy Rangeā„¢ Booking Office
(also known as:
Birds & Forest Booking Office)
14 Main Road, Oban
Stewart Island, 9846, New Zealand