Wild Kiwi Encounter

Depart Halfmoon Bay for a cruise across Paterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove.  During the cruise pass Ulva Island (a predator-free sanctuary) and learn about Stewart Island's rich history.

The walk, led by your nature guide, is on a well-formed track across the peninsula, through spectacular coastal forest to a secluded sandy beach. 

As dusk sets in and daylight diminishes, venture by torchlight through the native forest with the stars and forest night sounds around you.  The walk will take about 45 minutes and the track emerges on to Ocean Beach.  This wide sandy beach is where Southern brown kiwi (Rakiura Tokoeka) are often found feeding among the grasses and seaweed.

  • Scenic evening cruise across Paterson Inlet
  • Experienced nature guide
  • Guided walk (approx. 2 hours)
  • Complimentary tea & coffee on board
  • Small group - 8 per guide, max 16 per night
  • Departs: Stewart Island Experience, Main Wharf, Oban at dusk (which varies each month)
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Departures: Sep - May
  • Suitable for all ages 15 years and over
  • Kiwi guarantee - if you don't see a kiwi we will refund you 20% of your ticket price
  • This tour requires a night's stay on Stewart Island due to the late return time of this trip.


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Wild Kiwi Encounter
Wild Kiwi Encounter
Stewart Island Experience
Main Wharf
Stewart Island