Ulva Island is an idyllic, predator-free bird sanctuary for rare and endangered bird and plant species, a paradise for birds and bird lovers... only 266 hectares with great walking tracks, located in the southern-most island of New Zealand, Stewart Island (in Maori: "Rakiura").
Your guide, Ulva Goodwillie is named after the Island and is a direct descendant of the first Maori peoples of Stewart Island. She is passionate and very knowledgeable about this special place and would love to share it with you. From a Maori and local Stewart Island perspective, you will be provided with a unique experience, learning about native flora and fauna.
As mana whenua (guardian of the land through ancestral links), Ulva presents a welcoming warmth and connects the visitor with Rakiura's spiritual heritage and cultural and conservation values.
- 3 hours guided walk including water taxi ride to Ulva Island from Oban, Stewart Island
- Maximum group size is 12 people