Ulva Island

Ulva Island

Self Guided Walks


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Rachel Ram

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We were so surprised to meet so many rare and beautiful birds, feel very lucky to have spent time at such a special place.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in October 2016

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Fiona and Matthew

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

The ferry across is interesting. Ulva Island is pristine and untouched. Animals and birds that are there do not know to fear predators = so cool. Seafood = YUM! Food everywhere was amazing.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Manuel El-Amine


Ranking: 9/10

Interesting birdlife, nice beaches, great walks.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Helen Parsons


Ranking: 9/10

This is one of many walks in and around Stewart Island. The track was well maintained, the views from the beaches were beautiful. I would like to do more walking on Stewart Island itself.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in February 2015

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Emma Rochester

Ranking: 10/10

After a delightful ferry ride across with an informative ferry driver we spent four blissful hours walking the island. There was a lovely picnic spot on the beach with a rope swing which was idyllic. Lots of wildlife and the robins even came and ate at our feet after we disturbed the ground as advised by our ferry driver - it was magical. Would completely recommend visiting this island and just walking around getting immersed in nature.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Such a nice spot! We weren't sure if we wanted to spend the money on the ferry from Stewart Island, to Ulva Island, but we're so happy we did, because it was so special and worth it! Amazing how many birds are there, all around us and when having lunch one came and sat on my foot, haha! And I know this must sound crazy, but I promise I'm not making it up... We got chaised by a sea lion, walking through the BUSH on Ulva Island Ha! AWESOME! :) (at the moment a little bit scary too, but hey, now one of our best stories :))

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Ranking: 10/10

Great walks, lots of birds, a really nice day out.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Barbara Probert

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Beaut track, great mix of beach and bush.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

With a watertaxi you can reach Ulva Island within 7 min from Stewart Island. The walks are great (there are 3 different ones) you can see lots of birds in the bush/rainforest.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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A Southwood

Ranking: 10/10

Bird watchers paradise, lovely walks through native forests and bays.

Reviewed over 11 years ago