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Ulva Island half-day trip with Furhana was great. She is so knowledgeable and informative, and we would have got far less out of the trip with a less able guide or on our own. If we manage to return to Stewart Island, we'll be hoping to take a longer trip with Ruggedy Range.
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Michiel van Dijk
We went on a full day guided tour to Ulva Island with Furhana, who proofed to be an excellent and professional guide. Great information about flora, fauna, the local life and environmental issues.
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Until you have seen a kiwi, close up, you may not realise what is so special about this particular bird - and if you would like to see one, Furhana, the owner/operator of Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience has to be the best guide. We would certainly visit again and would recommend Ruggedy Range to others. Thank you Furhana!
Ulva Island tour. Guide was great!! Lots of knowledge about the island.
Marcel & Kim Meichtry
The guide (Furhana) knew so much, it was highly informative and the Ulva Island is a wonderful place for bird watching.
We had a wonderful day trip to Ulva Island, and fortunately it was in the beginning of our 3 months holiday in NZ! The knowledge we received from Furhana about native and endemic birds and plants was formidable and was of great use for the rest of our holiday. It was a wonderful experience.
We had a superb trip to Ulva Island - hesitate to say any one thing was THE top highlight of our visit to NZ but this would certainly be on the short list.
The group was small. Our guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable but was able to pitch his commentary to our level.
No hesitation in recommending.
I did a trip to Ulva island with Ruggedy Range in July 2010.(Yes I know the middle of Winter on Stewart Island but the weather was great!)I have travelled around New Zealand for 3 months over 3 trips and I can honestly say that the trip I did with Ruggedy Range was the best thing I ever did whilst in NZ. The enthusiasm of our tour guide was boundless and If I can remember 10% of the info she gave us I would be very happy! She seemed to know so much about everything, even the small stuff that I would rarely notice normally. If I ever get a chance to go back to Steward Island again (and I hope that is not a big if) I will definitely do a longer trip with Ruggedy Range during the summer this time!.