Stewart Island: 2.5-Hour Cruise and Ulva Island Guided Walk

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Stewart Island: 2.5-Hour Cruise and Ulva Island Guided Walk

From $69.64 per person

Embark on 2.5-hour experience from Stewart Island including a leisurely cruise of Paterson Inlet and a 45-minute guided walk of Ulva Island's renowned bird sanctuary.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire Paterson Inlet’s stunning scenery on a 2.5-hour experience
  • Embark on a 45-minute guided walk of Ulva Island's wildlife sanctuary
  • Discover the region's flora and fauna from your knowledgeable nature guide
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Discover Stewart Island from the water with a 2.5-hour experience including a cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and a 45-minute guided walk in Ulva Island Wildlife Sanctuary. Admire Paterson Inlet’s stunning scenery from hidden coves to unspoilt beaches. Hear fascinating stories of early Maori history and European settlement from your guide as you pass various landmarks. Your passionate guide will provide engaging commentary and is more than happy to answer questions. While on board, keep a lookout for fur seals, penguins and other wildlife, as sightings are common. Paterson Inlet is home to renowned wildlife sanctuary Ulva Island. Disembark here for a 45-minute guided walk with a specialist nature guide. The island is home to weka (native woodhen), bush robins, rare saddlebacks and yellowheads amongst other species. It is also a protected habitat for some of New Zealand’s rarest plant species. Relax for the remainder of the cruise around Paterson Inlet and enjoy the coastal scenery before heading back to the wharf.
Includes
  • Cruise of Paterson Inlet
  • 45-minute guided walk on Ulva Island Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Specialist nature guide
  • Optional picnic lunch (select option when booking)
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Stewart Island Visitor Terminal, Main Wharf, Halfmoon Bay.

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    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

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    Of course.... Stewart Island were on the bucket list... so we finally made it like so many other kiwi travelers we met. And of course a Ulva Island Tour a must do. We had a great time at Ulva Island, the boat trip was excellent, the staff super friendly, helpful and with great humor and knowledge. On the way to Ulva we stopped at a few bays on the way and received very interesting information. Arrived at Ulva Island and had a fantastic walk with our guide, we were split into two groups, that was great, not so many people in ones. The bush on Ulva is just awesome, all sorts of different greens :-) and our guide very knowledgeable about it. We saw some pretty awesome birds and heart lot of birds singing. Even the day turned out a bit rainy.. it did not matter. It was a well planed time for the visit, walking made very easy and in good speed for everybody. Back on the boat we were welcomed again by our humorous captain. Coffee and tea for free. Clean toilets with good space on board......

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