Ulva Island Explorer Tour departing from Stewart Island

If you appreciate bird life and nature then this fully guided tour is for you. Since the eradication of rats, Ulva Island has offered a predator-free home for the birds and plant life.


  • Voyage out to Ulva Island, departing from Oban
  • Knowledgable and informative friendly guides
  • Excellent bird watching oppurtunitues
  • Learn about the nature and history
  • Slow guided walk through the forest

Ulva Island is part of the Rakiura National Park and covers an approximate 269 hectares. Since the eradication of rats, Ulva Island has offered a predator-free environment for the birds and plant life.

The bird life on Ulva Island and Stewart Island is of exceptional interest, not only because of the presence of high profile species such as weka, wood pigeon, Stewart Island Robin and kaka, but also because Stewart Island and its small outliers provide a refuge for a range of less well-known birds, among them the NZ dotterel, South Island saddleback, Rifleman, Oystercatcher and the red and yellow-crowned parakeet.

Your two and a half hour trip is hosted by our knowledgeable and passionate local guides.


  • Depart from Oban
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise
  • Stroll through the lush native forest
Adult $99.00 (Aged 16+)
Child $30.00 (Aged 5-15 years)
Infant $0.00 (Aged 0-4 years)

What's included

  • Your national park fees are included
  • Tea and coffee complimentary on the boat


  • Departs: Oban Visitor Centre, 12 Elgin Terrace, Oban, Stewart Island.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Please confirm your trip.

  • Please advise in advance if you are travelling with an infant.

Available Bookings from September 21 to September 27

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 21 Sep
Wed 22 Sep
Thu 23 Sep
Fri 24 Sep
Sat 25 Sep
Sun 26 Sep
Mon 27 Sep

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

  • Adult$99.00
  • Child$30.00
  • Infant$0.00

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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Adult Aged 16+

    Child Aged 5-15 years

      Infant Aged 0-4 years

        *This option must be made together with another price type.

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