Stewart Island Birding Bonanza

The Stewart Island Birding Bonanza is a must-do trip for those lookingEmbedded_Map_Stewart_Island.jpg to experience the unique birds and plants which New Zealand is known for.

This full-day trip includes walks through the ancient rainforest, exploring the coast and a twilight cruise, all focused on glimpsing the rare birds found here.

You will begin with a tour on Ulva Island which is accessed by a short water taxi ride across Paterson Inlet. Ulva Island is a pristine ancient environment where, because of the eradication of predators, many birds and plant life flourish.

Once you have arrived, the professional guide will lead your group along the walking tracks through the forest, sharing their knowledge of the forest and the many species of protected birds which can be found here such as the South Island saddleback, kaka and the Stewart Island weka.

Your afternoon takes you cruising around the Stewart Island shores to see the wide array of sea birds such as penguins and albatrosses and other wildlife which inhabits the coastline.

Your day is complete with a twilight cruise to search for the Stewart Island brown kiwi, the largest species of New Zealand's iconic bird.

A must for birders, Stewart and Ulva Island are special places to explore being one of the few places on the planet having such a habitat for these unique birds to flourish in.

Stewart Island brown kiwi

Stewart Island brown kiwi

White-capped albatross making a water landing

White-capped albatross making a water landing

South Island saddleback

South Island saddleback

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