face of the earth is changing so rapidly that soon, in temperate
regions at any rate, there will be little of primitive Nature
left. In the Old World it is practically gone for ever. Here,
then is Stewart Island's prime advantage, and one hard to
overestimate. It is an actual piece of the primeval world...."
It is hard to speak of the scenery of Stewart Island without
using a superabundance of superlatives...." Dr Leonard
Cockayne, Botanist (reporting on Stewart Island in 1909).
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unique experiences in small groups with personal
attention from friendly professional guides, explore
Ulva Island, Stewart Island and Rakiura National Park with
Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience. We aim to ensure
that your visit is enjoyable and memorable.
offer genuine natural history & bird watching trips, which
come highly recommended. Informative
commentary is provided on fauna, flora, conservation and Maori
& European History relevant to each trip. There is
something for everyone with trips to suit different interests
on the trip, we travel along bays, through primeval forests,
wetlands, dunes and wild beaches, to sub-alpine tops with
spectacular views and across crystal clear waters.... Our
trips offer excellent photography opportunities.
Range Wilderness Experience began offering guided
tours in Ulva Island and Stewart Island in 2000. Its
foundation is based on over 17 years of local knowledge.
the years, it has slowly developed its services to include
Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi. Essentially it remains
a very small business, owned and operated by Furhana (pictured
in the centre). Seasonal staff assist during busy summer months.
is a key nature guide for the business and is passionate about
Stewart Island, making it her home base. With a Bsc. Honours
Geography degree, a varied background and first hand experience
of other countries and cultures she has evolved a unique
business providing a highly professional and personal service.
Range Wilderness Experience is
proud to be Stewart Island wholly owned and operated.
are delighted to host our clients of mixed professions and
ages, who come from the different cultures and countries of
the world, many have become friends.