Birds & Forest Booking Office
14 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island, 9846, New Zealand
Immediately across the road from the Dept. of Conservation Office. Approx. 2 minutes walk from flight and ferry centres, in Oban.
+64 3 219 1066
Mobile: +64 274 784 433
+64 3 219 1078
book either by: PHONE; FAX; EMAIL; or by using our WEBSITE BOOKING
FORM, or by VISITING US IN PERSON at 14 Main Road.
We are an independent operator and work
from our own booking office in Stewart Islan. We can direclty offer you the best
and most comprehensive advise on our trips to suit your interests,
abilities, timeframes and budget. Please contact us directly - no one
knows our business like we do!
There is no independent visitor information centres in Stewart Island.
- We not to operate through information centres or I-Site Network as some are operated by competing businesses.
- We do not operate through other booking offices in Stewart Island.
are a small business - sometimes we are out of the
office for guided trips or to pick-up and drop-off clients. Our
answer machine (or if you are here - messages on the door) always tells you when we are back. Please leave a
message and we will return your call or better still, send us an
you call after hours - please leave a message on:
our main line +64
3 219 1066 or
- our mobile +64
274 784 433
TO MARCH (main season)
Monday to Sunday: 7.30 am to 7.00 pm
After hours calls accepted till 8.30 pm on our landline or mobile.
APRIL, MAY & SEPTEMBER (low season)
Monday to Sunday: 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
After hours calls accepted till 8.30 pm on our mobile.
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST (off-season)
Tuesday to Friday: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday : 8.30 am to 2.00 pm***
Monday: Office Closed. ***
***Open by prior request. Pre-booked tours operate anytime even
when office is closed.
QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND, office will be open:
Sunday 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
Monday 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
Pre-booked tours operate when office is closed.
After hours please leave a message on our landline 03 219 1066 or mobile 0274 784 433 before 8.00 pm.
In the off-season, there may be days when the office is not manned,
but the phone and emails will be checked regularly. Prior
bookings are essential all year round, but especially during our
low and off-season.
Off-Season May - June - July - August - September
Tours will be operating subject to minimum numbers. However there will be a week each month when the office will be closed to carry out maintenance work and / or to take a rest. Contact us before you plan your visit to check with us.
happy to assist you and will endeavour to answer your questions
promptly. Please contact
us if you:
a query; or
more information on a trip; or
like to make a booking; or
decide which trip would suit you; or
to hire or purchase any gear and equipment; or
like to give us any feedback in general or on our website