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Contact Details

How to Book

Office Opening Hours

Contact Details

Street Address:
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.

Phone: +64 3 219 1066

Mobile: +64 274 784 433

Fax: +64 3 219 1078

Email: mail@ruggedyrange.com

Website: www.ruggedyrange.com

How to Book

You can 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!

IMPORTANT:
- 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.

Office Opening Hours

We 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 email.

If you call after hours - please leave a message on:
- our main line +64 3 219 1066
or
- our mobile +64 274 784 433

OCTOBER 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 Saturday: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Sunday: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm***
***Pre-booked guided tours operate on Sunday afternoon.
There may be occasional days when the office is closed.

During EASTER WEEKEND office is open:
Friday to Monday: 8.00 am to 7.00 pm

Thereafter regular office hours as shown for April, May, September.

After hours calls accepted till 8.30 pm on our landline or 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.


We are happy to assist you and will endeavour to answer your questions promptly. Please contact us if you:

  • Have a query; or
  • Need more information on a trip; or
  • Would like to make a booking; or
  • Can't decide which trip would suit you; or
  • Want to hire or purchase any gear and equipment; or
  • Would like to give us any feedback in general or on our website
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Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience
"Birds & Forest Booking Office"
Stewart Island - Travel & Activities

14 Main Road
P O Box 188, Stewart Island, NZ

Ph: 64 3 219 1066
Fax: 64 3 219 1078
Mob: 64 274 784 433
www.ruggedyrange.com

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For all Enquiries, Bookings, please phone or contact: mail@ruggedyrange.com

Office now centrally located opposite Department of Conservation Office and approx. 2 minutes walk from flight/ferry See Map.

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