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Off-Season Tour Departure Times

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Current Office Opening Times

Trips Requiring Additional Participants 2015/2016

Specials for this Month

Day Trips this Month

Overnight Trips this Month

Photography Tours

Packages

Gift Vouchers

Events this Month

How to Book

 

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WE STONGLY ADVISE

PRIOR BOOKINGS before visiting Stewart Island (this helps us to onsell tours to achieve minimum numbers to operate trips).

BOOK DIRECT ONLY

For accurate and upto date information about our comprehensive tours and services and any one-off and special tours.

We only operate through our own Booking Office in Stewart Island.
Stewart Island does not have any independent Visitor Centres, Visitor Information Centres or I-Sites.

CURRENT SEASON / WEATHER

It's Autumn in New Zealand. Our temperatures are variable from mild- cool. It gets light around 7.00 am and dark after 8.00 pm. Always be prepared for four seasons in one day. Currently we are experiencing very variable weather with some windy days.

TOURS
Tours ARE operating subject to minimum numbers. Where possible we recommend that you contact us before your visit.

Note our special tour for this off-season: Paterson Inlet Wildlife + Ulva Island Birding (3.5 hrs).

OFFICE OPENING TIMES

Monday to Saturday: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Sunday: 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

TRIPS REQUIRING ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANTS: for the coming season....

RAKIURA GREAT WALK
Only carry day packs.
28th to 30th April 2016
2nd to 4th September 2016

KIWI PHOTOGRAPHY
21st to 22nd April 2016

KIWI, DUNES & BEACH
29th to 31st August 2016

ULVA ISLAND BIRDS & FOREST - full day trip
6th or 7th April 2016

SPECIALS FOR THIS MONTH

Please see: Special Offers.

DAY TRIPS THIS MONTH

All key tours are operating subject to bookings and numbers. For full details on all our tours and services, please see the menu above.

Ulva Island Birds & Forest or Ulva Island Birding - our popular guided walks and birding trips operates most days for minimum 2 persons..

Island Culture Scenic Road Tour operates most days for minimum 2 persons.

Coastal Highlights a cruise then a guided coastal walk on the Rakiura Track, available subject to minimum 4 persons.

Aihe Pelagic Birding or Aihe - Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruise or Aihe Norwegian Whalers' Base Cruise & Walk, or Freshwater River Scenic Cruise - see Boat Cruises in the menu options above. These tours are dependent on minimum numbers and suitable weather and sea conditions.

Guided sea kayaking these tours are currently on hold as we try to recruit a sea kayak guide - and also the weather has been too windy to operate trips.

OVERNIGHT TRIPS THIS MONTH

Kiwi Journey, Kiwi, Dunes & Beach and Rakiura Great Walk ARE AVAILABLE, subject to bookings and minimum numbers. Please see Departure Dates.

Also note we are operating a one night tripto Port William or the North Am Hut on the Rakiura Great Walk - available on demand, subject to minimum numbers and staff availability.

PHOTOGRAPHY TOURS

Please see Photography Tours.

PACKAGES INCLUDING TRAVEL / ACCOMMODATION / ACTIVITIES

See Day Packages and Overnight Packages.

GIFT VOUCHERS

We can put together a gift voucher for our tours and services. Please contact us for further information.

EVENTS THIS MONTH

There are no local events this month.

HOW TO MAKE BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES

PHONE
• Phone us 03 219 1066 or on our mobile 0274 784 433 or TEXT us on 0274 784 433 (if we our out guiding, please leave a message with your contact details and accommodation).

There is limited Telecom NZ & Vodafone mobile phone coverage in Oban Village, Stewart Island.

EMAIL
Send us an email: mail@ruggedyrange.com. We aim to reply as soon as possible.

COME TO OUR OFFICE IN OBAN, STEWART ISLAND
Centrally located. Open daily. We have a message box, if we are out guiding - you can leave a message.

PLEASE BOOK DIRECT
• After eight years, we decided not to operate through the New Zealand I-Site Network throughout New Zealand as we did not feel that we were being represented fairly and effectively in some i-sites.

We only operate through our own Booking Office in Stewart Island. Stewart Island does not have any independent Visitor Centres, Visitor Information Centres or I-Sites.

• A significant number of accommodation providers in Stewart Island and elsewhere only work exclusively with a few operaters and not with all operators, irrespective of the quality of tours or value offered to you. If you need help finding independent accommodation options, please let us know.


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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