#1 RATED TOUR IN STEWART ISLAND

WHY CHOOSE US

SMALL GROUPS • PERSONALISED EXPERIENCES • Environmental focus • PASSIONATE LOCAL GUIDES • LONGER TOURS • QUALITY TIME
LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 2000

We offer “off the beaten track” wilderness adventures, like no other, on Ulva Island and Stewart Island / Rakiura National Park, in New Zealand’s deep south for discerning individuals in small groups. Our focus is local and New Zealand natural and cultural history, opportunities to view kiwi and rare and threatened native birds and plants in the wild. We bring our in-depth local knowledge - gained from operating and continually developing our tours here, since 2000. We welcome you to come and enjoy this special part of New Zealand, and share the beauty of the place we call home...

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience / Aihe Wildlife Cruises & Water Taxi and the Stewart Island Outdoor Adventure & Gift Shop will close for this season on 31st March 2020, in light of the current world health situation and to help people stay safe and well.  
We understand that the situation may take a while to settle.  We will re-open again, but this is unlikely during April / May / June / July and potentially August 2020.  We will check emails during our closure - but this may only be a few times a week.  However, these are uncertain times and we ask for your understanding and patience during a complicated time for everyone worldwide.  
We hope that the beauty and compassion of humanity towards each other will shine so that we can care for each other and those who are vulnerable.
We hope to share some images of our tours and wildlife during our closure to help remind you that a beautiful world still exists.
Best wishes from all here.

What others had to say

Expert knowledge and great birds

"We were so lucky to have chosen Furhana to guide us on Ulva Island. Not only was she an excellent bird guide but her knowledge of plants and other animals was outstanding."

Australia
Take a walk with the Bird Whisperer

"This tour is beyond excellent. Owner and Tour Guide Furhana is so knowledgeable and so dedicated to teaching and showing you birds, trees, and fauna on Ulva Island."

USA
A walk in (damp) glory

"Furhana led our party through the majesty of the pristine rainforest, ears and eyes attuned to the environment. She knew every birdcall, every tiny plant, every massive tree, and her knowledge and passion flowed out and into us all."

Australia

Popular Tours

We offer a variety of tours to suit different interests, abilities and timeframes. Take time to check our options - we can also help with recommendations. Some of our most popular tours include:

Ulva Island Birds & Forest
Kiwi Journey
Rakiura Great Walk
Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruise