Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience offers 22 years of Ulva Island and Stewart Island guiding expertise and local knowledge, founded on a natural history background.
We have the widest range of tours and services offered directly by any tourism business in Stewart Island. We have something for everyone and if we cannot help, we will let you know who can.
We carefully seek out staff who care about what we do, our environment and our customers.
We care passionately about our environment and wildlife. We have been donating some of our revenue in developing a conservation fund to help better understand the nature that surrounds us.
As a small business we can personalise and flex our tours and create new experiences to suit our changing customer needs and environment. Our tours are longer so you can see and do more, with better value for your money.
We care about your experience and have made a significant investment in quality gear and equipment to enhance your outdoor adventure with us.
Above all we continually seek to improve what we offer by listening to what you have to say about us.
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We follow our Health and Safety Plan. A VHF radio, First Aid and Survival Kit are carried on all trips and a regular radio schedule is maintained on all overnight trips. Our guides hold current Outdoor First Aid certificates.
We hold a Qualmark Enviro Gold award due to our commitment to follow sustainable practises, for supporting the environment through our Conservation Fund and for providing environmental information to help inform and educate our visitors.
We offer vouchers to gift to friends and family. You can choose one of our Stewart Island tours or Ulva Island tours or a cash amount. Contact us to discuss.
We will have some specials, family and group discounts available this coming season. Contact us to learn more.
We have introduced some shorter options for budget travellers for the following tours: Ulva Island Birds & Forest Guided Walk, Ulva Island Birding, Evening Eco Watch / Kiwi Spotting, Island Culture Scenic Road Tour.