Ulva's Guided Walks - Stewart Island

Explore Ulva Island with Ulva's Guided Walks on Stewart Island, New Zealand.


Ulva's Guided Walks was named by the owner, Ulva Goodwillie - who just happens to be named after the Island. Ulva is a direct descendant of the first Maori peoples of Stewart Island and is passionate and very knowledgeable about this special place. Ulva and her team of local guides would love to share this experience with you ... we will provide you with a unique experience, learning about native flora and fauna from a Maori and local Stewart Island perspective.


Beautiful Birding & Botany: half day guided walk on Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary

We share Ulva Island with all kinds of amazing birds, wildlife and plants. So, it's all about discovering - the unique, rare and endangered birds and plants at close quarters. Exquisite seasonal orchids, native and endemic birdlife that will come too close for your camera lens. We only have gentle ambles amongst a beautiful botanical forested garden alive with birdsong.


Birding Bonanza

We are excited to present this amazing TWO DAY package - the ultimate birding experience!

Three of Stewart Island's original birding companies have joined forces to offer an unforgettable Birding Bonanza.

  • Twilight cruise and guided walk to remote part of Stewart Island to see Stewart Island Brown Kiwi in the wild;
  • Half day guided walk on Ulva Island to see endemic and native land birds; 
  • Half day pelagic to view stunning seabirds and our beautiful coastlines

NEW PRODUCT: Kiwi Spotting at Mamaku Point on Stewart Island 

Ulva's Guided Walks has exclusive rights to operate Kiwi Spotting tours at Mamaku Point Conservation Reserve on Stewart Island. 

New Kiwi Spotting tours are now available from Ulva's Guided Walks to this special area.

The tours are 2-3 hours long and depart half an hour before sunset.




Ulva’s Guided Walks

Ulva Goodwillie

PO Box 85

Stewart Island, 9846

Phone: +64 27 688 1332