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Ulva's Guided Walks

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Ulva Island is located on Stewart Island,New Zealand. A predator-free and picturesque island, it is an environmental treasure. Rare, endangered, endemic and native birds abound - it is also a botanist's dream in a pristine primeval forest...more
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20 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 3-219 1216
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The guide Ulva was spectacular with wonderful knowledge of both plants and birds. Highly recommended for those wanting to experience the original natural New Zealand.

Thank toddb106
JulesUGW, Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, Todd, I will pass your comments on to Ulva.

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We did the guided walk on Ulva Island with Matt who is an inspiring guide with a big knowledge. His english was easy to understand.

1  Thank LeneFH
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we're delighted you enjoyed your time with Matt on Ulva Island.

Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing trip with a super knowledgeable guide, Erin. She found bellbirds, saddlebacks, robins, parakeets, tui, weka, blue penguins before anyone else even knew where to look. On the way out we saw blue penguins in the water and a leopard seal on the rocks. Great...More

Thank jesssenior24
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We were 2 of a party of 4 on the walk. It's a very easy walk with a few steps here and there. Ulva was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna. Highlights were a kiwi walking across the path late morning and the Weka...More

1  Thank Derek S
Ulva G, Owner at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Hello Derek, thank you for your review. It was a stunning day wasn't it, and the kiwi was such a bonus! Not to mention the flocks of Mohoua. I hope you got some excellent photos. Safe travels.

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us booked onto the guided walk of Ulva Island which departed at 8.30am. Our guide was Matt Jones who is very charismatic and just so knowledgeable about Ulva and its background. The walk is at a steady pace with regular stops where Matt...More

3  Thank lesleyjane
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Thank you for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed Ulva Island - and Matt - so much. Thank you too for appreciating the natural beauty of this very special place. I will pass a copy of your review onto the Ulva Island Charitable Trust and...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018

We were so lucky to get Ulva herself to guide us around Ulva Island. She was knowledgeable of all the birds and plants we were seeing. She knew all the bird calls, and anytime we heard one we hadn't seen yet she would "chase" it...More

Thank Wyatt F
Ulva G, Owner at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

What a gorgeous review, thank you SO much. I'm just incredibly lucky to be able to be on Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary as much as possible and, of course, showing wonderful visitors such as yourselves. We did have a great day didn't we - and...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Our guide, Ulva, grew up on Stewart Island and is so knowledgeable about Ulva Island. She's an excellent guide and eager to share her expertise about the ecology of the Island. Quite a treat!!

Thank Cotton-DC
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thank you for your review, which I've passed onto Ulva. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your guided walk and Ulva's infectious enthusiasm! Best wishes - Jules

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Walking through original podocarp bush with Denise was wonderful. Her knowledge was fantastic, not just about the birds (Stewart Is robins, kaka, bellbirds, kakariki and many more) but the vegetation. I learned heaps... It was a beautiful day with many great photo opportunities. But you...More

Thank Belinda R
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed your guided walk on Ulva Island so much Belinda, thank you for writing. I've passed your wonderful review to Denise. Best wishes, Jules

Reviewed 27 March 2018

This was an amazing experience! Arriving on Ulva Island sounded like being in a jungle because of all the birds. My guide was Matt, who was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the birds, flora and other wildlife, but was also a delightful person with a...More

1  Thank Sally-on-the-go
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Sally, I've passed your review onto Matt and you're right - he loves what he does and cares very much for what he fondly calls his "office", Ulva Island! He gets a real buzz out of other people's excitement and enjoyment of the birds...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Ulva took us across on the water taxi. She was so informative and enthusiastic, we saw lots of birds and tracks from penguins and sea lions. We couldn't have learned so much on our own especially about the flora which was fascinating. Thank you very...More

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2 September 2016|
Response from Ulva G | Property representative |
Hi - Ulva Goodwillie here from Ulva's Guided Walks. We can definitely arrange a half day trip to fit in with your transport requirements. Dependent on your afternoon departure time, we can fit in an early afternoon half... More