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Beaks and Feathers

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65 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
+64 27 316 3077
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A visit back in time

I did two tours with Ang, firstly Kiwi viewing up on the airstrip where we saw 3 kiwi and then the... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Tony D
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Absolutely Awesome

Ange is the best Kiwi-spotting guide you are going to get on Stewart Island. she is knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
craigincanberra
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Experience the unique beauty of Ulva Island and Stewart Island while going for a guided walk with Beaks and Feathers. Be entranced by abundant and colourful birdlife and the impressive forest of Ulva Island. Be taken in with the old charm of Stewart Island, and experience local walks or parts of the Rakiura Track. Beaks and Feathers specialise in small groups for a better experience
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“three hours” (3 reviews)
“guided walk” (8 reviews)
“great tour” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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65 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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+64 27 316 3077
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

I did two tours with Ang, firstly Kiwi viewing up on the airstrip where we saw 3 kiwi and then the next day I did a 3hr guided walk on Ulva Island where we saw all the special birds I wanted to see. Ulva Island...More

Thank Tony D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Ange is the best Kiwi-spotting guide you are going to get on Stewart Island. she is knowledgeable, delightful and will look after you like a long time friend. My wife needs a walking stick for mobility and we had our 9 yr old son, and...More

1  Thank craigincanberra
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We had wonderful time with Angela. We saw 4 kiwis in only 2 hours. One juvenile even almost touched me feet! The day walk on Ulva island was amazing as well. We learnt tons of interesting facts about birds, plants and life in Stewart and...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Sympathetic, friendly and well-organised evening kiwi encounter, seeing birds doing their natural thing close up - it was amazing! Ange runs small groups - 6 max - and is genuinely motivated more by the fun of sharing her joy of indigenous birds than by turning...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Ange runs small tours at Ulva Island, a bird watching paradise. Her knowledge of the bird life is incredible and she takes the track real slow so you can see all the best birds and plants. We did our research and can confidently say she...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We went on two tours with Angela(Port William and Acker's Point at Dusk) and we thoroughly enjoyed both of them. It is clear that she loves her island home and has a passion for sharing the extraordinary flora and fauna with others. She even provided...More

1  Thank Helen D
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Angela is a wonderful resource for a visit to Ulva Island. Take the early ferry with her and you may be lucky, as we were on Christmas Day, to have the Island to ourselves. She knows every bird and tree on that Island and is...More

Thank Jane P
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We were fortunate to tour Ulva Island with Ange, a most knowledgeable guide with years of hands-on experience. She will find and will point out many of the threatened birds and other animals while providing a fascinating history of how Ulva Island came to be....More

Thank ron028
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Ange provides excellent guided walks in small groups. She spots the birds, and knows the history and plants as well as the birds.

1  Thank Ruth T
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad we chose Ange to guide us around Ulva Island. If we had walked around by ourselves, we would've missed so much! Ange's career in various aspects of conservation makes her a perfect guide and teacher. Her stories are fascinating! We spent around...More

Thank Knappstars
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hfalken90
16 January 2018|
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Response from asrakiura | Property representative |
Hi. Unfortunately this tour may not be suitable for a mobility scooter. Getting to and from Ulva island includes stepping on and off the wharf and onto boats. There’s also several steps on the wharf and on the track that... More
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