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Page updated: 21 April 2017
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Kiwi Spotting & Bird Watching
What Prices Include

Binocular Hire
Picnic Lunch

Shuttle Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Conservation Fund
Children

South Island Saddleback, Ulva Island Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience Bird Watching

Prior bookings are essential to ensure a place on a trip of your choice. Book Now (click here to make a booking)
For detailed information on each trips, please click on the relevant trip below. See Map for where trips operate.

View our new brochures here:

Ruggedy Range™ Brochure

Ulva Island Brochure

Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi Brochure

Options & Prices - Kiwi Spotting, Bird Watching

Trip
Good for Birders
Duration
Fitness
Min-Max
Persons
Adult
NZ$ p.p.
Child
NZ$ p.p.

Surcharges
NZ$ p.p.

ULVA ISLAND - Guided Nature Walks/Hikes, Bird Watching
Ulva Island -
Birding
Yes
4.5 hours*
Reasonable
4 to 12
135.00
95.00
15.00
Ulva Island -
Birds & Forest
Yes
4.5 hours*
Reasonable
4 to 12
135.00
95.00
15.00
Ulva Island -
Birds & Forest
Yes
1 Day
Reasonable
4 to 12
255.00
225.00
30.00
STEWART ISLAND - Guided Nature Walks/Hikes, Kiwi Spotting, Bird Watching
Evening Eco Watch / Kiwi Spotting
Kiwi
Approx. 3 hrs
Reasonable
4 to 10
130.00
95.00
15.00
Kiwi Journey
Boat in / out
Kiwi
1 1/2 Days & 1 Night
Good
4 to 8
695.00
595.00
100.00
Kiwi Journey
Fly in / boat out
Kiwi
1 1/2 Days & 1 Night
Good
4 to 8
825.00
725.00
100.00
Kiwi, Dunes & Beach
Fly in / boat out
Kiwi
2 1/2 Days & 2 Nights
Good
4 to 8
1,200.00
990.00
200.00
Aihe Pelagic Birding
Yes
3 hours
Reasonable
4 to 12+
135.00
110.00
N/A

When reading the tables, please note:
Rates above are for the period to June 2018.
* During off-season the tour are 4.25 hours.
1. Min-Max Persons indicate the number of people that make the trip feasible. At the discretion of Management and subject to resources, we maytake less than the minimum, subject to payment of surcharges.
If you are only one or two persons, please note that other clients/agents are also booking our trips
and it is likely that minimum numbers will be achieved for the trip. You can also check with us at the time of booking.
2. Private trips and other options are available subject to staff availability and client numbers.
3. Large group bookings are accepted as a private trip for some of the options.

4. Trips marked kiwi include kiwi spotting as part of the activity, other birdlife is also viewed on these trips.

What Prices Include

Our prices include the following:

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Administration Fee
  • Guiding Fees
  • Department of Conservation Fees (per person and per time guided)
  • Water transport costs
  • Refreshments on Full Day Trips
  • On overnight trips - hut/camp fees, meals, drinks, snacks, use of tents (as required), mats and cups/plates/utensils/cooker.

SURCHARGES:
We do not guarantee that trips will run below minimum numbers, however, if we confirm a booking for 2 - 3 persons, we will operate the trip and require a surcharge to be payable on the day the trip operates. Surcharges are noted in the tables above. A surcharge will not apply if the minimum numbers are achieved for the trip.

Binocular Hire
We have a limited number of 10 x 42 binoculars for hire at $15.00 per binocular per half day or $20.00 for full day trip for our guided clients. Let us know if you require a pair when you make a booking.

Picnic Lunch
An optional picnic lunch $18.00 p.p. is available for full day trips.

Shuttle Pick-Up & Drop-Off

We operate a fully licensed passenger shuttle. If you require a pick-up/drop-off from/to your accommodation, flight or ferry terminal or the township for your guided activity, there is an additional charge of $6.00 p.p. one way or $12.00 p.p. for a return trip.

Conservation Fund

We donate some of our revenue into our own conservation fund to assist with conservation and research. You will be helping by coming on one of our guided trips. See: Conservation for more details:

For all HALF DAY and FULL DAY trips we will donate the following:
$1.00 per paying adult or child per guided tour


For OVERNIGHT trips we will donate the following:
$1.00 per paying adult or child per guided trip of 2 - 3 days
$5.00 per paying adult or child per guided trip of 4 or more days

Children

Some of our trips are not suitable for young children, however, we may be able to offer families with young children alternative options. Please contact us directly to discuss. On sea kayaking trips, children will travel at the discretion of management, depending on amongst other things, ability and weather conditions.

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Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience
"Birds & Forest Booking Office"
Stewart Island - Travel & Activities

14 Main Road
P O Box 188, Stewart Island, NZ

Ph: 64 3 219 1066
Fax: 64 3 219 1078
Mob: 64 274 784 433
www.ruggedyrange.com
For all Enquiries, Bookings, please phone or contact: mail@ruggedyrange.com

Office now centrally located opposite Department of Conservation Office and approx. 2 minutes walk from flight/ferry See Map.

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