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Contact Details

How to Book

Office Opening Hours

Contact Details

Street Address:

14 Main Road, Oban, Stewart Island, 9846, New Zealand

"10 seconds" across the road from the Dept. of Conservation Office. Approx. 2 - 3 minutes walk from flight and ferry centres, in Oban.

Phone: +64 3 219 1066

Mobile: +64 274 784 433

Fax: +64 3 219 1078



How to Book

You can book either by: PHONE; FAX; EMAIL; or by using our WEBSITE BOOKING FORM, or by VISITING US IN PERSON at 14 Main Road.

We are an independent operator and work from our own booking office in Stewart Island. We can offer you the best and most comprehensive advise on our trips to suit your interests, abilities, timeframes and budget. Please contact us directly - no one knows our business like we do!

- There is no independent visitor information centres in Stewart Island.
We not to operate through information centres or I-Site Network as some are operated by competing businesses.

Office Opening Hours

We are a small business - sometimes we are out of the office for guided trips or to pick-up and drop-off clients. Our answer machine (or if you are here - our messages on the door) tell you when we are back. Please leave a message and we will return your call or better still, send us an email.

If you call after hours - please leave a message on:
- our main line +64 3 219 1066
- our mobile +64 274 784 433

OCTOBER TO MARCH (main season)
Monday to Sunday: 7.30 am to 6.15 pm

After hours calls accepted till 8.00 pm on our landline or mobile.

APRIL (low season)
Monday to Sunday: 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

MAY (low season)
Daily : 8.00 am to 5.30 pm
Wednesday : Closed (except for prior bookings)

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST (off-season)
Monday: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Tuesday: 8.30 am to 2.00 pm
Wednesday: closed (except for prior bookings)
Thursday: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Friday: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Saturday: 8.30 am to 4.00 pm
Sunday : 8.30 am to 2.00 pm

SEPTEMBER (low season)
Daily : 8.00 am to 5.30 pm

Wednesday : Closed (except for prior bookings)

After hours calls accepted till 7.00 pm on our mobile during low and off-season.

Prior bookings are essential all year round, but especially during our low and off-season.

Low Season and Off-Season May - June - July - August - September
Tours will be operating subject to minimum numbers. However there will be a week each month when the office will be closed for maintenance work and / or to take a rest. Contact us before you plan your visit to check with us.

We are happy to assist you and will endeavour to answer your questions promptly. Please contact us if you:

  • Have a query; or
  • Need more information on a trip; or
  • Would like to make a booking; or
  • Can't decide which trip would suit you; or
  • Want to hire or purchase any gear and equipment; or
  • Would like to give us any feedback in general or on our website
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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

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