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KIWI & BIRDING ADVENTURE - an overnight package to Stewart Island

For anyone seeking an adventure in the wild. Spend a delightful day on Ulva Island, then Journey along Freshwater River, then inland across wetland & tussockland in the footsteps of kiwi to stunning Mason Bay.

What We Do:
Please note: depending on high tide requirements for Kiwi Journey tour, the guided tours may operate in reverse.
Day 1:
• Either fly to Stewart Island from Invercargill Airport (anytime) or take the coach to Bluff for the ferry from Bluff to Stewart Island (anytime)

• Transfers provided to your accommodation (except for backpackers).

Accommodation in Stewart Island.

Approximately 1 hour trip briefing may be held this evening or the next day (depending on all client arrivals).

Day 2:
• Transfers to / from your accommodation and Golden Bay Wharf

• Full day Ulva Island Birds & Forest Guided Walk with picnic lunch

Day 3 to Day 4:
Transfers from accommodation to Golden Bay Wharf - timings will depend on high tide access to Freshwater River.

Your guide will take you on our overnight Kiwi Journey (boat into Freshwater Landing and boat out the next day).

• Spend the night in a backcountry hut or camp (we will not know till the day as Mason Bay hut cannot be pre-booked).

Day 4:
Return from guided walk - timings will depend on high tide access from Freshwater River - our tours generally come back around 3 to 4 pm.

• Depart Stewart Island on the last flight to Invercargill or the last ferry to Bluff. If travelling by ferry the coach will take you to Invercargill.

Minimum Persons: 4
If you are only one or two persons, check to see if we have achieved minimum numbers or we can put you on our wait list.

Maximum Persons: 6 (for this package)

Operating: All year round, but subject to high tides for Kiwi Journey and daylight hours in Winter months. See Departure Dates.

Flight / Ferry Schedules: See our Getting Here web page.

Cost of Package: See Overnight Packages Summary

1. If flying - flights to and from Stewart Island and Invercargill Airport
2. For ferry travel, coach transfers between Bluff and Invercargill. (we will notify you of the designated coach pick-up / drop-off points)
3. Two nights accommodation of your choice.
4. Transfers to / from accommodation on arrival / departure except for Backpackers.
5. Ulva Island - Birds & Forest full day guided walk with transfers to and from Golden Bay Wharf, picnic lunch, Department of Conservation Fees.
6. Kiwi Journey (boat in / out) overnight trek, return water taxis, hut/camp fees, all meals, hot drinks, snacks whilst on Kiwi Journey, use of cooking and eating equipment and tents / sleeping mats if not staying if not in hut, transfers before and after your tour, Department of Conservation Fees.
7. $1.00 p.p. donation into our conservation fund.
8. Package administration.

1. Additional nights accommodation in Stewart Island before or after, based on your budget.
2. Accommodation in Invercargill or Bluff before / after coming to Stewart Island, based on your budget.

3. At our discretion and subject to staff availability - if we operate tours below the minimum numbers - any applicable surcharge/s as stated on this website and your itinerary for the specific tour.

1. Hire or backpacks $30.00 p.p. and sleeping bags $30.00 p.p. - these can be hired from us.

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

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