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Page updated: 6 October 2015

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LAND BIRDS & SEA BIRDS of Stewart Island & Ulva Island - an overnight package

Two half day tours.
Birding tour on Ulva Island to view native birds and hear exquisite birdsong.
A boat cruise to view albatrosses soaring overhead, penguins and other sea birds around nearby offshore Island. Tours depend on weather & sea conditions.

What You Do:
Please note: depending on weather / sea conditions / minimum numbers, the guided tours may operate in reverse order or on the same day.

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.

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

• Enjoy our Ulva Island Birding (4.5 hrs)

• Accommodation in Stewart Island.

Day 3
Transfers to / from your accommodation and Golden Bay Wharf.

Take our Aihe Pelagic Birding Tour (3 hrs).

• 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: 12 for Ulva Island and 8 for Aihe Pelagic

Operating: Any day and all year round subject to demand.

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 Birding half day guided walk with transfers to and from Golden Bay Wharf and Department of Conservation Fees.
6. Aihe Pelagic Birding (3 hrs) with transfers to and from Golden Bay Wharf.
7. $2.00 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.

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"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

For all Enquiries, Bookings, please phone or contact:

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

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