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  2. Southland Region
  3. Stewart Island

Stewart Island: 2.5-Hour Cruise and Ulva Island Guided Walk

Product ID: 185015
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Embark on 2.5-hour experience from Stewart Island including a leisurely cruise of Paterson Inlet and a 45-minute guided walk of Ulva Island's renowned bird sanctuary.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Admire Paterson Inlet’s stunning scenery on a 2.5-hour experience
  • Embark on a 45-minute guided walk of Ulva Island's wildlife sanctuary
  • Discover the region's flora and fauna from your knowledgeable nature guide
Full description
Discover Stewart Island from the water with a 2.5-hour experience including a cruise of beautiful Paterson Inlet and a 45-minute guided walk in Ulva Island Wildlife Sanctuary.

Admire Paterson Inlet’s stunning scenery from hidden coves to unspoilt beaches. Hear fascinating stories of early Maori history and European settlement from your guide as you pass various landmarks. Your passionate guide will provide engaging commentary and is more than happy to answer questions. While on board, keep a lookout for fur seals, penguins and other wildlife, as sightings are common.

Paterson Inlet is home to renowned wildlife sanctuary Ulva Island. Disembark here for a 45-minute guided walk with a specialist nature guide. The island is home to weka (native woodhen), bush robins, rare saddlebacks and yellowheads amongst other species. It is also a protected habitat for some of New Zealand’s rarest plant species. Relax for the remainder of the cruise around Paterson Inlet and enjoy the coastal scenery before heading back to the wharf.
Includes
  • Cruise of Paterson Inlet
  • 45-minute guided walk on Ulva Island Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Specialist nature guide
  • Optional picnic lunch (select option when booking)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Stewart Island Visitor Terminal, Main Wharf, Halfmoon Bay.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Optional picnic lunch can be vegetarian
• If you have any special dietary needs, please advise when booking