Embark on a captivating journey with Beaks and Feathers, your ultimate destination for guided walks on Stewart Island.
Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature as our experienced guides lead you through lush forests, pristine beaches, and diverse landscapes. Whether you’re a passionate birdwatcher, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a memorable adventure, our guided walks offer an unparalleled experience.
Discover Stewart Island’s remarkable wildlife, from unique bird species to fascinating flora, as our knowledgeable guides share their expertise and insights. With Beaks and Feathers, you’ll have the chance to witness rare birdlife up close and personal, making this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for bird lovers.
Our guided walks cater to all levels of fitness and interests, making them perfect for families, solo travellers, or group outings. Unravel the secrets of Stewart Island’s ecological treasures while our guides provide everyone with a safe, informative, and enjoyable experience.
Join us at Beaks and Feathers for an unforgettable guided walk adventure on Stewart Island. Book your tour now and create lasting memories surrounded by the natural beauty of this enchanting paradise.
Ulva Island (Te Wharawhara), is renowned for its diverse and abundant birdlife with a forest dominated by Rimu, Southern Rata and Kamahi, surrounded by marine reserve.
It was visited by Ngai Tahu Maori as part of their food gathering trips and in the 1890s it became one of New Zealand’s first reserves. After a lot of hardwork this 267 hectare island is now predator free, allowing the bird and plantlife to thrive.
Be the first on Ulva Island at 7am* for an exclusive two and a half hour guided walk before circumnavigating Ulva Island in the Ulva Island water taxi for 1 hour, to gain another perspective of the island.
Times: Tours leave approximately 30 minutes after dark so times vary during the year. Weather dependant
Price: $125 per person ; $80 (12 years old & under)
Small Groups: 2 – 8 people (99% chance of spotting Kiwi’s)
Experience kiwi in their natural environment. where New Zealand’s precious kiwi come out at night to feed.
Join Beaks & Feathers for an unforgettable Kiwi Spotting Evening Tour on Stewart Island.
With exclusive access to pristine habitats, immerse yourself in the magical world of New Zealand’s iconic kiwi bird.
Led by expert guides, venture into the wilderness and witness these elusive creatures in their natural habitat.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity – book now for an enchanting experience like no other!
One of the most popular coastal and native bush walks on Stewart Island. Water taxi to Port William, site of early Maori settlement, before continuing on to beautiful Maori beach.
This was also where early Maori settled and later became a saw milling community in the early 1900s.
We then make our way to Lee Bay via Little River, a stunning tidal river mouth, overhanging with Rata trees.
Along the coast lookout for a plethora of birdlife, such as, Mutton birds (Sooty Shearwaters), Shags, Buller’s Mollymawks, Cape Pigeons, and little Blue Pengiuns.
In the native bush you may see and hear Bellbirds, Tui, Fantails, Parakeets, Shining Cuckoos, Grey Warblers, Kaka and Tomtits and more.