What to know before you go to Ulva Island

Keep Ulva Island rat and weed free! 

Check for rats and seeds

Check your clothes and boots for seeds

Check your boat for rats

Check and re-pack your bag

As well as your camera and binoculars, we recommend you take a waterproof jacket and warm clothing.  You are welcome to take snacks and water to Ulva Island but please remember to bring all rubbish back with you. 

 

 

Ulva Island is a place where native bird and plants thrive - please help us keep it this way by staying on the walking tracks.


Ulva Island self guide bookletIn March 2014 the Ulva Island self-guide booklet was updated and re-published.  It makes the perfect companion if you are visiting Ulva Island independently.  From past to present, it will guide you gently around Ulva Island, showing the birds you may see, the walking tracks, all in an affordable and easy to carry booklet - it's available from:

  • Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre, Stewart Island/Rakiura (DoC)
  • The Stewart Island Gift Shop, Stewart Island
  • Oban Visitor Centre (The Red Shed), Stewart Island
  • Post Office Bay Wharf

A number of excellent Stewart Island-based guides are available if you would like someone with local knowledge to accompany you on your walk around Ulva Island.

 

Primeval Paradise DVDHave you seen the Primeval Paradise DVD?  What better way to remember your visit to Ulva Island, or to scope out your visit prior to arriving? 

The Ulva Island Charitable Trust, in conjunction with the Natural History Unit of New Zealand, have produced a high definition DVD about Ulva Island birdlife.  This beautifully shot film tells the story of Ulva Island through the eyes of a pair of young Stewart Island Robins as they experience their first nest.

The DVD is available from:

  • Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre, Stewart Island/Rakiura (DoC)
  • The Stewart Island Gift Shop, Stewart Island
  • Oban Visitor Centre (The Red Shed), Stewart Island
  • Stewart Island Four Square Supermarket
  • Elwin Productions