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Ulva's Guided Walks

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Unmissable!!

Four of us booked onto the guided walk of Ulva Island which departed at 8.30am. Our guide was Matt... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
lesleyjane
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london
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There's a Reason She is Named Ulva; She Knows Her Stuff!

We were so lucky to get Ulva herself to guide us around Ulva Island. She was knowledgeable of all... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Wyatt F
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Victoria, Canada
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Ulva Island is located on Stewart Island,New Zealand. A predator-free and picturesque island, it is an environmental treasure. Rare, endangered, endemic and native birds abound - it is also a botanist's dream in a pristine primeval forest...more
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20 Main Road, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Four of us booked onto the guided walk of Ulva Island which departed at 8.30am. Our guide was Matt Jones who is very charismatic and just so knowledgeable about Ulva and its background. The walk is at a steady pace with regular stops where Matt...More

2  Thank lesleyjane
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed Ulva Island - and Matt - so much. Thank you too for appreciating the natural beauty of this very special place. I will pass a copy of your review onto the Ulva Island Charitable Trust and...More

Reviewed 27 April 2018

We were so lucky to get Ulva herself to guide us around Ulva Island. She was knowledgeable of all the birds and plants we were seeing. She knew all the bird calls, and anytime we heard one we hadn't seen yet she would "chase" it...More

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Ulva G, Owner at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

What a gorgeous review, thank you SO much. I'm just incredibly lucky to be able to be on Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary as much as possible and, of course, showing wonderful visitors such as yourselves. We did have a great day didn't we - and...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

Our guide, Ulva, grew up on Stewart Island and is so knowledgeable about Ulva Island. She's an excellent guide and eager to share her expertise about the ecology of the Island. Quite a treat!!

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Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for your review, which I've passed onto Ulva. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your guided walk and Ulva's infectious enthusiasm! Best wishes - Jules

Reviewed 9 April 2018

Walking through original podocarp bush with Denise was wonderful. Her knowledge was fantastic, not just about the birds (Stewart Is robins, kaka, bellbirds, kakariki and many more) but the vegetation. I learned heaps... It was a beautiful day with many great photo opportunities. But you...More

Thank Belinda R
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

We're delighted you enjoyed your guided walk on Ulva Island so much Belinda, thank you for writing. I've passed your wonderful review to Denise. Best wishes, Jules

Reviewed 27 March 2018

This was an amazing experience! Arriving on Ulva Island sounded like being in a jungle because of all the birds. My guide was Matt, who was not only incredibly knowledgeable about the birds, flora and other wildlife, but was also a delightful person with a...More

1  Thank Sally-on-the-go
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi Sally, I've passed your review onto Matt and you're right - he loves what he does and cares very much for what he fondly calls his "office", Ulva Island! He gets a real buzz out of other people's excitement and enjoyment of the birds...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Ulva took us across on the water taxi. She was so informative and enthusiastic, we saw lots of birds and tracks from penguins and sea lions. We couldn't have learned so much on our own especially about the flora which was fascinating. Thank you very...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We’ve just returned from a trip to Ulva Island with Denise, who was so knowledgeable and so enthusiastic. She led our small group to all the right places to see so many birds, she could recognise their calls and so lead us to them or...More

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Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for your review. Denise enjoyed your company and loved sharing Ulva Island with you! Best wishes, Jules

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Denise, our guide, was excellent, her knowledge of this tiny predator free island was incredible, it was obvious from the moment we set foot on the island that she was passionate about both the birds and fauna this island is famous for. If we had...More

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Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for your review - we're delighted you enjoyed Ulva Island with our wonderful Denise as your guide! Best wishes - Jules, Front Office

Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I spent the morning on Ulva Island with a small group, very ably guided by Matt. He shared the natural and human history of the island, made sure we saw every bird possible, and helped us understand the local ecosystem. His great sense of humor...More

2  Thank lollydOlympia
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

We're thrilled you enjoyed our full day Birding Classic so much and appreciate you taking the time to write. Best wishes, Jules - Front Office

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Ulva was an amazing guide and taught us a lot about the birds and plants on Ulva Island. She is very knowledgeable and also very pleasant company and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk. We were lucky enough to see a kiwi too! We highly recommend...More

1  Thank ralowden
Ulva G, Front Office Manager at Ulva's Guided Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Thank you, it was a pleasure to share Ulva Island with you. Best wishes, Jules

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Hi - Ulva Goodwillie here from Ulva's Guided Walks. We can definitely arrange a half day trip to fit in with your transport requirements. Dependent on your afternoon departure time, we can fit in an early afternoon half... More
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