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Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience

(03) 219 1066
+64 274784433
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14 Main Road, Oban


Multiple deals available such as group discounts, $5 off Ulva Island Birds & Forest Guided Walk or Ulva Island Birding, 10 off on Scenic Road Tour, $10 off Evening Eco Watch / Kiwi Spotting trip and more. See details below.

We offer "off the beaten track" wilderness adventures on Ulva Island and Stewart Island, in New Zealand's deep south, for small groups. We welcome you to come and enjoy this special part of New Zealand and share the beauty of the place we call home.

Our iconic guided walk on Ulva Island is a must-do for any traveller! Look out for penguins on the short boat ride to Ulva Island, walk easy tracks through primeval rainforest, enjoy close views of rare and endangered birds, admire delicate ferns and mosses, and be inspired by passionate guides sharing their local knowledge on birds, plants, ecology and Maori culture. This full day trip includes a picnic lunch at picturesque Sydney Cove and a unique afternoon hike to the Snuggery.

Another of our popular tours is our night walk in search of kiwi in the wild. Learn interesting facts about kiwi, why they are unique, their behaviour, and their habitat. As night falls, search for this curious bird and listen for their shrill calls. Walking on this trip is slow and suitable for anyone with a reasonable fitness. We also provide courtesy transport included back to your accommodation. For the more adventurous, we also have a variety of multi-day trips to search for kiwi in their natural habitat. 

We also offer guided tramps on the Rakiura Track, guided sea kayaking tours, scenic road tours and cruises, and various other guided hikes.

Ruggedy Range - Personal attention, small groups, generous tour times, and passionate guides.



Experience the three day overnight Rakiura Great Walk with Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience. Personalised to suit the individuals in the group, delicious healthy meals, carry light packs.

Group Discount:
For a group of 8 or more paying persons, $100.00 off per adult and $75.00 off per child.  Group must include at least 5 adults.

Valid: 1st September 2020 to 30th April 2021

Subject to prior booking and availability.

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Group Discount: For a group of at 6 or more paying persons,   Group must include at least 3 adults.

Valid: 1st September 2020 to 30th April 2021. Subject to prior booking and availability.

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Available 3 times a week including Saturday / Sunday: $200.00 per adult and $150.00 per child. Minimum 4 persons. Subject to availability and prior bookings.  Contact us for details.

  • 1.5 hours Paterson Inlet Wildlife Cruise with + 2 hours Ulva Island Guided Walk.
  • 1.5 hours Norwegian Whalers' Base Cruise + 2 hours Ulva Island Guided Walk.  
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