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Stewart Island Dusk Cruise and Wild Kiwi Encounter

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REJ040
For 1 person
$199 each
1 Adult
$199 each

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Highlights

  • Scenic cruise at dusk to Little Glory Bay
  • Opportunity to encounter Kiwi on a sandy beach
  • Guided walk through native bush

Depart Oban on the Foveaux Express from Halfmoon Bay at dusk and cruise across Paterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove. Once there, take a short guided bush walk by torchlight through spectacular coastal forest to a secluded sandy beach where Kiwi are often found searching for food after nightfall.

What's Included?

  • Scenic cruise at dusk to Little Glory Bay
  • Guided walk
  • Friendly, local guide
  • Opportunity to encounter Kiwi
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

At dusk depart Halfmoon Bay aboard a catamaran for a cruise across Paterson Inlet to Little Glory Cove. During the cruise pass Ulva Island (a predator-free sanctuary) and learn about Stewart Island's rich history. Once at Little Glory Cove, disembark at the southern part of the peninsula known as The Neck.

The walk, led by your nature guide, is on a well-formed track across the peninsula, through spectacular coastal forest to a secluded sandy beach.

As dusk sets in and daylight diminishes, venture by torchlight through the native forest with the stars and forest night sounds around you. The walk will take about 45 minutes one-way and the track emerges on to Ocean Beach. This wide sandy beach is where kiwi are often found feeding among the grasses and seaweed.

Here in the darkness you will get to see the Southern brown kiwi (Rakiura Tokoeka) - often searching for food.

Afterwards retrace your steps through the forest to Little Glory Wharf for your catamaran ride back to Oban.

Session Length

  • The departure time and duration may vary depending on the weather, sunset times and also the behaviour and activity of the birds
  • Please allow approximately 4 hours for this experience

Guidelines

Tour is not suitable for children under 15 years old

    Cancellation

    Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

    Rescheduling

    • Over 24 hours prior to the experience date: No charge
    • Within 24 hours of the experience date, No Shows, and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book
    • Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforeseen circumstances
    • Change of participant is not permitted

    Numbers on the Day

    There will be a maximum of 30 people on this tour, and 15 guests per guide.

    Weather

    In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead unless contacted by the experience provider. If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider.

    Dress Code

    Ensure footwear and clothing is adequate for mud/wind/rain/cold weather.

    Other Info

    Please note commentary is available in English only.

    This experience takes place in Stewart Island.