This island in Paterson Inlet is free of rats, making it a haven for bird life including 70 species found nowhere else on earth.
Ulva Island is a popular day trip and it can be reached either by kayak, water taxi or by a tour. Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi and Rakiura Charters & Water Taxi can take you to the island, although the Ulva Island ferry is usually a little cheaper. Both the water taxis and the Ulva Island ferry depart from the Golden Bay Wharf.
Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience and Ulva’s Guided Walks operate day tours to Ulva Island.