Explore an island paradise

Ulva Island is New Zealand at its most pristine; a place of natural, primeval beauty, where the sounds of ancient birdsong still ring today.

Located within New Zealand's southern-most National Park - Rakiura - Ulva Island is the largest of several small islands situated in Paterson Inlet (Te Whaka a Te Wera).

Just a 7 minute water-taxi ride away from Stewart Island, Ulva Island is a place where people can freely come to enjoy the native forest and fauna, protected in this safe environment.

The Ulva Island Charitable Trust is a group of dedicated Stewart Islanders who work together with the Department of Conservation towards the further restoration of Ulva Island, and towards enhancing visitors' experience of such a place.