Tiakina nga manu
ka ora te ngahere
Ka ora te ngahere
ka ora nga manu
Look after the birds
and the forest flourishes
If the forest flourishes
the birds flourish
Ulva Island is situated in Paterson Inlet encompassed in the Rakiura National Park, Stewart Island, New Zealand. It was one of the earliest reserves of its kind and gives us some idea of how New Zealand used to be. A place of natural, primeval beauty, where the sounds of ancient birdsong
Ulva Island is an open sanctuary where native bird and plants thrive in an environment that has no rats or weeds. Please help us to keep it this way!
Stay on the walking tracks, do not feed the birds, take litter away with you, check your clothes and footwear for seeds, check your boat for rats and use the toilet facilities provided
Did you know it takes around $70,000 to protect Ulva Island from being invaded by rats? The Ulva Island Charitable Trust raises funds not just for the upkeep of Ulva Island but also (in conjunction DOC) strives to keep Ulva Island free of introduced pests and predators. Find out how you can help protect Ulva Island before, during and
Our goal is to promote understanding about New Zealand's unique and fragile wildlife and the importance of protecting it. In 1999 we raised funds to replace muddy paths with the gravel walking tracks you see at Ulva Island today. Since then our fundraising has supported further restoration and enhancement of Ulva ...
explore an island paradise
"It was a truly magical experience walking through the bush on Ulva Island. The lush undergrowth, the sounds of kiwi and kaka calling and you can't help reflect and say a quiet 'thank you' to the Ulva Island CharitableTrust in partnership with DOC, who have eradicated all pests from this beautiful island. The birds and bush are being restored to what we had in the past, what an investment for the future."
- the late Frana Cardno (former Mayor of Southland)