Stewart Island is among the best places in New Zealand for bird watching. For starters, its is one of the few places in New Zealand where you have fair chance of seeing a Kiwi in the wild (though you’ll almost certainly need to join a tour to do so!). There are also cruises available, taking you from Oban around Paterson inlet and to Ulva Island, enabling you to discover the local birdlife.

Nearby Places to Stay

Stewart Island

Driving Time: 5 mins (1.8km/1.1mi)

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Bluff

Direct Distance: (42km/26mi)

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Invercargill

Direct Distance: (61km/38mi)

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Nearby Places to Stay

Stewart Island

Driving Time: 5 mins (1.8km/1.1mi)

See Stewart Island deals

Bluff

Direct Distance: (42km/26mi)

See Bluff deals

Invercargill

Direct Distance: (61km/38mi)

See Invercargill deals