Embark on a multi-day voyage of discovery through some of the most isolated and beautiful regions in New Zealand. Discovery Expeditions operate fro...
There’s something disturbingly anatomical about Ulva Island’s name, so it probably comes as something of a relief to learn it was named after a Scottish island of the same name by surveyors in the 1800s, rather than the dangly bit at the back of your throat.
Ulva Island, in Stewart Island Rakiura’s Paterson Inlet, is one of the country’s southernmost marine reserves. It has crystal clear waters teeming with fish, penguins and a variety of marine flora, and offers snorkelling and kayaking opportunities.
By the time you’ve crossed Foveaux Strait and arrived at Halfmoon Bay, the principal settlement on the southernmost of New Zealand’s three mainlands, Stewart Island, sunsets and sunrises stretch into smouldering pyrotechnic displays.