Ruggedy Range Wilderness Experience

Ecotour in Stewart Island (Rakiura)

Highly customisable tours with a nature focus offered on land and water (through co-owned Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi, www.aihe.co.nz). Options include walking, cruising, flying, bus touring, wildlife viewing (including kiwi), photography and combo packages featuring any of these, tailored to your interests. See the websites for a wide range of offerings.

Ulva Island 'bird and forest' tours cost $140/265 for a half/full day, a 2½-hour wildlife-spotting cruise is $130, a guided walk on the Rakiura Track (including food and accommodation) is $1200.