New Zealand hunting is a premium, continually-available experience in what is described by visitors as the most beautiful country in the world. An island nation, the spectacular scenery of New Zealand ranges from lush valleys, rolling green hills and magnificent, snow-covered mountain Alps towering above dense forests. In the absence of natural predators, wildlife populations flourish. Kiwi hospitality is ubiquitous, weather is nearly always sunshine-gorgeous, and smiles are contagious.
Boredom is not an option; the word doesn't even exist in New Zealand. There is plenty for non-hunters and hunters to do before, during and after scheduled hunt dates: spas, massages and beauty treatments in New Zealand's famous hot thermal pools are available to relax before, during or after hunts. Golf, forest walks, horse treks, jet boat rides, rafting, 4 wheel bike trails, and for the more adventurous - bungy jumping! Foremost among perfect family vacation are New Zealand hunting trips. With hunting packages on both the North Island and the South Island, guests may combine New Zealand upland bird and duck hunting, big game hunting and angling during a single trip. Gidday Mate! Welcome to Paradise. Welcome to New Zealand.
New Zealand waterfowl hunting is an excellent stand-alone trip to extend your winsghooting horizons, or may be combined with big game hunting and fishing for a completely customized experience
New Zealand duck hunting is about decoying exoctic species in the most enchanting scenery imaginable. The natural habitat for upland game birds and waterfowl is spectacular. In addition to duck species popularly hunted in the United States are indigenous species that top avid bird hunters' lists, plus unique wingshooting opportunities that probably should. Duck species prized by collectors include Paradise Shelducks, Pacific Black Ducks, Australian Shovelers. Mallards and Canada Geese have thrived since introduction, as have Black Swans. Enjoy New Zealand waterfowl hunting at its best, or combine with big game or turkey hunting and fishing.
World-class Trophy Hunts for Red Deer, Fallow, Tahr, Chamois, Sika, Sambar and Ruso Deer
New Zealand hunting for big game species is unrivaled for the abundance of world-class trophies and the diversity of big-game species. Free-range and game ranch hunting opportunities are available. Traditional spot-and-stalk methods are very successful for big game hunting in New Zealand landscapes. For mountain species, ATVs, or even helicopters, transfer guest hunters to mountain tops so that alpine hunts are all downhill. Big game species include Red Stag, Fallow Buck, Himalayan Tahr, Chamois, Sika Stag, Sambar Stag, Rusa Stag, and wild boar.
Use the table below to decide how best to customize your perfect New Zealand hunting trip.
New Zealand hunting and fishing options are diverse and available year-round. Timed and budgeted just right, guests may enjoy several aspects of New Zealand hunting and fishing during a single trip.
A popular option is a 10-12 day New Zealand hunting trip to include 4-days each at North Island and South Island lodges: 3 days for ducks, upland game birds and turkeys at each lodge, 1 day of big game hunting or fishing at each lodge, and 1-2 days in Christchurch, Wellinton or several other cities or town for tours, sight-seeing and other non-hunting activity. We strongly suggest arriving at least one day prior to scheduled hunts dates to reset you body clock following the long flight.
New Zealand Hunting and Fishing Calendar at a Glance: Use the table below to decide how best to customize your perfect New Zealand hunting trip with peak dates for desired activities.