All of the New Zealand hunts, other than requested “wilderness experience hunts” are conducted out of warm, dry accommodations of a high standard with private facilities. Hot showers, TV, full beds, good food and drink are the norm.
New Zealand cuisine is similar to that of the USA – the accommodations we use pride themselves on the standard of their meals. Special dietary requirements can be catered for with prior notice. Wilderness experience hunts will be individually arranged to suit the client’s requirements and are conducted from mountain huts or alpine tents as required. These hunts are “hard core” and not for the faint hearted!
Generally wilderness hunts will be aimed at the premium mountain species such as Thar (Tahr) and Chamois and will require a fair degree of mountain experience on the part of the client. While as an outfitter we will supply such essentials as cooking equipment and tents, clients will be expected to supply their own personal equipment such as boots and clothing, all of which need to be of a high standard.
New Zealand offers much more than hunting to tourists and holiday makers, a wide range of outdoor pursuits are available –
-fishing (both trout and deep sea),
-tramping and scenic walks,
-snow skiing are but a few of the more physical things to do outdoors.
Trophy Brown Trout are waiting for the keen fly fisherman during the early part of the hunting season and I have links with top fishing guides who can provide you with sport for an afternoon or several days.
For the more leisurely minded, many scenic spots are accessible by car, coach or train. A five or six day tour of the South Island by hire car allows a leisurely tour of most of the “tourist spots”, as well as a chance to sample products from the large number of vineyards that are now a feature of the New Zealand landscape.
A similar amount of time is required to tour the North Island by car – the thermal areas of the central North island are well worth a look after a Sika hunt. Exceptional Rainbow Trout fishing is available in the central North Island as well.