Hunting & Fishing

With plenty of game animals right on our doorstep, the avid hunter will find themselves in paradise here!

With the ability to hunt every day of the year, with access to pine and native forest – select your target species: Red or Rusa deer, or perhaps a day of pig hunting! All levels of experience are catered for. Your guide has been hunting this area all his life, just like his father, and father before him also! He has intimate knowledge of the land and the animals you will be hunting, along with a genuine passion for sharing these experiences.

This is an affordable, real hunting encounter – no animals are behind fences, or in any form of captivity – this is the true essence of hunting in Aoteaora (New Zealand). These animals are born and bred wild within the forests, so their natural instinct is survival. They are wary of any strange noise or unfamiliar scent, and can bolt in an instant! For this reason, we cannot always guarantee success, but your guide will certainly be doing everything he can to make your hunt a day to remember.

While the pine forests can be undulating, the native forest terrain can be quite steep, so a good level of fitness is required.

Inclusions:

  • Transport to and from hunting area
  • One day’s fully guided hunt – early start!
  • Rifle, scope and ammunition (or bring your own)
  • All necessary equipment
  • Any wild meat you can carry out!

Price:

Half day: 6am – 1pm $500.00 per person, maximum 2 people for safety reasons 

Whole day: 6am – 6pm $850 per person, maximum 2 people for safety reasons

Whole day hunt includes packed lunch and refreshments

A Game Bird Shooting

Ducks, swans, pheasant and quail inhabit the many lakes, rivers and forests of this area. A game bird license is required and the shooting season runs from May – August. For more information,  contact Fish & Game NZ on www.fishandgame.org.nz or Phone (07) 357 5501 

Previously trading as Lake Aniwhenua Lodge