Water Buffalo Hunting in Australia

  • LOCATION – Northern Territory Australia. The land is huge and vast, and we can arrange a chopper to look for that exclusive trophy if you like.
  • TRAVEL – The outfitter will pick you up in Darwin, Australia. Most of our hunters book a motel to relax after the flight and we pick up the next morning.
  • WEAPON – It doesn’t matter what you want to hunt with, rifle, bow, muzzleloader, and pistol hunters are all welcome.
  • SPECIES – Water buffalo, banteng, scrub bulls, wild boars, wild dogs, feral brumbies and donkeys.
  • TROPHY QUALITY – This is a free range Australia banteng with gold medal class animals taken regularly.
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Have you always dreamed of hunting dangerous game in one of the most remote locations left on earth? Are you looking looking for a great chance at taking a monster Water Buffalo? Then book one of our Australia water buffalo hunt packages.

Before embarking on your water buffalo hunting hunt, it is crucial to familiarize yourself with the species. The water buffalo, also known as Bubalus bubalis, is a formidable animal native to Southeast Asia and introduced to Australia in the early 19th century. On an Australia water buffalo hunt, you’ll be targeting massive bulls that can reach weights of over 2,000 pounds and possess strong, curved horns that can grow up to four feet long!

A giant Australia water buffalo

Our Australia Water Buffalo Hunt is Top Notch

This this seven day, trophy water buffalo hunting adventure takes place in Northern Territory, Australia. This vast area, particularly the Top End region, offers abundant opportunities for water buffalo hunting. The dry season, typically between May and October, is ideal as the buffalo tend to congregate around water sources, making them easier to locate.

This is the perfect opportunity to take a trophy water buffalo of a lifetime.

The outfitters that we work with have exclusive access to large amounts of outstanding water buffalo habitat, so they are able to keep the hunting pressure very low. Most of these hunting areas have very good road access, which allows us to cater to hunters with a wide range of abilities. As a result, our hunters have very high success rates on walk-and-stalk water buffalo hunts. These ideal conditions allow hunters to be very selective and only harvest mature buffalo bulls.

Australia water buffalo hunt
This remote wilderness hunt on the far side of the earth has all kinds of bonus inclusions ensuring a hassle-free adventure and overall great outback experience!


Our outfitter will pick you up in Darwin, and it’s a five hour drive to camp. Camps are very comfortable bush camps with screened cabins with fans, beds, full bathroom facilities, etc. This is a true adventure to a very unique part of the world for an affordable dangerous game hunt.

The Hunt

You’ll hunt until you take a good, trophy water buffalo, then you can add on a second trophy buffalo, hunt scrub bulls and there are also plenty of wild pigs, dogs, brumbies and donkeys to keep things exciting.

Recommended Calibers

We recommend that our hunters use a rifle chambered in .375 H&H or .375 Ruger at the minimum. The .416 Rigby, .458 Winchester, and .458 Lott are also excellent cartridges for Water Buffalo Hunting. If you’re a bowhunter, we suggest you set up just as you would for archery hunting cape buffalo. Typical shooting ranges are 50-100 yards.

Many hunters choose to make their Australia water buffalo hunt a banteng combo.

Typically, you’ll start this hunt at the water buffalo camp, then move. The banteng hunting camp is about a seven hour drive from Darwin. If you wish we can organize an air charter for you. You’ll usually need about three hunting days for hunting a trophy banteng bull this area. Once you’re done, you can also add a banteng cow and a Sambar stag on a trophy fee basis.

At Outdoors International, we understand the importance of meticulous planning and seamless logistics for a successful hunting expedition. Our team of seasoned professionals is dedicated to providing you with a memorable and stress-free experience. From assisting with permits and licenses to arranging comfortable accommodations and reliable transportation, we and our outfitters take care of every detail, allowing you to focus solely on your thrilling adventure.




Banteng, Scrub Bull, Water Buffalo, Wild Hogs


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My hunt was absolutely top notch.

The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.

Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

Kayla Redmon