New Zealand Fishing & Hunting Lodge
Trophy Red Stag Hunting on New Zealand’s North Island
The spine-tingling roar of the rutting Red Stag is deservedly one of the main draws to New Zealand. However, this outfitter believes the experience of the hunt is just as important as the size of the trophy, and strives to exceed expectations.
Whether you stay at the main lodge, evolved from an earlier era fishing camp; in the executive house, designed by a renowned New Zealand architect; or down on the river at the safari camp, immersed in the natural elements of New Zealand’s north island (guests often like to round out their experience here under the stars and close to nature), you will receive world class 5-star service and have opportunities at world class trophy Red Stag.
Tucked away in a secluded valley of New Zealand’s north island wilderness is the private 16,000 acre estate where serious hunters have a genuine shot at taking home the trophy Red Stag of their dreams. While the antlers are fully developed from February well into August hearing the roar of the rut, from mid March to mid April, brings a whole new dimension to the hunt. The hunters who come here are regularly guided onto 400 SCI Red Stags with some of the best on the estate exceeding 600 SCI.
Combo with Sika deer, Rusa Stags and more…
The Red Stag bodies are massive and the antlers are huge but don’t overlook the other opportunities made available here; the Sika Deer were 1st liberated in New Zealand on this ranch in 1905. This valley continues to hold a substantial population and is arguably among the best free range Sika hunting in New Zealand. Rusa Stags, Fallow Bucks, Sambar, Arapawa Rams and the Feral Goats are all trophies worthy of pursuing as well.
Fly Fishing on New Zealand's North Island
And if fly fishing is on the agenda the heli-fishing program is highly recommended! (The flight itself being an exhilarating part of the experience.)
- These are trophy fish waters with huge rainbow and brown trout.
- Lake fishing on private charter boats can be arranged too as well as walking and 4WD access to rivers and streams.
- If you have the desire to “rough it” to the sound of nearby flowing water you can stay overnight at one of the streamside camps.