Romantic beaches, heritage and culture, world-class diving, hunting, fishing and natural wonders – whatever your preference, there’s a South Pacific island for you. Give us a call at (208) 991-4868 and we’ll get started matching your priorities, budget, timing and expectations to the ideal destination.
Sporting Destinations in the South Pacific
Australia, New Zealand, and the Cook Islands are all full of diverse, outdoor adventures!
Big bonefish are the main target, but the presence and availability of Giant trevally for the flats angler definitely makes Christmas Island fly fishing special.
Christmas Island is one of the most unique angling destinations on Earth. This giant atoll sits 1,300 miles south of Hawaii and 100 miles north of the Equator. One great thing about Christmas Island fly fishing is the consistent weather. It allows anglers a year round opportunity to fish miles and miles of wadeable sand and coral flats.
The nation of Kiribati, pronounced “Kir-ee-bahs,” is located in the Pacific Ocean along the edges of the Equator, includes the Gilbert, Phoenix and Line island groups. The isolated location of the Kiribati islands prevents tourism from flourishing and becoming a major business, even though the weather is consistently warm and the shallow water flats are teeming with bonefish, trevally, triggerfish, and numerous other game fish. If you’re looking for a great first-time flats trip or a destination that will deliver impressive numbers, then a Christmas Island fly fishing trip should be high on the list.
It is important to note that Christmas Island is definitely not another Tahiti or Hawaii where you can go to relax and have nothing to worry about. It has few visitors, and they have to be prepared to “rough it.” That said, there aren’t many countries where the people are friendlier.
New Zealand is an extremely unique destination for American tourists for many reasons, but perhaps most notably for the post-card-like beauty of its varied natural landscapes.
While the hunting and fishing is a major attraction in New Zealand, we full-heatedly encourage all visitors to New Zealand to do more than just that; indeed, few people ever travel there without also checking out some of the scenic places, hiking some of the unbelievable tramps or experiencing the rich viticulture that the country’s plentiful wine regions have to offer. Now is undoubtedly the time to finally check New Zealand off your bucket list.
Fishing in New Zealand:
New Zealand fly fishing may just possibly be the mecca of angling for serious fly fishers. The scenery is spectacular and the fly fishing is spectacularly good year round. It’s no wonder anglers visit New Zealand from all corners of the globe. Both the North and the South Islands have some great fly fishing for trophy sized brown and rainbow trout.
Hunting in New Zealand: