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New Zealand Hunting Luxury & Eco Tourism

Overview

New Zealand Hunting Luxury & Eco Tourism

A New Zealand hunting luxury lodge and/or fishing vacation with unlimited adventure activities!  The entire family will be entertained.  Explore waterfalls, enjoy wine tastings, play golf on the nearby Jack Nicklaus golf course, ride horses, take advantage of New Zealand’s many extreme activities.  A sanctuary and retreat of breathtaking terrain in 2,500 acres of secluded native forest and game reserve, seven trout streams, four lakes, over 70 kilometers of hiking trails.

This resort offers the ultimate in world class luxury accommodations (Travel and Leisure ranks it at #25 in the world, Condé Nast rates #1 in New Zealand) and is located in the heart of the trout fishing capital of the world and famed therapeutic thermal region, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand.  Among the finest, if not the finest New Zealand luxury hunting lodges.New Zealand Hunting Luxury Hunting Eco

The South Island resorts offer similar luxury and will be packaged together with the North Island to give you the best that both have to offer. Lord of the Rings was filmed throughout the South Island area. Both islands are breathtaking in their own rights! This is a trip of a lifetime! You will find the staff at both locations warm, friendly and eager to please.

This is a perfect vacation for the family where everyone will be catered to at the same lodge.  Hunters will enjoy pursuing the ultimate in deer hunting with the majestic red stag while those that do not hunt may pursue horseback riding, gorgeous waterfall sights, regional sights and adventure activities.  Your group may might choose to meet for a delicious lunch and afternoon adventure together with hunting taking place in the early mornings and evenings.  Really, this is the perfect vacations for everyone.

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Species: Himalyan tahr, alpine chamois, red stag, sika, rusa, brown trout
Capacity: 28 for the lodge but only a few select hunters at a time
Location: New Zealand North and South Island
Season: Red Stag – March through early July / Tahr – March through June / Chamois – Year Round / Fishing - October through end of April - Prime
Method: Rifle, Bow, Fly Rod
Lodging: Absolute luxury
Food: Chef
Trip Length: 5-10 days
Transport: Four wheel drive vehicles and helicopters
Guided: 1x1 or 2x1 Guided
Weather:

Shooting

On the North Island’s 2500 acre preserve, you will find some of the best red stag hunting in the world! Hunting is by spot and stalk. Various levels of physical abilities can be catered to. In this same area, you will be able to hunt sika and rusa deer. Whether you are an archery hunter or a rifle hunter, you will harvest a trophy of a lifetime.

If you would prefer a true wilderness experience, their hunting guides can take you by helicopter deep into the heart of the Urewera Mountains where your day’s hunting will be an experience of a lifetime. Your trophy may be in the experience and not necessarily in the size of the horns! Locals hunt for a lifetime to harvest their trophy!

On the South Island, you will be treated to the ultimate Himalayn tahr and chamois hunts in the world! You will never experience a hunt like this again! It is unforgettable! The mountains are rugged and the adventure is amazing. Your Tahr and Chamois hunts will be by helicopter drop off.

Climate

Month Temp High F Temp Low F
January 85 40
February 80 40
March 75 35
April 70 32
May 70 29
June 60 25
July 55 25
August 60 30

Seasons

All late February, March, April, May, June, July, August:
  • Red stags (Roar – or rut – is March to April)
  • Fallow
  • Elk
  • Sika
Year-round: May – November: May – July: May – August:
  • Tahr
  • Chamois
  • Goats/Rams
  • Buffalo
  • Wild Boar
  • Turkeys (No bag limit)
  • Rusa
  • Samba
  • Waterfowl
  • Pheasants

Fishing

They offer world-class fly fishing with some of the country’s top guides. They have a diverse range of waters available. Your guide and you will fish some of the most beautiful areas in the country boasting some of the best year-round brown and rainbow trout fishing in the world. For anglers wishing to enjoy boat and fly fishing in the Rotorua region, they offer daily guided fishing ventures with experienced, professional guides, whether it be by 4WD or helicopter.

For a truly unique experience try their wilderness heli fishing – Helicopters are at the ready to ferry you directly to a back-country trout fisherman’s paradise allowing access into terrain providing unspoilt fishing not easily accessible by any other means. Fly fishers the world over are looking eagerly toward next season in NZ – there has been talk of a mouse plague happening next summer, if this eventuates it will mean lots of big deep conditioned back country trout coming to the net having gorged themselves on mice. With or without the mice, the cicadas will still be in ever-present abundance once the ground has warmed. The fishing will be great.

Lodging

The North Island Lodge & Estate comprises four suites and eight private, ultra-luxurious villas which are located in the extensive grounds. Each of the suites has its own unique character, individual style, design and exquisite furnishings. The villas, positioned a stroll from the lodge, offer privacy and seclusion framed by native virgin forest with views over lakes and wildlife. The lodge is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Hotels.

The South Island resorts vary from bed & breakfast to the ultimate in luxury as well!  Your package will be catered to your desires and price tolerance!

Activities

This trip is full of surprises and opportunities. A fantastic Jack Nicklaus golf course is only 45 minutes away from the North Island Lodge. If you seek thrills, New Zealand is the home of bungee-jumping and the zorb. You’ll find gorgeous waterfalls, spa treatments, jet boat rides, horseback riding, fishing, bird hunting, Possum hunting at night, ATV rides, hiking, breathtaking helicopter rides, volcanoes, fabulous food and more! It would take months to experience all the activities available.

Rates

Pricing good through January 2017

Hunting packages begin at $14,900 pp

Fishing packages begin at $17,500 pp

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FAQ

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TRAVEL INSURANCE:  REQUIRED!  

Links to the companies we recommend:

Travelex Insurance       Ripcord Insurance

While we do everything in our power to protect our clients from travel problems, we cannot prevent illness, natural disasters, wars, deaths, lodge closings and more; we live in uncertain times!  The only way to protect yourself and your investment is through travel insurance. Travel insurance can provide medical coverage, cancellation due to natural disaster, illness, death in the family, lodge closings and other unknowns; in this day and time, anything is possible.  Lodges count on you to protect your investment as they cannot refund your payments due to the nature of the product they offer.

Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues.  It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.

Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.

The Ripcord membership and travel Insurance provides the highest levels of medical, security, evacuation and rescue services in the industry combined with travel insurance:

  • Remote rescue services from point of injury or illness
  • Medical evacuations to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • The best evacuation and rescue triggers that include rescues for medical conditions that will result in permanent injury in addition to just requiring hospitalization
  • Security extraction services for geopolitical events and natural disasters
  • Involuntary detention resolution services for members who are held against their will
  • Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
  • Travel insurance

Testimonials

This is dream hunt, it will spoil you
Danny, CA

Absolutely the Best
Frank

Fantastic Hunt, beautiful Lodge and staff, will return
Doug, MI,

I have hired guides all over the world and Joe is simply the best. The attention and love he showed to my son will forever put me in his debt. He made him feel confident and at ease which set him up for a one shot kill when the time came. His genuine joy to be in the field with us is what makes him so special.
Jim, CA

An experience that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life
Chris, Hong Kong

Beautiful country, great animals, surreal experience.
Derry, Texas

Experience of a lifetime combining the sport of hunting with all the luxury of a top-line resort.
Jimmy, Virginia

— if you are after etched memories that will last a lifetime.
Mark, Georgia
… your one-stop New Zealand destination for hunting, fishing, sightseeing and shopping!
Mike, Arizona

— a hidden jewel in New Zealand.
Rob, California

A total hunting experience with memories that will last a lifetime….
Larry, Texas