Overview of New Zealand Trophy Red Stag Hunting - Kaikoura
This lodge is the place to go if you are after trophy red stag hunting for world records! Some records include the 2017 # 1 in the world for muzzle loader at a whopping 740, 2014 World record Rifle, 2014 world record with a Crossbow as well as numerous other records.
Welcome to trophy red stag hunting in Kaikoura, New Zealand, one of the most beautiful places in the world and a sportsman´s paradise. New Zealand is a very US friendly and English-speaking country and you will be hunting with the family who have owned the property for over 18 years and have hunted all over the world. You will arrive as a guest and leave as family.
They emphasize quality, not quantity! If you are serious about hunting looking for a luxury 3,000 square foot hunting lodge located in the middle of a prime New Zealand hunting area and you are looking for a trophy Red Stag, Elk, Chamois or Tahr, this is the hunting destination you have been dreaming of.
This lodge offers an exceptional variety of trophy hunting including the mighty Red Stag, Fallow deer, Tahr and Chamois. Experience our superior trophy hunting lodge in breathtaking Kaikoura – in the South Island of New Zealand. In addition to New Zealand trophy hunting, Kaikoura is also ideally located for sightseeing, activities and adventure.
Big Game Information:
You will be hunting some of the most beautiful 8,000 acres of mountainous land in New Zealand on 1,500 acres of preserve land. ATV’s allow you and your guide to access the most extreme areas on the ranch.
Customized Trophy Hunting in New Zealand
Customized Hunting caters for:
- Hunting on foot
- Four-wheel drive vehicle hunting
- Helicopter tahr hunting
- Rifle hunting
- Bow hunting / archery hunting
- Hunting parties and individuals
Facts about Customized Trophy Hunting in New Zealand
- New Zealand terrain is steep, so you’ll enjoy your hunt more if you’re in good shape. But don’t worry – we guarantee an opportunity for trophy game to ALL clients.
Preserve Red Stag: Roar is late February – early April… unusually early for New Zealand
All hunting is by spot and stalk or on foot. Your hunting method is up to you. ATV’s are used for access if desired but foot hunts are also possible.
For the really big stags, February and March are the best time to hunt them as they have not started the rut and thus no broken antlers.
This hunt is conducted on 1,500 acres of the most beautiful and high in natural nutrients land we have seen in New Zealand. The 1,500 acres is varied in terrain and probably hunts an equivalent of 4,000 acres.
Pricing is shown below. If your guide says a stag is a certain size and the stag should happen to be over that number, you will only be charged for the size the guide called it.
Bow hunters have a high opportunity for a stag.
Himalayan Tahr: Prime time May – July but available year around
Hunts are conducted by helicopter which is included in the pricing. Bow hunting for Tahr is tough but can be high opportunity if you are good shape.
Chamois: Prime time October – February but available year around (The largest Chamois typically appear in October) February coats are magnificent!
Chamois hunting is conducted on foot with no heli-assist needed. Hunters may either hunt on foot for sit in a prime location where the Chamois come out to graze in the evenings.
Bow Hunting New Zealand
Modern hunters are often drawn to bow hunting because it generally requires more practice and skill than taking game with a firearm. Archers usually take large game within 40 yards (metres) which requires the archer to stalk the game more closely without frightening it away, While modern rifles allow hunters to shoot large game (such as deer or elk) at distances of 100 yards (metres) or more.
New Zealand Bow Hunting
There are no special seasons for bowhunters or for hunting with a firearm – bow hunting is available year-round. A separate license is required for hunting gamebirds, obtainable through the Fish and Game Council New Zealand. It covers the whole of New Zealand. Some regulations exist:
- The use of arrows with any poison, explosives, or other chemical substances on, or in the head or shaft is prohibited.
All other conditions such as may appear on the standard hunting permit apply also to bowhunters.
Bowhunting is extremely challenging and rewarding. For many it has been a life long source of challenge and enjoyment, for others new to the sport, it opens up a whole new avenue to hunting not previously thought of.
Homey luxury accommodations await you during your hunting experience in the breathtaking wilderness of Kaikoura, New Zealand. The hunting lodge is perfectly suited for all your needs during your exciting expedition on the beautiful ranch.
After the thrill of a New Zealand hunting adventure, kick your feet up and relax in 3,000 square feet of luxury! Unwind by the warmth of the fire pit before sitting down to a gourmet meal prepared by our chef. Whether you’re in the mood for lobster, rib-eye or venison, we prepare it all, complete with the New Zealand wine and beverages specially selected to compliment your feast.
Ready to turn in for the night? Your private suite awaits, complete with your own bathroom stocked with plush towels and comfy robes. Settle in to pleasant dreams in your king-sized bed, dressed in luxurious sheets and a deluxe down comforter. We guarantee you´ll feel refreshed and ready for a successful day of hunting after a lavish night´s rest at the lodge.
Meals and Dining:
Every meal at is carefully prepared on site with fresh, local produce. Through-out the day you will feast on lodge made breads, cookies and other delights and in the evening enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of ‘estate to plate’ succulent, healthy and sometimes ‘a little wild’ food accompanied by a great selection of local wines and beers. They like to showcase South Pacific cuisine and where possible we source local organic food.
This lodge is your home away from home. Nothing is too much trouble to ensure your stay is the most enjoyable experience it can possibly be.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
A typical itinerary is as follows:
Saturday: Arrive Christchurch, New Zealand where you will be greeted and spend the night at a convenient airport nearby.
Sunday: Lodge staff will transfer you to the remote property by road about 2 1/2 hours or helicopter as arranged.
Monday – Friday: Enjoy hunting and touring the area
Saturday: Transfer back to Christchurch for your travel home or continue touring New Zealand
Custom itineraries available.
Travel Details & Location
Air New Zealand is the way most clients fly to Christchurch via Auckland. Christchurch is about a 2 1/2 hour drive to the lodge or we can arrange a helicopter or fixed wing transfer to the property
How to get there:
Auckland, NZ is the entry port for flights to New Zealand. Once you pass through customs there, you will take a short domestic flight to Christchurch on the South Island where you will spend the night at the hotel that the lodge will book on your behalf on your own account.
Despite their relative seclusion and privacy, the estate is just over one and half hour’s relaxed drive from Christchurch International Airport.
Airport Transfer to the Lodge:
Upon your arrival at Christchurch Airport, a member of their team will meet your plane and take care of all your requirements until your time with them draws to a close. For those wishing to make their own way to the estate, the roads are good and directions are straightforward. Alternatively, they can arrange your pick up and transfer from other destinations in the South Island, depending on location. A 4×4 vehicle is a must.
Runway access for private planes:
Christchurch International Airport can handle all private jets.
Kaikoura Whale Watching
Kaikoura is one of the best places in the world for watching whales, due to their close proximity to the shore and the fact that they can be seen all year round. Whale watching can be done by boat, helicopter or plane.
Dolphin Swimming in Kaikoura
Dolphin swimming trips allow you to see and interact with the playful wild Dusky Dolphins. These dolphins will amaze you as you observe them in the natural state of their own environment around the Kaikoura peninsula.
Fishing in Kaikoura
Kaikoura offers a host of Fishing Charters. Most of the skippers have lived in Kaikoura for most of their lives and would love to share years of fishing knowledge with you. You will enjoy excellent deep sea fishing where blue cod, sea perch, grouper and many other species are caught.
A trip to the famous Kaikoura Lookout at the top of the peninsula is a must for any visitor. From the lookout, visitors to the area have expansive views of the Kaikoura ranges flowing down into the sea.
The Kaikoura seal colony is a favorite of all tourists that come to Kaikoura and is only a short drive from the main town center. Take your camera as there are many opportunities to take pictures as the seals bask and relax on the rocks.
Visit Lavendyl to experience our extensive Lavender and flower gardens. During the months of January through to the beginning of February, when the flowers are at their peak for oil production the distilling process can be observed on site. Lavendyl has an onsite gift shop where a range of lavender essential oils and other Lavender products can be purchased.
Kaikoura’s crayfish is still a local delicacy and is always available from one of the many restaurants or beach-side caravans located in the Kaikoura District.
Fyffe House was built in 1860 and was one of the first European buildings built in Kaikoura. Fyffe House still stands on its whale bone piles!
A wealth of information on subjects ranging from early Maori settlement to recent events. Displays are varied and interesting with items such as the wheel house off the wrecked “S.S.Taiaroa”, an old jail house, Maori artefacts and whaling relics.
Kaikoura boasts a large variety of bird life with some species like the Hutton’s shearwater that have colonies that can only be found in Kaikoura. Bird life can be viewed and heard during a casual walk along the shore or in the surrounding countryside.
Seal Swimming Kaikoura
Experience the thrill and excitement of snorkelling or Scuba Diving with the inquisitive and playful NZ Fur Seals.
4 Wheel drive Tours
A 3-4 hour exhilarating off-road experience! You will be taken on a safari back into the wild rivers, bush clad valleys and rugged mountains of Kaikoura. 2-16 people per trip.
Kaikoura Golf Course
Kaikoura’s Kowhai Links golf course is nestled between the magnificent vista of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains and the ocean waters of the Pacific Ocean. Located within five minutes’ drive of the Kaikoura township on State Highway 1, this wonderful 18-hole golf course offers something for every golfer, whether you are a beginner or low handicapper. A round of golf, while you take in the marvelous views and walk the irrigated fairways of the Kaikoura Links Golf Course is the ultimate way to wind down after an exciting day of marine mammal adventures.
Kaikoura is home to numerous talented artists – many of whom have their gallery open to the public. Website: http://goldart.co.nz/
Art and Design Gallery, 129 Scarborough Street, Kaikoura. Brigitte and Walter create a wide range of artworks from paintings and sculptures to their famous ‘Kaikoura mirrors’ and much more. Visit their gallery for a unique and creative experience that is a ‘must see’ while in the Kaikoura region.
Observers aren’t just welcome – they are an absolute priority! To prove this, we have developed a range of activities available on-site, a short drive or a full day-trip from the lodge. Prices are on application as many can and do change frequently. They also depend on numbers and duration, so please let us know what interests you.
Internet & Communications
Excellent wifi is available on sight. Cell service is not available but there are a few spots in the mountains where limited service may be available.
2019 Prices: US$ and SCI scoring
Packages: Inclusive of daily fees, lodging, guide 1×1, meals, and airport transfer
4 Day/3 Night Red Stag (360-380) 1×1 Guided: $8,250 per person
6 Day/5 Night Helicopter included Tahr, Red Stag (360-380) 1×1 Guided: $14,900 per person
6 Day/5 Night Helicopter included Tahr, Foot Chamois, Red Stag (360-380): $18,500
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”