North Island Ranch House
Situated just 3 mile from the pacific ocean and surrounded by hunting country this is our Mountain Hunters Ranch House. Couples enjoy the privacy of their own secluded cottages with queen beds, cable TV and en-suite facilities. We welcome all groups whether its hunters only, husband and wife teams, family groups and friends. Wendy serves up delicious fresh local cuisine, including lobster and seafood, your wild game, our ranch lamb and beef with quality local wine and beer. You wont go hungry or thirsty around here!
Enjoy a laid back family atmosphere and plenty of laughs. Kick back in the evening at our fully stocked rustic hunters bar and dining room, watch footage from your days hunt on the big screen, and tell the tales of adventure.
“The Bach” - is a kiwi term for holiday house at the beach, just 1 hour from the Estate is our 16,000 acre free range lease with our rustic 3 bedroom Bach 200 yards off the ocean. With breathtaking views it makes a great getaway for a night or two and some more great hunting and adventures.
South Island Base
When hunting Tahr and Chamois a beautiful scenic flight from the North Island takes us down the Southern Alps to our Fox Glacier base. Our fabulous hosts Trish and Colin make everyone feel at home in the South. From the dining room guests have a spectacular view of the mountains and Mt Cook, the highest peak in New Zealand at 12,218 ft.
The South Island can be a lot colder than the North so hunters need to have adequate gear for the Southern Alps. There is plenty to do for the non-hunters or hunters waiting for a break in the weather. Lake Matheson is a photographers dream with crystal clear mirror image of the mountains behind. Walk old mining shafts lit with glow worms, soak at the mineral hot tubs, take a heli flight up to the Fox or Frans glacier, or just sample some of the local beers at the local bar .
When hunting a Stag/Tahr/Chamois package we will be based in the North Island and when the weather looks good we will jump in the plane and zip down to hunt while the weather is good. Weather in the South Island is very fickle and if the West coast doesn’t cooperate we have similar hunting options on the East Coast to ensure you will get your Tahr and Chamois hunt while you are here with us. There is also some great sight seeing options in the South Island and we can arrange a stay in the tourism mecca Queenstown if you are wanting to take in some more sights the South Island has to offer.
For the Non-hunters...
Non-hunting companions will find New Zealand a relaxing and beautiful country to visit. We offer non-hunters daily sight seeing and touring compimentary! We also have post hunt tour packages for those wanting to extend their stay and experience more of what New Zealand has to offer while they are here!
We welcome all groups whether its hunters only, husband and wife teams, family groups and friends.