New Zealand is a 12 hour flight from Los Angeles. Flights are overnight—you can sleep most of the way (those who can). You will arrive in Auckland and transfer to either Wellington (NZ’s capital city) or Palmerston North, both of which are only a one hour flight.
To save money on flights, fly to Wellington. There you can catch a shuttle into the city centre and do a little gift shopping if you wish. There you will have plenty of time to get to the train station and enjoy the scenic 1½ hour train journey to Masterton (safe to take rifles on) where we will meet you and take you to the hunting property, get settled in, sight rifles before the hunt starts the next morning.