Red deer| Fallow Deer| Boar |Goat
-FREE RANGE HUNTING-
When you hunt at Te Awaiti you will experience classic New Zealand hunting the way it should be. No high fences, completely wild game and thousands of acres of rugged native bush. Our hunts are completely free range. This is proper hunting. This is Te Awaiti.
With the use of Polaris Rangers and hundreds of kilometres of tracks, we are able to hunt the full 20,000 acres of our privately owned coastal property. We provide both Trophy Hunting and Management Hunt options as well as having a fantastic set up for hosting group activities and non-hunters.
We also offer South Island hunts for Tahr and Chamois. With a concession for operating guided hunts on public land we access the mountains by 4x4 or Helicopter before backpacking and foot hunting from tent camps or cabins, this truely is a rewarding hunt.
Arrive as clients leave as friends. We pride ourselves on offering first class hospitality while not loosing what proper New Zealand hunting is all about.
Close encounter hunting, bush stalk wild roaring stags in our privately owned native bush, or sit back and glass as we catch them feeding into the open areas at first and last light.
With our 10 bunk lodge, variety of game, private coast line and many more activities to do we have a fantastic set up for hosting groups. Treat you team to something they really will enjoy. Round up some staff, clients, suppliers and experience a work do like no other.
Make the most of your time in New Zealand and experience the best of both islands. After your Te Awaiti experience head south with us for a real alpine adventure.
-2020 Hunts -
We do not charge animal fees. All of our hunts are priced as an all inclusive daily rate packages. This keeps things simple for everyone and there are no hidden surprises. With no animal fees for each animal shot there is always a to chance to take a second bigger stag during your stay or multiple species of animals for no extra cost. On our management hunts this also provides the opportunity to really fill your freezer.
Our trophy hunting season runs from March through til mid July. On these hunts we are targeting mature Red Stags that can reach up to 40 inches in length and 10-14 points.
From the end of March til the end of April is the peak of the roar (rutting season). During this period master-stags tend to herd the hinds into the native forest. We do lots of bush stalking during this time which provides thrilling close encounter action as we are often able to roar the stags into close proximity.
After the Roar (post rut), the stags tend to drift out of the forest and feed on the grass adjacent, recovering after the rigours of the rutting season. This type of hunting is more about the use of binoculars and the challenge of longer range shooting, but often produces the biggest stags.
With no animal fee once you’ve got a stag we can continue hunting for a 2nd bigger stag or for another species ( fallow buck, pig, goat) for no extra cost.
On these hunts the accomodation, bedding, meals, drinks, animals, caping and head skinning is all included.
We require a minimum of 2 hunters on these trips and for a minimum of 3 days which we spread out over 4. (2 half days and 2 full days). How ever the longer you stay the more time we can put into finding quality animals and multiple species.
At the tail end of and after our trophy hunting season we love providing hunters with the opportunity to come and join us for a management hunt and a chance to load their freezers with venison.
These hunts also provide the perfect opportunity for introducing beginners and kids to hunting in a safe and educational environment.
On these hunts we are targeting female red and fallow deer. However should we find a cull stag they are targeted to, often providing a bit of antler to take home as well as a larger animal for meat.
Having our own team of pig dogs on hand also provides the thrilling opportunity to hunt pigs with dogs if eager. With plenty of goats on the property these to can provide a bit of fun, a great introduction to hunting and is a much underrated meat.
Again with no animal fees we aim to take multiple animals on our management hunts.
On these hunts accomodation, meals, some alcoholic beverages with dinner (your welcome to BYO more) and animals are all included in the one price.
Typically on our management hunts animals are taken whole with the skin on.
We require a minimum of 2 hunters on these trips and for a minimum of 2 days which we spread out over 3. (2 half days and 1 full day). How ever if you wish to stay and hunt for longer that is no issue.
-Group/ Corporate Events-
With such a large property, so many activities and a well set up hunting lodge we are able to cater for groups of up to 10 at a time.
While some can go deer hunting, others can be pig hunting, goat hunting, clay bird shooting, target shooting, long distance target shooting, archery shooting, fishing, diving or just kicking back in camp enjoying the peaceful serenity of been out in the bush.
This provides the perfect setting for team bonding or a chance to really show your staff, clients or suppliers how much you value them.
For these events accomodation, meals, some alcoholic beverages with dinner (your welcome to BYO more) and animals are all included in the one price.
-Tahr & Chamois-
Experience the beauty and challenge of back country public land hunting. Access the Southern Alps via 4x4 or Helicopter before backpacking and foot hunting from cabin or tent camp. This is a challenging but highly rewarding hunt and can be seen as the pinnacle of New Zealand mountain hunting.
We provide all of the tents, meals and cooking equipment. You will how ever need to bring a warm sleeping bag and bed roll as well as the other required gear that will be emailed out in our gear list.
This type of adventure requires 7 days (2 days travel, 5 days hunting) and a minimum of 2 hunters. All guiding, meals, accomodation, animals, and transport excluding helicopter fees are included.
-Te Awaiti Trophy Hunt & Tahr Hunt package-
The ultimate New Zealand free range hunt. Experience both the North & South Islands whilst hunting multiple species. After a week of trophy hunting for Red stag, Fallow Buck, Boar and Goat on Te Awaiti travel South with us and add a Tahr hunt on to your New Zealand adventure.
This package will require 14 days with 11 full days hunting and 3 days in transit. We require a minimum of 2 hunters on these trips.
-Terms & Conditions-
Hunt Guarantee: We guarantee all of our hunts are truely wild with freely ranging game.
Getting Your Trophies Home: We can arrange preparation, taxidermy, expediting and shipping of your trophies through our professional taxidermist and shipping agent. He will then contact you for instructions, addresses and payments.
Deposit Policy: An immediate deposit of 50% is required to secure your booking. If for what ever reason you wish to cancel your hunt and do so prior to 90 days of your hunt the deposit is fully refundable. If cancelled within 90 days of your hunt it is then 25% refundable. If you wish to postpone or transfer your hunt dates the deposit will be held and transferred for the new dates.
Final Payments: Final payments are due before arrival.
Payment Options: All prices are in NZD and are subject to change without notice. Payments can be made by personal or bank cheque, wire transfer or credit card, (+4% Credit card fee).
Suppressed rifles only: If you wish to bring your own rifle along on the hunt it must be suppressed. As we are hunting weekly and our game animas are fully wild and unrestricted we only like to use suppressed rifles as they do not disturb the areas as much which can also then help to increase the success of your hunt. If you do not have your own suppressed rifle don't worry as we have suppressed rifles available here for your use.
Minimum sized calibre: For our stag hunts we only use rifles larger then a .243 calibre. This helps to increase odds of a ethical and fast kill on large game animals.