High-End Experiential Travel in New Zealand

Hunting, Fishing and Super Luxury

20 Days, $POA

Hunting, Fishing and Super Luxury

cavalli_duskThis is an itinerary which was designed for a group of people who didn't want to move around much and who wanted to experience the best of hunting and fishing in New Zealand.  The best time of year for hunting and fishing in New Zealand is March/April.  If there are people in the party who are not interested in fishing or hunting, we can of course indulge their interests with our wide range of exclusive tourism activities.

Given the high level of customisation possible as well as the huge range of possible trophy fees, price on application.

Day One 15

Arrive in Auckland.  VIP clearance through priority channels at Auckland Airport.  Meet your helicopter(s) and head north one hour.  Land at your private island in the Cavallis.  Have a massage on arrival and then a meal cooked by one of the country's top chefs.

Day Two

Gamefishing on one of the country's top sportsfishers - targeting Striped Marlin (New Zealand has the world record), Yellowfin Tuna, Hapuku (New Zealand worldCavalli_Dinner_Setup record), Yellowtail Kingfish (New Zealand world record).  If you wish we can also do some light tackle or flyfishing for Kahawai (a native species of fighting mackerel).  We can also target Broadbill Swordfish and Mako Shark.

Day Three

Continue gamefishing.

Day Four


A group of Maori warriors will arrive at your island by waka (canoe).  After a fierce challenge, they will present some gifts, formally welcome you to New Zealand, join you for a lunch of traditional Maori food, and then depart.  If you wish they can teach or demonstrate anything from traditional carving and weaving through to combat and healing.

Day Five

Discovery of the local area, including a helicopter trip to CPoronui_Owners_Loungeape Reinga, the tip of the North Island, and a quad bike ride along the beach and sand dunes just south of 90-Mile Beach.

Day Six

Transfer to Poronui Ranch (Central North Island) either by chartered aircraft or by helicopter.  Poronui is a 16,000 acre estate bounded by mountains and home to some of the finest sika deer hunting, red deer hunting and fly fishing for trout in the country.  There are frequent world records of all these species in theporonuimountainpool area.  You will stay in the very private Owners Cottage.

Day Seven

Poronui Ranch hunting/fishing.

Day Eight

Poronui Ranch hunting/fishing.

Day NineWhite_Island

Spend a day exploring the geothermal region, visiting volcanoes and seeing multi-coloured mud pools.

Day Ten

Rest day.

Day Eleven

Transfer by chartered aircraft to Christchurch in the South Island.  Travel by helicopter up to Claremont Estate, a 15-minute flight.  If necessary we can book the entire estate for you.  Claremont is a working high-counclaremont_gardenstry 2,400 acre station, incorporating deer, sheep and a truffle farm.  The lodge is a beautiful old colonial homestead which has been redeveloped with excellent taste.  This will be our base from which to hunt Tahr and Chamois by helicopter.  Both animals are mountain goats.  The Tahr was brought in from the Himalayas almost 100 years ago and is thriving in the Southern Alps.  The Chamois was brought in at the same time from Austria.  They are both very difficult animals to hunt and require patience and good shooting skills.Claremont_4WD_Richard

Day Twelve

Hunting Tahr and Chamois.

Day Thirteen

Hunting Tahr and Chamois.

Day Fourteen

Rest day.  We can see the whales up at Kaikoura, cruise the Marlborough Sounds, or go down to Christchurch city. tahr_hunting

Day Fifteen

Take an exhiliarating helicopter flight through the middle of the Southern Alps, past Mount Cook, and down into Queenstown.  Stop for lunch on the way on the lovely terrace at Silver Pine lodge.  In Queenstown, stay at private luxury estate Punatapu.  Queenstown is a lively, vibrant place, where you may wish to indulge in some rest days.

Day Sixteenpunatapu_ext_470

Trout fishing and Red Stag hunting.

Day Seventeen

Trout fishing and Red Stag hunting.

Day Eighteen

Helicopter excursion into Fiordland, seeing Milford Sound, and spending time on a charter boat fishing themilford deep fiords.  This is spectacular scenery.

Day Nineteen

Rest Day

Day Twenty

Rest Day 

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