For many kiwi people, hunting is a way of life. It’s all about being out in the hills, facing the elements of nature, walking the hard yards to test yourself against cunning game animals with the hope of gathering your own free-range meat and re-telling the tales around a campfire.

Now you can have this experience too!

Your hunting coach ‘Shaun Monk’ has lived the hunter’s lifestyle since childhood and will show you how to get into “the game zone” and bring the meat back to camp.

What to expect

Trips are fully guided and include four wheel driving, camping, hiking, bush craft, mountain safety and firearms practice. You don’t need a firearms licence or any previous experience. You just have to be willing to walk some hills and become part of nature.

Meals, accommodation and hunting equipment provided.

What to bring

Snacks and drinks, insect repellent (for sand-flies and mosquitos), hiking boots (preferably with gaiters), warm clothing layers including beanie and gloves, weather proof jacket and over trousers (optional), sun protection including sunscreen, cap or hat, headlamp and spare batteries, bathroom towel and personal effects, hiking pack, day pack, camera and end of day liquid refreshments.


2 nights/3 days $1450 for the first hunter.or the first hunter.                                                             One addition hunter $800.                                                                                                             Additional non-hunters $300 pp (guided hiking options available)

If you decide to take an animal, kill fees apply; $350 per non-trophy red deer, (wild pig $200, red stag $1000, chamois $2000).
Have your adventure filmed and edited into a 20-30 minute HD movie $600 
(publishing rights retained by NZWildThings)

Helicopter available at extra charge for high country drop off, for the back pack hunting to be mostly downhill,  price on application.

All prices in $NZ  including GST (tax)

Island Hills Station
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Johannes Schulz
Johannes Schulz
09:24 28 Jun 20
Well, how to even start? This place resembles a tranquil and simultaneously wild area. Mountains, Manuka trees, rivers... - even mighty stags can be spotted. Beside the natural beauty of the Island Hills Station area, the hospitality and service of the owners leave nothing to be desired. Here I had my fist hunting experiences, extended walks through a natural paradise and a cozy resting place in the lonely huts that are provided. I can only recommend this place for anyone who seeks a close up encounter with New Zealand, its people and natural beauty, while having an andventurous blast for a more
Victoria Alexander
Victoria Alexander
04:49 23 Jun 20
What a way to rejuvenate! Island Hills truly has it all; well-equipped comfortable huts, diverse and interesting... walking options for every level of fitness and knowledgeable, enthusiastic, down-to-earth hosts. An adventure not to be more
Esther Riess
Esther Riess
01:01 22 May 20
You can truly call this place a piece of paradise! This is the first place in NZ I felt very sad to leave behind. Had... my first hunting experience and the walking tracks are something else! It’s a once in a lifetime experience. If cabins, outdoor wood heated baths under stars, mountains and hunting sound intriguing. Don’t miss out!read more
Arian Gaedke
Arian Gaedke
01:31 03 Mar 20
First hunt in New Zealand I come from Germany, hunting in Germany and New Zealand is very different. It was a great... challenge to hike and hunt in the mountains. It was very interesting to learn so many new things about nautur in New Zealand. Shaun taught me a lot of great tips for camping and survival in the bush or in the mountains.The trip was an exciting new experience for more
Haley Lloyd
Haley Lloyd
08:31 27 Nov 19
Such a beautiful place and the Bush Hut was amazing. The hosts were very down to earth and knowledgeable. A real off... grid kiwi back country more
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Island Hills, 1612 Tekoa Road, Culverden 7392

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