FIRST TIME HUNTING at The Island Hills Station


2 nights – Cabin Stay – Camping, bush craft and hunting adventure

A fantastic present for a child, which includes your presence! Bush adventures through mountainous terrain. Stay in huts or camp out in a tent, light a campfire and cook outdoors. Guided shooting practice and hunting for small game, deer and pigs. Yes, we can accommodate groups. ​ Minimum 2 nights and 3 days

What to expect
Trips are fully guided and include four wheel driving, camping and hiking, with coaching on bush craft, conservation and mountain safety. You don’t need a firearms licence or any previous experience. Learn about firearms safety, shoot a target and maybe even try your luck at hunting a truly wild deer or pig with no pressure on individuals to do anything they don’t feel comfortable with. There are no age restrictions however you need to be able and willing to walk up and down some hills. Your guide will cater the challenges to your capabilities and encourage you to build self-confidence and strengthen your parent/child relationship. No cell or internet reception.

Basic 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 fort the adults.
Bring your own sleeping bags (or rent ours with a clean liner $35 per person per trip)

2 nights/3 days for $1450 for one super parent and one adventure kid.

One addition adventure child $400.
Additional non-hunting adult $300 pp
Additional non-hunting child $150 pp
(guided hiking options for non-hunters – available at extra charge)
Trip extensions per night – $500 for 1 parent/1 child, $125 per non-hunting adult, $80 per non-hunting child
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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