Parent and Child Bush Experience


3 days, 2 nights, cabin stay or camping, bush craft and hunting adventure.


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Shaun Monk Island Hills Station

Meet your host,

Shaun Monk

A fantastic present for a child, which includes your presence!

2 days, 3 nights

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
  • Sleeping bag and bathroom towell (options to hire these items)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Insect repellent (for sand-flies and mosquitos)
  • Hiking boots (preferably with gaiters)
  • Hiking style “active” wear.
  • Warm clothing layers including beanie and gloves
  • Weather proof jacket and over trousers
  • Sun protection including sunscreen
  • Cap or hat
  • Headlamp and spare batteries
  • Soap and other personal effects
  • Hiking pack
  • Day pack
  • Camera
  • End-of-day liquid refreshments

Availability and Prices

View available start dates on the calendar, select the number of people in your party, when you spot a date that works, click Book Now.

Please note:  Parent and Child Bush Experiences are available on request. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.


  • 3 days, 2 nights $1450 for one super parent and one adventure kid
  • One addition adventure child $300
  • Additional non-hunting adults $250 per person
  • Additional non-hunting child $150 per person
  • Guided hiking options for non-hunters – available at extra charge
  • Trip extensions per night – $500 for 1 parent/1 child, $100 per non-hunting adult, $75 per non-hunting child

Animal Kill Fees
If you decide to take an animal, kill fees apply; $250 per non-trophy red deer, (wild pig $100, red stag $1000, chamois $2000).

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).

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Island Hills, 1612 Tekoa Road, Culverden 7392

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