We provide pack transfers each day to your next accommodation destination and back to the car park on your final day. We are limited to one pack of 20kg or less per person and one chilli-bin per group. You need to bring all of your food, but there is no need to bring any cooking or dining equipment.


  • Rain jacket

  • Warm sleeping bag

  • Warm clothes (wool or polypropylene)

  • Appropriate footwear (we strongly recommend hiking boots)

  • Torch/flash light (with good batteries)

  • Pack (flooding or a breakdown may prevent cartage occasionally)

  • Clothing

  • You will need at least one set of clothes to walk in and another to change into at night. Drying facilities are available for small amounts of wet clothes at each hut.

  • Boots: need to be comfortable and well broken in

  • Socks: (wool/polypropylene) two pairs

  • Shorts: (cotton/nylon)

  • Shirt: (wool/polypropylene)

  • Long johns or trousers: (wool/polypropylene)

  • Jersey or jacket: (wool/polar fleece)

  • Undershirts/T-shirt: (wool/polypropylene)

  • Gloves: (wool/polypropylene)

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 lifetime.read 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 missed.read 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 me.read 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 experience.read more
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Bush Hut

Bush Hut is the third night accommodation a wonderful forest setting and a real step back in time. Situated in the middle of one of the biggest QEII conservation covenants in the country.

Valley Camp

Valley Camp at the Island Hills

The Valley Camp Hut was built for pest control and mustering and now gives you the chance to spend your second evening in the heart of the high country.

Our Address

Island Hills, 1612 Tekoa Road, Culverden 7392

Contact Us

TEL: 0224640140
E-MAIL: shaun@islandhillsstation.com

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