Free chase and free range hunting on a variety of wilderness blocks throughout New Zealand's Central North Island, we cater for all levels of hunters looking for both meat and the ultimate trophy hunt.
Want to go hunting with a passionate, hard working, honest, kiwi guide in some of the best private access wilderness areas in the North Island, New Zealand? We can put a dream package together for you for exactly what you are after and so much more...
Animals we hunt
All properties have healthy heards of red deer, fallow deer, Arapawa ram, wild pig and feral goats. Other species available on request including wing shooting and small game.
Overnight Hut Accommodation
We have multiple options of self contained accommodation in kiwi style huts nestled amongst native New Zealand bush accessed by 4wd. These comfortable huts are designed for relaxing after a long day on the hill and are fitted with flushing toilets, vanity, shower, solar & generator power, bbq, large decks and bunk beds. Our main huts have stunning views of native New Zealand bush and the snow capped mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Hunting is from the front door step.......literally.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
My name is Andrew Christmas and I'm lucky enough to share with you one of my greatest passions, hunting in New Zealand.
For the past ten years I have had the privilege to own and operate one of the North Islands most successful trout guiding businesses based in Lake Taupo, taupotroutguides.co.nz. It is with great enthusiasm that we can now offer fair chase guided hunting for big game animals such as red deer, fallow deer, pigs, wild rams and goats. This in conjunction with Trout Hunting NZ means we can offer our clients something very unique for the keen outdoors person while in New Zealand.
I was brought up living a simple but rich in experiences life on a small farm in New Zealand. Like many young kiwi boys I remember catching eels, going trout fishing, rabbit hunting, pig hunting and deer stalking with my father like it was yesterday. Somehow all the hours of fencing, moving stock, feeding animals on cold frosty mornings, I have managed to forget. Little did I know the friendship and skills I was picking up along the way would be the foundations of which my future and my family's future would be based around. The relationship formed through the outdoors between me and my father and mother nature will be one which is never broken. I was taught about sustainable hunting and fishing, selecting the right animal for a mature trophy or simply meat hunting whilst always having high regard for the environment around you. I would like to think those qualities passed to me as a young outdoorsman - from my father, nature and my elders - are ones in which I am teaching and passing onto my clients and my own children.
I am grateful for every day spent on the hill hunting whether it be with friends, by myself or working with clients as I know some would give their right arm to swap opportunities with me. I hope that my enthusiasm, knowledge, desire to get results are passed onto my clients. Im hoping my guiding helps build relationships similar to those that I have made along the way but also helps construct good, honest, safe, ethical hunters throughout New Zealand. I still live on a farm just out of Taupo in the central North Island with my wife and kids where we raise cattle, pigs and a few sheep so life has done a full circle for me. If you are looking for a professional, true, unfiltered kiwi experience in stunning scenery with a good bloke, please take the time to give me a ring or an email to arrange a trip you won't forget.
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OUR CLIENTS SAY
I've now done 4 hunting trips with Andrew and all have been outstanding. 3 of them were with my teenage sons for their 1st hunts so safety was absolutely paramount. For the 1st timers he will take you to the rifle range for a familiarity and safety lesson and fire a few shots at targets. Andrew has access to private wilderness blocks where no one else will be hunting. These blocks have ridiculous amounts of red and fallow and we have always seen deer inside 30 minutes. Sneaking up on them will have your heart pounding. The last 2 day hunt we shot 5 deer (for 5 bullets!) all meat animals but we have seen some awesome 14 point stags in there too. Andrew field dresses them for you and at the end of the hunt organises the butchering as well. I can't recommend him enough.