Recommended Accommodation

Mt Hutt Motels

Mt Hutt Motels has a number of large, well appointed, self catering studio & two bedroom apartments to choose from. Definitely a fishing and hunting friendly motel, only minutes from the heart of town.


205 Main St., P.O. Box 76, Methven Mt Hutt Village
Ph: (03) 302 8382 | Fax: (03) 302 8382
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Glenrock Lodge

Glenrock is a working cropping farm, near the headwaters of the Rakaia River. Comfortable well appointed, self catering. farm style accommodation, right on the banks of the Rakaia and close to some top fishing and hunting area's.


Double Hill Run Road, Methven, New Zealand
Ph: +64 3 318 5855
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Abisko Lodge and Apartments

Motel style accommodation offering travellers a wide range of choices to suit most budgets. Located in the heart of Methven, a very short 3 minute walk to the pubs and restaurants. We have one of the widest ranges of accommodation in Methven, including:

  • Ensuite Motel/Lodge rooms.
  • Three bedroom family apartments.
  • Camping ground.
  • One and two bedroom fully self-contained apartments.

74 Main Street, Methven, 7730
Ph: +64 3 302 8875
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Ski Time Restaurant Lodge

Ski Time is all about hospitality, atmosphere and creature comforts. Open fires, comfortable rooms and a cosy atmosphere as well as fantastic food, an extensive wine list and brilliant service. Many accommodation options, from single lodge rooms through to multiroom, self contained apartments.


Racecourse Ave, Methven, 7730
Ph: +64 3 302 8398
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Methven is only a small country town of approx 1500 people. Nearly all of the accommodation except for Glenrock,is within walking distance of the shops, pubs and restaurants.

Fishing and hunting usually involves early starts and late finishes, and it is common to get back to Methven well after the restaurants have closed. Please be prepared to arrange your own meals at times.

Or if you are doing some touring and taking in some of the spectacular South Island scenery, an excellent place to relax close to the adventure town of Queenstown is...


Kingston Homestead, B&B and Holiday Accommodation

History, charm and comfort in Kingston, Queenstown's best kept secret!

Step back in time into the Kingston Homestead, a renovated 1900's homestead only 30 minutes from Queenstown airport and a stones throw from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. With its 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wood paneling, high ceilings, deck and BBQ areas, this house exudes relaxed southern history and charm. The Kingston Homestead has central heating in every room and luxury beds and bedding so expect a warm and comfortable stay in this character home.


64 Hampshire St, Kinston, Queenstown 9793
Ph: +64 3 248 8976, Freephone NZ: 0800 4 CYCLE
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Flyshop

flyshop-bannerHighest Quality Traditional and Modern Trout Flies including many Designs by top NZ Fly Fishing Guides and Fly Tiers all tied on high quality hooks to meet the demands of large NZ trout

 


The Square Street, Methven, New Zealand

Ph: (03) 303 3171 | Freephone:  0800 379 359
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Checkout our new website at www.flyshop.co.nz

Amuri Helicopters

amuri-helicopters-bannerEmbark on the journey of a lifetime with Hanmer Springs Helicopters- one of New Zealands leading tourist flight and commercial helicopter services company.

 


561 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs, Hurunui, Canterbury 7395

Free Phone: 0800 888308 | Fax: (03) 315 7748
website at www.hanmerhelicopters.co.nz

Big Game Taxidermy NZ LTD

big-game-taxidermy-bannerPreserving the Moment! That is what an expertly mounted trophy is all about, preserving the moment for your future enjoyment!
Big Game Taxidermy New Zealand Ltd operates from premises in Burnside near the Christchurch International Airport. Andrew Holt is an experienced Taxidermist and he and his team are available to carry out all your taxidermy and expediting requirements using the latest technology and workroom methods.

 

9 Holt Place, Burnside, Christchurch 8005, New Zealand

Ph: +64 3 343 1617 | Fax: +64 3 343 1622
Freephone: 0800 226356 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
website at www.biggametaxidermy.com

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BC Safaris

BC Safaris

At BC Safaris "The Resource Comes First". It has to be that way for us to survive, but our clients come a very close second!


Our assistant guides are superb outdoors men with exceptional hunting and people skills and are also good friends of ours.


We pay attention to the details we believe will have the greatest influence on providing a safe and successful hunt. Some of our hunters had their first hunt with us in 2001 and we haven’t worn them out yet! Whether it’s your first, second or 14th hunt with us we’ll be happy to have you here and make certain that you know it.


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Stoney Creek

stoneycreek

We have the gear for your next adventure - hunting, tramping, backpacking or travelling; where ever the destination maybe.

Our aim is to bring to you risk free online shopping. Where you can buy quality hunting, tramping, backpacking and travelling supplies from the comfort of your own home and have them delivered to your front door. See our online shopping details, guarantees etc.

 

128 Willow Street, Tauranga, New Zealand.
Ph: +64 7 577 9254 | Fax: +64 7 5779509

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website at www.stoneycreek.co.nz

NZ Professional Hunting Guides Assn

nz-pro-hunting-ass-bannerThe formation of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association arise from senior industry members seeking to upgrade the industry over-all, determined to provide a consistently high standard of professional service to all who visited New Zealand to trophy hunt.

 

 

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website at www.nzphga.com

NZ Professional Fishing Guides Assn

nz-pro-fishing-ass-bannerNew Zealand Professional Fishing Guides' Association Is The National Body Representing Fishing Guides Throughout New Zealand.

 


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website at www.fishingguides.co.nz

Safari Supply Co

the-safari-supply-company-bNew Zealand is a nation of adventurers with many of us participating in a wide range of activities. The Safari Supply Company was set up to help New Zealanders find products and services to enable and enhance their adventures, we are pleased that international customers find our range of appeal too.


Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it | website at www.safarisupply.co.nz

Proguides

proguides-nz-bannerProGuides is a non-profit professional association of tour guides and driver/guides in New Zealand.

The tour guide profession consists of lot of individuals doing a highly qualified job. ProGuides as an industry body is highly recognized and valued by the wider industry.

 

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Website at www.proguides.co.nz

Metvuw.com

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Ecan River Reports

ecan-bannerFind out the river flow data for sites around Canterbury.

 

Website at http://www.ecan.govt.nz

Dept of Conversation, Fish and Game NZ

fishing-game-banner‘Fish and Game New Zealand’ is the collective brand name of the New Zealand Fish and Game Council and 12 regional Fish and Game Councils established in 1990 to represent the interests of anglers and hunters, and provides co-ordination of the management, enhancement, and maintenance of sports fish and game (Section 26B of the Conservation Act 1987). Fish and Game councils are the statutory managers of sports fish and game bird resources and their sustainable recreational use by anglers and hunters New Zealand wide, except in the Chatham Islands and for fishing in the Lake Taupo catchment where it is managed by the Department of Conservation.

 


Website at www.fishandgame.org.nz

Can I also go fishing on my hunting trip?

The hunting season generally starts late in the fishing season when some waters are closed and the days are shorter. There are some fishing opportunities, but the fishing may not be as easy or productive as peak season. If you would like to combine some fishing with your hunting trip, let us know prior to your arrival and we will plan your hunt in an area that still has good late season fishing.

What experience do the guides have?

Owner and senior guide, Al Kircher, has been fishing and hunting throughout the South New Zealand for over 35 years and has been guiding since 1985. He is also a member of the NZ Professional Hunting Guides Assn, the NZ Professional Fishing Guides Assn, and a recognised Mountain Safety Council Outdoor leader.

Sam has been hunting for over 11 years and has considerable hunting experience, both throughout New Zealand and in Europe and Canada. Having been involved in several outdoor orientated jobs he is very competent and more than qualified to guide international hunters in our New Zealand backcountry.

At times we use other experienced guides to compliment our guiding operation,these guides are selected on their ability to excel and to provide the best possible fishing or hunting experience. All guides have current First Aid Certificates and appropriate licenses as required by Industry Standards.

Where do we Hunt?

Tahr, Chamois, Red Stag, Fallow buck and Arapawa Ram are hunted throughout  the backcountry of the Central South Island, either on Public Conservation Land or private land. We also hunt in the Marlborough for Red Stag and Wild boar. and the Sika are hunted in the Central North Island.

How do we get there?

Most international hunters travelling to New Zealand enter through Auckland or Christchurch, an information document re travel details and transporting firearms will be emailed on confirmation of your hunt.

What do I need to take with me?

A comprehensive gear list will be provided on confirmation of your hunt.

What Experience do I need to have and how fit do I need to be?

Hunters do not have to be experienced climbers, but should be fit, active and able to walk in a variety of terrain such as steep hills, snowgrass, shingle and scree etc, age is no barrier, but a positive mental attitude, faith in the ability of your guide and a sense of humour will help ensure your success. For those that are questioning their own personal fitness and ability, we utilise Game Estates and select private properties to maximise your hunting opportunities.

What happens if the weather's bad?

The weather always plays an important part in any hunting or fishing adventure. We try to tailor our hunting itineraries to ensure that there is sufficient time to allow for weather problems, or to locations where the weather has less of a chance to disrupt your hunt. Over the past 25 years of guiding, I have never had a hunt that has had to be curtailed unsuccessfully because of the weather, but as in all hunting there has been occasions where it has gone to the wire - thats hunting!

What's included in each trip?

All hunting Itineraries are fully guided, airport to airport, and include all meals, transport, accommodation, any access or concession fees, field prep of trophies and Govt Taxes. Prices do not include taxidermy charges or alcoholic beverages.

Which Taxidermist do you recommend?

As guides we endeavour to show you experiences and create memories. Good looking trophies on your wall help to recreate those memories and are a very important part of the "story" in years to come. We use one of New Zealands best taxidermists - Andrew Holt of Big Game Taxidermy based in Christchurch close to the ChCh International Airport. We will visit Big Game Taxidermy prior to your hunt, and again when we drop off your trophies at the end if the hunt. andrew will make al the appropriate shipping arrangements to ensure your trophies arrive home in top condition.

How do I get my trophy home?

Big Game Taxidermy is fully qualified to ship your trophies home, either as mounted trophies, or expediting to your own taxidermist.

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