Packing your hunting gear in one bag is always a good idea. If we’re flying in by helicopter we may need to keep the weight and bulk down.
Binoculars are an essential item for New Zealand hunting, so if you have a high quality pair then bring them along.
We have rifles and shotguns you can use if you choose to not bring your own firearms.
Big Game Hunts
At least 5 pairs of socks
2 x thermal underwear – top & bottom
2x pairs of boots with good tread
1 x rainwear – trousers and jacket
1x gaiters – long knee-high versions are good in alpine country.
2x fleece trousers / woollen trousers / hunting pants
2x shirts – either synthetic fleece / wool
1x warm jacket (preferably windproof)
1x warm gloves (over gloves or mitts can be useful too)
1x warm hat / beanie
1x buff / scarf / neck warmer
1x camo type hunting cap
1x small synthetic camp towel
2x small torch / headlight plus 2 sets of extra batteries
1x hiking pole (s) / walking stick
Daypack (neutral colours)
Sleeping bag (good insulation rating)
Insect repellent / sunscreen / other personal items
Hunting knife / steel
Rifle / ammo – 2 boxes min. / cleaning gear
Extras – like bivvy bag, GPS etc that you may wish to bring along.
We have a lot of equipment that our customers use but your own gear will always fit best. The following gear may be worth packing.
Waterproof and camouflage outer wear – rainjackets and overtrousers.
Camo facemasks & gloves
Duck and goose calls
Things in your life may not always go to plan. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Talk to your bank before you leave home so your credit card will work in New Zealand.