Hunting, fishing, and foraging
Kaikōura is a mecca for hunting, fishing, and foraging, ensuring you will bring the freshest meal to your dinner table.
Kaikōura is situated between the rugged seaward Kaikōura range and the pacific ocean, on the doorstep of excellent deer hunting and fishing in the deep blue sea. While there is a tonne of great activity here, we want to give you the inside scoop on our outside world.
Hunting is a long-stated past-time here in New Zealand, and Kaikōura should be a bucket-list destination for all who have the knowledge and experience. The Kaikōura region offers premier high-country alpine hunting. For those that love adventure, the hunting blocks are spread wide, and you can expect to see a mixture of red deer, chamois, wild pigs, and goats. The team at South Pacific Helicopters are experts in the area and regularly run trips to drop you deep into the New Zealand backcountry. Each pick-up and drop-off can be arranged from various locations, and the spacious machine can transport up to groups of six at a time.
If going bush isn't your thing, but you want to experience all that is hunting in our backyard, then look no further than a stay at Spey Creek. A lodge with hosts that boast everything from a good time to trophy hunting and delicious home-cooked meals around the table. This private ranch experience offers a variety of trophy hunting and customised hunts for each guest. Wake to a cooked breakfast in the comfort of an exceptionally created lodge and head out each day with your group into the privately-owned property in search of your hunting adventure.
Few places can boast of such natural wonders as Kaikōura, and the adventure does not stop on dry land. You may have heard about the ocean activity here in Kaikōura, and fishing charters sit firmly on that list.