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If you are looking for a backcountry camping adventure blended with expert coaching on hunting and bush skills, then there is simply no better place than Bushman Tours.

NO previous hunting experience and no firearms license required, just determination and passion for the outdoors. Hunting Coach and outdoor adventure for new and novice hunters (suits international visitors). This tour, provided by a locally recognized hunter and Bushman, Shaun.


What to expect:


Treat yourself to an “off-grid” wild adventure, only found here and one you'll never forget. Fully guided with all food, accommodation, transport and hunting equipment provided.

  • Education about life in the outdoors including safety, navigation, weather, game animals, plants, wildlife, and conservation. 
  • Service from an experienced and patient Hunting Coach who will cater to your strengths, while helping you build confidence in your own capabilities.
  • The challenge to get into the game zone; bush bashing, hill climbing, creek crossings, mud and blood, tears and smiles.
  • Adventure into new territory; find yourself closing in on beautiful wild game animals in rugged terrain, amidst impressive mountain scenery.
  • Tranquillity as we are off-grid, with no cell phone or internet services. (Your Bushman will be carrying emergency communication devices).
  • Authentic free-range hunts are predominantly for non-trophy red deer meat animals. No previous hunting experience or licenses required, however, medium fitness levels are recommended.


Coached hunting adventure packages include:

  • Return transport from Christchurch Airport or City
  • Experienced Bushman guide
  • Basic wholesome meals, hot drinks, and water
  • Fully serviced private huts with cooking and dining facilities, lighting, hot showers and comfortable bunk-beds with 4 wheel drive transport right to the door of the accommodation.
  • We will provide a rifle and ammunition along with firearms safety lessons and target practice. 
  • During the hunts, you will learn about backcountry navigation, mountain safety, locating and stalking game, making your shot count, field butchery and meat carrying techniques.


Cost breakdown:

  • 2 nights and 2 ½ days from $1450.00 NZD for one hunter.
  • One additional hunter at $800.00 NZD per hunter.
  • Additional non-hunters $300.00 NZD per person.
  • Trip extensions per day $500.00 NZD per hunter per extra night. $125.00 NZD per non-hunter per extra night.


Extra opportunities by request only:

  • Filming and editing of your adventure into a 20-30 minute HD film ($600)
  • Backpack trekking and tent “camping out” (no extra charges)
  • Helicopter drop off to access higher country and more rugged terrain. Please contact us for a price on this.
Animal fees apply; $350 per non-trophy red deer which is charged post tour.

When you book with Bushman Tours, you must agree to our terms and conditions found at https://bushmantours.com/terms/

Every tour comes with unique gear requirements. If you arrive at the tour without the minimum requirements specific to the tour, your Bushman guide may cancel the trip. To avoid disappointment, visit your tour's unique requirements via our website - https://bushmantours.com

Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 4320
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

info Information

  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from NZ$125.00pp

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