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Gary Herbert’s New Zealand Hunting

Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand

Big Game

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Gary Herbert’s New Zealand Hunting

R.D. 9 Garlands Road
Waimate, South Canterbury, New Zealand 8971


Gary Herbert


Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois, Fallow and Wapiti.


Big Game Hunting starts in February and ends in August


Gary Herbert is your host, outfitter, guide and owner of New Zealand Mountain Hunting Limited.

“We own our own hunting area in the heart of the Southern Alps, located in one of the best areas in New Zealand for Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois, Fallow and Wapiti. In conjunction with our own ranch we also lease four other ranches. These ranches have high numbers of resident Stag, Whitetail and Fallow. By having five ranches to hunt on we are not limited like most other New Zealand outfitting companies to only being able to hunt on one property. This means we are able to be more selective in the animals we harvest, hence the reason why our trophy quality is so high.”

“Our guides are some of the most experienced hunters in the South Pacific. They work together as a team to increase your chances of finding that great trophy. During our off season (mid-August to December) most of our guides travel to North America to guide hunters in the States and British Colombia.”

Hunting to me is more than a business, it’s my life. If it’s not the hunting season in New Zealand, I’m usually overseas guiding hunters for other companies, hunting for myself or arranging hunts for our next season.

I’ve been on both sides of the “fence” as the guide and client and I know what it feels like to be misled. I have one main motto in life and this is, I treat people the way I would like to be treated.

To us every hunter is different. Everybody has different hunting styles and preferred methods of hunting. All our hunts are custom designed to suit each hunter. We offer a number of different hunting methods.

  1. Hunting from our lodge each day.
    For people who enjoy “home comforts” while hunting.
  2. 5000-7000ft spike camps.
    For people wanting the more “remote” hunting experience.
  3. “Helicopter day hunts” from our lodge into our Wilderness area.
    For people who want the “remote” hunting experience but who also like to have a few home comforts at night.
  4. Combination of the above three options.


Gary and Louise Herbert own one of the finest hunting lodges in New Zealand. Located in the South Island’s remote Ahuriri Valley, it is situated amongst some of New Zealands most spectacular mountain scenery. This brand new facility provides superb accommodation with spacious, comfortable bedrooms with their own ensuites


New Zealand offers much more than just great hunting opportunities. It’s extremely diverse landscape includes luxuriant rain forest, near desert country and rugged coastlines, all set amongst some of the most spectacular mountains any where in the world.Personalised tours of New Zealand can be arranged either before or after your safari. Non-hunting partners may enjoy this option while the safari is in progress.

Allow five to seven days to explore some of the South Island’s best attractions and activities.

Tour Milford Sound by boat or planeWine tours and tastings

Take a cruise on a vintage steam ship across Lake Wakatipu to visit a traditional “Kiwi” sheep farm

Whale watching

DivingFishing, fresh and saltwater

See the West Coast rain forest and glaciers

Helicopter glacier landings

SkiingJet boating

Bungy jumping

Visit New Zealand’s highest mountain, Mt Cook and its surrounding lake region

Garden toursEndless shopping opportunities and much mor

What people are saying about Gary Herbert’s New Zealand Hunting

"Hunting Chamois and Stag in New Zealand with Gary Herbert was one of the most enjoyable mountain hunts I've had. The experience with Gary, the friendship, the true hunting in spectacular mountains is something that I'll never forget." -Fernando

"I have been to New Zealand 4 times to hunt Waterfowl with Gary Herbert. He runs a very well organised operation and has very talented people working with him."-Shane

"My hunt in New Zealand with Gary Herbert would have to be one of the most exciting and enjoyable hunts I've ever been on. In 10 days I harvested a Gold Medal Stag, 3 Tahr, 2 Chamois, 1 Fallow and a Wild Boar. You won't find a better Professional Hunter than Gary Herbert in New Zealand."- Scott

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