Hunting & Fishing


Duck Shooting Season

The first weekend of May is the official start to Duck Shooting Season.  It is a big weekend in the Maniototo.  Maimai’s are created, ponds are fed, decoys put out, committees formed, trophy’s engraved and the hunt for the duck begins.  A local tradition and many return from overseas or from around NZ to shoot.  Listen out to local radio station Burn 729am for competitions and photography competitions.


Southern Safari – Warren McSkimming

Southern Safari Outdoor Adventures is all about the outdoor experience, giving people the opportunity to bond with nature.  Not every outdoor experience needs to involve hunting or fishing and Southern Safaris cater for this.  Farms stays, trail rides, tramping and camping or 4WD tours are all available. You might like to combine Trekking with hunting and fishing or trail riding with camping.  Having spent the last 10 years of my life as a professional cricketer playing cricket all over the world, the dedication and professionalism I have displayed in my sport I apply to my business.   We can make it happen … (more)

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Doctari Safaris – Steve Dougherty

We operate unguided bow, shotgun and rifle hunting plus fishing packages.  Our hunting is situated 15 minutes from Ranfurly, about 2 hours from Queenstown or Dunedin.  Doctari Safaris specialise in affordability and diversity.  Many hunters have secured three or more games species in a single day.  We access over 20,000 acres of private hunting land in the unique scenery of the Maniototo and native high country close to the Southern Alps.  Even an inexperienced bowhunter has a great chance of taking game.  Doctari Safaris boasts a 99% success rate to this day on all species hunted… (more)


The headwaters of the Taieri fan out into an extensive wetland known as the Styx Valley.  The river then meanders quietly across the Maniototo Plain towards the Taieri Gorge.  This slow paced river provides fishing for most methods but possibly suits the spin angler best as it allows for fishing downstream.

Winter - Eweburn Damkokonga

Most dams and ponds are on private land, however, landowner consent has been granted for fishing, subject to certain conditions when areas are closed for stock or paddock work.

Dean WhaangaDean Whaanga – Professional Guide

Our main emphasis is client satisfaction and safety. We will offer you the opportunity to experience a fishing trip of a lifetime for the beginners to the experts we can cater for all your needs we specialise in fishing of two to twenty days keeping in mind our clients fishing preference and our prevailing weather patterns.  Fly fishing tuition for rivers, lakes, stillwaters and streams available … (more)

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