More than just hunting


Whatever you are looking for, we’ll go above and beyond to ensure you get the experience of a lifetime in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations.

Our incredible location

Venator Cardrona Safaris is the ideal hunting adventure destination for the whole family. With a host of unique activities right on your doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice during your stay.

Let us curate your dream​

At Venator Cardrona Safaris, you will experience true luxury. We believe every trip is unique and focus on turning it into a bespoke adventure that ticks all the boxes for you and your family.

We have carefully curated five unique experience packages to add to your itinerary and make the most of your time in the adventure capital of New Zealand. We can also create a bespoke package to suit your needs while you are with us.

1. Alpine Adventure

A day to get your heart pumping

The Shotover, Kawarau & Dart rivers and Lake Wakatipu have made Queenstown world famous for jet boating. Start your adventure with a splash and pure rush of adrenaline as you jet across the breathtaking waterways around Queenstown.

Race car
Test your mettle at Highlands Motorsport Park – the Disneyland of adrenaline. This world-class motorsport park offers a 4.5km race track, a motorsport museum, go-kart track with single or tandem karts, and restaurant. A truly one of a kind experience.

Queenstown is the world’s home of bungy. Choose between the original jump that started the worldwide sensation – the iconic Kawarau Bridge bungy – or New Zealand’s highest jump – the 134m Nevis Bungy.

2. Pure Pampering

Retreat, relax and rejuvenate

We will organise a spa experience with professional therapists to suit your individual requirements. For a complete wellness experience, finish off your spa treatment with a relaxing time in the hot tub or swimming pool.

Find the ultimate relaxation in a secluded pamper area with private therapists, sheltered warm areas for massages, heated massage tables and champagne.

Take a soothing escape with a facial to detoxify the body and leave your skin fresh and glowing.

3. Guided Gourmet

An unforgettable taste of Queenstown

Your day will start at Cardrona’s premium whisky distillery where you will sample a variety of spirits, before embarking on a private tour where you will learn about the entire spirit making process, from grain to glass.

Wine Tour
We’ll take you on a private tour to some of New Zealand’s finest wineries – tasting the special vintages while the vineyard owner describes their winemaking process.

Old Cheese Mill
Experience a private cheese tasting in the historic Old Cheese Mill.

4. Sensational Scenery

Remarkable in every way

Discover the true beauty of the Southern Alps with its stunning vistas and breathtaking views, an opportunity enjoyed by a select few.

Milford Flight
Take a beautiful scenic flight from Queenstown, heading south towards the world-renowned Fiordland National Park, landing at an amazing alpine location before flying back through Glenorchy over ‘Lord of The Rings’ country.

5. Rich Romance

Love is in the air

Sunrise Balloon
Start the morning by rising to 6000ft, drift with the breeze, and immerse yourself in the best panoramic views of Queenstown and the surrounding mountain ranges.

Mountain-Top Lunch
Located high in the Southern Alps at a luxury lodge on a private station, Mountain Kitchen is New Zealand’s most remote and spectacular fine dining experience.

Hot Pools
Spend a candlelit evening taking in the dramatic views of the surrounding mountains and Shotover River while soaking in your own private, Japanese-style Onsen hot pool.

6. Bespoke Packages

Endless adventures

Situated in stunning Wanaka, Venator Cardrona Safaris is the ideal adventure destination for the whole family. With a host of unique activities from laidback sightseeing to adrenaline-fueled exploits right on our doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice during your stay.

Talk to us about creating a bespoke package that ticks all the boxes. Whatever you are looking for, we’ll go the extra mile to ensure you get the experience of a lifetime in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations.



Snowcapped Spectacles

View Queenstown from above with a scenic flight over breathtaking terrain, heli hike a glacier experience a mountaineering course.

Adrenaline Seekers

Thrill seekers will find just what they’re looking for with a many different terrains and unique tracks to set their heart racing.

Wine Central

Central Otago is world-renowned for its wine and is home to over 200 vineyards, with a number of tastings and behind the cellar door tours to keep wine lovers happy.

Golfing Paradise

Golf in this part of the world is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Play a round with the stunning Remarkables mountain range as your backdrop, or take a helicopter and tee off at 4,500 feet.

Great Day Walks

Immerse yourself in the region’s inimitable beauty with a range of mapped routes and guided walks through mountains, rainforests, lakes and glacial valleys.

Cycle Trails

Cycling is a great way to experience the South Island’s stunning vistas. There are a range of world-class tracks as well as multiple transport options, from trail bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, tandem or even e-bikes.

Child Friendly

There are plenty of activities for the kids to learn and play during your stay. We can also help suggest additional options depending on the time of year and age group.

Winter Wonderland

Skiing, snowboarding, sledding and so much more! Talk to us about your favourite winter activities and we’ll ensure you have a trip to remember.


Dine in some of New Zealand’s greatest restaurants across the Queenstown, Wanaka and Arrowtown region. From fine dining to world famous Furg Burger,

Serious Shopping

Indulge in some quality retail therapy with a range of unique products to take home and cherish.

Art Lovers

Spend an day browsing Queenstown and Arrowtown’s array of excellent art galleries and craft workshops – paintings, sculpture, watercolours and photography are all on display across unique galleries and workshop spaces.

Experience true luxury at Venator