The ultimate trophy

YOUR SEARCH IS OVER
THE HUNT HAS JUST BEGUN
WORLD CLASS HUNTING
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It’s time to hunt the trophies you’ve been tracking all your life. Duncan Fraser and his acclaimed team of guides will ensure that your lifelong dream is no longer a dream, once you enter the land of the red giants.

WORLD-RECORD STAGS

Venator Cardrona Safaris is renowned for offering the most exclusive hunting opportunities for the biggest Red Stags in the world..

CHOOSE YOUR HUNT
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YOUR HUNTING EXPERIENCE
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BREAKFAST
6am – 7am
Start the day with a hearty breakfast prepared by Venator’s own chefs, using fresh local produce and complemented by freshly squeezed juices, coffee and tea.
MORNING HUNT

7am – 11am/12pm

We will head out to our hunting preserve, where our team will help guide you to your target with the spot and stalk style of hunting. Set in undulating backcountry and covered in native vegetation, there is excellent cover and plenty of draws and gullies.
LUNCH

12pm – 1.30pm

Recharge for the afternoon with an exquisite lunch prepared by our in-house chefs.
AFTERNOON HUNT
1.30pm – 5pm/6pm
Following lunch, we’ll head back out to continue the hunt, in an environment that delivers all the excitement of hunting in raw, untamed terrain. Our approach is to always strive to exceed expectations – from the start of each day, throughout the hunting experience.
DINNER

6pm – 7.30pm Canapés
7.30-9pm Dinner

Share your stories from the day over an evening banquet of gourmet New Zealand cuisine, fine wines and sweet treats.
KEY INFORMATION
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Our Location / Terrain

We personally own and lease New Zealand’s best quality game estates. The hunting preserve is in undulating back country, covered in native vegetation. There’s excellent cover and plenty of draws and gullies, delivering all the excitement of hunting in raw, untamed terrain without compromising on accessibility.

Experienced Guides

We have experienced hunting guides who are experts in New Zealand’s back country, delivering the hunting vacation of a lifetime! They are all experts in the terrain, climate and wildlife of the Venator Cardrona Safaris Game Preserve.

Our Lodge

Our luxury lodge, Cardrona Terraces is located close to our hunting area. Surrounded by the beauty of the Southern Alps, it ls perfect spot to kick back and relax after a big day in the field.

Hunting  Seasons

While New Zealand is not restricted by a big game hunting season, we operate from late February to mid-August. Want to know which time of year is best for specific hunts?

FAQ’s

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Our Experiences

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

Hunt the trophies you've been dreaming of