Our Story and History


Family operated for over 30 years

Duncan Fraser and family have been actively hunting around the world for decades, constantly learning and refining to make our operation the best in New Zealand.

“We understand how difficult it is to find a hunting destination that ticks all the boxes. That’s why each stay at Venator Cardrona Safaris is tailor-made to suit your needs, with every detail considered to deliver an experience that exceeds your expectations. We look forward to you joining us in our slice of paradise and experiencing our warm New Zealand hospitality.” – Duncan & Hamish Fraser, owners Venator Cardrona Safaris

Internationally renowned

We are proud to have hosted world business leaders, oil tycoons, royal members, middle east sheikhs, with a high percentage of return clients.

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.

Hunt the trophies you’ve been dreaming of