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About Us

Last updated on September 20, 2016


"Come as a client, leave as a friend"

New Zealand Safaris invites you to join us on a true, big game hunting safari in New Zealand. We are situated in the Fairlie basin near the world famous Mt Cook national park.

Experience professionally guided safaris on our large private high country stations, home to game animals that have populated the river valleys and mountain tops since their introduction in the mid 1800's. Our personalised hunts cater for single hunters, families or small groups of all ages and abilities staying at our hunting lodge or private ranch cabins.

New Zealand Safaris gives you a choice of experiencing hunting high quality, free ranging animals in their natural environment, or combine the best of both experiences on our private fair chase estate.

If I knew New Zealand Safaris was going to be this good I would have come years ago! We would not hesitate to recommend New Zealand Safaris to anyone seeking a rewarding New Zealand adventure. - James & Karen Kemp, Texas

If you have always wanted to really experience unrestricted hunting and amazing scenery in New Zealand, in the true spirit of the outdoors then come on an unforgettable journey into the heart of the South Island’s picturesque paradise with us.

New Zealand Safaris hunting outfitter Jim Gibson - Outfitter/Guide

Born and bred in the region, Jim is a full time professionally registered Outfitter/guide. Having regularly attended hunting shows all over the world since 2005, Jim has great local knowledge, a fun easy manner with a wide range of experience hunting and guiding throughout New Zealand,  and hunting buffalo in Australia, as well as in New Caledonia, Canada, and the U.S.

With a proud passion for the outdoors, Jim has the experience and knowledge to guide hunters of all ages and abilities to that exceptional trophy of a lifetime. With his team of fun and experienced guides, and staff that are born and raised locally, your personalised time with New Zealand Safaris will be one of the highlights of your hunting career. Jim is a member of New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association, Wild Sheep Foundation, Safari Club International and Master Measure.


"Your experience with us is important to me. From the quality of game, accommodation, food, guides and sightseeing I am focused on my clients really taking in what New Zealand is all about. Its about delivering that personal attention weather it be one hunter, or a family/ group. This is why I personally guide on over 80% of the hunts, to meet every client and to ensure an enjoyable experience with us. All my properties are within 30 mins of the lodge,  I can personally guarantee you that no other Outfitter in New Zealand is in such close proximity to high quality private land that we have long term leases with, exclusive to New Zealand Safaris."

Our Guarantee To You

As an established member of the New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association, we pride ourselves on the ethics of hunting, honesty, and our reputation. We personally guarantee you that the quality of game, properties, accommodation, knowledge and ability of your personal guide, and enjoyment of your hunting experience is second to none in the industry.

"One does not hunt in order to kill; on the contrary, one kills in order to have hunted... If one were to present the sportsman with the death of the animal as a gift he would refuse it. What he is after is having to win it, to conquer the surly brute through his own effort and skill with all the extras that this carries with it: the immersion in the countryside, the healthfulness of the exercise, and the distraction from his job."

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

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