Christchurch Airport, South Island, New Zealand. Drive time to Woodbury Safari Lodge is around 90 minutes. We recommend for you to spend the first night of arrival to Christchurch in a hotel, then transfer to Woodbury Safari Lodge the next day. Those who are on a tight schedule, we can meet your incoming Christchurch flight and transfer to the lodge the same day.
We have a large range of quality firearms available at our lodge for rent. It's your choice to bring your gun or not. New Zealand welcomes hunters, so bringing your rifle is a simple online process and checking in on arrival to New Zealand. We recommend 7mm and .300 calibers for our mountain game such as bull Tahr. Lighter rifles such as 6mm, 6.5 & 25-06 work well on Fallow, Chamois etc. Most important is to bring a rifle you are most comfortable shooting!
New Zealand's temperate weather can best be described as changeable. Three seasons in one day is not uncommon during hunting season. Early season (February/March) the weather is generally settled with long warm days (40's 80's, but rain and some wind always possible). Going into Fall (April/May) many of our species are in rut and the weather has started to cool down (40's 70's). June/July/August are our winter months and the hunting is excellent! Expect frosts at night and some snow in the high country.
Your trophies are professionally prepared and exported by our associate Tyron Southward Taxidermy, which is located just south of Christchurch airport.
We offer a wide range of terrain and altitudes on the properties that we hunt. Everything from grass & limestone valleys to tussock foot hills and on up to mountain country. We hunt usually between 1000 - 4500 feet asl.
Spot & stalk is the preferred method of hunting.
Most of our hunting country is accessible by 4WD, UTV and helicopter.
ALL AGES & PHYSICAL ABILITIES WELCOME!
Don't be concerned if you have any physical or health issues, we always adjust the hunts as required. We also offer very physical mountain hunts to those who relish the challenge. We discuss all of this at the time of booking dates and during hunt planning.
WE OFFER RIFLE, ARCHERY & MUZZLE LOADER HUNTS
It's always okay to change your choice of weapon during the hunt.