Destination airport is Christchurch.  Travel time from the airport to Woodbury Safari Lodge is around 90 minutes.

Destination airport is Christchurch.  Travel time from the airport to Woodbury Safari Lodge is around 90 minutes.

Our hunting guides, Kirk, a life-long New Zealander and Trevor, a native Michigander, had years of guiding experiences from the Yukon to Mexico and everywhere in between. Unlike many guides who I have had over the years, these two men were totally wired and focused to make sure that I had the most positive and successful hunt of my life. It was obvious from our first handshake, that they were unflinchingly determined to make this happen
— Bill Benigni - 2016 season

Bill Benigni & guides Kirk & Trevor with 14 inch Himalayan Tahr bull - March 2016


Traveling to New zealand with your firearm

You have the choice of bringing your own rifle to hunt with or use one of our lodge rifles.

Application to import a sporting firearm into New Zealand is now completed through a simple online process with the New Zealand Police and costs NZ$25 on entry to NZ.

New Zealand welcomes hunters coming into New Zealand with their own sporting firearms. Handguns are not legal for hunting in NZ, so do not consider bringing one with you.   Also prior to leaving your home country with your firearm, get the paperwork required to show that you own the weapon on returning. 

If you are going on tour in New Zealand before or after your hunt, we can store your guns for you (if your tour itinerary allows).                                                  

We do not recommend bringing a firearm if you are visiting other countries (eg Australia & Pacific Islands) during the same trip hunting with us in New Zealand.
— Lindsay Fraser
We have a large selection of excellent bolt action rifles with quality optics available for rent. Also most of our rifles are fitted with silencer cans, which reduces recoil and helps when hunting as the sound signature is confusing to animals.