Welcome, I’m Shane Johnston owner, outfitter and guide.

My highly professional and motivated guiding team bring to you over 20 years of quality guiding experience. I have guided many international clients throughout the mountains and waters of New Zealand on one of our many adventurous Safaris.

Born and bred in these scenic wilderness areas I have thrived on the adventures of the outdoors. Hunting for a “Roaring” Red stag, climbing the Southern Alps for the Alpine Tahr or Chamois and fly fishing our crystal clear streams for trout and salmon. This is my passion along with other activities such as jet boat adventures, skiing the Southern Alps and scuba diving the coastal waters of New Zealand. My enjoyment of guiding many hunters and anglers, has given me a lifetime of memories.

After returning from 6 months of adventures in Alaska in1988 and returning there September 2000 to assist on a moose hunt, and after diving the shores of Western Australia for pearl oysters & ski instructing on the slopes of Canada, I pursued a very keen interest in guiding clients throughout the wilderness outdoors of New Zealand.

As the outdoors is my life, it is my pleasure to be able to share a genuine New Zealand “KIWI” experience to you, your partner & your family. The Safety and well being of my clients is my primary rule and with the high qualifications I have gained is valuable to all our clients to ensure they have a safe and successful experience with New Zealand Four Seasons Safaris.

I would like to welcome you to the challenges and the beauty of the South Island of New Zealand. I take pride in my guiding and my professional guiding team.

  • Member Safari Club International

  • Member New Zealand Professional Hunting Gides Association

  • Maritime Safety Authority accredited Commercial Jet Boat Operator

  • P.A.D.I Open Water Dive Instructor

  • P.A.D.I Medic 1st Aid Instructor

  • Member of Search and Rescue

  • C.S.I.A Ski Instructor

Proud to be a member of or associated with the following organisations

Four Seasons Safaris Fishing Safaris

We are one of New Zealand’s premier professional guiding companies with a worldwide reputation for providing a totally unique and satisfying experience for our clients.

Based at the luxury resort of Terrace Downs, set in the foothills of the South Island’s Southern Alps, we are strategically placed to provide for our clients’ every whim. We are only an hour from Christchurch International Airport and within 10-minutes of some of the best trout and salmon fishing New Zealand have to offer. We are also on the doorstep of one of the world’s most renowned game Hunting Regions, the Southern Alps, where wild game species abound. For our clients we cater for both wild free range trophy hunting and excellent game ranch Hunting Safaris. Read More…

Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s most prominent trout and salmon adventure guiding Services. The South Island holds some of the last examples of true wilderness fishing in an environment unspoiled by man. A member of the New Zealand Professional Fishing Guides Association with professional and experienced guides, New Zealand 4 Seasons Safaris will take you on a wilderness fishing adventure with everlasting memories. Read More…

New Zealand, regarded as an anglers Eldorado trout & Salmon fishing is a way of life for most kiwis, having been spoilt with the introduction of Californian Rainbow trout, the wily German Brown trout & Chinook – King Salmon. As New Zealand gets recognised globally for the fresh green image with crystal clear mountain streams, it stirs in the mind of many anglers world wide to visit this small mountainous land in the South Pacific. Read More…

Offers you the chance to experience true wilderness fishing amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. When you want big fish and plenty of them, this is the perfect option. You will travel into some of the most inaccessible corners of the South Island and in many cases you will have the chance to actually view those trophy fish from the air before landing to stalk them. When you step out of the chopper, you will find that the only footprints in the sand are yours and perhaps those of a passing deer. Read More…

Daily from Hunter Downs or direct from Christchurch – Travel in modern comfortable 4×4 to back country lakes, freestone streams, spring streams, glacial rivers and tributaries. Fishing can be within 1-hour from Christchurch International Airport. Fish for high country rainbow trout and wily brown trout with all fishing equipment/protective clothing, picnic lunches and refreshments. Be sure to bring your camera and you ll go home with a smile with some of New Zealand s great fishing experiences. Read More…