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Welcome and a big Thank you for your interest in Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand.

I’m Shane Johnston, a New Zealand born and bred “Kiwi” and living the dream of starting out on my own to become the owner/outfitter and a guide of Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand Limited. My highly professional and motivated guiding team bring to you over 20 + years of quality guiding experience. I have personally guided many international clients throughout the mountains and waters of New Zealand on one of our many adventurous Safaris.

Growing up 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 and not to forget about our National game of Rugby. My enjoyment of guiding many hunters and anglers has given me a lifetime of fond memories and each hunting season becomes more exciting as I am fortunate to be aquainted to many more new friends which will continue into the future.

A little brief of how I become an Outfitter – It really started with Passion –  from 6 months of adventures in Alaska in 1988 and returning there to assist guiding on on a moose hunt, to diving the shores of Western Australia for pearl oysters & ski instructing on the slopes of Canada, I pursued a very keen interest in guiding like minded people throughout the Wilderness Outdoors of New Zealand…. and I followed my dream!

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 and friends. The Safety and well being of my guides and clients is my primary rule and with the high qualifications and experience I have gained is valuable to all my staff and customers to ensure they all have a safe and successful experience with Four Seasons Safaris New Zealand.

I would like to welcome you to New Zealand. I take pride in my own guiding and have installed this my professional guiding team, whom I have hand picked and believe to be the very best in the industry.

Four Seasons Safaris are proud to be associated with and honored to have received the following awards;

  • Life Member Safari Club International

  • Dallas Safari Club 2007 Outfitter of the Year

  • Nebraska Safari Club International 2010 Outfitter of the Year

  • Houston Safari Club 2013 Professional Hunter of the Year

  • Member New Zealand Professional Hunting Guides Association

  • Maritime New Zealand 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