Lodging and Cuisine

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Four Seasons offer our adventurers a large range of comfortable accommodation from a luxury guesthouse to rustic wilderness cabins.

Our base location is in the South Island of New Zealand on the world-class golf resort nestled in the heart of some of the finest hunting and fishing available anywhere in the country.

In the field, we use several different hunting cabins throughout New Zealand for the various species hunted. Ranch-style farm stays and tented spike camps are often used on the very top of the mountains. Some hardcore hunters may even choose a sleeping bag or bivvy under the stars up at the alpine hunts. The choices are many and up to the individual hunter.

Four Seasons Base and Luxury Guest House

Located on the Eastern side of the South Island, only one hours drive from Christchurch’s Garden City.  Positioned on one of New Zealand’s top golf courses ‘Terrace Downs’ and nestled in the heart of some of the finest hunting and fishing available anywhere in the country.   The guesthouse views is some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.  Hosted by Robi an award-winning chef and his lovely wife Christine. The exquisite cuisine, ambience and friendliness is second to none. Each of the elegant guest rooms has super king beds, luxurious linens and a private bathroom with private patio overlooking neighboring sheep farms, the towering Southern Alps and rolling lush green fairways. Guest laundry and free wifi available to all guests. The guesthouse is only minutes walk to the country club, café/bar, golf, day spa, gym, tennis, walkways and other activities. 

Animals hunted from this location: Tahr, Chamois, Stag, Fallow and Elk

Hapuku Lodge

If you are looking for Unique, Luxurious and Elegant, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is waiting for you. This upgradable accommodation option is only a 20 minute drive from the hunting area, contemporary country accommodation, part of the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, sits snugly at the base of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range and along the rugged Kaikoura Coastline. Luxury like you have never seen before, unique ‘out of this world’  Tree Houses and suites offering stunning views, customized beds, fireplace and rich wood furnishings. Superb dining, day spa and swimming pool.

Animals hunted from this location: Reg Stag, Chamios, Elk, Fallow, Rams, Goats and Pigs.

Backridge Retreat

Beautifully appointed, Backridge Station farmhouse has four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sits at the base of the hunting block allowing you to glass animals from dawn to dusk.  Side by side drive through lush native and manuka timbers, rolling open faces and through boulder strewn streams.  The 180 degree panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Seaward Ranges are truly magnificent.  Only a 15 minute drive to Kaikoura, Backridge farmhouse is a perfect location for non hunters and families.  Whale watching, swim with the dolphins, deep sea fishing, stroll lavender gardens, hike to the seal colony, mountain biking and spa treatments are only a few of the wonderful activities available.  The lower terrace has an organic fruit bearing orchard and fabulous olive grove.

Animals hunted from this location: Reg Stag, Chamios, Elk, Fallow, Rams, Goats and Pigs

 

The Mountain Cabin

We use several different hunting cabins throughout New Zealand for the various species hunted. For the more adventurous hunters looking to get away from the paved roads and into the ‘Jurasic Park’ like terrain, this cabin is beautifully placed sitting perpendicular from a picturesque waterfall. Tucked away up high in the heart of the Hunters Hills Range, this wilderness experience offers the amenities of home with warm, comfortable beds, hot shower, flushing toilet, and home-cooked meals. Expect to hear the roars of a stag as you enjoy your first coffee on the balcony overlooking the valley. 

Animals hunted from this location: Stag, Fallow, Whitetail, Wallabies, Rams, Goats and Pigs

The Stone Hut

For the daring endurance hunters looking to foot hunt Tahr, we have unique accommodations. The Stone Hut will bring you back to the early 1900s. Candles and a fireplace to light the room in the evening and meals prepared on an open flame. There is no running water, no bathrooms, just a warm fire, cot style beds, and roof over your head. This is an experience that some people live for when hunting the Alpine Tahr.  Some hardcore hunters may even choose a sleeping bag or bivvy under the stars. We have accommodation options for everyone,the choice is up to you. 

Animals hunted from this location: Tahr, Hare, Possum

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