New Zealand’s Finest Estate Hunting Experience.
Custom Hunting Packages for Red Stag, Tahr, Chamois, Fallow and Wapiti in New Zealand South Island
We guarantee that your High Peak adventure will exceed your expectations. We are so confident in the quality of our offering that if you decide that your High Peak hunt isn’t up to standard, you’ll pay nothing. High Peak is the name of our ten-thousand-acre, family-owned estate and hunting destination. Located near the famous Rakaia River in the Canterbury high country of New Zealand’s South Island, the Guild family provides personalised adventures for guests seeking to hunt the Red Stag and other New Zealand big game species. Hosting a limited number of discerning hunters from March to June each season, we strive to provide an experience for those who care not only for the quality of the trophy, but the experience of the hunt.
About High Peak.
High Peak Game Estate established in 1987 and was the first property to be accredited according to the New Zealand Association of Game Estates (NZAGE) Industry Agreed Standards in 1995. It remains the standard by which all others are judged. Along with our dedicated free-range hunts on the 50,000-acre Lake Heron Station, High Peak can lay serious claim to the most complete private land hunting proposition in New Zealand.
The game estate is bounded by High Peak Station’s farming operation to the south and east and the Korowai-Torlesse Tussocklands Park to the north and west. The boundary fence is six feet high and is more than 20 miles (32 kilometres) in length. The area is approximately one-quarter the size of Manhattan Island, but with mountains instead of skyscrapers.
Over 30 miles (50 kilometres) of tracks encircle the estate’s perimeter and high ridges, allowing vehicular access to a range of critical vantage points for spotting game. This aspect makes High Peak especially suitable for those with limited mobility or time, but who still want a fair-chase hunt on an expansive estate. Of course, for those wishing to stalk on foot, we simply leave the vehicle at the bottom of the hill and start walking.
How we Hunt.
Hunting at High Peak is all about the art of spot and stalk. You’ll be constantly moving, locating animals, assessing trophies, stalking and ultimately, taking the shot that matters. It is exciting, challenging and adventurous hunting. You’ll never be bored when you’re with us.
Given the size and game capacity of High Peak’s hunting estate, you will experience unparalleled trophy choice and opportunity. We are able to offer this choice because we manage our own trophy herd on the estate, as opposed to shopping the market for put-and-take trophy stock at the start of each season.
Our huge trophy choice, comparatively low hunter numbers and expansive hunting estate means the High Peak red stag hunting experience cannot really be compared to any other in New Zealand.
What sets High Peak apart from other New Zealand operations is the quality of the hunting experience. The founding member of the New Zealand Association of Game Estates, High Peak offers New Zealand’s largest contiguous hunting estate and is the standard by which all others are judged. Combined with the skills of our highly-trained, personable guides, we provide the ingredients for an unparalleled fair-chase hunting experience. The game at High Peak is world-class, as you’d expect from an estate with more than forty years’ quality game management
Huntable Species and Trophy Game
In addition to our extensive Red Deer herd, High Peak also supports healthy populations of Fallow, Pacific Goat, Arapawa Ram, Captain Cook Boar and small game. Tahr and Chamois abound in the surrounding mountains.
- Red Stag
- Arapawa Ram Sheep
- South Pacific Chamois
- Himalayan Tahr
- Fallow Deer
- Wapiti Elk
- Wild Hog
- Pacific Goat
- Waterfowl and upland birds are available in season and many of our hunters take the opportunity to bag a trophy brown or rainbow trout from one of the many local lakes and rivers.
An Adventure Destination for the Whole Family
Companions and non-hunters are especially welcome at High Peak.
We encourage hunters to bring their families to experience our hospitality and we offer a range of activities far too numerous to list here. From spa treatments and shopping to jet boating and skydiving, we have something on hand for everyone. Our inviting lodges are intimate by design and is ideal for small groups or multi-generational families. Our chef is always on hand to ensure you experience the best in local fare prepared to your tastes. You’re at the start of a special journey – one that will give you a lifetime of memories to share.