Clothing and Equipment

The following checklist is provided as a guideline of basic clothing and equipment requirements.

  • Waterproof outer Gore-Tex coat and over trousers (preferably both camouflage in mid-dark green colour-ways)
  • Comfortable hunting jacket (camouflage preferred)
  • Warm hunting shirts (2-3)
  • Warm long trousers and light weight trousers (camouflage preferred)
  • Lightweight shirt •T
  • Thermal underwear
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy well broken trekking boots essential and gaiters (New Zealand Quarantine requires spotlessly clean boots on entry at arrivals)
  • Sun hat or peaked cap, sunglasses, warm hat, scarf and gloves
  • Hearing protection and shooting glasses
  • Shoes or slippers for Lodge wear
  • Casual clothes for evening wear in the Lodge
  • Personal effects and medications
  • Insect repellent
  • Small backpack (optional)
  • Quality binoculars in 10×40 or similar are essential, range finder optional
  • Camera/s
  • Rifles .270 – .375 caliber with 4x or similar power scope
  • 40 rounds of appropriate ammunition

Note: A lodge rifle Weatherly or Browning 300mag complete with Zeiss 3.5 – 10x scope and ammunition is available upon request. Cost: US$25 per day.