What to Bring for Hunting & Bowhunting

Clothing and equipment to bring for your Hunting Adventure

What to bring for Hunting & Bowhunting in New Zealand


  • Strong, Comfortable, Ankle supported boots with strong Vibram soles – “spare laces.” Meidel and Kenetrek Brands are good places to start, think “Mountain Boots”.
  • Day Pack – not to big, enough for lunch, rain gear, binos, camera, etc.
  • Waterproof coat – Gore-Tex or Entrant shells are ideal.
  • Polar or Micro-fleece top – Wind stopper.
  • Polyprop singlet or Micro-fleece T-shirt.
  • Please no jeans.
  • Snow gaiters – not about snow, it is to stop brush and boot lace tangles.
  • Socks – Woollen.
  • Please ENSURE you have CLEAN HIKING BOOTS! NZ Customs will check for outdoor foot wear and there is a $NZ500 fine for not declaring outdoor footwear and it gets worse if footwear contains debris in the soles.
  • Hat, woollen gloves, scarf – always keep in day pack.

“I hate getting cold and wet, so I will endeavour to see that you do not either.”

Other than Hunting Stuff:

  • Dress casual and comfortably for the conditions.
  • Complete changes of dry, comfortable, warm clothing for the evening.
  • Dry footwear
  • Personal items.
  • There is a full laundry service available.


You are most welcome to bring along your favourite rifle. Please make your Calibre not less than .25. A rifle can be supplied to you for the hunting duration. Rifle Permit refer to the Firearms License Information in this website.

“Remember you have to carry it all day.”


Gerald is an experienced bow hunter.
We welcome guided bow hunting.

Aim to shoot up to 50 yards (45 meters) with your bow. Refer to the Bow Page for further equipment requirements.

All spot and stalk hunting.

Sorry, no mechanicals. Fixed broad heads only.