Kaweka Hunting Lodge


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Sika free range

Liberated into the nearby Kaweka Ranges during 1905, New Zealand's only free range sika deer herd is located in the central north island.

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Red StagRed Stag free range

Introduced into New Zealand in 1851 from top Scottish and English herds, red stag thrive in our country due to the mild climate and lack of predators.

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Free Range Hunting AT Kaweka Hunting

Kaweka Hunting offers access to Hawke's Bays premier free range parks. Try hunting game in their natural habitat.

Free range hunting Area

Our free hunting area is in the Kaweka Ranges. Click here for map

Deer species available free range hunting include:

Red Stag, Sika, Wild Boar.

Kaweka Hunting borders the Kaweka State Forest Park, the premier free range sika habitat in all of New Zealand.

Guests can choose to stay at our main lodge and access the free range terrain daily via 4WD rangers, or stay in our wilderness hut and head out on foot from there.

For those wanting a truly rugged experience try a helicopter 'fly in' to the remote backcountry with one of our guides and camp out for a night or two for the most authentic and traditional 'kiwi style' deer hunting adventure available!

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