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Total Safari New Zealand

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Wellington, New Zealand
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About Total Safari New Zealand
At Total-Safari New Zealand, we pride ourselves on providing truly unique, individualized, hunting and fishing tours of New Zealand. We specialise in exploring both the North and South Islands of New Zealand - the way the locals do! Matt Breach and his team are local hunting and fishing experts, and with their flexibility, wide range of activities and locations, you too can experience the best of what "Wild New Zealand" has to offer. Accommodation, meals, transport and equipment are all taken care of. We'll also provide all the support and advice you need to make sure your trip is safe, successful and the experience of a lifetime! At Total Safari NZ we do day trips, overnight experiences, or multi-day / multi-destination tours...We cater for individuals, groups of friends, families and corporate/promotional experiences.
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Phil Hare wrote a review Jul 2021
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2 Day Fallow Deer Hunt What a great Boys weekend. we had a group of 5 with various experience levels with both hunting and rifles, Matt and Jose where great teachers on the tricks of hunting fallow deer for those of us that where first timers. Must admit they both have the patients of saints with the two younger members and eyes like hawks to spot them at times. Great atmosphere and enough food to feed an army. If your looking for a boys or family weekend i would recommend this trip to anyone. we all came away with having had an awesome weekend, a good sized deer and some great memories. Look forward to doing it again in the summer.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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herbgalWytheville wrote a review Feb 2018
wytheville3 contributions
After several weeks of emails between myself in VIrginia and Matt in NZ, we scheduled a pig hunt for my husband Gregg. I was thrilled that Matt and Chris were so helpful working around our visit to the north island. Gregg had a fabulous time and that made me very happy. Here is Gregg's testimonial. " I hunted pigs with Chris after he met me in Masterton on the North Island on Jan 13, 2018. After hunting with hounds for years here in the states, I wanted to experience this in NZ. Chris is a very knowledgeable guide and dog handler; his dogs are well trained and were very active in pursuit. When they found the pig they truly had the grit to get the job done. It was a great hunt. If you have the chance to hunt with Total Safari Ne Zealand, I would jump at it. We are planning a return trip next year and I will look forward to joining them for another hunt. Thanks again for a great experience! "
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Barb B wrote a review Mar 2017
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My husband went fishing with Matt one afternoon late Feb 2017. He had a wonderful time and has recommended Total Safari to other people we met while in New Zealand. Matt knew where to find the fish and how to catch them. They caught several good Snappers as well as other species. My husband really enjoyed the fishing, being on the ocean and visiting with Matt. If you're in the area and like to fish or hunt, I highly recommend Total Safari. They are really good people and will work with you to provide you with the experience you are looking for and you'll have a great time!
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Date of experience: February 2017
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dcduncan2016 wrote a review Oct 2016
Porirua, New Zealand1 contribution
The guides are experienced hunters that know their stuff and are only to happy to share their knowledge. Great hospitality and amazing patience. We set a pretty hard target of 7 of our party all wanting a deer of our own and they put us on the spot each time to smash it! Then we ate like kings!! Great experience, I would recommend these guys to beginners and the experienced alike. Looking forward to the next hunt!
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Steve K wrote a review Oct 2016
Anchorage, Alaska3 contributions
First time hunting and decided to try in Wellington, New Zealand. First tried hunting for pigs, goat, sheep in a private land. Lots of hills, trees, shrubs to run around. The animals were so quick I had no chance to get one on the first day. Matt got 2 wild sheep. Lots of fun but was tired out after a full day of driving 4 wheelers, and running through shrubs. Matt and Chris went above and beyond and got me a place to stay for the night for an early hunt on the 2nd day for red stag deer. Had two tries and got close to shooting a deer but missed it. Last chance or I would come home empty so handed the rifle to Matt and he got a nice female deer. It was a great experience, tiring, and lots of jogging, running through shrubs, and crawling on the ground to sneak up on the animals. I learned what I need to do as a beginner hunter now. I would recommend bringing rain gear, good hiking shoes or rain boots, go to a shooting range before hunting and practice with a good center fire rifle like a 300 WinMag. I realized I was cross eye dominant and that made it difficult to adjust until the very last moment and didn't shoot any animals on this trip. The animals are very quick to see or smell you and run and hide, practice shooting at targets quickly. Great price and experience. Would like to do again during a different time of year. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to hunt in New Zealand. Matt and Chris really know what they are doing.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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