Welcome to Rivers South Safari!

The sheer beauty and ruggedness of this country can take your  breath away. Situated in the game rich and stunning scenery of the  McKenzie country of the South Island of New Zealand, Rivers South Safaris is a professionally run operation with attractive and comfortable accommodations. Authentic New Zealand fare and wines are excellent, and there is always plenty of it. True to the 'Kiwis', hospitality is second to none in the world. This is a fun trip with superb hunting and unforgettable view-scapes.

Rivers South staff will greet you at the Christchurch airport and take you on a 4 hour scenic drive back to the lodge. Hunting is spot and stalk, blinds can be arranged. Both gun and bow are welcome, however some of the species (tahr and chamois) in this New Zealand terrain lend themselves to long days and long difficult shots. The seasons are opposite of the northern hemisphere, a fall hunt in New Zealand usually means very cool mornings and comfortable afternoons. Sturdy waterproof footwear is a necessity.

World class red stag and Himalayan tahr are abundant. Challenge yourself with the elusive and beautiful chamois, fallow deer, arapawa rams, wild boars or feral goats.  Before or after your hunt, if in season, you can arrange for some world class New Zealand fishing. Contact EXPLORE! Adventures  for pricing and availability.