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A hunt like no other

Leithen Valley Hunts offers an unprecedented hunting opportunity on our beautiful private property in the South Island of New Zealand.

Our hunts

Red Stag, Fallow Buck, Tahr and Chamois were all introduced to New Zealand in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Allowed to roam freely over the rolling hills of Leithen Valley, they hug the edge of the beech forest in which they thrive. Known for their large, dark antlers and delicious meat, our trophy animals provide the ultimate hunting prize in one of the world’s most stunning places.

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Homegrown hospitality

Our professional guides have extensive knowledge of the local area as well as a passion for hunting and a desire to make your hunt the experience of a lifetime! When you join Leithen Valley hunts you become family! And that’s not all. After an exhausting day claiming your trophy, we offer you the chance to relax and unwind in comfort, with great company, homecooked food and local beverages, in some of the best and most atmospheric locations New Zealand has to offer.

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Let the Leithen Valley Hunts family team make your hunting dream come true.

OUR LODGES

Our lodges offer luxury accommodation with first-class amenities
Leithen Valley Lodge
Leithen Valley
Maungawera Lodge
Maungawera Lodge
Tahr Camp
Tahr Camp

OUR GUIDES

Our guides know the country and the game. They prioritize your safety and success
Rachel Stewart

Rachel Stewart

Owner/Outfitter
Stefan Hope

Stefan Hope

Hunting Guide
Logan Boyd

Logan Boyd

Hunting Guide
KENNETH LUSCHEI
KENNETH LUSCHEI - California, USA
Amazing experience! Amazing people! It was like staying in a hotel! Bed made each day, amazing food! I’d recommend this hunt to anyone! I was lucky enough to be successful and harvest several animals but regardless Rach and everyone made you feel like family!” [Reference]
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Steve Wilke - Texas, USA
Un Freaking Believable Place... The Animals are Amazing... Rach is a great host as well as guide... I'll be coming again this time with my son...” [Reference]
Brian Isham
Brian Isham - USA
Great times, great people, great experience, and a great hunt. Rach and Olly run a high quality operation. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them for your New Zealand adventure. They pay attention to detail, are honest, and strive to make your time there memorable.” [Reference]