General Information

At Kiwi Safaris we want to make your trip as enjoyable and easy as possible. In this section of our website you will find all the information you need to plan and prepare for your New Zealand hunting trip.

Next, make sure you have the right clothing and equipment for the climate and the hunting terrain in New Zealand. You can bring your own firearms and all the information you need is provided.

Getting here is easy, we advise you start with contacting Esplanade Travel for a quote:

Katharine Schultze | Vice President

160 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite U-1A, Boston, MA 02116

' 1.800.628.4893 | +1.617.266.7465 | +1.617.262.9829 | *

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Booking & Reservation Policy

Our reservations policy contains important information and should be checked before you make a booking.

Booking a hunting safari with Kiwi Safaris Ltd will only be confirmed when the booking is accompanied with a minimum deposit of 10% or $2,000 of the value of the hunt (whichever is the greater), paid at the time of booking.

Please note that deposits are non refundable but can be transferred to another year with the agreement of Kiwi Safaris Ltd.


While every effort will be made to safeguard you and your property, no liability or responsibility is accepted for accident, injury or illness or for any loss of property during your hunting safari.  We strongly urge clients to obtain comprehensive hunt cancellation insurance.

Finally, we have included answers to the questions we are most frequently asked. If the information you need isn’t here, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions!


What form of payment do you accept?

We accept personal and bank checks, telegraphic transfers, Cash, travellers checks and both Visa and MasterCard. We do not accept any other credit card. If using Visa or MasterCard please advise your credit card company that you are travelling overseas in advance of your leaving the USA. Please be advised there will be a 3% surcharge on all Credit Card transactions.


What is the time difference?

Los Angeles is 19 hours behind New Zealand time (except during daylight saving hours). Check the current time difference and compare your time zone with Pacific / Auckland here. Remember when you fly to New Zealand you lose a day - so when booking flights make sure you allow two days to get to New Zealand. Of course on the trip home it is the opposite, so you normally get back the same day the flight leaves from New Zealand!

What communications are available?

Telephone and internet access is available at all our lodges. Cell phone coverage is also available in most places. You will need to set up a global roaming or similar plan with your cell phone company before you leave the US.

What is the electricity in New Zealand?

Power in New Zealand is 240V, so if you bring hairdryers, cellphone or tablet chargers etc, make sure they are 240V compatable. We do have pin adapters at the lodges for your use.

What about my taxidermy requirements?

We work with the leading taxidermists in New Zealand. Expediting and/or mounting of your trophies can be easily arranged. Charges for these services are additional.

What are your insurance recommendations?

Clients should ensure that they have current medical and travel insurance including trip cancellation insurance. New Zealand does have a comprehensive public accident and rehabilitation cover which applies to residents and visitors to New Zealand.



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